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KevinJames
10-18-2012, 09:37 PM
this is direct from the official website :spit:

http://www.chargers.com/news/article-1/Take-a-Chill-Pill/2ac2453b-53de-4bc5-a5de-6de3bd0c1c74

What’s with you people?

Yes, Monday night’s loss was bad. Horrible. Embarrassing.

Ok…enough already. No mas. I get it.

Now get over it. It was a loss. One loss.

Listening to some of you out there, you’d think Monday night was “win or go home” and the Chargers are now packing their bags.

“The Chargers are finished. Done,” said one scribe.

Another wrote, “Bye, bye Chargers. Put a fork in them.”

Sometimes I think Twitter was invented to give people a chance to puff out their chests and talk big, saying things they never would say to someone’s face.

And talk radio … don’t get me started. The old adage your mom used to preach – “If you don’t have anything good say, don’t say anything” – seems to have evolved to “if you don’t have anything good to say, call sports talk radio.”

Some of those folks are probably the same ones who called for former Head Coach Bobby Ross’ job when his first Chargers team started the 1992 season 0-4. I still remember the self-proclaimed experts saying Bobby was “in over his head”. The Chargers went on to win 11 of the next 12 games that year, along with a 17-0 victory in the first round of the playoffs.

A few of the more recent Chargers teams have been declared dead by quacks, only to awaken in good health. The 3-3 Chargers of 2004 won nine of their final 10 games. The ’06 Chargers won their final 10. The ’07 Chargers started 1-3 before winning 10 of their last 12. The ’08 Chargers won their final four in a row and the ’09 team won its last 11 games.

Time to take a chill pill. No one knows what will happen this season, yet alone the next game. That’s the beauty of the National Football League. I don’t know, you don’t know, no one knows what’s going to happen.

If you want these players and coaches to succeed, then support them. Don’t tear them down. What you want and what we all want, including your team, is to know people believe in them.

Look at it this way. We want our loved ones to succeed, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help them. But when they make mistakes, like we all do, we would never criticize or belittle them publicly.

Your team is 3-3, tied at the top of the division, and has 10 games to play. If the Chargers are your team, get behind them and stay behind them. We’re all at our best when we know others believe in us.

how horrible is this lmao

canadianbroncosfan
10-18-2012, 09:47 PM
I agree with someone saying it, whether it be a fan, sports writer, whomever. I don't think the "Director of Public Relations" is the right person.

HAT
10-18-2012, 09:48 PM
That dude is fired before Norv.

baja
10-18-2012, 09:50 PM
He's right through

maven
10-18-2012, 09:57 PM
ROFL!

Was the "director of public relations" drunk when he wrote this?

ROFL!

gunns
10-18-2012, 10:11 PM
To an extent he's right. That's why they play the game. But I think at this point in time, when the team the people have been supporting have blown leads two weeks in a row, an organization that has failed at almost every opportunity, I'd show some humility. Show some appreciation for the loyal fan and let them know they will do their best to put a better product on the field.

Mogulseeker
10-18-2012, 10:13 PM
And I thought it was bad when Pat Bowlen sent a letter to season ticket holders apologizing for Josh McDaniels.

BowlenBall
10-18-2012, 11:29 PM
Wow... completely inappropriate for that to come from the organization itself.

I actually feel sympathetic towards the Chargers fans now, you're in an abusive relationship with your own franchise. Perhaps this is their not-so-subtle way of disengaging from the fan base before moving to Los Angeles?

Doggcow
10-18-2012, 11:45 PM
Wow... completely inappropriate for that to come from the organization itself.

I actually feel sympathetic towards the Chargers fans now, you're in an abusive relationship with your own franchise. Perhaps this is their not-so-subtle way of disengaging from the fan base before moving to Los Angeles?

I don't want them to move. This **** is ****ing hilarious.

menonite
10-18-2012, 11:49 PM
But when they make mistakes, like we all do, we would never criticize or belittle them publicly.


If Philip Rivers was my son, I would punch him in his mouth on national television if he threw six picks. Then I would punch myself in the crotch until my testicles fell off for siring such a loser.

