(Alternate script: When it comes to being a better Caveman fan, nothing beats Current-Argus Sports. You can read exclusive game coverage by all you favorite writers. Like Dan Kukla. That guy is pretty good – if you like 5’10” 150 lb sports writers… lazer-rocket typing fingers).
I don’t want to toot my own horn… so I’ll let someone else do it for me. The following is an email sent by a reader to my editor, which she then passed on to me.
I grew up in this berg. I played high-school sports in the the Roy Hall – Jim O’Hearn era. Dan Kukla ranks with those giants of Current Argus greats. His organization of the sport’s page is phenomenal. I can tell at a glance what is happening sports-wise around town, the country and the globe. His numerous daily articles are first-rate. I used to use the internet to track sports, now I check his section first and follow
The recent tribute to John Wooten is but a representative example of his writing ability. That a person (presumably) unfamiliar with Carlsbad sports lore could appreciate one of the true sports heroes of Carlsbad
is remarkable [note to Mr. Kukla, there is a treasure trove of unreported stories here]. He produces a section–essentially half of the substantive material in the paper–daily that covers major sports events, local eight-year-old team events, regional events and the lead national stories with remarkable clarity and depth.
Now, if he could only include an occasional rugby article he would be really first-rate. (Only kidding, keep it up Mr. Kukla.)
J. Richard Brown
(Editor’s note: I did not actually write the mentioned John Wooten story. The by line on this article correctly attributed Don Eskins, but I guess people don’t typically read that part. I do, however, take full credit for publishing that story. Like I said… lazer-rocket typing fingers).