We knew that Walton eventually would comment on the NBA's new dress code. The only question was how long it would take. Didn't take long. Said Chairman Bill, a long-standing and well-known fan of The Grateful Dead (a Dead Head, to be sure): "I have spent all summer sewing collars on my tie-dyed T-shirts." -Post Gazette
PGATOUR.com: What sporting event or concert would you most like to attend and why?
Bateman: The Grateful Dead. One more time. It's not going to happen but Jerry Garcia epitomized the love of music. I saw the band in Memphis a month before he died. It was right before I graduated college and I was planning to see three or four shows after I graduated but that never happened.
PGATOUR.com: Who would be in your dream foursome and why?
Bateman: Jerry Garcia. I don't think he played much golf but just for all the stories.
Pete Carroll's lasting football legacy back in Marin County isn't any personal achievement from his championship-studded career...
Carroll's [has a] unique approach to coaching the Trojans. Whether filling in as a scout-team quarterback, instigating practical jokes or jumping fully clothed into a diving pool, Carroll brings a light-hearted approach that is unique to his profession.
But Carroll, 54, has been doing unconventional things like that throughout his life.
College football's most dedicated "Dead Head" has seen the Grateful Dead perform more than two dozen times. He likes to quote Jerry Garcia and his unique attitude as much as anything he's gleaned from coaching mentors like Bud Grant or John Wooden.
"I heard Jerry Garcia say he didn't want to be the best at doing something," Carroll said. "He wanted to be the only one doing that. I kind of liked that."
Linda Carroll is the mother of Courtney Love and the daughter of award-winning author Paula Fox.
A lifelong diarist, Carroll always felt she had a story to tell. Her children grew up listening to stories of her time in Catholic school in 1950s San Francisco and her acid trips with Jerry Garcia in Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s. -L.A. Times