Doggcow
10-19-2012, 12:00 AM
But when they make mistakes, like we all do, we would never criticize or belittle them publicly.


If Philip Rivers was my son, I would punch him in his mouth on national television if he threw six picks. Then I would punch myself in the crotch until my testicles fell off for siring such a loser.

Realistically? Honestly I'd be proud of my son if he made it to the NFL, no matter how bad he played in one game.

menonite
10-19-2012, 12:05 AM
6 turnovers? I'm disowning him after the 4th one. I'm changing my name and moving to a different town after the 5th one. After number six, it's crotch punching time.

Nwp-Apap
10-19-2012, 12:14 AM
I'd be kind of offended if I was a Charger fan.

BroncoMan4ever
10-19-2012, 12:31 AM
He's right through

I agree, it is too early to write off a season, but Monday was a brutal loss. That was the type of loss that eats at a franchise. The belief that, "even up by 24 and dominating we still lose" just gnaws at the minds of players and coaches. The season isn't over, but that loss could very well be a season killer.

Subsrquently, our Broncos now have the belief that they can do anything and no obstacle is too much. A great feeling that can propel a team forward

SportinOne
10-19-2012, 01:25 AM
I think somewhere along the line he had the right idea but when he started writing his frustration with the team and the fan response effected what should have been strictly a "lets band together" message and turned it into "i can't stand you all how dare you get down on the one thing you look forward to all week after it ****s all over you, and now you have to go to your **** job and think about it until they play again which, i think, isn't for almost two weeks.. now let's all band together, eh? come on, unless you're a ****ing loser."

extralife
10-19-2012, 04:37 AM
The best part is where they pretended that the chargers have fans

spiralism
10-19-2012, 05:57 AM
Meanwhile, AJ Smith also chips in:

"We cannot play as a team," Smith said. "We appear to not be able to handle adversity or finish games. Individual and team confidence appears to be going south."

The organization seems to be sending two messages here. Smith also called the Chargers "a mess" and said the team will either rise from "the ashes to a division championship" or will have to start a "new era" next year.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000082101/article/san-diego-chargers-to-their-fans-take-a-chill-pill

Nice front office there guys. What a ****ing joke of an organisation. After some of the **** they put us through in recent years, i'm loving every ****ing minute of this.

BowlenBall
10-19-2012, 06:16 AM
Looks like the national media has just picked up on this as well -- here's an excerpt from Shutdown Corner at Yahoo!:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/chargers-pr-director-tells-everyone-chill-pill-team-123553412--nfl.html

"It's not the job of the media, local or national, to show the Chargers that we believe in them. It's our job to report what happened as objectively as we possibly can, hopefully with enough color to keep readers from falling asleep halfway through the articles.

The fans have the right to say whatever the heck they want about the teams they support with their time, money, and passion, as long as they're not going after players with death threats on Twitter and other moronic things like that. And it's the job of talk radio to talk about the team in ways that will involve listeners so that they become potential callers and willing buyers of the products advertised on the stations.

And as long as we're talking about jobs and responsibilities, it's the (often thankless) job of PR directors to disseminate information to the media and be a liaison to the players, while trying to deflect the angry missives coming from this coach or that general manager when someone in the front office doesn't like what was written or said. That's understood and respected. But this article crosses the line.

Was Johnston's piece forced and endorsed the team, or was he going rogue here? Whatever the case, Johnston is far out of line. It's an enormous failure of the public relations concept when a team sends out a "Love it or leave it!" blast at the best of times -- never mind doing it just a few days after perhaps the worst collapse in team history."

BowlenBall
10-19-2012, 06:20 AM
From the National Football Post:

"The article might draw the ire of some fans who feel it is their right to be critical of the players, Coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith when their favorite team disappoints with a poor performance. But at least the Chargers have found their slogan for 2012. "Take a Chill Pill."

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/chargers-fans-chill-pill-114204650--nfl.html

Smilin Assassin
10-19-2012, 06:30 AM
"This pill could be my last chance."

Kaylore
10-19-2012, 06:40 AM
I agree with someone saying it, whether it be a fan, sports writer, whomever. I don't think the "Director of Public Relations" is the right person.

