1. A Sit Down With Shawne: What I'd Ask Shawne Merriman

    Discounting a brief cameo in Week 1 of the 2008 NFL Season, it's been nearly a year and a half since football fans have gotten to see Shawne Merriman in high competition on a football gridiron...

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  2. The 1994-1995 San Diego Chargers: Bolting Down Memory Lane

    As Tony Martin streaked through the field in Husky Stadium towards the end zone, his place in history was secured. Little did he know, his team would finish the season making history of their own...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 812 reads 10 comments

  3. Bolt Report Card: Reviewing the Chargers' 2009 NFL Draft

    This article first appeared on NFLTouchdown.com There are few people who take to the mantra of "build from the draft" like Chargers GM A.J. Smith does...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 1,375 reads 3 comments

  4. AJ Smith Takes Larry English; Bye-Bye Shawne Merriman?

    This article originally appeared on NFLTouchdown.com. Much like a standard “HB Misdirection” play in Norv Turner’s playbook, Chargers GM AJ Smith had both media and fans zigging when all along he planned on zagging...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 500 reads 11 comments

  5. Derby Day: It's What We Live For

    Derby day in Guadalajara, Mexico. The stage is set for Guadalajara and América to take the pitch for the 204th time...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 67 reads 1 comments

  6. Cellar Dwellers? Padres Place First So Far

    San Diegans, consider framing the current NL West standings. By the end of September, the glossy printout in your den will probably be a nice memory from an otherwise forgettable season...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 400 reads 6 comments

  7. B/R Writer Wittily Titles His Articles; No One Cares

    SAN DIEGO, CA—Bleacher Report analyst Eric Gomez was slouched over his computer keyboard, glazed eyes nearly pressed against a computer screen that constantly refreshed, obeying the constant, nearly melodic tap of Gomez's finger...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 85 reads 7 comments

  8. Requiem for Sven-Goran Eriksson...and Mexico?

    Following a brief and somber introduction by Mexican Soccer Federation president Justino Compeán, Sven-Goran Eriksson addressed the media as Mexico's National Team manager for the last time...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 211 reads 7 comments

  9. Scheduling Difficulties: San Diego's True Progress Will Be Measured in '09

    This season, the San Diego Chargers will attempt to take their fourth consecutive AFC West crown. On the flip side, they will also attempt to reverse a slide that has seen their record dip from 14-2, to 11-5 and finally 8-8 last season...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 305 reads 19 comments

  10. San Diego Padres 2009 Preview

    On April 4, 2009 the San Diego Padres will kick off their 40th season in Major League Baseball. In contrast, FOX's popular animated sitcom "The Simpsons" is in the midst of its 20th season on television...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 239 reads 2 comments

  11. Wasted Youth: What Happened to Jozy Altidore and Giovani Dos Santos?

    On October 2, 2005, not far from the ruins of the Incan Empire's most famous city, Macchu Picchu, a 16 year-old boy smiled, holding a shining trophy high above his head...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 1,466 reads 21 comments

  12. B/R "World Football" Section Renamed "Arsenal"

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Popular Internet website "Bleacher Report" has announced today that their World Football page (formerly covering worldwide news, scores and analysis of the ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 548 reads 23 comments

  13. NL West Debate: Carlos Gonzalez Or Chase Headley in '09?

    While NL West headlines for this offseason and spring training have been dominated by Manny and the Dodgers, there are plenty of interesting stories that have been left untouched by mass media...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 227 reads 2 comments

  14. Memo to Chargers GM A.J. Smith: Don't Worry About the AFC West...Yet

    During his annual State of the Franchise address last week, Chargers GM A.J. Smith talked a lot, but strangely said very little in terms of what the fans are most interested about...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 1,044 reads 17 comments

  15. Knowshon Moreno: No LaDainian Tomlinson

    The NFL Draft is 65 days away. While AJ Smith and 31 other general managers travel long distances to weigh the pros and cons of prospective draftees, measuring size, speed, strength, ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 1,437 reads 26 comments

  16. Josep Guardiola: Leading Barcelona's Resurgence

    Earlier this week, when Club América president Michel Bauer replaced Argentinean manager Ramón Díaz with former Mexico U-20, U-17 and U-15 manager Jesús ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 444 reads 0 comments

  17. Ten Facts About the Mexico—U.S. Rivalry

    On Wednesday, "The CONCACAF Classic" wrapped up its latest edition with the United States taking the first three points in World Cup qualification by beating El Tri, 2-0...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 1,173 reads 4 comments

  18. Who Is New Padres Owner Jeff Moorad?

    Perhaps you should hold off on the parade just yet, Padre fans. Sure, it'll be nice to receive clarity and stability after a rocky year, current owner John Moores' wife Becky filed for divorce ...

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  19. Messy Madrid: Why They Won't Be Signing Any Stars Soon

    Cristiano Ronaldo. Kaká. Lionel Messi. Sergio Aguero. These are just a few of the names that have been mentioned as transfer targets for Real Madrid during this season...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 318 reads 2 comments

  20. Online Sports Management Games: An Addiction Waiting to Happen

    I got my team in late December. The fantasy NFL football season was winding down and I had missed the playoffs for the second year in a row...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 2,698 reads 4 comments

  21. Two Mexican FIFA Managers Make History in The Motherland

    They both played in Spain at the same time. They both played for Mexico at the same time. They both managed Mexico. They both manage in Spain. They're both different men, both successful, both managing that success with different attitudes...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 146 reads 2 comments

  22. Arsene Wenger and Javier Aguirre In: "What Have You Done For Me Lately?"

    Die-hard football fans are known for their voracious appetite of the game. The more we get, the more we want. Three hours of television analysis here, a couple of hours on the Internet there...

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  23. The Worst NBA Player Nicknames of All Time

    Creative, funny, descriptive— just a few things nicknames can be. In the NBA, most of them are. However, some of them fail the wit, humor and relevance test...

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  24. Still Plenty of Time to Join The Chargers Bandwagon!

    So what if they finished 8-8 (and couldn't beat a playoff team all season)? So what if they won the weakest division in the NFL? (Raiiiiderrrrrrs) So what if, just a few weeks ago, some of us ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 146 reads 0 comments

  25. Broncos Get Orange Crushed by San Diego as Chargers Roll into Playoffs

    By all accounts, this should have never happened. After Week 14 of the 2008 NFL season, the Denver Broncos sat in first place—just as they had done all season long—with a record of 8-5...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 118 reads 2 comments