LT Throws in the Towel

February 5, 2010

Well, what we were all expecting is finally here. Yesterday LaDanian Tomlinson said he doesn’t want to play for the Chargers anymore. In a radio interview this week he stated that he felt disconnected and questioned the commitments of some of the players. If you can’t tell, he doesn’t want to go quietly.

“I don’t know what it is,” he said. “We’re (at) the point where these guys that come into the league, it’s not about the same values no more. It’s not about football, the things that you’re taught — faith, family, football. To them, it’s notabout that no more. It’s the name … It’s ‘me.’ And that’s the thing that’s so disappointing to me, because I can’t deal with that no more. If that’s going to be allowed I just can’t deal with that type of stuff.”

Co host Scott Kaplan of the “Scott and BR Show” on XX Sports Radio asked LT about his disappointment as a team leader, and in some of the things in the Chargers playoff loss.

“Some of this I feel like is taken out of my hands,” Tomlinson said. “You said a leader and all this kind of stuff, but there was a big part of this year, where for whatever reason, I didn’t feel connected as far as the team, the unity, togetherness, family. I didn’t feel that at times in the season. There were times that I did. But I’m saying that was a problem in the locker room, I felt like. Just my opinion.”

Tomlinson said he was as happy this season as he had been in some time, saying he felt the current Chargers team cost him his best chance at a Super Bowl. A playoff loss, a game in which the team committed numerous uncharger-like mistakes, changed his thinking.

The way I think of it, it would be tough to be LT. He used to be the face of the Chargers. The Chargers were HIS team. But, now Philip Rivers is the team leader, and LaDanian is no longer as big of a name as it used to be. I don’t think he wants to take the pay cut, or share the stardom either. When you think San Diego Chargers, you don’t think LT anymore. You think Philip Rivers, Darren Sproles & Vincent Jackson. That would be hard on any declining NFL stars ego.

I don’t know what us football fans are supposed to think. I don’t think the Chargers will be a very different team without him, as he wasn’t getting a lot of playing time anyway. Maybe the Bolts wont choke this year.


Chargers Vs. Steelers: A Disappointing End

October 4, 2009

The Chargers were in Pittsburgh today, and had a great second half offensively. The first half was absolutely terrible. No offense, no defense… nothing. It all added up to 21 points in the first half. Take away one of those TD’s and I think the Chargers would’ve won. My player of the game: Antonio Gates. He had a big game, 9 receptions for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Chargers had an awesome comeback in the second half, scoring their only 28 points. They just dug themselves to deep of a hole.  Next week the Chargers have a bye, and the Steelers are facing Detroit (1-3-0, 4th in the AFC North). So, after this week:

Chargers (2-2, 2nd in AFC West)

Steelers (2-2, 3rd in AFC North)

Upset of Week 4:

Denver Broncos: 17   Dallas Cowboys: 10

That game was a HUGE surprise.  I was hearing all about Dallas all week, and how phony Denver 3-0 start is. I’m not saying that the Broncos, who lead the AFC West at 4-0, deserve it… but they are there and that’s all that matters now. They beat Cincinnati on a fluke play, but whatever.

They have a tough schedule coming up. If they can go through the Patriots, the Chargers, the Ravens and the Steelers with 2 or less losses they might actually be a contender. I don’t see it happening, though. My prediction is that they will have MAX, 1 win. New England, Baltimore and Pittsburgh will dominate them on defense and out play them on offense. If they are not beat up after their game with the Patriots, then Denver and my Chargers are going to have a close game on their hands. However, if the Broncos go out there tired and beat up from the previous week, the Chargers can put it away early.


2009 NFL Playoff Picks: AFC

September 19, 2009

Im not going to write my reasoning, just my picks for the AFC. NFC coming soon.

AFC EAST:

New York Jets

(changed my mind) New York Jets

AFC NORTH:

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC SOUTH:

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts

AFC WEST:

San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers



New Name / Theme For Us?

April 24, 2009

I’m going to be taking ideas and suggestions for a new name & theme for Bandew444’s. If you have any ideas for me, leave a comment, and you might be the one with the best idea!

Thanks!


Padres Season Opener

March 31, 2009

The Padres will open their 2009 season on Monday, 4-6-09, at Petco Park against their long time rivals, the Los Angeles Dogers. I don’t think the Padres will be able to pull it off, but maybe if they get lucky they can rally. Last year, the Padres finished 63-99 (W-L), which is 19 games under .500. The NL West just wasn’t a good division last year, only the Diamond Backs and the Dogers finished above .500. Even they, the D-Backs,  the 2nd best team in the division, finished only  2 games above .500. Here is the Padres April 2009 schedule.


Mac V.S. PC

March 24, 2009

3 out of every 50 computers run on a Mac OS (Operating System). I use Mac OS X 10.5.6 Leopard on my MacBook Pro, and I am going to get 10.6 Snow Leopard when it comes out. ALL of my friends use PC. When my friends need help with their computers, such as my friend Jacob did, I couldn’t really help him because he was on a Dell laptop running on Windows XP. It’s hard for me to relate to that anymore because I’ve learned so much about Mac in the last few months, and forgotten all about XP and Vista.

I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed over Apple, and Apple products, but I just think that Apple products are more high-quality compared to Microsoft products. I know Microsoft made the Xbox, but I didn’t say anything was wrong with that. All I’m saying (and I don’t mean any offense to all the Microsoft users that are reading this) is, look at the iPhone (which i have) and the Zune. Which would you rather have? Or an HP laptop running on Vista, or Microsoft’s newest OS , 7, compared to an iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook or a MacBook Pro. I think Apple wins in those categories.

On average, Windows users upgrade every 12 to 18 months because of their Operating System. I think there’s a problem with that. Why spend your money (which we all know is very important in these tough economic times) on a new Windows operating system when you could get a Mac and not have to upgrade for maybe three or more years? Apple’s new OS, Snow Leopard, is focused on taking up less of your hard drive space and making your computer faster. It’s basically fixing all the tiny glitches in Leopard, which there aren’t many of, and making it smaller. Windows 7 is a whole new OS. I think that Bill Gates and Microsoft should do more of what Apple is doing and fix what is wrong.