1. Charged Up: Déjà Vu at Mile High As Broncos Choke, Chargers Top AFC West

    Josh McDaniels, you truly are a disciple of Bill Bellichick. You embody Bellichick's maverick spirit, going against the grain of conventional wisdom in order to storm your way to victory...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 533 reads 2 comments

  2. Death of Mexican International Antonio De Nigris Raises Questions

    It was a cruel blow for Aldo de Nigris. The Monterrey forward had just helped qualify his team to the Mexican League playoffs. Better yet, they'd be squaring off against Club América, one of the country's elite teams...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 4,902 reads 4 comments

  3. Rule of the Lawless: FIFA Ignore, Enable Blatant Violations in Mexico

    Last week, during a well-publicized trip to Mexico, reporters noticed something odd about FIFA president Joseph Blatter during a press conference...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 317 reads 0 comments

  4. Charged Up: Bill Belichick Benefits Chargers with Blunder vs. Colts?

    Preface: Game recaps are a thing of the past. Let's face it, it takes way fewer than 1,000 monkeys banging on 1,000 typewriters for 1,000 years to churn out a decent NFL post-game stat sheet...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 637 reads 5 comments

  5. Sports, Politics, Radio, and How They're Making Us Want To Choke Someone

    I've often wondered why talk radio is a medium that is almost completely dominated by two topics: sports, and politics...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 56 reads 3 comments

  6. It's Always Sunny at Petco Park: A Review

    Article originally published on STADIUMJOURNEY.com It took six years, numerous legal battles, a San Diego Padres pennant, and massive voter support to get Petco Park, the Friars’ current ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 608 reads 1 comments

  7. Chargers Squeak Out Win Against Oakland, Two Back in AFC West

    File this under "the glass is half-empty." Facing an Oakland Raiders (2-6) team that could not get any semblance of pass defense against San Diego's aerial attack, the Chargers (4-3) chose to run 30 times in 55 plays...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 255 reads 8 comments

  8. Media, Fans: Time To Employ "Tough Love" on the San Diego Chargers

    Last night, a national audience realized that there are several things wrong with the San Diego Chargers. Things apparent to Southern Californians and hardcore NFL observers were laid out plainly ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 943 reads 22 comments

  9. BYU Faces SDSU in Hoke's First Big Test

    Next Saturday, the 18th ranked BYU Cougars will roll into town to face the San Diego State Aztecs in Brady Hoke's first rivalry game as head coach of the school...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  10. Message to FIFA: Too Much CONCACAF in World Cup

    Now in the home stretch towards the 2010 World Cup, football fans have a clearer picture of who will be attending South Africa next summer...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 675 reads 33 comments

  11. San Diego Chargers: Bye Week Means Relief for Fans, My Dad

    My dad's a pretty old-fashioned guy. Strong willed, doesn't say much, doesn't express much in the ways of emotion. What you see is what you get, and sometimes, things are better left unsaid...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 517 reads 3 comments

  12. San Diego Charging Toward Mediocrity... Again

    For some, the bile, the discontent, and the disappointment take a little longer to fade away. Others are luckier, their calm spurred on by that unknowable future...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 5 years ago 554 reads 4 comments

  13. Juan Manuel Márquez Loses Cred As "Mexican" Boxer

    When Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Juan Manuel Márquez exited the ring Saturday night at the MGM Grand, there was no doubt as to who was No. 1 in any language...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 774 reads 6 comments

  14. John Manoogian's NFL Pick 'em: Week One

    Much like Regina Falange or Art Vandelay, John Manoogian is my jack-of-all-trades alter ego. Here's his backstory and why you should trust him as an NFL prognosticator. A frustrated high school football coach from Huntsville, Missouri, John R...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 647 reads 7 comments

  15. CONCACAF Roundup: Mexico Dethrone Costa Rica in Wacky Qualifying Weekend

    It took a while. It took four managers in two years and seven out of the 10 total games in the qualifying round, but today, Mexico is back in position to return to the World Cup in South Africa...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 431 reads 2 comments

  16. Shawne Merriman Arrest Proves Chargers Are Own Worst Enemy

    The San Diego Chargers would love to remind you that they are victims of circumstance. The Holy Roller was Raider cheating combined with the wild, unpredictable bounce of the football...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 1,005 reads 56 comments

  17. San Diego Chargers 2009 Roster Breakdown: OLBs

    By far the strongest defensive unit on the team, the linebacking corps boasts a fantastic array of young and veteran talent alike...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 356 reads 0 comments

  18. San Diego Chargers 2009 Roster Breakdown: DTs

    Continuing our preview of the San Diego Chargers defensive line we arrive at the tackle position. A critical cog in the 3-4 system, the job is usually reserved for one starter who must cram ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 491 reads 3 comments

  19. San Diego Chargers 2009 Roster Breakdown: DEs

    Kicking off the defensive side of our roster preview will be San Diego's defensive ends for 2009. This area has developed mild concern after Igor Olshansky left in free agency and vacated the right spot to a depth chart will little or no proven talent...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 788 reads 6 comments

  20. Kudos to Donovan Tate and San Diego Padres Brass on Signing No. 3 Pick

    With a handful of hours until the clock struck midnight and thus, any chance of signing top prospect Donovan Tate would also wither into the proverbial pumpkin, the San Diego Padres proudly announced that they had inked Tate to a deal on August 17...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 647 reads 0 comments

  21. Despite Big Win at Azteca, Mexico Still Not Up To Par With U.S.

    After the fervor has died down from yesterday's long-awaited clash at the Estadio Azteca, both American and Mexican fans are left with a much clearer picture of how they stand in the football world...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 323 reads 15 comments

  22. Creature Vs. Creature: Why Mexico Will Beat the U.S. on Aug. 12

    This article is half of a B/R Creature vs. Creature series detailing the Mexico-USA match on Aug. 12. To read Joe Guarr's countering article, click here. It has developed into one of the most vicious rivalries in the world of sports...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 541 reads 18 comments

  23. B/R Writer Declares Self "Ready For Some Football," Calls Singer

    SAN DIEGO, CA—After arduous months of preparation and patience, Bleacher Report writer Eric Gomez declared himself "ready for some football" on August 9th...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 73 reads 4 comments

  24. Former SDSU Coach Long Critiques School's Admission Policy

    Turns out the "special project" former SDSU football coach Chuck Long was assigned to involved writing an essay. Apparently, Long is getting paid to take "Where I Failed As A Head Football Coach 101"...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  25. Padres Fans Look Forward to Enjoying Young Stars, but Don't Get Used to It

    Those of us not smart enough to stop caring, we live for this. The light at the end of the tunnel. Surely San Diegans can't hold a candle to those starved Chicago Cubs fans, considering that ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 5 years ago 190 reads 8 comments