Tuesday, October 2, 2007

San Diego sports: Abolish them all?

Think back to the rosy situation for San Diego sports last Friday night.

All the Padres had to do was beat the downtrodden Milwaukee Brewers one time to make the playoffs.

The Chargers were favored by more points than any NFL team Sunday, so they would certainly whip the Kansas City Chiefs.

OK, so now we’ve witnessed among the 72 worst hours in San Diego sports history.

The Padres couldn’t beat the Brewers … or hold a two-run lead with Trevor Hoffman on the mound against the Colorado Rockies.

The Chargers lost to the Chiefs … further proving it was Marty Schottenheimer’s coaching – not A.J. Smith’s players – who were responsible for last year’s 14-2 season.

With the Padres, you wouldn’t normally want anyone other than Jake Peavy or Hoffman on the mound. But they surrendered all of Colorado’s runs in Monday night’s season-ending, 9-8 loss in 13 innings.

Sadly, both now have storylines of being great pitchers the first 162 days of the season; but not much to brag about thereafter.

As for the Chargers, they continue to prove why Norv Turner has the reputation of a great offensive coordinator who couldn’t beat a high school JV team as a head coach.

And let’s not forget San Diego State. The Aztecs lost to No. 24 Cincinnati, 52-23, and looked as if they couldn’t tackle a mediocre Pop Warner running back.

Most of us are aware by now of a resolution in the SDSU Senate to abolish Aztec football.

For the sake of long-suffering San Diego fans, maybe they should abolish all sports in this town.


kareem said...

I would have to say that the blog pretty well sums up the sad state of affairs in San Diego sports scene right now. Your best two pitchers give up nine runs in a must win game. The MLB all times saves leader gives up three runs after a weak hitting Scott Hairston, who by the way has done well in his time with the Padres, gives you a two run lead in the 13th inning. The Chargers look more like the Chargeless than the Chargers and the only team SDSU has beaten isnt even in div I-A. It is surely a dark day for San Diego sports but remember you predicted all of this before football season began. You are the man.

alex said...

Man it has been a hard week for San Diego. At least the Padres played hard. The Chargers hardly played.

Anonymous said...

...and the San Diego Curse lives on...