Blog and Roll
With his handwritten notes at the ready, ten-time Golden Mike award winner Rich Marotta delivers daily his fast paced, articulate and always entertaining sports updates. Since 1991, as KFI's sports authority, Rich writes and broadcasts seven morning sports updates on Bill Handel.
Rich's input on Bill Handel is not limited to his much respected sports updates however as Rich is often called on by Bill to give his unique perspective on news and current events. Rich also takes every possible opportunity to mention how much he loves the music of Bruce Springsteen.
In 2011, Rich received the high honor of induction into two Halls of Fame. In January, he became only the 26th inductee into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Then in June, he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame.
Spending three years with the Los Angeles Kings, 11 years with the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders and four years with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers makes Rich the only sportscaster ever to have been a part of the regular broadcast teams of three major league sports franchises in Los Angeles.
Rich is a four-time Emmy award winner for his television work on KCAL doing boxing ringside color commentary and Raiders preseason play-by-play. Also, as ringside commentator for FOX Sports Net's weekly Sunday Night Fights, KCAL's Fight Night and host of Rich Marotta's Neutral Corner boxing talk show on AM 570, he is considered one of the nation's foremost boxing experts. It is no wonder the L.A. Daily News called Rich Marotta "L.A.'s most versatile sportscaster."
Rich was recently named recipient of the Sam Taub Award, given annually to the "Broadcaster of the Year" by the Boxing Writers Association of America. Rich has two children, Angela and Joey. He is married to the lovely "Helen of England."
This blog may contain profanity and/or material considered inappropriate. The views expressed in this blog are the opinions of the individual writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of KFI AM-640 and Clear Channel Radio.
I hate moving, but I did it this week. Actually I bought my new home back in November. We started remodeling (and emptying out my bank account), shortly after that. Everything cost more than I thought it would. The house didn't even need that much, but this was our big shot at getting a house just the way we want. Little by little we brought stuff up to the new house. Its only about a mile away from where we've been living. I thought being a long, slow move would make it easy. Wrong. Moving is stressful man. I hate stress, therefore I hate moving.
Now that I've moved, I can go back to having some fun. I've got some great fun weeks coming up. First blues guitarist and vocalist Joe Bonamassa in concert. Then next its Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band which now numbers 15 musicians and singers. Then the following week, its Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s next fight as he takes on Puerto Rican tough-guy Miguel Cotto.
I'm thinking of finally joining the twitter world. I feel like I might be missing out on a lot. The last straw was last Saturday night. I did the pay-per-view telecast of last weeks Brandon Rios-Richard Abril Lightweight title fight at Mandalay Bay. I had Abril winning easily, as did my two partners on the telecast. However, the judges awarded the fight to Rios in an outrageous decision. I heard the boxing "twitter-world" blew up after the fight, but since I am not in that world, I did not get to see all those comments. So I think I'll finally join up. However, being accustomed to receiving hate mail from some of our lovely listeners who have a different political bent than mine, I may have to steel myself for hate-tweets as well.