John is a sports reporter and Victoria East/Victoria West/Calhoun football beat writer for the Victoria Advocate. You can reach him preferably by e-mail at

He holds two pieces of paper that allegedly say he's special - one from San Jose State in San Jose, Calif., that cost a lot of money, and another from American River College in Sacramento, Calif., that isn't as valuable.

On top of that, he has experienced humanity at its silliest, spending six months as a copy editing intern for the Los Angeles Times.

He is a baseball history nerd who laughs at your challenges.