About a year ago, I wrote about some of the pains that come with relentlessly cheering for mediocrity. At that time, the San Diego Padres were on their way to finishing their season 77-85. Those that call themselves baseball fans can understand this year’s disappointment. In 2015, life was injected into the team. The owners, in a spat of brilliance, hired the upstart AJ Preller as the team’s general manager, who did not waste too much time signing some of the biggest names in baseball: Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, JamesRead More
The season has legitimately arrived, now with 2 full weeks in the books. There were many highs and lows both on and off the field, but here are the top 5 takeaways. 5. Controversy Although I care more about what happens on the field, I’d be remiss not to acknowledge what is happening behind closed doors. Especially when it involves domestic abuse. Despite some amazing games over the weekend, all anyone is talking about is Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. Peterson is the latest in dead beat dad horror stories,Read More
In a recent article, San Diego was voted as the most tortured sports city. Both the Padres and Chargers do not have a single championship to their names since their introduction into professional sports in 1969 and 1970 (post-AFL), respectively. San Diego has also hosted a couple basketball teams (the Rockets and Clippers), but the market was never strong enough to keep them. I know, somewhere Champ Kind is crying into a plate of chicken wings. However, as a native San Diegan and avid Charger/Padre supporter, I felt inclined toRead More
NFL Divisional Weekend is upon us, and as we inch closer to the Super Bowl, the teams get better and the stakes get higher. Here are my predictions for a Divisional Playoff weekend full of regular season rematches. Just to be clear, these are not predictions on who will WIN the games this weekend, but rather who will cover the spread. Here are my against the spread picks for the NFL Divisional Round games. HOME TEAM is in CAPS, and lines reflect Saturday, January 10th. (Wild Card Weekend Picks: 2-1-1 ATS) SATURDAY,Read More
AFC STANDINGS NFC STANDINGS DENVER BRONCOS (13-3) 1. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (13-3) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-4) 2. CAROLINA PANTHERS (12-4) CINCINNATI BENGALS (11-5) 3. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-6) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (11-5) 4. GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-7-1) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-5) 5. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (12-4) SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (9-7) Read More
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