This.

He's right in that they are a .500 football club and most of the season is yet to be played out. And the Chargers have come back before. So reminding people of this isn't a bad idea. But the Director of PR for the organization using words like "take a chill pill" is pretty inappropriate.

The other problem is the collapse does feel like it could send the team into a tailspin. You could see in the Charger's eyes they knew they were going to lose. Especially after the third TD. In fact after the fumble return for the TD, they were still up ten, and Rivers face looked like a man knowing he was staring at his doom. I don't know what his problem is, but he's lost confidence in himself. The team has lost confidence in themselves, and probably Norv. And AJ is the shot caller.

Can they turn it around? Yes. Does it feel like they are going to implode like a neutron star instead? Yes. And having the PR director for the team release a statement that reads like a Bill Paxton monologue from Aliens is bush league.

Navy Broncos Fan
10-19-2012, 06:44 AM
I don't know how Norv Turner still has a job. The radio is pretty good to listen to. They even had trouble selling out that Monday night game, so I doubt they sell out again this year.

mwill07
10-19-2012, 06:49 AM
The reason the fans are disgruntled isn't that they are 3-3,;as has been mentioned, the Chargers have been there, done that, recovered from worse. The problem is that they surrendered leads of 17 and 24 in back-to-back games. That has got to be cause for concern.

baja
10-19-2012, 06:57 AM
I agree, it is too early to write off a season, but Monday was a brutal loss. That was the type of loss that eats at a franchise. The belief that, "even up by 24 and dominating we still lose" just gnaws at the minds of players and coaches. The season isn't over, but that loss could very well be a season killer.

Subsrquently, our Broncos now have the belief that they can do anything and no obstacle is too much. A great feeling that can propel a team forward

Absolutely agree that was a brutal game and the memo said that but SD fans should try an remember they are tied for first place with ten games remaining as was pointed out.

Another thing is I doubt that was written by a anyone of an official capacity simply because it was so poorly written. That was not the type of statement an organization would put out, more like a fan's work.

baja
10-19-2012, 07:01 AM
The reason the fans are disgruntled isn't that they are 3-3,;as has been mentioned, the Chargers have been there, done that, recovered from worse. The problem is that they surrendered leads of 17 and 24 in back-to-back games. That has got to be cause for concern.

True. I watched fans pour out of the stadium when the score became 24 29 (i think that was what the score was when Denver went ahead) and there were almost 5 minutes left to play. Down by less than 7 with five minute to play and I'd say 25% for the fans headed for the exits.

maher_tyler
10-19-2012, 07:05 AM
The reason the fans are disgruntled isn't that they are 3-3,;as has been mentioned, the Chargers have been there, done that, recovered from worse. The problem is that they surrendered leads of 17 and 24 in back-to-back games. That has got to be cause for concern.

Not only that but look at all the talent they've had and nothing but a few division crowns to show for it. I'd be pissed if i was a Bolt fan...

milehighJC
10-19-2012, 07:06 AM
Time to take a chill pill. No one knows what will happen this season, yet alone the next game. That’s the beauty of the National Football League. I don’t know, you don’t know, no one knows what’s going to happen.



Its backwards and misspelled... should be "No one knows what will happen in the next game, LET alone this season."

He was drunk. And soon he will be unemployed. PR guys are supposed to clean up after idiotic statements like that screed, not make them.

dsmoot
10-19-2012, 07:55 AM
Its backwards and misspelled... should be "No one knows what will happen in the next game, LET alone this season."

He was drunk. And soon he will be unemployed. PR guys are supposed to clean up after idiotic statements like that screed, not make them.

Unbelievable statement from a team who has been at the top of their division for some time and cannot fill the seats.

razorwire77
10-19-2012, 08:06 AM
Better be careful. Next thing you know games might start getting blacked out.

TheReverend
10-19-2012, 08:14 AM
Oh wow lol

Tombstone RJ
10-19-2012, 08:33 AM
Its backwards and misspelled... should be "No one knows what will happen in the next game, LET alone this season."

