He's Unassuming, But Don't Misjudge Telesco

AP Photo

The ceremony introducing the new general manager to the media and team staff was held at Chargers Park, under a large party tent adjacent to an outdoor, Olympic-sized, sun-splashed swimming pool, fully functional and inviting, even on a dead-of-winter afternoon.


Tom Telesco — the lean, clean-cut Buffalo boy whose sharp suit couldn’t belie the Rust Belt he wears so proudly — had arrived in a faraway and far different place.


Through a hundred or so questions, on camera and off, the 40-year-old Telesco maintained the cool, executive demeanor you’d expect of a man who’d just been handed the keys to a National Football League team. No matter how wobbly the wheels, no matter how deeply into disrepair the Chargers have fallen, Telesco made it...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

NFL's Seau CTE Response Sad, Predictable

Doug Farrar, Shutdown Corner - January 10, 2013

Perhaps the saddest and most unfortunate aspect of the Thursday news that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau suffered from a neurological condition common to individuals who have had repeated head trauma was that it did not come... more »

Spanos Faces Puzzle in Chargers' Hire

Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports - January 1, 2013

Now that San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner has officially been dismissed, a team source said a consideration has to be made that's foreign to other franchises: Who will play to the Los Angeles market? As the Chargers... more »

With the Jaguars Out, What's Left for Tebow?

David Whitley, Sporting News - January 12, 2013

Tim Tebow can't go home again. He has nobody to blame but himself.   And you and me and Rex Ryan and the Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary and Planned Parenthood and right-to-lifers. … And let's not forget... more »

Ray Lewis Helps Us Feel Good About Football

Ben McGrath, The New Yorker - January 7, 2013

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’s looming retirement as a lovable football hero in good standing—a “cuddly warrior,” as I once called him—should give pause to all those inclined to prophesy... more »