Philip Rivers has become the poster child for Chargers bad behavior. AP writer Bernie Wilson devoted the majority of his Wednesday injury report to Rivers bad behavior while burying the news about LaDainian Tomlinson and Shawne Merriman. (Sorry Bernie, but we don't need your editorializing in AP stories.) ESPN even went so far as to compare Rivers to Ryan Leaf for crying out loud. You can say many things about Rivers, but realize that his children still wake up under the same roof that he does. Rivers never gave his supermodel girlfriend a pack of Marlboro reds to take care of another problem, either. (Just saying.)
And to top it all off, who the hell was caught cheating this season? The Patriots. Has the media run out of ideas and now must condescend to stealing ideas from Vince McMahon? Like the media has become so bored with the Patriots that they have to invent villains like the WWF did with the likes of King Kong Bundy, Big John Stud or Terry Funk.
- Lil' Hater had a very sobering thought last Sunday. Eli Messiah and Norv Turner are 60 minutes away from the Super Bowl. There have been a number of nice redemption pieces about the Messiah and Norv this week. But really, would anybody be surprised if their respective teams were blown out on Sunday? And if they win, well, you get to hear Joe Buck call the action.
- The Messiah also has struggled mightily in the cold weather and will likely become the worst cold-weather quarterback in playoff history since Dieter Brock. That's kind of ironic that the Messiah would struggle in the cold seeing that he could have spent his career in San Diego if his old man wasn't such an a-hole.
- Do you think that Archie is trying to lobby the NFL to have Gomer take Eli's place this weekend? You get the feeling that there is nothing Eli could do that will likely ever raise him in the eyes of his parents. Archie always has that look of bitter disappointment on his face when he talks about Eli. Not sure why because it's not like he's killing a legacy of winners here. Winning actually hurts the Manning family name. Archie is such a loser, he went out and adopted Matt Leinart in those DirecTV ads and looked what happened to his season.
- If the Chargers are victorious this week, do you think that teams will adopt what happened this week? Namely getting women to file restraining orders against Moss? But hey, Moss only beats women once in a blue moon, right? Oh wait, that was smoke pot. You can't keep those straight. Funny this comes out now to go with Moss fading in the playoffs.
How hated are the Patriots when Raiders fans are even pulling for the Chargers? Seems crazy, but one of the few sane Raiders fans I know is pulling for Philip Rivers to fumble in the fourth quarter, only to have it reversed because he didn't "tuck" the ball.
Seriously Raiders fan, still hung up on that?