He was drunk. And soon he will be unemployed. PR guys are supposed to clean up after idiotic statements like that screed, not make them.

He's probably got the most thankless job in Sandy Eggo anyway. It's his Swan Song man, he's outta here!

ROFL!

broncocalijohn
10-19-2012, 09:03 AM
I don't know how Norv Turner still has a job. The radio is pretty good to listen to. They even had trouble selling out that Monday night game, so I doubt they sell out again this year.

I heard 10k seats left for the Chiefs game (next home game). I wondered if the "Buy Broncos game and you must buy the Chiefs game" situation worked out or they had to release Broncos tickets when people weren't going for it.

I think the Director said a lot of truth in his statement and the season isn't over for them nor have we wrapped up the division. Would I have signed it as the Director of Public Relations? Probably not. It is common knowledge that the Chargers' fans panic like freaks. Best is when they put bags over their avatars on their forum websites and then they win 4 in a row to take the division. Pansy fans. SoCal get ready for more Broncos' football on local tv because SD will have blackouts.

Didnt the front office panic and kicked out Marty Ball? Wonder if the fans would love to go back to making the playoffs and then choking in the first round?

Broncos_OTM
10-19-2012, 09:04 AM
I am loving this. after we have been San Diego's bitch for to long. this yearr feels different for me as a fan. we got this

Pendejo
10-19-2012, 09:05 AM
Hah! They were up 24-0 and lost by double digits.

Pendejo
10-19-2012, 09:07 AM
I heard 10k seats left for the Chiefs game (next home game). I wondered if the "Buy Broncos game and you must buy the Chiefs game" situation worked out or they had to release Broncos tickets when people weren't going for it.

I think the Director said a lot of truth in his statement and the season isn't over for them nor have we wrapped up the division. Would I have signed it as the Director of Public Relations? Probably not. It is common knowledge that the Chargers' fans panic like freaks. Best is when they put bags over their avatars on their forum websites and then they win 4 in a row to take the division. Pansy fans. SoCal get ready for more Broncos' football on local tv because SD will have blackouts.

Apropos of nothing..."they" say that people resemble their dogs. Do you look like a furry penis too?

El Guapo
10-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Haha, wow. That's embarrassing.

:Broncos:

boltaneer
10-19-2012, 10:51 AM
:rofl:

This is gonna get ugly in San Diego. I'm actually enjoying this because this vindicates all the venom the fans have towards Norv and management.

gunns
10-19-2012, 12:16 PM
6 turnovers? I'm disowning him after the 4th one. I'm changing my name and moving to a different town after the 5th one. After number six, it's crotch punching time.

LOL

Philip probably wrote that letter.

400HZ
10-19-2012, 12:46 PM
It's two big collapses in two weeks, it's seeing what talented players we have misused, it's seeing some players who we thought were talented prove otherwise... it's a lot to process in only a few weeks. The long term outlook is not good, either. 1997 - 2003 is staring us in the face right now. I'm pissed about it, too.

Agamemnon
10-19-2012, 12:55 PM
What's funny is that most likely more Bronco fans read that than Charger fans, you know because there aren't any Charger fans...

socalorado
10-19-2012, 01:00 PM
:rofl:

This is gonna get ugly in San Diego. I'm actually enjoying this because this vindicates all the venom the fans have towards Norv and management.

The sparklers are moving to LA. You know it, and i know it.
The second that 2-NFL team stadium is built, the Spanos will "bolt" for LA faster than little phillip quivers can throw a pick.
I've got it on good account from LA council members that they already have a verbal deal with the Spanos. and the spanos even said they might be open to selling the team at that point to a owner that wants them in LA.
The sparklers are as good as gone......to LA that is.

socalorado
10-19-2012, 01:04 PM
This.

He's right in that they are a .500 football club and most of the season is yet to be played out. And the Chargers have come back before. So reminding people of this isn't a bad idea. But the Director of PR for the organization using words like "take a chill pill" is pretty inappropriate.

The other problem is the collapse does feel like it could send the team into a tailspin. You could see in the Charger's eyes they knew they were going to lose. Especially after the third TD. In fact after the fumble return for the TD, they were still up ten, and Rivers face looked like a man knowing he was staring at his doom. I don't know what his problem is, but he's lost confidence in himself. The team has lost confidence in themselves, and probably Norv. And AJ is the shot caller.

