Dec 20, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the center circle with the UCLA Bruins logo at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Hey there! I'm Carlos Sandoval, it's a pleasure for you to meet me


So I was looking around, and all of a sudden, I’m eating this huge bowl of Top Ramen because that’s just who I am. And then, out of nowh– oh, hi. Didn’t see you there. You could have knocked.

Anyway, my name is Carlos Sandoval, short for Carlos Sandoval, Jr. but you can call me C-Los Green, Los-Dawgs, C-SPAN, or C-Sizzle (just kidding, don’t call me C-Sizzle). Whatever you decide to call me, I’ll be your new Go Joe Bruin blog editor.

Since I was small, I’ve always figured I’d end up at UCLA. Not because my parents did — neither went to college — but because my father grew up in Los Angeles, meaning he had heard about UCLA a lot. Probably not for academics, but he heard of them nonetheless.

He discussed them often, and though he never explicitly said, “Mijo, you have to go to UCLA,” the fact that he brought it up so damn much made me really want to come here.

And here I am. I’m a junior at the University of California, Los Angeles, and I’m loving every minute of it. I attended my first game at the Rose Bowl back in September when we got slaughtered by Texas (I’m a transfer student, so no, I didn’t wait two years to finally go to a game), and because I love pain and anguish at first sight, I went to every home game since then. After, that inspired me to do what I love to do — blogging about sports — about my school, since I had gained tremendous pride in the True Blue and Gold in such a short amount of time. Hours upon hours of research and game-tape later, I found myself becoming more knowledgeable of UCLA sports than the average UCLA student (but not the average UCLA dog. Dammit). I wound up creating a blog called the Sons of Westwood, and after blogging and having fun there, I decided to join all you fine folks here at FanSided and GO JOE BRUIN.

The goal of this blog is for you to have fun and for me to have fun letting you guys have fun. Basically, this UCLA blog is fun about fun. So meta, I know. If you want to know the real goals of this blog, I urge you to check out the About page, because making you click links and opening up new tabs amuses me.

I dig blogging, mainly because the medium allows for the author (me) to directly discuss issues with the reader (you). In the days of newspapers, you couldn’t comment on a newspaper article no matter how dumb the columnist was. With this medium, you guys can call me out all you want, and I’d probably like it.

And I encourage you to do so, either below in the comments, my personal Twitter account, the official GO JOE BRUIN Twitter account,  or on our Facebook page.

So let’s enjoy the ride, gang. GO BRUINS!!!

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  • Michael.Castillo

    Great welcome!!

    • carlosatUCLA

      @Michael.Castillo Thanks!

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    Welcome Carlos! I’m the FanSided Ducks blogger at http://www.autzenzoo.com, and I hope we’ll be in touch as friends within the conference haha. Welcome to FanSided, and I’ll be sure to give you a follow on Twitter.

    • GoJoeBruinUCLA

      We will never be in touch.

      • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

        Why not dude?

        • GoJoeBruinUCLA

          I was kidding. Did I really have to tell you that?