Such A Long, Long Time To Be Gone

I think this could actually be the longest I’ve gone without posting.  However, in my defense, I’ve had some good reasons.  Sam and I went to Aruba for a week without the kids, which was awesome.  But the first thing I saw when we got to the bar at the resort was an ESPN profile on which Chargers rookies could be starting in 2015.  Normally, I’d be psyched to see this. ...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tell Me All That You Know, I’ll Show You

If you go to the 15 minute mark of this week’s San Diego Sports Junkies podcast, you’ll here yours truly rambling on about the Bolts.  I admit that I was talking waaaaayyy too fast and the connection with their “Skypeline” was pretty sketchy.  I can’t even hear what I was saying.  However, the guys were very gracious and I plan to talk with them at some point soon....
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

I Currently And Always Have Indentified Myself As A Chargers Fan

This picture had to have been taken after our final loss of the season, right?  I know that Flowers was playing in front of his former fans for the first time, but I have a hard time imaging any Charger smiling after that game.  As a result of that loss, we had the same record as the Chiefs and finished in 3rd place.  Even though we made the playoffs the year before, we technically...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Luxury Is Temporary, Then It’s Gone

This may be one of the longest stretches I’ve gone without posting.  There’s been some positive reasons for that.  I finally found an agent for my book, which doesn’t guarantee that I won’t need to self-publish it.  However, it’s a big step and one that I wasn’t sure I would be able to take.  Years of trying at something without success will do that to you.  My son...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers Quiet Offseason Leaves Fans Waiting For Draft and Schedule Release

The San Diego Chargers finished the 2014 campaign with a record of 9-7 and in third place in the AFC West. This comes as an extreme disappointment considering their 5-1 start. As always, the Chargers ranked towards the top in overall passing offense, ranking 10th in passing yards per game. However, their run defense was filled with holes as they ranked 26th in rushing defense. Also...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

It Don’t Really Happen That Way At All

Remember when we were 5-1 and playing at home against Kansas City?  Antonio Gates claimed after the season that this was the loss that hurt the most.  Brandon Flowers made sure that he played this game against his former team and it was on this hit on Charles that he knocked himself out for the Denver game that followed.  It’s been a almost a month since the Chargers crapped...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Through The Mansions Of Fear, Through The Mansions Of Pain

The photo is courtesy of JoJo Tarantino.  I don’t if it’s an original, but we don’t have much more than Browns fans to be happy about at this point.  I am sure you are familiar with Cleveland’s “Factory Of Sadness” videos.  I said before Sunday’s loss that it wouldn’t have meant anything to win and then get instantly knocked out of the playoffs.  In my video,...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Start Or The End?

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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sometimes Your Cards Ain’t Worth A Dime If You Don’t Lay ‘Em Down

Remember when it seemed like we might have a running game?  I know, FAITHFUL READER, I can barely look back that far.  Even as more evidence as to Rivers’ injuries leaks out, I’m still pissed about Sunday’s game.  Denver will never be as vulnerable as they were and we still couldn’t get it done.  Now with a banged-up Phil having to go without Mathews or Keenan Allen,...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers stand in the Chargers’ way as they look to make a late playoff push

The San Francisco 49ers (7-7) will try to defend home turf against the San Diego Chargers (8-6). Recently, the identity of both teams’ offenses has been lacking. Before last week, the 49ers had turned the ball over five times in two weeks and could only score three points against Seattle at home. Last week, they fell to the Seahawks 17-7, their second loss against the rival Seahawks...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

One Step Up, Two Steps Back/A Typical City Involved In a Typical Daydream?

Those of you who have been here for a while might remember when JUSTICE IS COMING was just a posted newsletter.  There was no such thing as a comments section because the concept of a blog hadn’t been invented yet.  Eric Stangel used to forward my writing to the Bolt Backers mailing list.  You can tell by clicking on the link that it hasn’t been updated since May of 1994. ...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers to host Broncos in huge AFC West matchup

The Denver Broncos will be traveling to Qualcomm Stadium to take on the San Diego Chargers in an AFC West division matchup in Week 15.  Denver has rebounded nicely since a bad loss in Week 11 to the Rams as St. Louis limited Denver to their lowest point total of the season in that game with just seven total points.  Since that embarrassing loss, the Broncos have won three straight...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How You Like Us Now?