Can they turn it around? Yes. Does it feel like they are going to implode like a neutron star instead? Yes. And having the PR director for the team release a statement that reads like a Bill Paxton monologue from Aliens is bush league.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3tf5zO7dG1qi325uo1_1280.png

maven
10-19-2012, 01:05 PM
The sparklers are moving to LA. You know it, and i know it.
The second that 2-NFL team stadium is built, the Spanos will "bolt" for LA faster than little phillip quivers can throw a pick.
I've got it on good account from LA council members that they already have a verbal deal with the Spanos. and the spanos even said they might be open to selling the team at that point to a owner that wants them in LA.
The sparklers are as good as gone......to LA that is.

With the Murph falling apart and not able to host SB's anymore, it just seems like a foregone conclusion they're moving up the road. And if the Spanos do sell they are going to BANK.

LA Chargers

http://blak4rest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/chargers1.jpg

I do like the sound of it.

No two ****ing teams there. NO!

uplink
10-19-2012, 01:34 PM
Peyton Manning is tearing this division apart. Still hard to believe we got this guy without giving up any players or draft picks. Look at what the Raiders gave up for Palmer who is nothing close to Manning.

broncocalijohn
10-19-2012, 01:51 PM
With the Murph falling apart and not able to host SB's anymore, it just seems like a foregone conclusion they're moving up the road. And if the Spanos do sell they are going to BANK.

LA Chargers

http://blak4rest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/chargers1.jpg

I do like the sound of it.

No two ****ing teams there. NO!

The act the prices they charge for some of those sightlines is criminal. They ould fix it u just by droping the field 3 feet or take out 5 rows in the field section and then bring the seats closer since no basebal is played there. It is pathetic and the metal they have in the north endzone reminds me of our South Stands minus the proper use of making noise with it. Only thing might be worse is a university of Miami football player committing a crime...just for you Maven.

spiralism
10-19-2012, 01:57 PM
The act the prices they charge for some of those sightlines is criminal. They ould fix it u just by droping the field 3 feet or take out 5 rows in the field section and then bring the seats closer since no basebal is played there. It is pathetic and the metal they have in the north endzone reminds me of our South Stands minus the proper use of making noise with it. Only thing might be worse is a university of Miami football player committing a crime...just for you Maven.

Wembley hosts NFL games and has obstructed view seats there, they just cover them with a tarp, saw it at the niners game two years back. Y'know, because they don't want to rip off the fans.

cutthemdown
10-19-2012, 02:07 PM
The sparklers are moving to LA. You know it, and i know it.
The second that 2-NFL team stadium is built, the Spanos will "bolt" for LA faster than little phillip quivers can throw a pick.
I've got it on good account from LA council members that they already have a verbal deal with the Spanos. and the spanos even said they might be open to selling the team at that point to a owner that wants them in LA.
The sparklers are as good as gone......to LA that is.

That will fail. People in LA dont like the Chargers. IMO it will be the Jaguars or the Rams.

cutthemdown
10-19-2012, 02:08 PM
If Spanos sells and it is the Chargers, I think they would scrap the name like the Ravens did and start over. People here hate the Chargers. Too many Raider fans left over and transplants from area not friendly to the Chargers. Fact is the whole region sees the Chargers as huge losers. It would be like trying to get excited about the Clippers moving back to San Deigo.

Old Dude
10-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Closest parallel I can think of was the 1988 MNF disaster:

http://espn.go.com/abcsports/mnf/s/classic/laden88.html

Several similarities. Denver had a 24-point lead, at home, on Monday night, vs. division rival. The Raiders clicked on offense in the 2d half while their D intercepted Elway three times (and once more in OT to set up the game winning FG)

Hurt like hell. In some ways it was worse, because it dropped Denver to 1-3.

But what happened then?

Denver rebounded to win the next three in a row and finished the season 2d in the AFC West at 8-8 - a game ahead of the Raider team that swept them that year.

