No Ones Chargers 2018 Season Preview

INTERIOR - ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL, LOS ANGELES - MIDDAY [A decent group of formal, yet lavishly dressed people sit in the pews as the funeral for Faye Spanos is about to get underway. However, due to the vast size of the church, the audience seems dwarfed by comparison. The organ softly

World War G – Chapter 8: Good-Byes

A new leader will inevitably make purges, the quality of which can only be parsed after that leader has been replaced or - more safely - has died, since there may still be supporters of that regime in power long after that leader has passed on. After Stalin's death, there

World War G – Chapter 7: Total War

19200 S. Main Street Carson, CA 90248 The Goodyear Blimp Hangar - Home of Wingfoot 2 The Goodyear blimp has been a fixture at many major sporting events from its first appearance at the Rose Bowl in 1955. Technically no longer a blimp, because it now has a rigid frame underneath its polyester

World War G – Chapter 5: Home Front USA

Las Vegas, Nevada [Sheldon Adelson is the picture of an old-world banker: short, chubby, with the toupee-assisted thinning horseshoe-hair of a man who'd spent long hours poring over financial reports instead of his children's report cards. He speaks into the ether, rarely making eye contact or pausing for questions. During the

World War G – Chapter 4: Turning the Tide

Pleasanton, California The seating area of a converted bus is where possibly the most famous Raider coach awaits.     Enthusiastic, a rather mundane word to describe one of history’s most ebullient sports figures. Some revere him as a broadcasting savior, some revile him as a monster on the microphone, but if you

World War G – Chapter 3: The Great Panic

Naval Air Station Alameda: Oakland, CA A once-functioning naval base, NAS Alameda was now being used as a storage facility for an organization on its last legs in the region where it operated. Being conveniently down the road from the team's current, dilapidated stadium aided the franchise in disposing of its

World War G – Chapter 2: Blame

345 Park Avenue, New York, NY   NFL Headquarters I was meeting with Roger Goodell, the head of the NFL. I hadn't expected to get an actual meeting with him, as I'd heard that - since President Trump had declared him a national disgrace over the kneeling issue - he'd become a recluse

World War G – Chapter 1: Warnings

ESPN Headquarters, Bristol, CT The first outbreak I saw was on television. It came from a dank & darkened hellhole on the east coast. "Bristol" they called it. I was stationed in New York, hired sight-unseen by the corporate overlords at "the campus". Now, I was expected to make my first