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The football game between Air Force and San Diego State will be played on Thursday night despite the partial government shutdown.
The football game between Air Force and San Diego State will be played on Thursday night despite the partial government shutdown.
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The Javelinas dropped the AFL opener yesterday in Surprise. Cory Spangenberg went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored while Austin Hedges went 2-for-4. Unfortunately, Adys Portillo didn't have a great day on the mound when he came in ...
The Javelinas dropped the AFL opener yesterday in Surprise. Cory Spangenberg went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored while Austin Hedges went 2-for-4. Unfortunately, Adys Portillo didn't have a great day on the mound when he came in to pitch the 6th inning. After loading the bases with two outs, he went behind 3-1 in the count to Saguaros hitter Mitch Haniger and then gave up a grand slam to the left fielder to put Surprise up 7-3. The Javs got two more runs in the 8th inning to close the gap and then Hedged led off the 9th with a single, but the run never came home and the Saguaros held on for the 7-6 victory. Today the Javs host the Saguaros in Peoria. Tommy Medica, batting in the 3-spot and playing first base, is the lone Padres representative in the starting lineup today. The game is already underway, scoreless in the 1st, and you can follow along with Gameday.
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Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports It is no secret that Chris Johnson i...
Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports It is no secret that Chris Johnson is not playing very well so far this year. The former Pro Bowler still does not have a rushing touchdown through the Tennessee Titans’ first five contests and he is only averaging 59 yards per game. Last week’s 49-yard catch and run is one of the few highlights from the sixth-year running back’s season so far, as his longest carry of the year is only 23 yards. To put his diminished production into context, both the Philadelphia Eagles (LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick) and the Buffalo Bills (Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller) have two players on their rosters who have more rushing yards than Johnson. But just how bad Johnson’s start in the context of the rest of his career? As it turns out, not that bad. The chart below details the numbers. Chris Johnson’s stats through five games by year Carries Yards Yards/Carry Rushing TDs 2013  94  294  3.1  0 2012  73  210  2.9  0 2011  83  250  3.0  0 2010  113  485  4.3  4 2009  78  468  6.3  2 2008  85  381  5.0  2 Despite Johnson’s underwhelming start, he is still doing better through five games than he did last year and the previous year. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say he is playing well, but it is important to remember that things could be worse. Also, despite having the worst opening five games of his career in 2012, Johnson still finished the year with 1,243 yards. Conversely, in 2010, Johnson had more yards through five games than ever before or since, but he finished with only 1,364. In short, there is still a lot of time left for the running back formerly known as CJ2K to turn his season around. Chris Johnson’s final stats by year Carries Yards Yards/Carry Rushing TDs 2013  ?  ?  ?  ? 2012  276  1,243  4.5  6 2011  262  1,047  4.0  4 2010  316  1,364  4.3  11 2009  358  2,006  5.6  14 2008  251  1,228  4.9  9 It is also worth mentioning that, through the first three games this year, Johnson racked up 256 yards on 3.7 yards per carry. It is only in the last two weeks that his performance saw a sharp downturn. Also, the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars are ranked 31 and 32 in run defense, respectively, and the Houston Texans are in a three-way tie for 30th place. Five of the Titans’ 11 remaining games are against those terrible rush defenses, so expect Johnson to have a much stronger second half of the season. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. *All stats are from ESPN.com Chris Johnson’s Slow Start A Cause For Concern? - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - A Tennessee Titans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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With 2013 rapidly drawing to a close, we’re excited to announce that jQuery’s first stop in 2014 will be in lovely San Diego, California on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13! It’s our first trip to San Di...
With 2013 rapidly drawing to a close, we’re excited to announce that jQuery’s first stop in 2014 will be in lovely San Diego, California on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13! It’s our first trip to San Diego, and we’re hoping you’ll join us at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center to beat the winter doldrums for a week that will be chock-full of jQuery, JavaScript, and front-end development, and how the latest and greatest relates to what you do every day. The early bird gets the worm – and saves fifty bucks – so get your tickets now! Call for Speakers As always, we’re looking for great speakers to help us make jQuery San Diego into a conference that’s both edifying and entertaining. In the same way that jQuery is but one of the many tools that front-end developers use regularly, jQuery Conference is an opportunity to present and learn about the many technologies and practices that help us build web apps today. In other words, we’re eager to hear proposals about HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, testing, tooling, deploying, mobile, responsive design, and pretty much anything else relevant to front-end engineering today. (Of course, proposals about jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile are happily welcomed as well.) Our call for speakers is open from now through November 10, 2013, and we’re hoping to hear from speakers with a diverse range of experience as conference speakers, web developers, and people! If you have any questions about speaking at jQuery San Diego, please get in touch with us on Twitter @jqcon or via e-mail at content at jquery dot org. Level Up With Roost For San Diego’s pre-conference training, we’re partnering with Bocoup to bring you Roost, a two-day training conference that’s a great opportunity to increase your skills with many aspects of web development, including jQuery & JavaScript, HTML & CSS, unit testing, and more. If you’re a beginning-to-intermediate web developer looking to make the most of your trip and warm up before jQuery Conference, Roost’s two days of practical guidance on February 10-11 make a great complement to your week. Roost and jQuery Conference will both be at the Town and Country Resort, with individual tickets available for each event, as well as a discounted combination ticket to both events. That’s All…For Now Tickets for jQuery Conference and Roost are on sale now, and supplies of early bird tickets are limited! We can’t wait to start reviewing your proposals and announce the speaker lineup, but until then, follow @jqcon for news and updates! We’re also looking for sponsors to team up with us and help make our time in San Diego as awesome as possible, so if your company wants to get involved, get in touch with us for a sponsorship packet and more information.
