Archive for the ‘San Diego Chargers’ Category

The Year of The Loser

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Way back in '08, we here at Rumors and Rants proclaimed it the Greatest Year in Sports History. I know what you are thinking -- big deal. So did Sports Illustrated and ESPN and everyone else who makes widespread proclamations. Only we made the call in July. Basically, when something's up, ...

A.J. Smith Has Jumped The Shark

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

This was originally going to be my own hate-filled rant about Chargers' GM AJ Smith and his growing Woody Hayes-like insanity. Instead, I'll just let Yahoo!'s Michael Silver say it for me: "Make no mistake: Deciding whether Tomlinson will remain with the Chargers, at least privately, is part of Smith's job. ...

Do San Diego’s Teams Want Any Fans At All?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

First the Padres insulted the shit out of Trevor Hoffman, the all-time saves leader and rock upon which the franchise was built since 1993. Then Jake Peavy was nearly dealt as well. At the time, I thought these were horrible, but isolated incidents, since the Padres have historically always been ...

My Day As A Bandwagon Fan

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I’m a Chicago Bears fan. Always have been, always will be. I was born in Highland Park, Ill., and despite growing up in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, I always kept my Chicago sports allegiances, perhaps none more so than the Bears. But because my Bears lost to Houston in Week 17 and ...

Are We Really Doing This Again Norv?

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

With today's completely entertaining whacking of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers my San Diego Chargers moved one step closer to what could be the most undeserving playoff run in modern sports history. And thanks to the Denver Broncos completely shitting the bed, at home, against the Buffalo Bills, all the Chargers ...

Pro Bowl Selction Process Needs To Be Punted

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Many bloggers I respect have weighed in on how this year's Pro Bowl rosters have some glaring omissions. First on the "where are they?" list is San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers. Despite leading the NFL in passer rating (101.4), touchdowns (28), touchdown percentage (6.6), yards per completion (8.23) and only ...

McD’s Week 13 Picks: Rivalry Week Part One

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

It's McD's week 13 picks extravaganza! This week is positively loaded down with fantastic games to the point that I may not shower until 11pm eastern Saturday night. My record isn't what it should be (read: shitty) against the spread, so I'm going for broke. The sheer number of picks I'm making this ...