Chargers are really bringing Slater down…
Every football fan is used to the yearly disappointment that is the San Diego Chargers. Always billed as one of the most talented teams in the league, but never being able to find success in the playoffs and notorious for slow starts to their seasons under Norv Turner. Fans of the team are left to complain about the leadership of Turner and GM AJ Smith, while fans of other teams get to point and laugh and laugh and laugh and point and laugh. This year it looks like the Chargers have decided to disappoint their fans in a whole new way, starting off 4-2, but losing their last three games to the Chiefs, Packers and last night to the Raiders. The Chiefs game was especially painful for the team and its fans because of the way it was lost when quarterback Philip Rivers fumbled a center exchange when the Chargers were in field goal range to win the game. This season, Rivers has not played like his usual self, throwing more interceptions so far this season than touchdowns. Last night, the Chargers were beaten up physically by the Oakland Raiders as they were manhandled all over the field prompting safety Eric Weddle to admit that they got their “butts kicked.” Now, normally, one fan base’s misery is nothing to care too much about, but the Chargers have gone too far and hurt one of our National treasures: Mario Lopez.
“Being a Charger fan is tough.. It’s sad actually,” Lopez tweeted after the loss.
“Thanks, Mario,” the team tweeted back. “We know it’s not easy right now.”
No, Mariooooooo!! You can’t be bumming Slater out, Chargers, that’s just not cool. You can’t just Kelly Kapowski the guy and leave him with nothing but his own disappointment to comfort him. You do something to make it right, dangit! Have Rivers make it up to Slater by dressing up like Zack Morris and allowing Lopez to kick the crap out of him. No time stoppages to learn a less either. It’ll be cathartic on so many levels. I think you owe at least that much to your fans, San Diego, especially American heroes like A.C. Slater. Make it happen, AJ Smith. It’s best for everyone.