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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 23, 2013

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Sports' culture of intoxication - Richard Brodsky
Top of the sixth at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, score tied, hot July day, screaming fans, and ... a Diet Pepsi? I don’t think so. There is a natural, accepted and universal link between American beer and sports. There’s history here, and tradition, and money, and a certain pathology. Some of it is fun and easy to accept. Some of it is dark and dangerous.

Chargers replace retiring Charlie Joiner - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
Graves held the same position the past two seasons in Carolina before four years in the role at Tennessee. He was one of three coaches Ron Rivera said this month would not return to the Panthers staff.

Joiner retires after 44 years in NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Joiner spent 44 years in the NFL as a player and coach, including 21 with the Chargers. Now 65, he says it's ''definitely a young man's game.''

Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher is Rising Out Of Chargers Reach - Ernie Padaon
Fisher had been mocked to the Chargers with the 11th pick in the draft by a few experts, but with his performance this weekend, he could be moving to Top 10 territory. It seems that there are a ton of teams in the league that need a left tackle, so hoping that Fisher lasts till the 11th pick might be wishful thinking.

Senior Bowl: Jenkins, Jones impress - Todd McShawy, Kevin Weidl, Steve Muench (Insider)
Jenkins' college teammate Cornelius Washington (6-foot-4, 246) stood out on Tuesday because of his power. Washington has an impressive build, and he's the guy you want off the bus first.

Senior Bowl: QB Glennon, OT Fisher shine - Todd McShay, Kevin Weidl, Steve Muench (Insider)
Jones was the only guy on Tuesday who beat CMU OT Eric Fisher (6-foot-7¼, 305 pounds) in a one-on-one drill, and he did it with an outside-in move. Fisher usually protects that pretty well, and Fisher stoned Texas' Alex Okafor on a similar move earlier in practice.

Home Alone - Randall Munroe
Starring Macaulay Culkin.