ps I love you

March 3, 2010

(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
up online.

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).