“Sunday Stuff-Some Good-Some Bad”
Chargers…The ‘Price is Not Right’….NFL insiders telling CW-6 that Chargers are having a tough time penetrating the LA market to sell season tickets…..Fans revolting against prices at Home Depot Center.
Draft Winds…..The Coaches head to the NFL combine…they really need to think about drafting a left tackle with the 7th pick…but they also need pass rush help, more linebacker help and safety help.
Aztecs..’Help Wanted’….they open spring football workouts looking to replace four starters in the offensive front…Won’t have QB-Christian Chapman-out all wor workouts coming off thumb surgery…4-backup quarterbacks on the roster have left the program…JUCO star Jimmy Walker transferred to Robert Morris University-will play immediately-and has two years eligibility left….Newest QB is Chris Laviano-former starter Rutgers-comes in as grad student with a year eligibility left…took fierce beating while with Scarlet Knights.
Padres…To quote Dick Enberg ‘Oh My’…Luckily these exhibition games don’t count, but when your pitching staff gives up 26-runs in two games to Seattle-I’d be worried.
Friars..New voices-old friends…Good to see Fox Sports San Diego import Bob Scanlan to be their sideline reporter for all TV games…Knows the game but a fun guy too…And Anthony Gwynne trades in Dodgers Blue for Padres Brown-will work both radio and television games this year.
Stage-fright…Only way to describe rookie pitchers Mike Kelly and Denilson Lamet…between the two yesterday, they faced 10-batters…retired no one..walked 8 and gave up 2-hits…a horrid performance against the Seattle Mariners
Seeking a shortstop….Yes the Padres have Luis Sardinas and Eric Aybar to play shortstop but they have talked to the Tigers about a deal for Jose Iglesias..so what do you make of the stability at that position?
Aztecs Hoops….Another road game..another double digit lead..another loss..this at Colorado State….SDSU is now (8-8) in the conference..headed towards their worst league record since the early days of the Steve Fisher era….Prosperity is a problem…they have now blown 7-double digit leads that turned into losses this season.
Gulls…Superb late winter run….now (19-3-1) since Christmas week….and 6-crowds of 10,000 or more….Gulls are third in AHL in attendance behind small market monster Hershey and Cleveland…the Gulls are not in first place only because the enemy, San Jose Barracuda, have ripped off 15-wins in a row.
Trading deadline derby…Some weekend with the NHL trade deadline just around the corner…the Ducks give up a 2nd round pick to get Dallas Stars 20-goal scorer Patrick Eaves…then the LA Kings make a surprise deal importing 6’7-Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop-without giving up any of their veteran skaters,
NASCAR….Daytona became a demolition derby…..3-major wrecks knocked out 15-cars including lots of the big names…Jimmie Johnson got tagged by 3-different cars spinning down the track….Sunday’s race though did not outdo the Friday truck race where there was carnage everywhere…then Saturday in the Xfiniity races, two red flags, and 30-cars damaged…Welcome to the 2017 season.