Tag archives: football

Soccer in the Sky: Santa Barbara Sky Football Club is Here
By Zach Rosen   |   July 19, 2022

It was a scene of blue skies surrounded by the fire-red roof tiles and off-white walls that color our area’s distinctive architecture while on the rooftop of the MOXI. A crowd was gathering around appetizers and drinks to wait for the official announcement – professional soccer is coming to town. Welcome to the Santa Barbara […]

Super Bash
By Richard Mineards   |   March 1, 2022

Montecito sports fan were out in force when retired technology executive Howard Cannon, who splits his time between our Eden by the Beach and his home in Memphis, Tennessee, threw his fifth annual Super Bowl bash at his George Washington Smith estate. “It is nice to be back to near normal,” enthused Howard. “It was […]

Super Bowl LVI Marks Another Touchdown for David Bolton
By Richard Mineards   |   February 15, 2022

When the Los Angeles Rams take the field against the Cincinnati Bengals at the $5.5 billion SoFi Stadium in the Big Orange on Sunday, Santa Barbara producer David Bolton, director of the California Missions Foundation, will be handling the live international Spanish language broadcast for Fox Sports for the seventh consecutive year. David’s company, Cultural […]

Super Party
By Richard Mineards   |   February 13, 2020

Animal activist Gretchen Lieff and fiancée Miles Hartfeld opened the doors of their charming Arcady home for a Super Bowl LIV bash. As guests noshed on comestibles by caterer Elena Wagner, Miles mixed lemon drop martinis as the Kansas City Chiefs clobbered the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Miami on a Fox TV show watched […]

Hair-raising Affair
By Richard Mineards   |   July 26, 2018

It was an event to dye for when the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its fifth annual Blondes versus Brunettes flag football game at Bishop Diego High School. The popular occasion, which attracted more than 1,000 spectators and in past years has raised more than $300,000 for the cause, featured the Blondes led by Natalie Ford and […]

Pigskin Party
By Richard Mineards   |   February 15, 2018

The jockaholics were out in force at Bella Vista, the Summerland home of polo playing hotel magnate Pat Nesbitt and his wife, Ursula, when the tony twosome hosted a Super Bowl bash to mark the 52nd anniversary of the NFL football landmark. With six large TV screens to choose from, there were no bad angles […]

Happy Super Bowl to You!
By Ernie Witham   |   February 8, 2018

I love my wife more than I love football. I just want to make that perfectly clear. I also love the family more than I love football. Another point you need to understand. Finally, I love family events, such as birthday parties, specifically my wife Pat‘s birthday party, more than I love football. That almost […]