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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: December 18, 2013

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

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O-Line Makes Holiday Shopping Possible for Military Children - Ricky Henne
Approximately 25 children from Operation Bigs, the military arm of Big Brothers/Big Sisters at Camp Pendleton, enjoyed dinner followed by a $300 shopping spree. The Chargers o-line donated the money for the kids then escorted them through Macy’s as they shopped for their families.

Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 15 - Bill Barnwell
1. Mike McCoy punts late in the fourth quarter deep inside Denver territory in a one-score game. This came up in Thursday's review of the Broncos-Chargers game. Like McCarthy's decision to kick the extra point, McCoy's punt didn't come back to bite his team. It was still comfortably the wrong call.

Week 15 DVOA Ratings - Aaron Schatz
San Diego's surprising clampdown on Peyton Manning and the Broncos moves its defense out of the ten worst ever.

The Best and Worst NFL Announcers - Aaron Gordon
In all honesty, I'm shocked Simms clocked in with a mere 29 infractions. But his gaffes were perhaps the goofiest of all the gaffes. I really enjoyed when he said, "I've said it, and still believe it," indicating he often doesn't believe what he says, which sounds exactly right. Simms said of Demaryius Thomas: "He's a soon-to-be beast. A superbeast." He also seems to understand how winning works: "We wouldn't think they were top teams if certain teams beat them all the time."

Movie-Script Endings - Peter King
Philip Rivers' explosive, cheerleader-like enthusiasm on the NFL Network set after the 27-20 upset of the Broncos. Spare me the stuff about "I hate Rivers because he yells at everybody on the field." How would you not want to play on that guy's team?