Sunday Night would be the one time that a Chargers snuggie would not be such a bad idea. Unfortunately, FAITHFUL READER, they are no longer making them. A responsible person would say that there is no way they would watch a game that kicks off at 11:30 PM on a weeknight. Fortunately for you, I am not a responsible person. Actually, the person who deserves the most credit for not preventing me from staying up (and undoubtedly calling in sick the following morning) is my wife. I think she accepts that I am not able to record the game and watch it after the fact. I certainly couldn't do that against the Raiders. I remember my parents forcing me to turn off a Monday Nighter against them when I was a kid. I believe it was the 1984 game we lost. I ended up listening to the second half in my room on the radio. Like so many of you, I hate the Raiders so much that it's frightening. When they are really bad, I think I wish they would get just a little better to JUSTIFY my hating them even more.
Of course, it would be even more frustrating to stay up until 2:30AM and have them lose, but that's just a chance we have to take. It's also something that the Bolts cannot let happen. As well as Rivers has been playing, I can't ever allow myself to feel comfortable during a game. That goes double for night games. The game at New Orleans, the Monday Nighter against Denver last year and the season opener are three times I had to go to sleep angry recently.
McCoy may seem soft spoken when he's spouting his cliches but he's instilled some fight in this team. Even though I read somewhere that he's friends with Dennis Allen, I only care about the end results. This team lost two games already that would have been extended losing streaks under Norv. I won't even hold Keenan Allen's picture with the Oakland hat against him if he plays like he did last week and we win. That sideline grab was pretty impressive and reminiscent of a catch Floyd made earlier in the year.
I was disappointed to hear that Malcom would miss the season, but I can't say I was surprised. The team did make it seem like he might be returning in a matter of weeks, but apparently there was more spinal damage than they originally thought. This was why the Chargers let him test the waters of free agency a couple of summers ago. It was the same reason they left Alexander similarly exposed. Both players vow to come back strong next season, but that doesn't have shit to do with what is going on now.no comments