I was about to spend this week's post talking about how hopeless being a Charger fan feels right now. Fucking Nick Lachey is talking shit about us. As bad as the Bolts are right now, I felt I had to say something to him. He had Tweeted that he got kicked out of the game on Sunday, but that the Bungles still won. He said he wouldn't talk trash, however. I wrote that he shouldn't talk trash because Cincinnati has the same amount of Lombardi Trophies as the Bolts do. Also, we have Mario Lopez as our former teen idol fan representative. He's a lot cooler than Nick Lachey. Did he actually call a Bolthead's wife "a fucking bitch" or choke someone? It doesn't matter. However, I can't believe somone was actually wearing the Igor Olshansky jersey in the video.
I was writing during the game that this would be another game the Bolts would lose in the end. I wish I didn't have to say it, but I wish even more than it wasn't true. It's not as if they had true control of any other these games they've lost in the second half. My dad sent me this link to a Wall Street Journal piece calling the Chargers "The Kings Of 45 Minute Football." That's the only kind of attention this team gets or deserves from the media outside of San Diego.
Of course, there were headlines yesterday about AJ being destined to join Norval on the long walk off the premises at Chargers Park. I'll be happy when it actually happens. This is one instance when I actually believe Kevin Acee. I don't like seeing Dean Spanos having to refute the specifics of the report, however. I don't want Acee to do anything to fuck this decision up. But I know it's all a PR game Deano is playing and I do think he'll ax both guys. I wish he would do it now, rather than wait. I don't trust him to sit on this decision, but I think it's the only decision that can be made. That's why I don't feel bad about not feeling bad about the last few losses. It's the only way Spanos would actually do this.
As for who will join Jimmy Raye and eventually Dean Spanos at the helm, I have no idea. Gruden would be the splashy hire and I would be happy. However, I also know as you do that no one has won a Super Bowl with two teams. The coach from Stanford seems like a good fit, but I know that taking chances isn't Dean's thing. It's December and this is the time when football games start to really matter. Yet, the Chargers are already finished. But this is the inevitable outcome to the Norval Experiment. On NFL Network, Acee claims that the team will avoid the college route. Although Andy Reid got Philly to a Super Bowl, I have to also agree that he'd be a little too Norvish for my tastes.
I am still going to the game on December 23, only because my dad and I still have tickets. At least I know that one of two coaches that have beaten the Chargers will lose that day. However, I am taking my daughter to a Barbie movie on Sunday. The film is at 3, and I am sure I will keep tabs on the game before we go. I will tape it and watch if there is anything worth seeing. This is what happens when you shit the bed before the snow hits the ground.
PS I like the line in the linked NFL.com piece--the housecleaning is coming. I smell another sticker...
It was good to end the historical domination at Pitt, other than that--- the Chargers will find a way to make the last game against Oakland more meaningless than we think now. They are who we thought they are, and please exit Stage right, Norv and AJ, Nice to see Norv advocating for his assts., in the post game presser. Since Carolina has nothing on the line, look for Cam Newton to showcase his talents in San Diego. Since they beat ATL, and ATL thrashed SD at home, it should be like 55 to 10 right? Wish Dean had some cajones though, We Bolt fans are in an tough situation, while rooting for the team, and yet 99.9 percent wishing for the NT and AJ to go. Please make it end oh Football gods. Bmore fires OC Cam, Phila has run out of asst., coaches to let go and SD in the middle wait interminably, grasping at Acee's "scoop" .
@Lucab12 funny thing, the other day I was just revisiting the box-score from that ill fated Marty Cam choke day, Never trust the bible thumpers like Cam in my view, we are always screwed when the coaches answer to a "higher source" Goddammit this is football for crisakes! Cooper and Company had Peyton's number, we were destined for SB Glory! Oh well how long we will wonder the wilderness now. At least we are under the radar now. I am looking at what could have been. AJ has got to go, because its starts a clean slate, no more Martyball connection, no more Norv
@Lucab12 Wait we can't fire our OC(during season) because he is the HC, gotta hand it to Norv for parlaying job security
Whit, not satisfying to me. D line getting good, but can't run and Rivers wasn't great. Drops as well. Jammer can't cover and we know how they play when it counts.
Ross, I agree about our offense and secondary needing fixing. I just liked putting another game in the loss column for Pittsburgh. I also agree that if we needed this win Norval would not have been able to rally the troups and that's why he needs to go. Rivers also let time expire twice and over threw receivers too many times. Any offensive line minus Clary is automatically better. Also agree that running game is a joke. Leading the league in RB receptions is not a good thing in this case.
Hey Ross, today was "alternate reality day". I must admit beating Pittsburgh on the road was quite satisfying. I hate that team under any circumstance. But who was that team out there today. Certainly no team that I have recognized this year. But if you did look more closely there were at many times parts of what we are used to seeing still going on. Will we ever escape the madness?
Honestly, Jeff, I am not happy because you and I both know they would never do it if the games still mattered.
Oh no. Please, no.
But seriously, you have to be proud of that effort regardless of the circumstances.