- Played football for two years at UNLV.
- Signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks, but failed his physical so he never got to play.
- Worked in Seattle as a garbageman, freelance reporter and MCI salesman before going to ESPN.
- Was the first contestant eliminated on Season 2 of Dancing With the Stars.
- Has managed a number of MLB Legends and Celebrity all-star games.
- His book An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport was published in 2008.