Category Archives: Other SoCal Sports

They’re baaaaaaa’aaaaaaack!

The Chargers just announced that they will both be back.  Like it or not, that’s the deal.  Get ready for another maddening season in 2012!  The Bolts better win the Super Bowl next year!  Jesus, what a mess.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.  Holy crap!

Matt’s Back, look the hell out SEC!

1 more year: USC QB Barkley coming back!

Booyah Suckas!  A day after Ohio State got theirs… albeit, a pretty weak sanctioning job compared to what USC got for far less.  I mean Ohio had numerous players and their coach involved in different scandals from running drugs to selling memorabilia.  USC had one player who arranged a back-end deal to put his parents in a house.  No American in the country would turn down a house for their parents if it were offered… and needed.

I digress!  Time has been served and the golden boy is back for his senior year.  In line to be one of the next great USC QB’s, The Trojans are poised to play for a National Title next year.  No matter how corrupt the BCS is and how much favoritism is awarded to SEC teams next year, USC is fuckin’ back and we’re taking those hillbillies to the woodshed next year!


ESPN confuses new Jacksonville with old Jacksonville, and … Charlotte?

ESPN confuses new Jacksonville with old Jacksonville, and … Charlotte? – Shutdown Corner – NFL Blog – Yahoo! Sports.

This combined with the fact that there was absolutely NO post game coverage, no Philip Rivers interview, no nothing.  ESPN went straight in to Tebow Time analysis.  ESPN might be getting bitch slapped by the NFL for the negative Lockout coverage, but then again pretty much all of the night games scheduled this year have been TERRIBLE!

Dear ESPN,

Us fans call that “Mailing It In!”


Looking more like Smith will join Turner out the door

Looking more like Smith will join Turner out the door |

I’ve been in San Diego my whole life.  I’ve never seen outrage like this directed towards any of the sports franchises.  If AJ didn’t act like such a pompous prick at every opportunity, he would have plenty of job security… or at least enough for another year.  San Diego is not tough to figure out… Be cool, relax, get your shit done, enjoy; wash, rinse, repeat!  People in San Diego just don’t like nor want to deal with Pricks.  We strive for excellence and happiness!  I’m sure you Boston pricks are laughing because you could give a shit about being happy or having warm fuzzy feelings… that’s what living in a hell hole does for your psyche; You do have Scoreboard though… and AGON!

I digress… AJ, don’t let the door hit you in the ass!

PARIS: Time for Spanos to give Smith the boot

Great article Jay!  Thanks!

PARIS: Time for Spanos to give Smith the boot.

If Chargers president Dean Spanos fires coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, might he try to lure former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher out of retirement? Associated Press file photo

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What’s with those horrible Mexican ads on 1090?

I heard a few of those this morning and I had to look it up in the magic Google machine.  This is what I found… Thanks John!

MAFFEI: Mexican ads on 1090 here to stay.

By JOHN MAFFEI | Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:33 pm

Judging from the phone messages and emails, you find it just as annoying as I do.

But get used to it. The Mexican government ads on XX Sports Radio 1090 aren’t going anywhere.

The spots, which often run three in a row and as many as 10 an hour, are part of a Mexican licensing agreement, according to Tex Meyer, the new vice president and general manager at 1090.

And while the 1090 studios are in San Diego, the broadcast towers for the 77,500-watt station are in Mexico, making it a Mexican station.

As a point of education, TV and radio stations in North America are identified by their call letters. A “W” means the station is east of the Mississippi River, a “K” means it’s west of the Mississippi, a “C” means the station is in Canada, and an “X” identifies it as a Mexican station.

I understand that 1090 has to live up to its obligations with the Mexican government, and the ads are part of that obligation. What bothers me —- and apparently you, too —- are the number of spots, as well as the quality.

Some of them are professionally done and blend in well with the rest of the station’s commercials. Others are amateurish. You know the ones I mean:

  • “Oh, no, here comes the man from the rent.”
  • “Mom, here’s my savings to pay for my little brother’s doctor visit.”
  • ” ‘The Monkey’ has been caught, and the country is cutting down on the number of delinquents in the country.”

“We have to be careful with these spots,” Meyer said. “We get a standardized form from Mexico. Some of the spots are open to interpretation, and some we have to run word for word. I know well the spots that annoy our listeners, but Spanish doesn’t always translate literally into English.

“People think we get paid or compensated for the spots. We don’t. We’re not greedy broadcasters. We not the only station in the U.S. with an X in front of it, but we have to live by the rules. And these spots are part of doing business.

“Trust me, we get feedback from our listeners.”

The feedback can be seen in the ratings. The ads give listeners an excuse to change the station, seek new options.

And in any business, that’s the worst scenario.

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