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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 regarding who each team will select, not ... (Continue reading)

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. In search of a new running back to balance out their pass-heavy attack, a relatively thin market has emerged, ... (Continue reading)

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. Across the field, on the opposing sideline, stood Norv Turner, whose team's (as ... (Continue reading)

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. The AFC's version of the ... (Continue reading)

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 December these past few seasons with a long field-goal kick from Nate Kaeding. Now, after ... (Continue reading)

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. Here's ... (Continue reading)

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. Not only did they extend the Chargers' winning ... (Continue reading)

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), but I'm betting the smile came ... (Continue reading)

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. Ever since the American's first experience against Mexico—an October 25, 2000 match in which he scored a goal—Donovan has been ... (Continue reading)

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. No, wait—it's one thing to go for it on 4th-and-2 in the ... (Continue reading)