By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at Dennis Rodman, Ichiro and the alligator, bad neighbors, and lots more.
The Layup Drill — A Year of Linsanity, catfishing, a swim legend in the making, and the death of a Judo legend
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look back (and forward) at Linsanity, revisit the Manti Te’o saga, and catch up on the odds and ends in sports. Remembering Linsanity Last February, Jeremy Lin burst on the scene and changed the landscape of […]
The Layup Drill — Please explain to me what happened with Manti Te’o
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Happy New Year! Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. While we are going to look at a wide spectrum of sports this month, one late-breaking story required that I rewrite the column. Thank you, Manti Te’o.
The Layup Drill — Year in Review: The Top 10 Asian American Sports Figures of 2012
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly 2012 Year in Review<!–more–> 2012 was a great year for Asian American athletes. Despite a strike-shortened regular season, the NBA had major excitement, thanks to the rise of a Taiwanese American point guard from Harvard. The NBA championship series was won by the Miami Heat, coached by Filipino American […]
The Layup Drill — Documenting Chinese street volleyball and the UFC visits Seattle
By Jason J. Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Filmmaker documents unique outdoor game There’s a documentary featuring streetball players trash talking on the asphalt in New York’s Chinatown? No, it’s not basketball. “9-Man” is a special kind of volleyball that is played by Chinese Americans and Chinese Canadians. The documentary is the idea of Ursula Liang. […]
The Layup Drill — Heisman talk, another young golfer gets a pro shot, UFC in China, and Jeremy Lin, the musical.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Te’o for the Heisman Can a Pacific Islander win the Heisman Trophy?
The Layup Drill: A column of fists and feet
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. This month, we take a look at the push of
The Layup Drill: The fall roundup
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the summer days turn to fall, we look at what’s new in the world of sports.
The Layup Drill — Lin and Ichiro leave, fans say farewell, others say good riddance
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Is Jeremy Lin stupid? I know I’ve written before that there were too many articles on Jeremy Lin and the Linsanity phenomenon, but this summer required another look. This time, Lin made a controversial career decision by leaving New York and heading to Houston.
The Layup Drill: the good and the bad of the London Games
Welcome to the Olympic Wrap-up Edition of the Layup Drill. As we say farewell to another Summer Olympics, we look at some of the memorable performances, the good and the bad, of the Games in London …
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