Dear Mr. Spanos

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Hi. You don’t know me. We’ve never met. You have no clue of my history with the San Diego Chargers, the team you unfortunately own. Which probably makes this all a lot easier for you. An hour and a half, Dean. Two with traffic. That’s how long the drive is
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The Novak Djokovic era

As Novak Djokovic won his 11th major and tied Roy Emerson’s record haul of six Australian Open titles, I felt something strange — something that I hadn’t felt in the last 10 years or so. The big four, who had arguably come to define the golden age of men’s tennis,
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81 Reasons

Don’t read this column. At least, not yet. Instead, think for a second. Try to remember being 9 years old. People don’t remember the past chronologically, but by the few moments they find the most personally formative. I’m no exception — in fact, I can honestly admit I remember only
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The return of LA football

The wait is finally over. The city of Los Angeles, my hometown, finally has an NFL team to call its own. I never thought I would live to see this day. Those who live — and especially grew up — in the city of Los Angeles understood how momentous this
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Brett Favre’s lessons

My brother shook me awake from my turkey-induced slumber. “Brett Favre is about to cry,” he said, with a slight chuckle to his voice. I jolted awake, smiling and eager to see the famous Wrangler spokesperson and repeat-retiree break down. Admittedly, my excitement was cruel, but I couldn’t help but
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The Mamba Manifesto

Just when I thought I had cried enough with finals coming up. I read the poem, and I couldn’t handle it. Kobe, the one show my parents would let me stay up late to watch as a kid. Kobe, the greatest spectacle in the entertainment capital of the world. Kobe,
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“The Greatest of All Time”

TBE. The Best Ever. This is an achievement a newly retired Floyd Mayweather believes he has earned throughout his career. It’s hard to argue against this when considering the fact that Mayweather dominated the sport of boxing for almost two decades, finishing with a perfect record of 49-0. He retired
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Leading the charge

How can a player replace LaDainian Tomlinson — San Diego’s hero and a man in permanent Chargers legacy, as the savior of our franchise? Melvin Gordon will let you know when he finds out. The young running back, freshly shipped in from the football factory that is the University of
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Knights in shining armor

“I don’t know why people idolize athletes. I find it stupid for people to look up to them,” said a close friend once when we were having a casual debate on the toughest sports. I unsurprisingly was outraged at this comment. For a person who loves sports, that comment was
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The Djoker becomes king.

As Novak Djokovic sealed his third major title of the year and went on his victory lap at the Arthur Ashe stadium, he locked eyes with his friend, actor Gerard Butler, and screamed, “This is Sparta.” That famous dialogue from the film “300” explains Djokovic’s place in the tennis world
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