Yeah, I saw “Horrible Bosses 2” on Friday in Florida and have that song stuck in my head. The movie was as funny as the first one, by the way. Somehow, both the Chargers and I survived Sunday although it was looking a little bleak for both of us early on. Much like having to ride the bus from Giants Stadium to MSG in 2009 for Springsteen, I knew that I would away from the action...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

As It Should Be

I’m coming at you a little earlier this week than usual, FAITHFUL READER. I am flying out tonight to my in-laws’ in Florida. Once again, I’ll forgo the pics and tunes for this post. I know that’s not what you come here for anyway. Before I talk about the game at Baltimore, let’s rehash Sunday. Before that touchdown was overturned by a penalty, I shouted out “Season...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

You Can’t Let Go ‘Cause You’re Afraid To Fall

I think it’s safe to say that no one was pleased with how the Chargers played on Sunday. But at least we didn’t lose. I’m sure Kansas City would trade our performance for theirs last night if it resulted in a win. Like many Justice Leaguers, I ended up watching that game and having to root for Oakland. It sucks, I know. I also watched a fair amount of Monday’s game, which...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are You Ready For A Fight–Do You Wanna Take It All?

Yeah, I’m quoting Billy Squier.  Got a problem with it?  I’ve shared this pic before.  It’s from my last year living in the city, 2004.  My future wife snapped it in the wee hours during that seemingly magical season.  I could go on and on about how the Chargers haven’t capitalized on the success they’ve had since then.  But that’s what I always do, FAITHFUL READER...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Gravity Fails And Negativity Don’t Pull You Through

I don’t know if the long space between games helped the Chargers, but I know that I needed it. Can you believe that a Broncos fan got lost at our last game? Is it safe to make a joke about it yet? Anyway, I’m a little less raw from the loss at Denver. However, Sunday’s game is no less important. As soon as we lost to KC, I Tweeted that someone would start panicking that we’d...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers look to begin new winning streak Sunday

The San Diego Chargers are off to a hot start in 2014, as they sit at a solid 5-3 heading into the month of November. Danger awaits immediately, however, as San Diego’s hot start could quickly turn to a meltdown if they can’t find a way to top the Miami Dolphins on the road. If they can’t, that would equate to a three-game losing streak and an elite start going down in flames...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Embrace The Weird

I haven’t got a lot to say this week.  There’s not a ton of time before kickoff.  If you saw Sunday’s game (and I know you did), you know what are problems are.  Brandon Flowers has already been ruled out for the game.  He really ****** us by making playing against his former team such a priority.  First he pushes through a groin injury just to get onto the field.  Then...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Together, More Or Less In Line

I know many members of the Justice League don’t use Twitter, but if you saw my posts during Sunday’s game you already know what my feelings were as it unfolded.  Philip Rivers literally carried that team on his back.  It reminded me of LaDainian Tomlinson’s game against Denver in 2002.  If you click on the link to that game, you’ll see some thoughts from former CB (once...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers tickets on the rise

After falling to the Arizona Cardinals, the Chargers have come storming out of the gate, winning five in a row to take the lead in the AFC West at 5-1. The Bolts have gotten off to this great start despite significant injuries in the offensive backfield to running backs Ryan Matthews, Danny Woodhead, and Donald Brown. They haven’ missed a beat largely thanks to what is shaping...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

I Guess They Can’t Revoke Your Soul For Trying

It’s that time again.  If you’re anything like me (and if you are reading this, I know you are) this is the game that still gets your blood boiling.  I must say, FAITHFUL READER, that I did not expect last week’s game to go as smooth as it did.  The Bolts kicked the living **** out of the Jets.  My good buddy Mike, who I have quoted here in the Halls of Justice, said it...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Knocked Down, It Gets To Wearing Thin

I only mention the past defeats in the hope that the Chargers will learn from them.  But this is a different team than the 2004, 2009, and 2011 teams that lost big games to the Jets.  I won’t waste your time, FAITHFUL READER, and revisit those heartbreaks.  You were there alongside me, I know.  The Bolts will have their scrubby center out there and Jerry A. will still be on...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

With struggling Jets coming to town Chargers tickets down 22% since last week

The San Diego Chargers usually start their season the exact opposite way. They chose a different approach in 2014, as they’ve started hot at 3-1, including a huge Week 2 win against the Seattle Seahawks. The Bolts’ lone loss came on the road to a currently undefeated Arizona Cardinals team, which helps make them look like one of the more complete teams in the league heading into...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers tickets 49% below average for game vs Jaguars

The San Diego Chargers have rebounded nicely from a Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, as they’ve topped the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks and the Buffalo Bills in the past two weeks. Despite a history of slow starts, this San Diego team is sitting comfortably at 2-1 and should end up at 3-1 after it’s all said and done in Week 4. San Diego has a cakewalk matchup...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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