Hey y’all. I've been in Europe for the past week or so and I know it’s about a week late but even over there you want to talk Chargers. I thought I'd share my experiences.
First off, we beat the broncos. I went to the game. It was phenomenal. It was loud. My tickets are in the upper view section, last row which allow me to stand the whole time. There were some denver fans who sat in front of me and to the left. They were nice enough with enough joshing back and forth where we were laughing the whole game. Interestingly enough, I was serious the whole approaching week. I was only able to relax after we started to pull away. I was so impressed by our defense. Life is different under Ron Rivera (boricua). This is a better team. Its almost as if he has the whole d-line in front of the mirror saying I am...somebody. I am...somebody. We were only down at 6-3 and the game never felt like we were or were even capable of losing. The broncos fans shook my hand and wished us luck in the playoffs.
Late 1/3/09: So this evening is the game. I’m in Paris and have been an eager school boy to our game. In the context of life, you realize that a lot of what we see everyday is not as important and it should be. But I have also seen how competition has been important for millennia. Ancient Rome built a coliseum. Having a football team is something special. Our sense of community and belonging coming from the Chargers is something to be cherished. I do, everyday. Our problem is that we don't have a Michelangelo sweating over a Jamal Williams statue from the quarries of Carrara. Yes, Jamal Williams is that important.
1/4/08 1am: I’m heading over to The Great Canadian near St Germain…
...and then we won! Ron Rivera is the man. We never knew what the defense was going to do. It might be eight on the line and then we rush 3. He's a genious mastermind. A Cam Cameron on the defense. Rivers was calm and solid in the clutch. Also, I get the impression people like the Chargers. There were maybe 30 people at the bar with maybe about 20 for the Chargers. Don't ask me how that happened but they did love the Chargers. There were maybe 3 or 4 colts fans who were a little quite. Heck, I was nervous until Sproles shocked the world. I said shocked and I mean it.