Brad Rock
Brad Rock, a.k.a. "Rockmonster," has been a sports columnist at the Deseret News since 1994. Prior to that he worked as a beat writer, covering the Utah Jazz (1990-94). He has covered the Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, NBA Finals, world title fights and the Olympics. Rock's career began at the Gallup (NM) Independent. He has won dozens of local and national writing awards and has authored three books. His experience includes writing articles for numerous national publications, as well as syndicated radio advertising copy. He has also taught sports writing for five years on the major university level.

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When athletes get in trouble, they aren't just making life hard on themselves.
Dennis Lindsey says he likes the talent but the team has the wherewithal to shoot for the stars. More likely in free agency, the Jazz will end up with supplemental players, not the star they need.
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Former Jazz forward retires after an arguably underrated career.
Team has both the money and cap space to get a proven star. Waiting for players to mature adds frustration to fans.
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Toledo's football coach stops a religious practice after organization complains. Now is everybody happy?
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