Greg Archuleta's Los Angeles Lakers Fan Profile

Who am I?

I'm just another one of those know-it-all Laker fans who is never satisfied with the team's performance unless it's the clinching game of a world championship.

Otherwise, I'm a voice of reason ... most of the time.

Home: Albuquerque, NM
My association with the Lakers. My folks moved to L.A. when I was a toddler during the Jerry West/Elgin Baylor/Wilt Chamberlain era. My dad hooked me on all L.A. teams but with basketball my favorite sport ...

I love all teams L.A. and New Mexico.


Hard rock music (I'll go down with the Van Halen ship, I'm a Van Halen groupie -- even if Eddie did forsake Michael Anthony), Into the Nadal-Federer feud, Like to karaoke when the wife will allow it. So far my kids do., Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm humor., Will watch golf when Tiger's playing

Main Skills

being a husband/dad, Writing

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Rest Easy, Jack; Top 5 Reasons Tiger Is Done posted on 08/16/2009

Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major golf tournament victories is safe. Eldrick Woods will not catch him.

There, I said it. I was going to say it after he missed the cut at the British Open. Y.E. Yang's takedown of Eldrick at the PGA Championship on Sunday (The Win and the Yang? Choking Tiger, Hidden Dragon?) leaves no doubt in my mind.

Eldrick is finished.

At least as far as the all-time majors winner is concerned. Notice how I call him, "Eldrick?" That's because he's no longer the Tiger Woods that stormed to 14 majors by the age of 32.

Here are the top five reasons why "Eldrick" has replaced "Tiger" and will fall short of the still-Golden Bear.

No. 5: Fatherhood. Knowing Eldrick as well as I do ...  ... just waiting for the laughter ...I get the impression he's not a bad guy. He's never been accused of shooting himself in the leg at a club, making it rain at a strip club, taking female hormones, mistreating animals of any kind, doing anything improper in restaurants with patrons or in hotel rooms with hotel personnel. All he's done is curse ... and perhaps pass gas.

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Four and a Half Men Talking Lobo Football posted on 08/08/2009

Psst -- looking for the inside scoop and juicy details about Lobo football?

Well, good luck with that! In the meantime, four guys -- who rightly or wrongly probably consider themselves experts on the University of New Mexico program -- crammed into Van Tate's KRQE-TV workplace in Albuquerque to talk about first-year coach Mike Locksley and the gang.

Oh, and I was there, too.

It's Van Tate's online series, "The Sports Office," and the KRQE sports staff invited the Team's Bob Brown (radio host on 101.7 FM, again, Albuquerque) and me to give us our "insights" on the upcoming season.

One little nugget from that chat: Bob shares his workout regimen with 12-ounce curls. 

Anyway, check out what we all had to say by clicking on the KRQE link and enjoy! And thanks to Van for inviting me. I love talking sports -- but there's probably a reason why I WRITE about sports, where I can think about what I'm going to write before I do it.

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Two Words of Advice for Vick: Reality Series posted on 07/26/2009

As long as everyone else is throwing in their two cents about disgraced NFL quarterback Michael Vick's next career move, I thought I should chime in because the answer is just common sense.

Mike -- can I call you Mike? -- this is what you should do: Forget about a return to pro football for 2009 and contact dog whisperer Cesar Millan about becoming his sidekick.


It's evident by the latest unconfirmed internet reports that Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback went to a Virginia Beach (Va.) strip club just hours after he completed a 23-month sentence for operating a dogfighting ring, that he's still too much of a hot button for any NFL franchise to touch.

Leaving the morality issue out of attending a gentlemen's club, even if Vick did attend such an establishment, who cares? He's not Pac Man Jones. Vick's never been accused of making it rain with either money or bullets at a strip club. Billions of men frequent such places without incident.

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Your Worst Face-to-Face Experience With a Sports Celebrity? posted on 07/11/2009

LeBron James' alleged confiscation of a tape in which Xavier sophomore basketball player Jordan Crawford executed a two-hand dunk on him took on a larger life of its own than it would have had the tape been made public.

The story of James getting dunked on during a pickup game at the LeBron James Skills Academy by now has made the rounds several times over -- not to mention piqued the interest of basketball fans of what that scene might've looked liked.

Hmm. ... My first thought that comes to mind is Michael Jordan reversing course baseline against Patrick Ewing and throwing down in a classic Bulls-Knicks confrontation. My second thought is of Nate Robinson using Dwight Howard as a prop and jumping over him in the NBA Slam Dunk competition in February.

In any case, I began to wonder what the cameramen recording the event must have thought of The Chosen Brat after he reportedly dispatched a Nike official to take possession of the tapes.

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With All Due Respect, Tiger, Federer Is Da Proverbial 'Man' posted on 07/09/2009

Tiger Woods is the biggest icon in the sports world today.

No athlete has transcended his sport the way the man with the most famous fist pump ever has transcended the game of golf. Countless fans tune in to golf tournaments only to check Tiger's progress. His popularity has made several other golfers rich because of his appeal as a marketing instrument.

Sure, soccer start Cristiano Ronaldo can attract a crowd of 80,000 to Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu for his introduction as a member of Real Madrid, but no casual soccer fans (is there such a thing?) tune in just to watch Ronaldo or any other soccer player.

Kobe Bryant?  LeBron James? Though Kobe apparently is doing quite well as Yao Ming's replacement in China, he's about five more consecutive titles away from erasing his tarnished 2004.

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