Monday, January 15, 2007

I Am Inconsolable

My life will continue to lack meaning.

The highest scoring offense in the NFL this year. A high ranked defense. The league's best player, MVP, multiple season record breaker, most rushing yards and touchdowns. The best record in the NFL, and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

It's not enough. They went for it on fourth and eleven when in field goal range in the first quarter. They muffed a punt when they could have fallen on it. They committed a personal foul giving the other team 1st and 10 in near the red zone instead of 3rd and almost 20. They intercepted the ball and fumbled it back to the other team on fourth down. And to add to that gaffe, they disputed the call when there was nothing to dispute, costing them a timeout that they could have desperately used at the end of the game.

This was the best (regular season) Chargers team I have ever known, and I grew up during the Air Coryell era. The fact that they couldn't win on their own home turf with all the weapons available to them is shameful and a disgrace. We put the better team on the field but were determined to give the game to the other team. That, I am afraid, is the only thing the Chargers succeeded in yesterday.

Marty must go.

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