1-Man’s Opinion Column-Wednesday “This-That-Some of the Other”

Posted by on October 5th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 


“This-That-Some of the Other”


Rocky Long was in rare form with the media on Tuesday…lecturing them about the coverage of the Aztecs….great theatre-him accusing the media of saying if team did not go (12-0) it would be a failure of a season….I never heard that from anyone…..anything to build an “us-vs-them” mentality…think he was joking.

Jim Harbaugh, in radio interview on 1090, asked how Hacksaw was doing…said he missed the ‘Best 15 Minutes in Sports Radio’….thanks for listening coach.

Mike McCoy-Chargers coach kept saying “Blame Me” in his Monday press conference, then referenced Chargers mistakes (fumbles-kickoffs) 21-times in his press briefing.

AJ Preller remains out of town and in seclusion and MLB says it is monitoring any attempts he makes to correspond with Padres people.

Should be interesting on Friday night, Padres bringing in all their top young players for Prospects Game, including this years top draft picks, and the top 2-Cuban players, Adrian Morejon and Jorge Ona. The Padres paid out 36M in bonuses and taxes on those two prospects alone.

It’s the first anniversary of the Union-Tribune column Kevin Acee wrote that Rocky Long should be fired. That happened just before SDSU went on that 10-game win streak. In fact since that column showed up, the Aztecs have gone (13-1).

Of course this is the same Acee who said Mike McCoy must be fired at the end of the Chargers season last year, only to learn he had been given a contract extension.

Nick Canepa told the Chargers in print, they should make a deal for Cleveland Browns big-play wide receiver Josh Gordon. Yes, that Josh Gordon, who was coming off a 1-year drug suspension, but then was sent back to rehab last weekend.

Speaking of the paper, love the work of new columnist Brice Miller, who has written some in-depth opinion pieces on the Padres of late. Hopefully he will go after the Chargers, their leadership, their coaches, their corporate philosphy.

Remembering back to the days when there was real newspaper competititon around, and how many good sports guys came thru here, and went on, whether you liked or disliked TJ Simers, Clark Judge, Jim Trotter and more, they were worth the read.

Aztecs basketball has given us thrills-chills and great talent wearing the Red & Black in recent years. This year’s group will be very young, very explosive, with lots of jumping jacks on the roster, and that says alot considering Sky Spencer and Angelo Chol have graduated.

I cannot believe how,why, San Diego State did what they did to Lady Aztecs basketball coach Beth Burns, who won the 3.3M termination lawsuit against them. And now SDSU thinks it has legs to stand on to appeal the jury decision.

I miss chatting with Jim Steeg, longtime NFL exec, who worked for the Chargers, then spent so much time with CSAG on the Stadium project. He’s moved to North Carolina, and is probably boarding up windows as the hurricane moves in. Honest-good man.

San Diego Gulls have opened camp at the snazzy Poway Ice Center, and are awaitng more players from the Anaheim Ducks, loaded with young talent. 1st round picks Jacob Larsson and Jules Nittenen, both 19, both from Scandanavia, could both be here in the next week.

Must say we have two really good guys to deal with, with this AHL hockey team. Very impressed with the openess and honest of the Gulls leadership, GM-Bob Ferguson, Coach Dallas Eakins.

Loved Jay Paris’ new book on the 21-greatest games ever played in Chargers history, and stories with great players. Wish there could have been a chapter on Junior Seau. Think he should have talked to Rodney Harrison and Stan Humphries, and coaches Marty Schottenheimer and Bobby Ross. Still think it is a great stocking stuffer Christmas gift for your Chargers fan.


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