Posted on: December 18, 2008 1:46 pm
Edited on: December 18, 2008 1:48 pm

OK, Fine!

According to CBS, in order to really get points for your discussions, you must have a blog.  Fine!  I'll do it.

First things first.  If you have not added me to favorites, please do so now.  If you have not joined either of my groups, join one of them, and I will add you to my favorites also.  My groups have links as shown below:

CBS USC Football Fanatics

CBS CSUB Roadrunners Basketball Group Site

If you add either or both groups, I will add you to my favorites list regardless of your status with CBS Sports.  Otherwise, you must be at Superstar level or above for me to add you.  Hey, it's my blog, and I make the rules.

About me:

My name is Randall Parker.  I am currently president of a call center operation in the Philippines, and I am also president of the National Consumer Rights Alliance.  It's not easy running two companies, but I'm doing my best.

I performed my undergraduate work at El Camino College in Torrance, CA and Cal-State Bakersfield.  At El Camino College, I was Student Body President, the campus representative to the Los Angeles Collegiate Council, local and state chapter president of Phi Beta Lambda, and I sat on the Auxiliary Services Board and the ECC Foundation as the student representative. 

At Cal-State Bakersfield, I was involved in the Helen Hawk-Windes Four-Year Honor Program, was President of the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team, and President of Chi Alpha Epsilon.  Along the way, I won a national award from Chi Alpha Epsilon for designing the best campus chapter website for two years running.  I graduated Magna cum Laude with two Bachelor of Science degrees.  The first was a major in Finance (emphasis in Financial Planning) with a minor in Economics, and the second was a major in Sports Management with a minor in Statistics.  I was the Honor Graduate (Top Student) in Sports Management.  I was also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, while graduating with honors.

My graduate work took place at University of Southern California, where I earned an MBA in General Management.

My Affiliations:

Everyone knows that USC football rocks, but you probably don't know much about Cal-State Bakersfield.  They are in the third year of the five year transition to Division I.  If you are like most people, and most of you are, you have no idea what is involved in moving a school's athletic program from DII to DI.  I won't bore you with the details, but you can find a great explanation at the CSUB Athletic website.


OK, so back on point.  I will talk about whatever I feel like talking about in this blog.  It is my blog, so deal with it!  I can guarantee that you will see posts about USC, CSUB, and my opinions on topics related to DI-A (BCS) college football.  Beyond that, I would probably be inclined to post informational articles about NCAA policies that people don't comprehend.  Such as the fact that you must have twelve teams in your conference in order to have a conference championship game.  I am amazed by the number of idiots, I'm sorry, I mean intelligent, sports-minded people, who are not aware of that rule.

When someone does something really stupid, or a reporter totally blows a story, I will probably blog about that also.  What I will do for my readers, however, is respond to input.  You may send me a private message at any time with a topic, and I will do the research on that topic, and post my findings.  Of course, I will monitor all responses to my blogs and flame you, I mean answer, accordingly.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that, as a sports fan, I am incredibly fair.  While I support my teams, I am realistic and honest with respect to what happens on the field of play.  I will tell you what I think, but I will be (mostly) graceful in the process.

My priorities are as follow:
  1. My Team in my sport
  2. My other local team (if available - OK, if fUCLA is playing someone else, I will cheer for them, unless they need to lose, in order to help the Trojans.)
  3. My Conference
  4. The Game or Sport
If your priorities don't line-up with the above, you will probably be disappointed with my comments.  I understand that you might be a fan of Alabama or Auburn, but if you are an Auburn fan, you should have been upset that Florida beat Alabama.  I know it is hard, but that's the way I slice it.  I'm not part of the crowd that says, "I love USC and whoever plays UCLA."  I'm originally from the LA area, and I support my teams.  The only exception to that rule is hockey, where the Kings never will have a chance, but the Mighty Ducks (next door) are pretty good.

OK, I have to go pee, so I will cut this off now.  I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and I promise that they will be interesting, entertaining, informative, and fun.  I hope that you will take the time to read my posts, and comment regularly.

Blogs Away!

Go Trojans, Fight On!
Go Runners!
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com