Published : Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:46 AM
Longtime Los Angeles sports columnist Sam Farmer will speak at Friday’s Pasadena Quarterbacks Club Luncheon along with San Marino Football Coach Mike Hobbie.
Farmer, a three-time finalist for California Sportswriter of the Year, is in his 20th season covering the NFL, will talk about his recent assignments traveling with an officiating crew, spending a week behind the scenes with Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks, spending a Sunday watching games with John Madden, sitting next to Al Michaels in the “Monday Night Football” booth, and climbing Mount Rainier – or at least to base camp – with Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Farmer, a 1988 graduate of Occidental College, began his career at small papers in the Pacific Northwest before moving onto the San Jose Mercury News, where he was an Oakland Raiders beat writer for five seasons. At various times, he has also been a beat writer covering the NBA, PGA Tour, and college football and basketball.
Hobbie, who led the Titans to the CIF Southern Section Central Division title in 2015 with a 45-28 victory over Charter Oak, will also speak about this experience leading the team to multiple victories.
The Titans (6-1-1, 2-0) face Temple City on Thursday and have a showdown next week against Monrovia that will decide the Rio Hondo League title. And the Titans, who have outscored league opponents 99-0, are ranked No. 4 in Division 9 and looking like a contender to add their second championship in three years.
Farmer and Hobbie will speak at the University Club at 175 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena. Cost is $28 for members and $33 for non-members and includes a lunch buffet. Doors open at 11 a.m., with the program beginning at noon. Additional information or to RSVP to the event visit the Pasadena Quarterbacks Club website.