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The football game between Air Force and San Diego State will be played on Thursday night despite the partial government shutdown.
The football game between Air Force and San Diego State will be played on Thursday night despite the partial government shutdown.
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In addition to looking goddamn magnificent whilst standing in pastoral settings, my friends Joe Pug and Vandaveer also make some fine music — and when they switch songs it gets even more delightful. For their Fall 2013 tour togeth...
In addition to looking goddamn magnificent whilst standing in pastoral settings, my friends Joe Pug and Vandaveer also make some fine music — and when they switch songs it gets even more delightful. For their Fall 2013 tour together that JUST STARTED, they have each picked a song of the others’ to record for a split single. I am pleased to be able to premiere these songs for you all, to entice you further into their winsome grandeur. STREAM (since Yahoo broke my embedded player) DOWNLOAD Waking Hour (Vandaveer) – Joe Pug Call It What You Will (Joe Pug) – Vandaveer The original Vandaveer song that Joe picked is from their wonderful 2011 record Dig Down Deep, one of my favorites of 2011. The Joe song turned lush by Vandaveer comes from his original debut EP, 2008′s Nation of Heat. I’ve had the privilege of having both of these artists in my chapel sessions and house shows, and I just came across an old interview I did with Joe Pug what feels like 1,000 years ago. It remains one of my favorite interviews I’ve done, because Joe’s brain is amazing. See: We promised too much and we gave it too soon: The Joe Pug Interview (7/10/09). Then go out to one of these shows, and hug them all for me: JOE PUG FALL TOUR 2013 Oct 8 Albuquerque, NM–Low Spirits * Oct 9 Phoenix, AZ–The Rhythm Room * Oct 10 San Diego, CA–The Soda Bar * Oct 11 Los Angeles, CA–The Satellite * Oct 12 San Francisco, CA–Cafe DuNord * Oct 13 Felton, CA–Don Quixote’s * Oct 14 Sacramento, CA–Harlow’s * Oct 16 Eugene, OR–Sam Bond’s Garage * Oct 17 Portland, OR–The Doug Fir * Oct 18 Vancouver, BC–Electric Owl * Oct 19 Seattle, WA–The Crocodile * Oct 20 Bellingham, WA–The Green Frog * Oct 21 Moscow, ID–Mikey’s * Oct 22 Boise, ID–Neurolux * Oct 23 Salt Lake City, UT–The State Room * Oct 25 Denver, CO–The Larimer Lounge * Oct 26 Kansas City, MO–The Record Bar * Nov 5 Milwaukee, WI–Linneman’s Nov 6 Iowa City, IA–Gabe’s # Nov 7 Minneapolis, MN–7th Street Entry # Nov 8 Chicago, IL–Lincoln Hall # Nov 9 Indianapolis, IN–Do317 Lounge # Nov 10 Akron, OH–Musica # Nov 11 Newport, KY–Southgate House # Nov 12 Columbus, OH–Rumba Cafe # Nov 13 Nashville, TN–The Stone Fox # Nov 14 Louisville, KY–Zanzabar # Nov 15 Champaign, IL # Nov 16 St. Louis, MO–The Firebird # Nov 18 Fayetteville, AR–George’s Majestic # Nov 20 Tulsa, OK–The Vanguard # Nov 21 Norman, OK–Opolis # Nov 22 Houston, TX–Fitzgerald’s # Nov 23 Austin, TX–The Parish # * With Vandaveer # With Sera Cahoone [top photo taken by Todd Roeth -- I believe in the orchard outside my house! Second photo I bet by Sarah Law, though I have no confirmation of this. I have damn talented friends all around.]
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October 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is tackled by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17....
October 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is tackled by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (96) during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports San Diego Chargers LB Jarret Johnson is one of the few men on the defensive side of the football that has come out to play this season. Too bad he hasn’t had much support from the rest of the guys on the roster. Double-J has been a force at outside linebacker, setting the edge in the running game and this year he is getting pressure on the quarterback and reeling in the sacks. That really hasn’t been part of repretoir in the past, but he has been getting after it this season. The highest single season sack total that he has had in his first 10 seasons in the league was 6. He has 4 in his first 5 games this season already. Last season he finished with 1.5 sacks. He was beaten up pretty good in the Oakland Raiders game on Sunday. It looks like he hurt his shoulder when Manti Te’o and him collided on a tackle and then he left the game early with a hamstring injury. Losing Johnson for any amount of time would be a kill shot for our defense. We already are missing Dwight Freeney and the defense has already been hanging on by a thread with the players that they have, if we lost our best defensive player this season, we would be in a world of hurt. We only face Andrew Luck this weekend. Luck may not get talked about as much as some of the other quarterbacks in the league, but he is as dangerous as some of those other guys. We will need Jarret Johnson back on the field to help provide that pressure. Johnson has been thriving in the defensive scheme this season. Hope he is able to nurse that injury to 100% and will be able to knock down Andrew Luck and a whole other mess of quarterbacks in the near future. Chargers LB Jarret Johnson One Of Few Players On Defense Playing Well - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A San Diego Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed on Wednesday that Matt Schaub will be the starting quarterback when they host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday."Was a tough decision, real tough," Kubiak said. "But was the best decision going ...
