1. Trading Peavy Would Kill Padres' Hopes of Winning In Near-Future

    San Diego Padres owner John Moores is making it clear that he wants to potentially save as much money as possible if the very likely scenario of selling the team rears its head soon...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 108 reads 0 comments

  2. What's This Noise I Hear About the "Old" L.T.?

    Fans are fickle, stubborn creatures. New Yorkers booed Babe Ruth out of the Bronx when it became apparent that the Bambino couldn't hit 'em out like he used to...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 341 reads 11 comments

  3. Playoff Systems Would Promote Mediocrity in European Leagues

    Recently, I read a very good article by fellow B/R writer Miles Kenton that provided a good argument for instituting a playoff system in England. Although the idea sounds good in principle, I have to disagree...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 336 reads 6 comments

  4. I Support Only One Football Club... and I'm Proud of It!

    Recently, I was browsing a friend's Facebook profile when I noticed application boxes littering the page indicating his favorite sports teams. There was one for basketball, one for baseball, one for the NFL...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 1,103 reads 42 comments

  5. Power Outage: Will San Diego Make the Playoffs?

    At five games into the 2007 NFL season, San Diego was staring at a 2-3 record and the very real possibility of missing the playoffs. One year later, the Bolts face the exact same situation after Week Five...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 600 reads 8 comments

  6. Wunderkinder: Football Prodigies Under 20

    They may not be able to drink or even vote legally, but these kids are making more money than most of us can even dream about...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 2,187 reads 29 comments

  7. Top 10 Reasons Why You All Need To Stop Making "Top 10" Lists

    It has come to my attention that most of you now fancy yourselves writers for Cracked.com. If it's not in a tidy list with bullets, boasting cute little punchlines (not even counting ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 1,111 reads 50 comments

  8. Raiders-Chargers: Hapless Raiders Drop 10th Straight vs. San Diego, 28-18

    The San Diego Chargers figure that it eventually stops being a "classic" matchup if only one team is doing the winning...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 409 reads 6 comments

  9. Road To South Africa | Nigeria: Will These 'Super Eagles' Fly High?

    For years, Nigeria has looked like a team on the verge of greatness. With three FIFA U-17 World Cup Championships under their belt, an Olympic gold medal in 1996 as well as a silver ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 385 reads 8 comments

  10. The Most Ridiculous (Fictional) Sports Movies Ever: No.1—"Rocky"

    Welcome once again to the series that has made me groan and lose faith in Hollywood more times than Paris Hilton's last movie. These are The Five Most Ridiculous (Fictional) Sports Movies of All-Time, and I'm glad to say that the countdown's nearly over..

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 1,656 reads 1 comments

  11. Is CONCACAF's Champions' League a Disaster For US Soccer?

    There's no doubt Jack Warner is a smart man.The CONCACAF chairman and FIFA VP observed the revenue machine that UEFA's club competitions brought in and stared intently at two cash cows in his own backyard: Mexico and the United States...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 241 reads 5 comments

  12. The Remarkable Story of Carlos Sánchez

    If only for a moment, those around Carlos Sánchez assumed the worst.Terrifying, fragmented images of Antonio Puerta, Marc Vivien-Foe and others permeated in their minds as the extent of the damage to his body was initially announced...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 151 reads 4 comments

  13. SDSU Aztecs Face Bye Week, Still Lose

    San Diego State football head coach Chuck Long was at a loss for words on Saturday night when pressed about the events of the preceding weekend. "I...I can't explain it...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 509 reads 6 comments

  14. San Diego Chargers' Weekly Recap: Game Two, at Denver Broncos

    Result: L, 39-38 Offense Rivers (QB) — 21/33, 377 yds, 3 TD, 1 INTTomlinson (RB) — 10 att, 26 yds; 2 rec, 14 ydsTolbert (FB) — 1 att, 1 yd; 2 rec, 68 ydsChambers ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  15. Photoshop Phun: Athlete/Celebrity Look-Alikes

    Welcome to this week's (and the first ever) edition of Photoshop Phun! While I'm certainly not the first person to notice that athletes share certain facial similarities with other well-known ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about almost 6 years ago 3,365 reads 10 comments

  16. Road To South Africa | The Story of El Salvador's Savior

    If El Salvador's footballing history had to be summed up as quickly as possible: Their best player was Jorge González, a man Diego Maradona called "El Mágico" or "The Magician"...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 855 reads 11 comments

  17. Week Two in Denver: NFL 39, San Diego 38

    At a loss for words, San Diego fans? There are times when even the most red-blooded football fan finds a string of four-letter epithets inadequate. After a hell of a game in Denver, Mike Shanahan and Co...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 710 reads 22 comments

  18. Padres' Power and Pitching Problems for 2009

    Last week, slugger Adrian Gonzalez voiced his opinion that moving the right-centerfield fence in 10 or 15 feet might help San Diego's awful offensive production in the future...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 353 reads 2 comments

  19. The Five Most Ridiculous (Fictional) Sports Movies Ever: No. 2

    This is the second time a movie based on our nation's pastime makes an appearance on our list. A good answer for this is simply that Hollywood has made a ton of baseball movies over the years...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 738 reads 4 comments

  20. Open Mic: Is English Football $elling Out?

    Recent events, mainly centered around the purchase of Manchester City and the Cristiano Ronaldo saga, have made us wonder if money is ruining the beautiful game...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 445 reads 11 comments

  21. Open Mic: Brady's Injury a Downer For Pats, But Not Death

    Hear those garbled mumbles?That's the sound of Baltimore and Chicago fans agreeing with me almost against their will...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 412 reads 0 comments

  22. The Five Most Ridiculous (Fictional) Sports Movies Ever: No. 3—"Celtic Pride"

    Counting down the top five most ridiculous (fictional) sports movies of all-time has combined my love of movies and sports with my hatred of crappy storytelling and Tony Danza...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 1,770 reads 5 comments

  23. San Diego Chargers' Weekly Recap: Game One, vs. Carolina Panthers

    Result: L, 26-24 Offense Rivers (QB) — 17/27, 217 yds, 3 TDTomlinson (RB) — 21 att, 97 yds, 3 rec, 15 ydsTolbert (FB) — 3 att, 6 yds, 3 rec, 35 ydsChambers (WR) ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 297 reads 0 comments

  24. The Five Most Ridiculous (Fictional) Sports Movies Ever: No. 4 — "Goal!"

    In this series, I take a look at sports movies that take the pesky "true" out of "unbelievable true story" and just settle for a bunch of tired clichés like say, celestial beings helping a ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 2,152 reads 18 comments

  25. The Five Most Ridiculous (Fictional) Sports Movies Ever: No. 5

    Putting sports in movies is like mixing tortilla chips and nacho cheese - it's always a big draw for moviegoers. Marketed as the antithesis of the chick flick, men drag their wives and girlfriends ...

    Eric Gomez Written by Eric Gomez about 6 years ago 1,038 reads 2 comments