Randy Villarba

Randy Villarba

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Randy Villarba is a freelance writer.

Mammoth Times
Featured Writer - Present

DiningOut San Diego Magazine
City Editor and writer - 2003-2006

90:00 Soccer Magazine
Writer - 2002-2003

HandCarved Music Magazine
Writer- 2002-2003

San Diego State University
BA English - 2003

University of California San Diego
Feature Writing Certificate Program - 2004

University of London Union
American Institute of Foreign Studies - 2001

Currently residing as a skibum in Mammoth Lakes, California since 2005.

I am a San Diego Native. I was named after San Diego Padres pitcher Randy Jones. I grew up a Padres and Chargers fan so you know I am used to disappointment. My sister used to take me to San Diego Sockers games as a kid back in the 80's. That was San Diego's sports scene at its finest. I hopped on the Chargers bandwagon during the Stan Humphries and Natrone Means years and haven't gotten off since. I am a SDSU Alumni, and I still think back to the Marshall Faulk years with fond memories. It's been all down hill since then. Except for Rico Curtis, I used to play High School ball with that guy. (My Al Bundy moment.)

I began following world football when I studied abroad in 2001 at the University of London Union. I stayed in North London with a home stay mom from the Reds side of Liverpool who had a daughter dating an Arsenal hooligan. Needless to say their passion rubbed off on me. Since then I've been Liverpool faithful, 2001 was a great year to follow the Reds. My dog's name is Chelsea, because I can recall a time when Chelsea was Liverpool's 'bitch.'

I'm still praying San Diego will get an MLS team.

I am sitting on the windowsill of the Chargers closing window trying to wave them through!

As I step on the bandwagon at Petco finally, I will admit am just as surprised as you are with 'My' Padres.

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  • Griffin Cooper posted 1855 days ago

    Griffin Cooper

    Hey Randy,


    Decided to start doing weekly MLB Power Rankings. If you get the chance, I'd like it if you took a look. Thanks.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/223096-major-league-baseball-power-rankings-a-shift-in-the-east

    -Griffin

  • Jersey Al Bracco posted 1973 days ago

    Jersey Al Bracco

    Here's my first shot at a "soccer" article: Would love to hear your comments:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/146452-us-mens-soccer-is-landon-donovan-really-the-best-we-can-do

  • James Williamson posted 2133 days ago

    James Williamson

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/70573-look-up-get-up-and-never-give-up-cowboy-fans

    Comment please.