This is Brad Muller’s eighth season doing radio play-by-play for the USC women’s basketball team. He also helps write and produce video features for the athletic department’s web site. Muller, 44, lives in Hollywood-Rose Hill with his wife, Katharine, and 5-year-old son, Bert.
EAT: My wife and I usually do a one-night-a-week date night. We have a few of our old stand-bys. Hunter Gatherer may be one of our favorites. I like that they brew their own beer. It’s a great atmosphere. It’s laid-back. It’s a different kind of menu, and I’ve never had a bad meal there. I get something different every time. I’ve enjoyed all their appetizers, even something as simple as the pimento cheese.
DRINK: I only drink beer. The Publick House has a decent selection. My wife will have a cider there. And they have wings.
PLAY: Some of our playtime circles around my job, whether I’m broadcasting a basketball game or I do a softball or soccer game for the SEC network. A lot of time, “playing” means my wife is bringing my son to the games. We go to Frankie’s Fun Park to play miniature golf or some of the games. In the neighborhood we live in, there’s a park, Hollywood-Rose Hill Park, we just kind of treat as our front yard. My son will meet a bunch of friends at the park, we’ll meet the parents, and sometimes we’ll take a picnic. It’s a great neighborhood; it’s kind of a throwback where people in the neighborhood know each other.
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SEE: If I don’t have to work a baseball or football game, we love going to those. I love taking people to see the Carolina Stadium, the baseball stadium. It’s a great family venue. They’ve even got a playground. We’ve been going as a family to the zoo since my son was born; that’s something I never get tired of. I’m real excited about the renovations there, with the seals they’re bringing back. We’ll go as a family, or we’ll bring people from out of town. You can walk and talk and have a good time. It’s a great place to go.
SUNDAY: We go to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, which is the small Catholic church on campus. What I like about it is the atmosphere. We love the priest there, Father Marcin. He’s a great communicator. He makes you want to understand your faith better.
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