Month: January 2018

The TKF Winter Meeting 2018

A crowd formed at the Whistlestop Bar in South Park and the guys hit record. Darren Smith, Bernie Wilson, and Dike Natsai Anyiwo came down and we talked about San Diego Sports moving forward in 2018.

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Hello People of San Diego Sports!

Today we released some info and rules for THIS WEDNESDAY’s first ever San Diego Sports Trivia Championship!

For those of you who don’t like listening to things, I will write it here. Most of it. I made one fairly solid joke on the audio version that I wrote rewrite here. Sorry.

First of, it’s this Wednesday at The Whistle Stop Bar in South Park.

7:30pm – Live podcast begins with guests Darren Smith, Dike, and Bernie Wilson!

Trivia immediately follows the live pod, with only a short break to set up a couple things.

TEAMS: You can play by yourself. No reason to have friends. If you do, we highly recommend limiting your team to five people. We won’t be crazy about this, but it is recommended. If you come with six then fine. Seven is pushing it, and none of us have eight friends.

STYLE: This will be packet trivia (you’ll get it when you get there), and we will be playing five short rounds. Each round will be different. General knowledge, some music, and some specific team stuff. This won’t be easy, but what part of being a San Diego sports fan is?

HARDCORE NO-NOS: Cheating won’t be tolerated. Don’t mess with me. No cell phones or smartphones, or tablets, or watches or what ever will be allowed to be taken out while a round is in progress. If we see one out during a round then your team is disqualified from that round. No exceptions. If you need to take a call then you exit the bar, and don’t come back in until the round is over.

That’s it. Pretty simple. We have no set time for the beginning of trivia. If you arrive late you are welcome to play, but run the risk of falling too far behind to win or even place.

We here at The Kept Faith will not be playing. We’ll be hosting and running the game. You’re welcome. Any questions? TWEET AT US!

We’ll see you Wednesday night!

(Whistle stop is cash only, but you can bring in outside food. Plan accordingly.)

Week 17 (& Season) Recap: Chargers vs. Raiders

My apologies for the delay, it has been almost a week since the Chargers played their final game of the season. But that was way back in 2017 when things were so hectic and horrible. We’re now living in 2018 where the only thing the Chargers can do is suck at watching football.

Brief week 17 recap:

GOOD- My friend attended the game and saw a hero in a LA Galaxy jersey holding up a sign that read “GET OFF MY LAWN” and that poet deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

BAD- The Chargers beat the Raiders handily, despite their 8th of 8 possible home games where the visiting fans equalled or outnumbered the blue and gold. They Bolts beat them so convincingly that Mark Davis mustered up 100 million dollars to throw at QB Camp Counselor and B- commentator Jon Gruden to salvage the Derek Carr era. Apparently the Raiders want to get rid of all their money before they have a chance to lose it in Vegas. Always bet against Black (and Silver).

This may be the couple glasses of wine writing this next paragraph, but looking back on the Chargers 2017 season, I’m mostly just sad. Sure I can dip into my schadenfreude that the Spanos family became a national laughing stock and the Bolts missed the playoffs for the 4th straight season. And the fact that the team’s performance had no affect on my mood each week was nice. But I am still a man without a team. An orphan. I’d have loved to love this team, but a slovenly billionaire wanted to be a big shot. Now no one is happy and that is the world we must come to accept. Last night I drank warm beer smuggled into to a karaoke bar in Little Tokyo and sang the national anthem from my knee. We’ve become a country of belligerent protestors. The NFL is a microcosm of America and I miss when that was a good thing. Or at least better than now.

On a more upbeat note, here’s a bunch of things that happened this season:

  • Antonio Gates now holds the NFL record for TD passes for a tight end. I don’t care what drugs he’s done, Antonio is a class act and is on my personal (San Diego) Chargers Mount Rushmore along with LT, Eric Weddle, and Danny Woodhead AKA the only white life that matters.
  • Four kickers. They went through FOUR of them. It seemed like a dozen. Having a bad kicker is like having a race car with bad tires. It’s really not that hard to get right and it is a true testament to organizational incompetence. I keep saying it, but there are no bad kickers, just bad teams that have kickers.
  • Keenan Allen is always open and he has a sweet beard, but he’s become a prancy piece of shit and I don’t like him.
  • Cardale Jones is a genuine character and God’s gift to sports twitter. Scroll through his timeline and smile.
  • Travis Benjamin had one of the most hilarious punt return fuckups that I can remember. What a disaster he has been. Telesco has made some decent acquisitions but he’s whiffed on some big contracts as well.
  • The top 2 draft picks did jack shit this year, and here’s to hoping they always do! Stay injured, protect your brains and get that money! NFL is corrupt and God is dead, get yours and stay on the sidelines!
  • They have 17th overall draft pick in 2018. Everyone knows they need to find their heir to Rivers, who has maybe one more good year in him. There are 4 good QBs declared for the draft, and 6 teams with a bigger need for QB drafting ahead of them. Which means they either sell the farm to move up in the draft (think Ryan Leaf) OR they take the 5th or 6th best that falls to them and languish for years and years realizing how badly the squandered Philip “flippin” Rivers.
  • Philip Rivers rides a party bus with a TV in it to watch game film on his daily commute from SD to LA. Bless his Catholic heart. He’s as dedicated to his family and craft as he is to not wearing a condom.
  • The big PR push this year was “Fight for LA!” and wow, they lost that fight pretty bad. Like Mike Tyson vs Michael Spinks bad. But like if before the fight Michael Spinks had yelled out “This is for you LA!…” [punch] [canvas] [concussion].
  • Hometown activist Joseph “SD Sign Guy” McCrae expertly trolled the Spanoses with his flyover messages. My favorite: “WANT TO SEE A SELLOUT DEAN? LOOK IN THE MIRROR”
  • Dean and the rest of the Spanos family took promotional photos surveying the Inglewood site where the Chargers will eventually lose a bunch. They were wearing hard hats with lightning bolts on them like they were children on a field trip visiting people with real jobs.

That’s all folks! FUCK THE CHARGERS!

Jono Zalay is a native San Diegan and co-host of the F*** The Chargers podcast, available on iTunes and all those other places. He now lives in Los Angeles where he can hate the Chargers from close proximity.

Goodbye 2017 – TKF Pod #114

​This week Nick talks to stand up comic, San Diego native and co-host of the F*CK The Chargers podcast Jono Zalay. They go back through the year and discuss the feelings they had watching their old team play for another city. Then Nick stops by his Dad’s house to watch the Chargers beat the Raiders and miss the playoffs. It was a good time had by all!

Come to The Kept Faith’s Winter Meeting 2018 at the Whistle Stop on January 10th at 7:30pm. There will be great guests during the live pod and trivia afterwards.

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