1. Charged Up: Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders Losses Foreshadow a Weak AFC West

    I'd like to foreshadow something by thanking the four people out there on the interwebs that will remember the name of this column, click on it, and then be severely disappointed by the lack of JaMarcus Russell jokes contained within it...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 4 years ago 83 reads 4 comments

  2. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Comparing the 32 Countries To the 32 NFL Teams

    With less than a week away, the FIFA World Cup is the planet's premiere sporting event, which garners attention on absolutely every last corner of the globe...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 4 years ago 20,437 reads 78 comments

  3. England-Mexico: Typical El Tri Result Foreshadows Tough World Cup

    After forty five minutes at Wembley, local spectators felt an odd mix of uneasiness and satisfaction. Fabio Capello's squad had been run ragged throughout the first half, with the ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 4 years ago 1,074 reads 6 comments

  4. 2010 FIFA World Cup: The 10 Greatest Moments for Mexico of All-Time

    Despite a long history of participating in football's biggest stage, the Mexican national team has far and away been a constant disappointment in most of their outings, boasting two quarterfinal finishes as their grandest achievements...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 4 years ago 2,876 reads 5 comments

  5. 2010 NFL Draft: Ryan Matthews a Nicer Fit Than CJ Spiller or Best For Bolts

    Soon, the likes of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay will either bow or boast to the blogosphere. The NFL Draft is less than 24 hours away, and while technically there are 32 mysteries ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 4 years ago 3,495 reads 15 comments

  6. Why Giovani Dos Santos Can Have a Better World Cup Than Lionel Messi

    It is downright blasphemy to suggest at this point that there is a better footballer on the planet than Lionel Messi (sorry, Real Madrid fans)...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 4 years ago 7,338 reads 26 comments

  7. Why Marshawn Lynch to the San Diego Chargers Shouldn't Happen

    The San Diego Chargers find themselves in a very unfamiliar situation, at least as far as the last 10 years are concerned...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,341 reads 14 comments

  8. Top 10 Questions Facing the AFC West in Free Agency

    A flurry of high-profile moves have already dominated headlines around the NFL at the relative start of free agency...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 580 reads 12 comments

  9. San Diego Chargers: Who Stays and Who Goes in the 2010 Offseason

    Going into what could be a potentially confusing and uncertain offseason for players, management, and fans alike, Chargers GM, A.J. Smith, made his first statement only hours after the season-ending loss against the Jets: Norv Turner is in charge...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 864 reads 8 comments

  10. Attempted Murder of Football Star Salvador Cabañas Shocks Mexico, Sports World

    Salvador Cabañas, a first-choice striker for the Paraguay national team and the most prominent star for top Mexican side Club América, was shot in the head early Monday morning in a Mexico City bar...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,094 reads 16 comments

  11. Charged Up: Norv Turner's Contract Extension Is a Joke

    Never has one man made it so easy for so many to eat crow repeatedly over a short period of time. He's a buffoon! No, he's a genius! He's brilliant! No, he's an idiot! The Chargers began the season 2-3 amidst a barrage of injuries...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,143 reads 25 comments

  12. Schadenfreude Over Chargers Loss Is Ridiculous, Embarrassing

    I've always said that it's harder to be a fan for a good team than it is to be a fan for a bad team. It always hurts to lose, but when you know you're the underdog, you can usually tip your hat ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,129 reads 16 comments

  13. Clutch Bunch: Ranking Each NFL Playoff Team's Kickers

    Last weekend, Shayne Graham and Neil Rackers proved to the world once more that a shaky kicker can (or in Rackers' case, try his best to) derail even the most promising and talented team...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,273 reads 25 comments

  14. Charged Up: How San Diego Can Neutralize Darrelle Revis, Jets' Defense

    The last time the Chargers faced the Jets, Brett Favre was quarterbacking Gang Green, the Bolts were without Shawne Merriman, and New York's coach at the time was still a "Manginius...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,735 reads 54 comments

  15. Charged Up | Which Playoff Matchup Benefits Chargers The Most?

    As I watched Jim Zorn's Washington Redskins lose to the Chargers JV squad on Sunday, I couldn't help thinking about what must've been going through ol' Jim's head...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,180 reads 6 comments

  16. B/R Writer Includes Women's Pictures in Articles, Shocked By Success

    SAN DIEGO—B/R writer Eric Gomez was searching for an article idea, when inspiration suddenly struck. "I decided to do a Power Ranking article for the top 20 tennis players in the WTA," says ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 183 reads 2 comments

  17. One and Done: Irreplaceable Players for 2009-10 NFL Playoff Teams

    Only days away from entering the tournament bracket that will yield the two combatants for Super Bowl XLIV, we are reminded that football is a team sport, and that contributions both large and ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 356 reads 1 comments

  18. Charged Up | Chargers-Redskins: Bolts Look To Keep Momentum Going for Playoffs

    That bandwagon is getting a little creaky, as folks from Riverside to San Ysidro continue to pile on. For five of the last six seasons, Charger fans find themselves in a familiar position: geared for the playoffs...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 589 reads 1 comments

  19. Charged Up: Bolts Ready to Unwrap Christmas Gift of No. 2 Seed vs. Titans

    In a word? Norvelous. Yes, that's my portmanteau of "Norv" and "marvelous." Patent pending. The Chargers resisted a late-game surge by the Bengals and puntcuated their norvelous run through ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 507 reads 13 comments

  20. Charged Up: Chad Ochocinco to Fight Shawne Merriman? Child, Please

    After the Chargers' solid but unspectacular victory at Jerryworld last week in Dallas, I started to warm up to the idea of using statistics to predict football games. You know, when it's convenient for me and my team to do so...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,156 reads 9 comments

  21. Charged Up: Dallas Cowboys and Chargers Face-Off for Respect, Playoffs

    When Dean Spanos, A.J. Smith and Co. are giving out the annual team awards during the offseason next season, hopefully they consider this suggestion seriously: For your consideration: The Cleveland Browns for team MVP...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 785 reads 16 comments

  22. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ten Must-Watch Group Stage Matches

    Let the speculation begin. Now that we know who's playing who, it's up to experts and laymen alike to gauge the 32 participating nations' chances to move forward in next year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 1,242 reads 11 comments

  23. 2010 FIFA World Cup Draw: Mexico Locked in Group of Death

    With the dreaded draw for next year's FIFA World Cup looming, Mexico and the United States' worst fears were realized when it was announced that they would share Bin Two with the weakest teams in the playing field...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 5,675 reads 42 comments

  24. Charged Up: Kansas City's Blunders Mean Another Win, San Diego May Run Table

    So maybe Thanksgiving night was made a little less joyful by the Broncos taking down a quixotic Giants team (but I guess that's what you can expect when Kevin Gilbride is your offensive coordinator), ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 370 reads 3 comments

  25. Why Landon Donovan Going to Mexico's Club América Makes Sense

    Cocky. Arrogant. Despicable. Just a few of the choice words that Mexican fans have thrown Landon Donovan's way in the past decade...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 4 years ago 2,836 reads 6 comments