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed on Wednesday that Matt Schaub will be the starting quarterback when they host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday."Was a tough decision, real tough," Kubiak said. "But was the best decision going into this game."Schaub has struggled this season, throwing nine interceptions, including four that have been returned for touchdowns. Schaub was benched at the end of the Texans' 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Kubiak also confirmed that the team has signed tight end Jacob Byrne off the San Diego Chargers' practice squad. The addition of Byrne increases the Texans' depth to a tight end position that will be without Owen Daniels for the foreseeable future due to a fractured fibula.ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier on Wednesday that Daniels would be placed on the "injured reserve - designated for return" list, which would mean an eight-week absence.Byrne spent the 2013 offseason with the Texans, catching two passes for 19 yards in four preseason games before he was released as part of the final roster cuts. Byrne joined the Chargers' practice squad on Sept. 2 and entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin, receiving an impressive $15,000 to sign with the New Orleans Saints in 2012.
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Just some house-cleaning. Needing tight end help, Texans sign Jake Byrne off Chargers practice squad. Chargers sign TE Ryan Otten, filling Byrne's spot, sources say. — Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) October 9, 2013 Charg...
Just some house-cleaning. Needing tight end help, Texans sign Jake Byrne off Chargers practice squad. Chargers sign TE Ryan Otten, filling Byrne's spot, sources say. — Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) October 9, 2013 Chargers have signed offensive tackle Mike Remmers off Buccaneers practice squad, per source. — Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) October 9, 2013 That first one is no big deal. The second one might be. There's no word on what the corresponding roster move is, but someone will have to be taken off of the 53-man roster for Mike Remmers to be added to it. Also, if the Chargers are looking for help at offensive tackle, they're either really nervous about King Dunlap's injury being a long-term one, or they're ready to part ways with Nick Becton after seeing him play for a few snaps against the Raiders on Sunday. A former Beaver from Oregon State, Remmers signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent last year. When the Broncos cut him, he signed on with Tampa Bay and has been on the Buccaneers practice squad ever since. He has yet to play a snap in the NFL (besides int he preseason).
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Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fan Dr. Death holds a breast cancer awareness flag before the game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports As you may well know, Octo...
Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fan Dr. Death holds a breast cancer awareness flag before the game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports As you may well know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The NFL does it’s part which is why football fans see a lot of pink during the games. I have heard a lot of people complain about seeing pink. I have also heard questions asking: “why just breast cancer and not all of the other cancers?” or “what about other diseases or health issues?” Brandon Marshall and mental health issues come to mind. While it would be nice to see the NFL and other major organizations promote and raise money or awareness for every valid and meaningful cause; there are so many worthy causes out there it is just not possible to promote all of them The NFL partnered with the American Cancer Society in 2009 and created their “A Crucial Catch” campaign to promote breast cancer awareness. [The] program provides outreach and breast cancer screenings to women in underserved communities. Throughout the month player and coaches wear different items (shoes, shirts, jersey patches, hats, etc) and those items are auctioned off. All proceeds go to the ACS. Personally I don’t mind it. Perhaps other organizations attempted to partner with the NFL and perhaps not. The ACS was successful with this particular campaign, and that’s okay. Breast, prostate, skin, liver, lung, bone, esophageal, leukemia, rectal, cervical; the list of cancer types is long and almost shocking. Cancer is not a respecter of persons; big, little, old, young, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, wealthy, poor; it doesn’t matter. At some point in your life, you will be affected by cancer in one form or another, whether you have it or a friend or loved one has it. Cancer Sucks. I hate cancer. I really do. I extremely dislike the Packers, Lions, Vikings, Seahawks and Cowboys, but I HATE Cancer. My Mother Diane was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She fought the disease for 2 years before going into remission. After another couple of years, it came back, only this time with a vengeance. The cancer was in her bones, her lungs, her kidneys, her lymph nodes as well as many other places. I watched my sweet Mother suffer through treatments and a slowly deteriorating quality of life. At one point she was given 6 months to live; she passed away 5 1/2 months later in 2006. She was fairly young at 62 years of age. She was, like so many other cancer victims, taken from her spouse, her children and grand children. Losing a loved one to any disease is a terrible thing to go through. May is still a really difficult time of year for me and many in my family because of my Mother’s death. Many say that it’s not fair that the NFL promotes Breast Cancer awareness month and does not promote awareness of any other cancer or disease; well, life’s not fair either. Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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