San Diego Chargers Daily Links: July 11, 2012

San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley (36) and running back Ryan Mathews (24) share a laugh during a ball protection drill during minicamp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Chargers admit to ticket sales blunder - Michael Gehlken
Yes. The Chargers sought out rival fans to come to their stadium. It wasn’t by design, the team insists, calling the email "disappointing" and a point of emphasis during a Monday staff meeting.

The Running Back Devaluation - Greg Cosell
This devaluation mindset has continued through the summer with Maurice Jones-Drew, Ray Rice and Matt Forte — all outstanding (and versatile) feature backs feeling underappreciated by their respective teams, despite top-level production over time. The Jaguars, Ravens and Bears don’t seem willing to pay up. It appears they just don’t want to commit their offense to a running back, regardless of performance and — in most cases — durability.

Game Rewind: 2011 Week 1 -
The San Diego Chargers tied for the top record in the AFC West last year with an 8-8 mark. Relive each memorable win as we break down some of the greatest moments from the 2011 season. First up is the opening day victory vs. Minnesota.

Spanos All-Star Classic This Weekend - Ricky Henne
California’s longest running all-star football game returns this Friday in the 22nd Annual Alex Spanos All-Star Classic at Mesa College Stadium.

Priest Holmes: Some concussions ‘changed the color of the sky’ - Doug Farrar
"This color obviously isn't going to be blue. It can be a color that can be orange. It can be red. The sky could turn green," Holmes told Chris Corbellini. "There's even an episode where you see a clear light, like light at the end of the tunnel."

Relativistic Baseball - Randall Munroe
These gamma rays and debris expand outward in a bubble centered on the pitcher’s mound. They start to tear apart the molecules in the air, ripping the electrons from the nuclei and turning the air in the stadium into an expanding bubble of incandescent plasma. The wall of this bubble approaches the batter at about the speed of light—only slightly ahead of the ball itself.

Tomlinson Remains Active in Community - Ricky Henne
The LaDainian Tomlinson Preparatory Academy begins Friday morning at 11:30am and runs through Sunday in San Marcos, California. For more information, log on to

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