The Chargers ARE Dead to Me

January 15, 2017

  It is said that a writer should never write while feeling emotional. It’s been over 24 hours since the Chargers announced they were leaving San Diego and making the trip up Interstate-5 for Los Angeles. I said I would put my thoughts into a written piece about yesterday’s events. I spent the day reflecting on what had happened, and looking back on all the years I’ve spent supporting the…

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A Mike McCoy Eulogy for the Former Chargers’ Head Coach

January 3, 2017

The San Diego Chargers find themselves searching for a new head coach after another dismal season. This team had the talent to make a playoff run and even a run at the division. The AFC West was one of the toughest divisions in the NFL this season. Instead, the Chargers finished in last place with a 5-11 record, four games behind the third place Denver Broncos (9-7). The team under-performed….

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Are the Chargers Leaving? Thanks, I guess…

January 2, 2017

“This is the end. This is the end. My only friend, the end.” This song went through my head after the Chargers’ last game. With all the news swirling around about the team’s expected (and all but conclusive) move to Los Angeles next season, this really is the end. I’ve been a fan of the Chargers for as long as I’ve watched football. I didn’t grow up in San Diego….

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Chargers News: Team Announces That McCoy has Been Fired

January 1, 2017

The San Diego Chargers announced on Jan. 1 that Mike McCoy has been relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. The announcement came a little more than an hour after the conclusion of the Chargers’ 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. With that loss, the team finished 5-11 for their second straight losing season. It’s done. Chargers have announced the dismissal of Mike McCoy. Head coach search…

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San Diego Chargers’ Theme: Brandon Flowers is Latest Bolt to be Placed on IR

December 14, 2016

Some things in this world happen naturally. The planet rotates on a 24-hour schedule. The sun rises and then sets, separating day and night. And members of the San Diego Chargers break down and are placed on the Injured Reserve (IR) list. Some things are just meant to happen on a consistent basis. A sad fact for Chargers’ fans. On Dec. 14, Brandon Flowers became the 18th member of the…

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Padres News: A Glimpse at the Padres Future Rotation

June 6, 2016

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller continues to dismantle the team he built last year. Pitcher James Shields was traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 4. Despite signing a 4-year, $75 million contract in 2015, Shields served less than half of that in a Padres uniform. Shields’ departure via trade certainly points to the indication that the Padres have gone into full dismantle and rebuild mode. Shields…

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Padres News: James Shields Traded to White Sox

James Shields is heading back to the American League Central division. The right handed pitcher has been dealt to the Chicago White Sox. Shields, who signed a four-year, $75 million contract prior to the start of last season, struggled to live up to expectations. He won just 13 games last season while posting a 3.91 ERA. To this point during 2016, he has a 2-7 record with a 4.28 ERA….

June 4, 2016
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Padres Editorial: Matt Bush & the 2004 First Year Player Draft Revisited

March 24, 2016

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. The year was 2004. The team, and the fans, were anticipating the grand opening of Petco Park. The $495 million venue was the epitome of a new era for San Diego Padres baseball. The team changed their logo, to that weird picture of home plate with “SD” in the center, palm trees on both sides, and a wave. I have so many things I…

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Chargers News: NFL votes to build in Inglewood, not Carson

January 14, 2016

Leading up to the NFL owners’ meetings on Jan. 12, Chargers fans were in a state of confusion and fear over the thought of their team leaving San Diego in pursuit of playing future games in Carson. However, at the conclusion of the owners’ meeting, the only news was that the Rams were given permission to move to Inglewood, where they will open a brand new state of the art…

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Chargers Editorial: Weddle Saga Slams Door on Broken Relationship

December 31, 2015

While everyone thought Eric Weddle would play his last game in a Chargers helmet during the season finale against the Denver Broncos on Jan. 3, it turns this will not be the case. Instead, Weddle’s tenure as a Charger is all but finished. He was placed on the Injured Reserve (IR) roster earlier this week, and will not suit up for the game at Sports Authority Field. In fact, Weddle…

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Padres Editorial: Do you Have a Padres Bucket List?

December 28, 2015

I have been a Padres fan for a long time, since 1985 to be exact. In that time, Over the course of the last 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of things. I’ve seen some great things. I’ve seen things not so great. I’ve also seen things that left me scratching my head and wondering “what the heck just happened?” However, looking back on my own fan history, I think…

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Padres Rumors: Could Yoenis Cespedes be an Option?

December 26, 2015

Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent. The Cuban outfielder was thought to be retained by the New York Mets, but contract negotiations broke down after it became known the number of years the organization offered him. The Mets offered Cespedes a three-year offer, but dollar amounts were never discussed. Cespedes was projected by Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors to receive a six-year deal worth upwards of $140 million dollars….

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