Reeves wasn't fired. Elway wasn't benched. No one hit the panic button and in 1989 Denver won the division again. In fact, they won the AFC title that season.

So, like several people mentioned above, this really shouldn't be a franchise-crushing event. I think the anger among SD fans has more to do with the feeling that the team has consistently underachieved for several seasons now relative to the fans' expectations.

cutthemdown
10-19-2012, 02:14 PM
Closest parallel I can think of was the 1988 MNF disaster:

http://espn.go.com/abcsports/mnf/s/classic/laden88.html

Several similarities. Denver had a 24-point lead, at home, on Monday night, vs. division rival. The Raiders clicked on offense in the 2d half while their D intercepted Elway three times (and once more in OT to set up the game winning FG)

Hurt like hell. In some ways it was worse, because it dropped Denver to 1-3.

But what happened then?

Denver rebounded to win the next three in a row and finished the season 2d in the AFC West at 8-8 - a game ahead of the Raider team that swept them that year.

Reeves wasn't fired. Elway wasn't benched. No one hit the panic button and in 1989 Denver won the division again. In fact, they won the AFC title that season.

So, like several people mentioned above, this really shouldn't be a franchise-crushing event. I think the anger among SD fans has more to do with the feeling that the team has consistently underachieved for several seasons now relative to the fans' expectations.

I remember that game my Raider fan brother mentioned this game reminded him of that one a little bit. But for Chargers its different. Rivers is no Elway and Turner has to go. Reeves really at some point had to go as well or the Broncos never win a Superbowl. Also Charger fans never loved the team like Bronco fans love theirs.

socalorado
10-19-2012, 02:17 PM
That will fail. People in LA dont like the Chargers. IMO it will be the Jaguars or the Rams.

The sparklers are going to LA. Its as good as done.
And its a 2-NFL team stadium. Within 3 years of completion, there
will be 2 NFL teams playing there, and mark my words one of them will
be the sparklers.
Also, the stadium will have a high def screen as big as cowboys stadium.
It is gonna be a monster of a stadium, meant to host SBs.

Tombstone RJ
10-19-2012, 02:26 PM
The sparklers are going to LA. Its as good as done.
And its a 2-NFL team stadium. Within 3 years of completion, there
will be 2 NFL teams playing there, and mark my words one of them will
be the sparklers.
Also, the stadium will have a high def screen as big as cowboys stadium.
It is gonna be a monster of a stadium, meant to host SBs.

It makes a lot of sense to have 2 teams sharing that stadium. I'm thinking it will be the Chargers and the Rams.

uplink
10-19-2012, 04:20 PM
They should become the Southern California Chargers and play in the new LA stadium. LA is not too far north of San Diego really so they could try and stay attached to their roots while trying to add the LA fan base. Kind of like the New England Patriots but in California.

cutthemdown
10-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Chargers will never sell tickets in LA. Mark it down.

broncocalijohn
10-19-2012, 06:57 PM
Chargers will never sell tickets in LA. Mark it down.

yes they will. Since the Raiders and Rams moved, many fans switched their alliance to the Chargers. They had fans in OC and in LA before those moves and added on to it. The difference is will those die hard Chargers fans that hate everything LA go to LA to watch their team?

errand
10-19-2012, 08:13 PM
But when they make mistakes, like we all do, we would never criticize or belittle them publicly.


If Philip Rivers was my son, I would punch him in his mouth on national television if he threw six picks. Then I would punch myself in the crotch until my testicles fell off for siring such a loser.

I guess his dad was sitting at home watching the meltdown and his son's actions thinking Damn, " I shoulda jerked off that night..."

broncocalijohn
10-19-2012, 08:22 PM
Originally Posted by Director of Public Relations


What’s with you people?



http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/templates/10428.jpg
Yes, Monday night’s loss was bad. Horrible. Embarrassing.




Ok…enough already. No mas. I get it.

Now get over it. It was a loss. One loss.

Listening to some of you out there, you’d think Monday night was “win or go home” and the Chargers are now packing their bags.

“The Chargers are finished. Done,” said one scribe.

Another wrote, “Bye, bye Chargers. Put a fork in them.”

