Why I Couldn’t Shut The Door On LaDainian

When I watched the “Celebration Of Life” for Junior last month, I was highly interested in how the crowd would react to the return of LaDainian Tomlinson.  Initially, I was anticipating Rodney Harrison (who famously thanked AJ Smith for releasing him and allowing him to win two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots) to make […]


Bolt Of Inspiration

The death of Junior Seau didn’t come entirely as a shock.  His 2010 “incident,” which ended with him driving his SUV off a cliff, began with allegations of domestic abuse brought by an unnamed 25-year old woman.  It was a far cry from OJ, but it was a little seamy for a guy who been […]


Keep On Rolling, My Old Buddy

I’m sure you’re not surprised to know that this is the car I drive.  Yes, I have 3 other 1994 AFC Champion bumper stickers which I have in the event that we never get any farther than that in the postseason.  I posted a link to this ESPN piece on Twitter yesterday and referred to […]


There’s A Dark Cloud Rising From The Desert Floor

I got my bags and I’m headed straight into the storm.  It’s a Springsteen quote.  You can look it up if you didn’t catch it.  I was about to write the post-draft installment of JIC when I started getting texts about Junior on Wednesday.  Keep in mind that here in New York, I’m the first […]


Fuck Vincent Jackson

My feelings on Vincent Jackson going to Tampa are a microcosm of how I feel about this team right now.  If the latest January implosion two seasons ago anniahalated my hopes that the Chargers had learned from past mistakes, the slide of the last two seasons has buried those hopes.  Norv and AJ getting a […]


Anger Will Turn To Apathy Which Will Eventually Turn Back To Anger

Welcome to all those who heard about JIC on the Darren Smith show Wednesday night.  If you missed Eric Stangel’s interview, you can hear it here. When you’ve lived in New York your entire life, you get asked many times “How you got into the Chargers.”  It’s like asking people how they became a fan […]

Hope Is Dead

My friend Mike, a Jet fan, said it best: This would be similar to me coming to work, kicking a few people in the balls, vomiting on my boss’s desk, setting fire to the mailroom and sending all my clients Anthrax in the mail…and then having my company decide to retain me for “stability”.  Beyond […]


Dean Spanos, You Are A Disgrace

At this point, it’s not even about whether Norv Turner gets fired.  But this “will they/won’t they” soap opera is pathetic.  First it was “No playoffs, no Norv.”  Then it was about whether they won their last 5 games.  Then it was “Detroit will decide his fate.”  I would have rooted against winning at Oakland […]


Raiders Still Suck

Bye bye, Jordan Todman.  We hardly knew you.  We literally hardly knew you since Norval never found a reason or way to use you.  Once Kevin Acee went on NFL Network in the middle of the season to try to explain what was wrong with Philip Rivers and mentioned the departure of Darren Sproles, the […]


Week 16 Rants And Ramblings

I’ve seen enough I don’t want to see any more. I can’t believe I’m referencing one of my least favorite Springsteen songs.  I know I swore to only talk about tomorrow’s game, but I almost threw up when I read Kevin Acee’s latest column about Dean Spanos reconsidering Norv’s fate based on what happens in […]


Fuck Norv, AJ and Dean

Yeah, that’s me at age 10.  My parents had gotten me some stuff when they went through San Diego.  It was 1981, the season of the “Missing Rings” Chargers but I have the look of a much more experienced Bolthead.  I’m sure you read this column by Kevin Acee today since a few of you […]