The Quicker It Opens, The Sooner It Closes

My buddy Mike, whose words I quoted extensively before the Sunday Night game at New Orleans game, texted me after the Denver game.  “There are no words.”  After the “chill pill” controversy and the “sticky like,” I told him that I was planning on sharing that.  He laughed and said, “if I had nothing to […]

I Guess I Have To Say Something

What is most upsetting about last night’s game is that I wasn’t surprised.  Many of you weren’t either.  My wife saw that it was  24-0 at the half but knew it wasn’t over.  Tom Twomey told me he fell asleep at halftime but wasn’t shocked at the outcome.  That’s the saddest statement of all.  Diego, […]



Thus far, the Chargers season is a lot like last year’s.  I pointed this out already in my Bleacher Report piece.  Look, I don’t claim to have the answers for this most maddening of teams.  But they still do things that any observer can see are stupid.  My buddy Mike is one of the few […]


Time To Step Up, Philip

{audio}http://justiceiscoming.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2012/10/02-aerosmith-lightning_strikes-rec.mp3{/audio} And the chains they crash like thunder While the weak ones all retreat Gotta draw first blood Or they’ll read your funeral rights When the lightning strikes I’m still superstitious enough to go with the Aerosmith for the second week in a row.  You probably saw my B/R article already on my continued fears […]


No More, No More

You remember this catch?  Of course you do, FAITHFUL READER.  It was at the end of the first half of the Sunday Night game in 2006.  It is the only time the Chargers have beaten the Steelers since the 1994 AFC Championship game.  It was the first time we saw that Philip Rivers could truly […]


It’s Time To Matter

No, that is not me at the 2004 game against the Falcons.  However, I approve it’s message.  The only tunes I included in this week’s post is a link to the Elvis Bootleg “Cut Me Ane I Bleed.”  If you don’t want to deal with Youtube and want to listen on your own media player, […]


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}http://justiceiscoming.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2012/08/07-Shakedown-Street.mp3{/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 […]


Theodore Roosevelt And Jerry Garcia: Brothers Under The Skin?

This piece combined two of my interests that are not related to the Chargers.  It was originally written for the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) Journal under the title “The Old Lion And Papa Bear.”  However, it made its way over to American Heritage and was purchased for their website.  It appeared there on April 5, […]


The Week That Made Bruce Springsteen

This piece was originally published on August 13, 2007 to commemorate Bruce’s historic stand at The Bottom Line.  It got some nice reviews and was later used by my favorite Springsteen cover band, Tramps Like Us, to promote their recreation of the August 15th show.   The Week That Made Bruce Springsteen In the Summer […]


Jimi Hendrix Dies–And Lives On

This article appeared on American Heritage’s web site in October 18, 2006 to commemorate the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death.  Its original title was “To Kiss The Sky From The Bottom Of The Sea: Remembering Jimi Hendrix.”  Sharon Lawrence, whose book on Jimi is essential reading, contacted me and had some very nice words about […]