Sometimes I think Twitter was invented to give people a chance to puff out their chests and talk big, saying things they never would say to someone’s face.

And talk radio … don’t get me started. The old adage your mom used to preach – “If you don’t have anything good say, don’t say anything” – seems to have evolved to “if you don’t have anything good to say, call sports talk radio.”

Some of those folks are probably the same ones who called for former Head Coach Bobby Ross’ job when his first Chargers team started the 1992 season 0-4. I still remember the self-proclaimed experts saying Bobby was “in over his head”. The Chargers went on to win 11 of the next 12 games that year, along with a 17-0 victory in the first round of the playoffs.

A few of the more recent Chargers teams have been declared dead by quacks, only to awaken in good health. The 3-3 Chargers of 2004 won nine of their final 10 games. The ’06 Chargers won their final 10. The ’07 Chargers started 1-3 before winning 10 of their last 12. The ’08 Chargers won their final four in a row and the ’09 team won its last 11 games.

Time to take a chill pill. No one knows what will happen this season, yet alone the next game. That’s the beauty of the National Football League. I don’t know, you don’t know, no one knows what’s going to happen.

If you want these players and coaches to succeed, then support them. Don’t tear them down. What you want and what we all want, including your team, is to know people believe in them.

Look at it this way. We want our loved ones to succeed, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help them. But when they make mistakes, like we all do, we would never criticize or belittle them publicly.

Your team is 3-3, tied at the top of the division, and has 10 games to play. If the Chargers are your team, get behind them and stay behind them. We’re all at our best when we know others believe in us.

cutthemdown
10-19-2012, 08:27 PM
yes they will. Since the Raiders and Rams moved, many fans switched their alliance to the Chargers. They had fans in OC and in LA before those moves and added on to it. The difference is will those die hard Chargers fans that hate everything LA go to LA to watch their team?

I disagree if you dont win it all LA fans won't go. They do the Dodgers but I doubt Chargers get that treatment. They basically give away Clipper tickets as opposed to Lakers. Sure they can come to LA and be about as popular as the Clippers. Behind Lakers, Dodgers, Angels and IMO the Rams or Jags if they did put two teams there. I've lived here my whole life and I know way more Raider fans then Chargers. By at least 3-1 IMO.

Won't work, we don't want them.

boltaneer
10-20-2012, 03:53 AM
yes they will. Since the Raiders and Rams moved, many fans switched their alliance to the Chargers. They had fans in OC and in LA before those moves and added on to it. The difference is will those die hard Chargers fans that hate everything LA go to LA to watch their team?

From what I've seen and heard, very little would continue to support the team.

Bacchus
10-20-2012, 06:53 AM
yes they will. Since the Raiders and Rams moved, many fans switched their alliance to the Chargers. They had fans in OC and in LA before those moves and added on to it. The difference is will those die hard Chargers fans that hate everything LA go to LA to watch their team?

It will give them an excuse to be Broncos' fans!

baja
10-20-2012, 06:57 AM
yes they will. Since the Raiders and Rams moved, many fans switched their alliance to the Chargers. They had fans in OC and in LA before those moves and added on to it. The difference is will those die hard Chargers fans that hate everything LA go to LA to watch their team?

They should build a stadium on the South end of LA where SD has easier access to the stadium. I think if the drive were not too bad and the stadium was modern they would go.

broncocalijohn
10-20-2012, 03:43 PM
They should build a stadium on the South end of LA where SD has easier access to the stadium. I think if the drive were not too bad and the stadium was modern they would go.

I agree. Letters to fans like we have in this thread would make any bandwagon fan start to jump off and Chargers are tied for first! If they put the stadium in OC or area near Long Beach then the drive isn't too bad. They put it near the COnvention Center in LA, that drive would suck.

KipCorrington25
10-20-2012, 11:46 PM
I could see SD and KC both in LA sharing the stadium.

broncocalijohn
10-21-2012, 10:09 AM
I could see SD and KC both in LA sharing the stadium.

I cant let this be the last post of this thread. You don't see a problem in your irrational logic behind two AFC West teams playing in the same city?