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The Gruesome Twosome are Finally Gone!


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Where do we begin? The firing of Marty Schottenheimer, the release of future Hall of Famer Drew Brees, the wasted draft picks used to trade up in the draft to acquire worthless players that are no longer with us, the hiring of a patsy Head Coach we all knew would not accomplish the ultimate goal, or the blatant disrespect of All Pro Players that were humiliated and run out of town and or suspended costing us playoff births in 2005 and 2010?

AJ Smith’s blunders are well documented in the SDSW archives and around the internet.  The guy was a blithering asshole.  The funny thing is, his bullshit probably cost him his job and his head coach’s job in the end.  I mean seriously, what a goddamned prick!  He will be forever remembered as the most hated sports executive in San Diego history.

As far as Norv goes… What can I say?  He did what we thought he would do, turn a winning franchise in to a losing one.  The majority of us knew this would happen and it did.  It’s not a surprise, so we can’t be mad at the guy for being who we knew him to be.  he is an OC, not an HC.  His teams continually did the boneheaded shit that was fuckin’ maddening like we were stuck in groundhog day.  Thanks for the playoff wins Norv… I still think Marty would’ve won the next couple years.

Now it is time for Dean to find a GM and quick… too late!  Jesus, Chip Kelly is about to sign with the Browns and that sucks.  I hope to high hell they hire a GM quick so we don’t lose out on potentially good HC’s.  Hurry the fuck up already!

Looking more like Smith will join Turner out the door


Looking more like Smith will join Turner out the door | SignOnSanDiego.com.

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

Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/sports/columnists/paris/paris-time-for-spanos-to-give-smith-the-boot/article_59064dfc-11f1-530d-8262-2083ada8be1a.html#ixzz1fPSYMrJc

AJ Smith fired?


At 9:57AM on 12/1/11, XX1090 reported that AJ Smith has cancelled his end-of-year press briefing.  Does this mean that the Spanos family has heard San Diego in regards to terminating the volatile GM?  We can only speculate at this point, but why else would a pro-football GM cancel his end of year press conference?  It might just be that he’s afraid of getting stoned at season’s end, but this seems like the most plausible explanation.

Turner will go, but Chargers should keep GM… MY ASS!


This is ridiculous!  Nick, I love reading your column but you are way off base here.  Check out some of the many similar comments on this latest article in regards to keeping AJ and getting rid of Norv.

Things were bad here for a period of time in the 90′s and early 2000′s equivalent to the Raiders tenure of dysfunctionality, but that does not mean AJ is the best we can do.  9 people out of 10 could probably have done better in the draft than AJ has done just by picking players as they are ranked… no, I’m not kidding.

Yeah, AJ is good at finding street players.  Would he have to be if he (A) Didn’t piss off his veterans and run them out of town b/c he does not want to pay for value, (B) Didn’t miss so very fucking badly in the draft for half of a fucking decade, (C) Signed free agents(our own or on the open market), or (D) all of the above ?

This is the San Diego football version of the financial crisis.  We deregulated the market by firing Marty and putting Norv in charge.  Everyone new it was a bad idea, but somehow we got taken on this ride.  Things seemed horribly wrong, but somehow it didn’t totally collapse.  Each year there were signs of downturn and instability, but the people at the top had excuses and calmed the masses.  Finally in 2012, it was no longer too big to fail.  Injuries on top of failed drafts year after year combined with subpar coaching led to this collapse.

The Chargers are bumbling and stumbling.  I take no pride in watching my team flounder like fools.  I wanted Rex Ryan.  I wanted Polamalu, Matthews(or Maualuga or Laurinitis or Oher).  The list goes on and my fantasy defense for the bolts would be pretty awesome, but I digress.  This team is not even fun to watch.  Did Norv realize the Bolts would lose if Timmy was within 1 score?  Does he not know the bad luck our sports teams have here in San Diego?  You have to take extra precautions for “idiot kickers” here in SD!  Jiminy Christmas, I can’t believe this shit!

Anyway… thanks AJ!  And Nick, with all due respect… You are wrong sir.  Things are not good and have not been good for a while.  AND… AJ is perceived as a giant Ass Hole and San Diegans want him out of here regardless of the risk/reward potential.  On top of which I’d have to argue that there isn’t much.  His amazing 2004 and ’05 drafts don’t happen if Eli comes here.  Then where are we.  Right that’s a big IF.  How about this… he gave away a Super Bowl champion field general(Brees) and numerous players who wanted to be here.  You could even argue he cost this town a Championship.  You don’t blow up a 14-2 team and get rid of its coach!  You just don’t!

It could be argued either way at this point I guess.  And to be honest,  AJ is such a belligerent A-Hole… SD just wants him out!  With his head coach of choice in the same caravan out of town.