| Dec 29, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Welcome to Stunned Diego.
Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs.
A month ago, the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The plight of a fan: You know you’re too locked into a team when winning is more of a relief than it is a joy. Such was the case for me last weekend when the Red Sox beat the Tigers in game six of the ALCS to get to the World Series. I had more fear...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs cherish every victory. After all, they only had two of them all last season.
So while the entire city is abuzz about their 8-0 start, and the fact that they lead the rival Denver Broncos in the suddenly stacked AFC West, the...
| Jan 6, 2014
Indianapolis and San Diego are moving on in the NFL playoffs.
And Sam Pagano is still catching his breath.
His older son, Chuck, is coach of the Colts, who erased a 28-point second-half deficit Saturday to stun Kansas City.
Sam's younger son, John,...
| Dec 18, 2013
It didn't take long for Andy Reid to have a substantial impact in turning around the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reid, a former Glendale Community College football player who is in his first season as head coach of the Chiefs after holding the same position the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team.
But how good are they, really?
We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown.
None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Peyton Manning is to the football field as Andy Reid is to the ________?
OK, I know it's still pretty early here on the West Coast, but let's see if you still have any SAT skills left.
Was your answer "sideline?" Sorry, that's incorrect, but a nice...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:58 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs deserve a lot of credit for getting off to a 9-0 start after finishing last season with an NFL-worst 2-14 record.
However, they did not invent the U-turn.
Although it isn't a common occurrence, several teams have made dramatic...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Whatever you do, please don't tell Knowshon Moreno to cry you a river. He just might do it.
Because not only is the Denver Broncos running back admittedly an emotional guy, he also produces enormous tears when he cries.
And lots of them.
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Mike Tomlin had one foot on the field, but did the Pittsburgh coach cross the line?
The Jacoby Jones kickoff return was the most talked-about play after the Thanksgiving game between the Steelers and Baltimore, the moment Mr. Tomlin became Mr. Magoo....
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine.
"This is one...