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Hello world, welcome to Edward Lewis’ résumé website!

Despite infinite bylines in several media outlets, constant national television appearances, articles posted on ESPN.com and NFL.com, and numerous radio show gigs, I’ve yet to stumble across a job.

So I’ve created this website to show you and the world what I can do. A little snippet: I’ve covered everything involving San Diego State sports from pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg to two SDSU men’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament runs. I’ve freelanced for the San Diego Union-Tribune and the North County Times, interned for the Dallas Cowboys twice and had my face on the Mountain West Conference’s TV network, The Mtn.

Check out some of my highlights from all of the above on this website and please send job offers my way!

Posted by: dallaslewis22 | May 1, 2011

Crabb takes long road to ace role

The Daily Aztec

It’s an early October day at Tony Gwynn Stadium and Bryan Crabb is scheduled to pitch without a net in front of him. He’s facing live batters for the first time since his injury and he’s nervous.

He toes the rubber, spins the baseball’s seams through his fingertips, rears back and fires a fastball. It darts out of his hands, spinning at 90 mph toward his catcher’s mitt, when it suddenly takes a turn.

The ball hangs over home plate right in the sweet spot.

Oh no.

Crabb freezes. Tenses up. Braces himself. Not again, he thinks.

His mind races back to last May.

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It was a chilly day in Provo, Utah. The San Diego State baseball team had lost the night before to BYU, and on this Saturday evening, Crabb was supposed to be the stopper.

He had struggled in his last few outings. He gave up five earned runs in less than four innings the week before to Air Force and gave up seven earned runs in less than four innings the week before that to New Mexico.

But against the Cougars on Larry H. Miller Field, things were supposed to be different. His dad, Gregg Crabb, had finally flown out to see him pitch during a game on the road, and this was when he was supposed to impress him.

“We were really hoping that this was the game where he was going to break out and do a great job,” his dad said.

In the first inning, Bryan Crabb couldn’t buy an out. He walked the first batter he faced and then gave up back-to-back singles. He gave up a run, and then another, before he was finally able to get out of the inning.

At the top of the second, he looked settled. He got BYU third baseman Austin Hall to foul out quickly.

But against the next batter, things went terribly wrong for the SDSU freshman.

He threw two straight balls to BYU second baseman Dane Nielsen, and he needed a strike. So he toed the rubber, spun the baseball’s seams through his fingertips, reared back and fired a 90 mph fastball toward his catcher’s mitt.

The ball darted out of his hands and spun toward the heart of home plate.

Uh-oh.

“Sometimes when I know it’s going to get hit, I brace myself just in case it comes back to me,” Bryan Crabb said. “So I started to bring my glove up as soon as I saw that it was coming back over the plate and I just couldn’t react in time.”

The white blur smacked off Nielsen’s bat and made a beeline straight for his head.

“Sitting in the stands, it’s just kind of surreal thinking back to it,” his dad said.

Bryan Crabb tensed up, turned his head and felt the baseball’s leather pound off the back of his skull.

He went down. He couldn’t see. He couldn’t hear. He was bleeding from his ear.

“It was the loudest ringing noise, like the loudest ringing noise you could think of. And I couldn’t see anything,” he said. “It was like when a bomb goes off next to somebody in a movie and there’s just ringing. That’s exactly what it was like. I saw figures, but I couldn’t make out who they were.”

To read the rest of this article, follow The Daily Aztec’s link here.

Posted by: dallaslewis22 | May 1, 2011

Despite concerns, The Show goes on

The Daily Aztec

D.J. Gay meant the comment as a lighthearted, encouraging, funny statement.

After San Diego State’s captain said it though, it likely opened up a Pandora’s Box of horrors for SDSU’s Athletic Department.

“I would ask The Show to come up with the funniest, craziest things they can come up with to help distract Jimmer at the free throw line,” Gay said of BYU’s star guard Jimmer Fredette. “Just to be as creative as they can be and be our sixth man.”

Somewhere, in some part of the Aztec Athletics Center, SDSU officials collectively cringed.

Last year, SDSU’s student section created such a controversy after the BYU game that Sports Illustrated writer Seth Davis labeled it as “totally classless.” It was smashed on the message boards by angry BYU fans, and columnists all across the country took it behind the woodshed.

The Show had dressed up as Mormon missionaries – decked out in short-sleeve button-ups, black ties and bicycle helmets – and had made signs poking fun at BYU and its religion, and ultimately ended the night with a “You’re still Mormon!” chant.

This year, SDSU is concerned something like that could happen again, and its administrators are asking fans and members of The Show to police themselves.

“I would say we didn’t represent our university in the way that it should be represented,” Senior Associate Athletic Director Don Oberhelman said of last year’s game and ensuing controversy. “The university is bigger than the game and bigger than The Show. We want to represent the university in a respectful way that it deserves. I don’t know if we did that last year.”

To read the rest of this article, follow The Daily Aztec’s link here.

Posted by: dallaslewis22 | May 1, 2011

Thames tries his best Kemba imitation

The Daily Aztec

One week he’s Colorado State’s Dorian Green. The next he’s TCU’s Hank Thorns Jr. After that, he’s BYU’s Jimmer Fredette.

He’s a new player every week and is San Diego State’s best chameleon.

He’s Xavier Thames, SDSU’s scout team leader.

“Usually, I’m the best player on the other team if they’re a guard,” Thames said.

Thames is a sophomore transfer from Washington State who’s redshirting this season. He’s a 6-foot-3-inch combo guard who compares his game to Jason Terry and Chauncey Billups.

This week, though, his name isn’t Chauncey, Jason, Jimmer, Hank, Dorian or Xavier.

It’s Kemba.

Thames was expecting it, but SDSU assistant coach Justin Hutson made it official earlier this week. He was going to be Connecticut’s Kemba Walker, and he was going to have the responsibility of preparing the Aztecs to face one of the best college basketball players in the country in their Sweet 16 matchup today with UConn.

“It’s a lot of pressure being Kemba,” Thames said. “You’ve got to get these guys ready. I try my best to get them prepared, but I’m not Kemba. He’s a great player. But I’m going to try my best to get them prepared.”

To read the rest of this article, follow The Daily Aztec’s link here.

Posted by: dallaslewis22 | April 20, 2011

Co-hosting another sports talk radio show


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Posted by: dallaslewis22 | April 20, 2011

Co-hosting a sports talk radio show


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Posted by: dallaslewis22 | April 20, 2011

Postgame analysis from SDSU men’s basketball

Posted by: dallaslewis22 | April 20, 2011

Feature story on SDSU QB Ryan Lindley

Posted by: dallaslewis22 | April 20, 2011

Feature story on Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert

Posted by: dallaslewis22 | April 20, 2011

A regular appearance on The Mtn.

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