It was a Good stretch for,
Heaven, which welcomes Jerry Coleman, the iconic San Diego Padres' sportscaster who died Jan. 5 at the age of 89. Hard to think of a more inspiring local figure. His baseball career was interrupted twice by wars. Instead of catching grounders, he had to fly fighter planes. Let's think of some current players who would sacrifice as dearly. Yep, we're stumped. (No wait: Alex Rodriquez would certainly do so.)
Mayoral candidates, Kevin Faluconer and David Alvarez, both of whom ran commercials during the recent San Diego Chargers playoff run. Seriously, given the holidays and the Chargers unexpected triumphs, we had forgotten there was an election coming up. And talk about an audience reach! Only their thrilling debates do better than football. (We joke, we joke ...)
Bars, concession stands and restaurants at San Diego International Airport as bad weather back East caused all sorts of delays. Nothing like drinking a cold one while reading the latest People Magazine while using your carryon as a foot rest. Airports: They rock.
It was a Badstretch for,
Thinking clearly, as two men tried to rob a restaurant in Vista. An employee ofUncle Tony's Italian Cuisinedidn't exactly cower. He fired eight shots at the robbers, wounding both. Hey, we're not about furthering stereotypes, but we don't think it's a wise move to try and tackle any place called Uncle Tony's or Uncle Vito's or Uncle Luca Brasi's. Just eat and offer many compliments.
U-T San Diego employees who were told by the company it would no longer offer the 3 percent match to their 401k plans because of — what else — Obamacare. Next to go will be their mileage reuimbursement because of Obama's support of a federal minimum wage increase.
A disgruntled fired coach's prediction. When getting the boot after the 2012 season, Chargers head coachNorv Turner said the Chargers wouldn't be close to making the playoffs, given the team's personnel losses. Good call. He went to the Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator. Browns won four games. (There, his argument about a lame team has much better traction.)