- USC football news: Trojans set to face Fresno State in Las Vegas Bowl
- NFC West Week 14 roundup: Frank Gore rescues 49ers, Cardinals beat up Rams
- Kobe Bryant’s return: Lakers slow start leads to 106-94 loss vs. Raptors
- Lakers: Patience is key with Kobe Bryant
- Rudy Gay traded to Sacramento Kings in exchange for Patrick Patterson, 3 others
- Lakers: Immediate expectations for Kobe Bryant
- Kobe Bryant return: Lakers star to debut Sunday vs. Raptors
- Robinson Cano, Mariners agree to 10-year, $240M deal after Jay-Z gets in the way
- Trail Blazers: ‘Rip City’ is a legitimate Western Conference threat
- Seahawks vs. 49ers preview: Seattle can clinch NFC West with season sweep of division rival
Meet the Team
Meet the folks bringing the noise to Sports Out West
Michael C. Jones
Managing Editor, Founder
Michael C. Jones is a Southern California-based Sports journalist and editor. He has written for many notable platforms, both online and in print. These include Southern California’s Press-Enterprise, Yahoo! Sports, SB Nation and Examiner.com, among others. He brings knowledge and passion to sports up and down the West Coast.
Keenan Actkins is an Arizona resident living in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He brings a wealth of sports knowledge and passion to the team with his unique insight and strong voice and opinion. He also contributes to Yahoo! Voices and has written for WoodyPaige.com.
Brianna Brooks is a freelance journalist from Washington state currently living in Louisville, Kentucky. She has written for Yahoo! Sports as well as Zagaholic.com, a blog site dedicated to Gonzaga University basketball. Although knowledgeable about many sports (college basketball, NFL, MLB, and horse racing) her true passion lies with the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Derek Ciapala is an award-winning journalist who brings expertise and passion to West Coast sports. He has years of experience and has been published on many notable sites, such as Yahoo! Sports. Never afraid to explore a controversial issue, Derek’s insight and thought-provoking content consistently generate substantial buzz and plenty of of sound discussion.
Rob hails from Southern California and has an MBA and a healthy thirst for analytics. He possesses an undying passion for West Coast sports and is the resident guru on all things MLB.
Bob Garcia is a journalist from Southern California. Previously, he was a sports reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. He is active on Twitter and has a strong passion for Southern California sports.
Maxim Garshman was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is one of the most passionate experts on Bay Area Sports you’ll find and brings great experience and knowledge of all things Bay Area into his sports writing.
Timothy Lee is a sports and video game freelance journalist born and raised in Southern California. He has written for publications like the Daily Breeze, RotoAnalysis, SB Nation, and IGN.com. You can find him tweeting or ranting about his Indiana Pacers most of the day.
Al Sacco is a passionate sports expert who knows football, baseball, basketball and hockey. He has spent his time as a sports journalist covering the 49ers as a staff writer for 49erswebzone.com and 49ersgab.com. He is also a contributor to Yahoo! Voices.
Nathaniel Reeves is a journalism student at the University of Washington, currently covering sports for The UW Daily in addition to Sports Out West. He has been closely following Seattle sports his entire life.
Rui Thomas loves the NFL nearly as much as his mom and he thinks the NBA is amazing as well. He is published by Yahoo! Sports, FanNation, GoldenGateSports and Radiosurvivor.com and owns the Theruination.net. Rui grew up an obsessive fan of the Sacramento Kings and Oakland Raiders, but he sympathizes with every West Coast team.
Eldrick Bone was born and raised in Los Angeles and has devoted his professional life to revolve around sports. A journalism graduate of California State University, Northridge, Eldrick served as a sports writer, reporter and anchor for the school’s broadcast news program, Valley View News. He was previously the host of the sports radio show, In the Sports Booth on SkidRow studios.
Kyle Kensing is the editor and founder of SaturdayBlitz.com, and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. He is a freelance sportswriter with credits including CBS Sports, ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports, and is a columnist on the Rivals network. Follow him on Twitter @kensing45.
Michael Porter is a sports fanatic who was born in and raised all over Southern California. He brings a healthy knowledge of all things Lakers, Dodgers, L.A. Kings and even Madden. His passion is only matched by his continuing quest for knowledge and thirst for stats concerning the vast world of sports.
John has submitted written and multi-media content while covering the Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Seahawks, University of Washington men’s basketball and football programs. He’s written for Yahoo!Sports, 710ESPN Seattle, Goal.com and is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters.
Latest posts by Michael C. Jones (see all)
- USC football news: Trojans set to face Fresno State in Las Vegas Bowl - December 9, 2013
- NFC West Week 14 roundup: Frank Gore rescues 49ers, Cardinals beat up Rams - December 9, 2013
- Rudy Gay traded to Sacramento Kings in exchange for Patrick Patterson, 3 others - December 8, 2013