1. Introducing The "Adopt-a-Fan" Program

    Every year, millions spend the holiday season in a terrible state. Neglected, downtrodden and depressed, these creatures find no solace during this time of year due to their constant suffering...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 137 reads 1 comments

  2. Friar Favorites: The Best SS in Franchise History

    This off-season, we've been chronicling the best players in franchise history, breaking them down in their respective positions. Rounding out the infield is our spotlight on shortstops...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 236 reads 3 comments

  3. Friar Favorites: The Best SS in Franchise History

    This off-season, we've been chronicling the best players in franchise history, breaking them down in their respective positions. Rounding out the infield is our spotlight on shortstops...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 12 reads 0 comments

  4. Top San Diego Chargers Coaching Candidates for 2009

    With the Chargers stumbling towards a best-scenario 8-8 this season, just months after being removed from the AFC Championship Game, pressure will be on GM AJ Smith to shake up a coaching staff ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 1,036 reads 9 comments

  5. Real Madrid a Real Mess

    When former Real Madrid manager Bernd Schuster decided he did not want to stay in charge of Los Merengues last week, he surrendered all dignity by stating that it was "impossible to beat Barcelona" in their upcoming derby match...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 214 reads 7 comments

  6. Philip Rivers to Oakland Defense: You're Just What I Needed?

    Twelve weeks and eight grueling losses later, Philip Rivers is cautiously optimistic about his team's chances the rest of the way...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 769 reads 5 comments

  7. Road To South Africa: Will Capello's "Tre Leoni" Roar?

    Since he began managing regularly in 1991, Fabio Capello has coached five of the world's most prestigious teams. An unrelenting disciplinarian and brilliant tactician, Capello has been on the sideline for more than 550 matches...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about over 5 years ago 168 reads 0 comments

  8. B/R Writer Distressed, Confused Over Loss of Fan

    SAN DIEGO, CA—After a rather productive day of writing two articles, one of which proved to be highly controversial, B/R writer Eric Gomez toasted his success with a few beers at his neighborhood bar...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 437 reads 23 comments

  9. Friar Favorites: The Best Third Basemen Ever

    Next in our series chronicling the franchise's best players divided up in their respective positions, we take a look at the hot corner and list the Friars' best third basemen...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 328 reads 0 comments

  10. Soccer 101: Introduction to Douchebag Behaviors

    (Cue jaunty intro music) Hello and welcome to the exciting world of soccer! Through the wonders of this audiotape, prepare to embark on a marvellous journey through the world of sport without leaving the comfort of your living room! Mr...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 4,398 reads 18 comments

  11. Friar Favorites: The Best Second Basemen Ever

    This offseason, I've taken it upon myself to keep the content flowing by assembling a list of the best Padres of all-time that YOU will help me select...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 451 reads 4 comments

  12. FIFA: Change Loan Regulations NOW!

    When David Beckham decided to hop across the pond for one last run at greatness with AC Milan, no one batted an eyelash stateside...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 1,069 reads 32 comments

  13. Friar Favorites: The Padres' Best 1B Ever

    As a way to liven up this long offseason (As a Padre fan, I've been literally tuned out since mid-July), we're going to take a trip down memory lane and talk about the best Padres of all-time...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 298 reads 4 comments

  14. Philip Rivers Drying Up Chargers' Playoff Hopes

    Two games behind division-leading Denver at 4-6 and with five games remaining against teams with winning records, the San Diego Chargers are so far back up against the wall they’re leaving body prints on it...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 716 reads 15 comments

  15. Stay Classy, San Diego: Padres Bounce Hoffman After 15+ Years

    It's not an everyday occurrence when you find yourself saying goodbye to someone who holds an all-time record for something in baseball—our national past time, the most traditional and ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 510 reads 16 comments

  16. Flagging The NFL: Has The League Gone Soft?

    Deep into the fourth quarter, San Diego's bend-and-nine-times-out-of-10-break defense had allowed yet another modest gain to Tyler Thigpen and the scrappy Chiefs...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 319 reads 8 comments

  17. Harry Redknapp Spurs on Tottenham's Resurgence

    Often the butt of jokes this season, the latest to involve Tottenham Hotspur was quite simply that players could not understand outgoing manager Juande Ramos' instructions. Not exactly a zinger, but the point gets across...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 397 reads 6 comments

  18. AFC West: Who Will Win the Worst Division in Football?

    Try and think of the last time an AFC West team won a game. Stumped? That's probably because it was three Sundays ago...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 413 reads 4 comments

  19. Build Your Own Sports Halloween Costume! (For 2009!)

    It's never too early to start planning, folks. Sure, Halloween is barely over—but does that mean you can't already start to think about what you're going to be next year? Why bore everyone ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 4,498 reads 17 comments

  20. Point, Counterpoint: Maradona v. Pele

    This article is part two of a series done in collaboration with fellow Bleacher Report writer Joe Guarr. You can find Joe's argument for Pelé by clicking here. The Estadio Azteca in Mexico City was the first stadium to hold two World Cup finals...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 686 reads 25 comments

  21. Provocative Ads Make B/R Writer Forget What He Was Writing About

    SAN DIEGO, CA—Bleacher Report writer Eric Gomez was settling into his usual routine of sitting in front of the computer. He opened a document with several article ideas and random notes, when something odd and unexpected happened...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 728 reads 26 comments

  22. Chargers Look to Save Season by Firing Cottrell... Will They?

    Facing the real possibility of missing the playoffs despite playing in one of the weakest divisions of the NFL, the San Diego Chargers decided to address their most glaring weakness by firing defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell on Tuesday...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  23. The San Diego Sports Curse: Apathy

    You can write pretty much anything on Wikipedia nowadays. That's the first thought that came to my head when I stumbled upon it. The San Diego Sports Curse...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 766 reads 16 comments

  24. Drop Dead Ted: Firing Cottrell Could Save Season

    Last season, when the Chargers slumped to a 5-5 start, commentators pointed to San Diego's coaching staff, led by Head Coach Norv Turner and Defensive Coordinator Ted Cottrell...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 394 reads 8 comments

  25. If the U.S. Is Better, Why Keep Poaching Players From Mexico?

    In the recent U.S. Men's National Team loss to Trinidad & Tobago, the young starting eleven featured both Michael Orozco and José Francisco Torres, who ply their trade in the Mexican league...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 400 reads 22 comments