“Topics on the Table-Lots of Them”
Chargers…Now Brandon Mebane, their heart and soul NT is gone for the yer with a torn tricep…he becomes the 12th veteran to go on injured reserve…and 16th player overall.
Bolts….Mike McCoy is always ready with a cliche after all these losses….Saying and doing are two separate things though…no explanation from him as his team blows a 4th quarter lead, and loses for the 5th time this season…Obvious he cannot coach them up to win.
Aztecs…RB-DJ Pumphrey is rated the #1- “3rd down running back” on the Our Lads NFL Draft Board as of now, looking towards the college draft in April.
San Diego State…Football team is (19-1) since last October, with a wicked defense…Rea litmus test this weekend in Wyoming…cold-altitude etc.
USD…Headed towards 1AA playoffs…but it seems so unfair…Toreros don’t give out scholarships, and will be playing teams that give out 65-scholarships…Wish the Pioneer League would move to true Division III football…would love to see USD play those small college (non-scholarship) powers like Wisconsin-Whitewater and Mt. Union.
Padres…Have almost disappeared off the off-season radar…now saying they may not be very active in off season wheeling and dealing….So far only pickup is Jamie Romak…a journeyman minor league outfielder, who went to Japan last year and hit (.113).
San Diego State…..Basketball team looks loaded, with tremendously athletic young frontline…Year that Malik Pope must step up and be consistent game-by-game as a 3rd year players…No doubt guards Trey Kell and Jeremy Hensley will carry this team till the young kids on the front line grow into the job…Crushing opening loss on road to Gonzaga-frontline has to grow up quickly-especially against killer non conference schedule early.
USD…Coach Lamont Smith went (9-21) last year, and now his big men have gone and they are off to an (0-2) start already this year…Program slipped under ex-Gonzaga assistat coach Bill Grier, who was hired with great accolades at USD, and didn’t get it done….tough place to be bad, the West Coast Conference, with the likes of the Zags and St. Mary’s on the schedule.
Gulls..Best thing about being top affiliate for NHL team, is the load of young draft picks and Euros they send to San Diego to play in the AHL….Worst thing, phone rings and the Anaheim Ducks keep calling up players.
Sports Arena…50th Anniversary of the grand old building this week…the Hahn Family cares…and thanks to their affiliation with AEG, the corporate arena giant, lots of good things are happening just off Midway Drive…but a major league city really needs a major league arena….Maybe AEG becomes that catalyst.