Welcome To Week Two: Lucky I’m Sane After All I’ve Been Through

As I’m sure you’ve discovered by now, I was generally satisfied with what I saw on Monday Night in Oakland.  There is a lot to improve upon, but the biggest thing is that I never felt like the Chargers would inevitably make an asinine play and lose.  That speaks volumes after what we all suffered […]


Well Dean, You Thought The Last Game At Oakland Was So Important…

Seriously, so much of what the Chargers did (or didn’t do) in 2012 rested upon a seemingly meaningless New Year’s Day game in Oakland.  While the Traitors needed the game in order to make the playoffs and it’s always great to beat them, the game really didn’t have significance for the Chargers.  Actually, it apparently […]


Amani Toomer’s Favorite Quarterback Comes To Town

Sam and I are taking the kids to Martha’s Vineyard for the week tomorrow.  This means seven days of Jaws references, cigars and tequila with my dad and one big trip to Costco beforehand.  So as I approached the wholesale club yesterday here on Long Island, I was surprised to get an eyeful of the […]


Jerry Week Ends And Preseason Begins

{audio}{/audio} August 9th: This is of course the anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing.  I know this information doesn’t interest everyone, but I find each year that more and more Justice Leaguers have a fine appreciation for his music.  How am I spending this day?  Writing about the Chargers, obviously.  I do have to take Sarah […]


Get Back Home Where You Belong And Don’t You Run Off No More

Ah, home, sweet home.  I wasn’t making a Motley Crue reference.  It just feels good to be here within the Halls Of Justice.  My article on Junior was pretty well-received, as you can see from the Tweet to the right.  It seemed like my tribute to LaDainian also struck a chord, although in a far […]


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 […]