The Padres Must Fill Void Left By Chargers

February 8, 2018

When the Chargers fled for Los Angeles, the team left behind a mountain of ill will and created a huge void in the professional sporting landscape. San Diego now has only one major league professional team, the Padres. Two NBA teams (the San Diego Rockets and San Diego Clippers) left the city. As did the Bolts, last year, after more than 55 years in the city. The remaining pro team…


1904 Monthly Review: Thanksgiving-Sized Helpings of Good and Bad in November

December 5, 2017

There is no one-word description of how November went for 1904 FC. Still yet to sign their first player, the club finds itself in the midst of drama that could determine the future of the North American Soccer League. November saw three teams depart the NASL, two of which – FC Edmonton and recently crowned champions San Francisco Deltas – ceased operations entirely. The third team, North Carolina FC, will…


Joe Tsai Buys 49% Stake in the Brooklyn Nets, Stirring Up Downtown Sports Arena Rumors and Possible NBA Relocation

October 27, 2017

Flashback to August 29th, 2017.  We, here at East Village Times, reported that on August 30th, Alibaba co-founder and Vice Chairman Joe Tsai was set to announce that he was bringing his professional lacrosse team to San Diego, and rumor had it that he was buying up property downtown and was going to privately fund a new sports arena. The town was buzzing. The Mighty 1090 was reporting that Tsai was a…


Moving Forward: Solutions to San Diego’s Football Grief

September 8, 2017

If you are a football fan living in San Diego you may be struggling at this particular point in time. It’s week one of NFL football. One of the happiest times of the year. At least it was until our former professional team decided to up and leave following the end of last season without as much as a proper goodbye. The fallout of the Chargers’ departure has been discussed…


New East Village Sports Arena Announcement Coming Soon

August 29, 2017

August 30, 2017 could mark the day that changed the San Diego sports scene forever.  The Mighty 1090AM has reported that Joe Tsai will hold a press conference Wednesday to announce his plans on a new East Village Sports Arena. Reports are that his group has been quietly purchasing property in the East Village and has amassed over 80 acres.  The sports venue is to be privately funded and will…


Pitching Baseball to San Diego’s Rejected Football Fans

February 11, 2017

San Diego just got knocked on their collective asses. Sports-wise, obviously. First, let me get this off my chest: screw you, Dean. I hate your guts. Moving on. Now that the dust has settled and we’ve caught our breath, it is time to stand back up and assess what we have in front of us. The Gulls are a great ticket, plus they’re on TV now. Aztecs men’s basketball is…


What To Do When Your Football Team Bolts

January 17, 2017

Wednesday night. I’m sure you heard the news, an update that felt strangely overlooked by national media and the talking heads on SportsCenter given the weight it carried in America’s Finest City. “The Chargers plan to announce that they will move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season; the announcement could come as early as Thursday.” Given the rollercoaster ride this entire San Diego stadium saga has taken local fans…


Life After The Chargers

January 16, 2017

It’s been roughly four days since our beloved football team announced that they were heading up the I-5 North to Los Angeles. The reports in early January from many football insiders gave me hope that the Chargers were staying put. Then, with one tweet from Adam Schefter, everything had changed. Initially, I was heartbroken. Many of my close friends and family members were heartbroken. The San Diego Chargers were always…


2017 San Diego Sports Resolutions

January 1, 2017

As a lifelong San Diego sports fan, here’s what I’d like to accomplish in 2017. (warning: some of the following may include jokes and/or sarcasm) — Wear brown to every Padres’ game I attend — Find a section of Petco Park I have not yet watched a game from, buy a ticket for said section, watch a game from said section — Attend Jake Peavy’s first start back at Petco…


The Sad State of San Diego Sports

December 14, 2016

Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and animal rights activist who once said, “The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” In what I’m sure comes as a fun little surprise for you, this is not an article about Jane Goodall. Nor will this article focus on her famous relationships with the primates she cares for. This is, however, an article about apathy. And the future. And, in a much, much…


San Diego Sports Misery Continues with A.J. Preller Situation

September 24, 2016

Here in beautiful San Diego California we have the sun, the surf, and all that comes with living in this paradise we call home. The city is commonly referred to as “America’s Finest City” and that is a fact. Living here year-around is an absolute joy despite the high cost of living, traffic jams and the occasional earthquake. The city itself is full of diversity, and prides itself on being…