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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: April 25, 2014

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

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Rivers: "You Have to Win Your Division Games" - Ricky Henne
"I think the good thing there is if you can find some value is the fact that we’ll have played them in the preseason," he said.  "Again, there won’t be a lot either team shows one another, but at least you’ll have some familiarity personnel wise already from playing them a few weeks prior to that."

Five Lessons from the Chargers 2014 Schedule - Ricky Henne
According to Philip Rivers and many other Chargers, when the schedule was announced their eyes immediately searched for their Week 1 opponent.  Most assumed they would once again open up with the second game of the annual Monday Night Doubleheader.  However, just like most of the NFL world, the Bolts were shocked to see they would be facing the Arizona Cardinals.

Shaq Makes Inadvertent Dick Joke, Everyone Loses It - Tom Ley (non-football)
He was talking about Dick Bavetta. This is the kind of thing that happens when studio analysts have to stay up until 2:00 a.m. every night.

Sports Report: Who to Root for in NHL, NBA Playoffs - John Gennaro (non-football)
There are a lot of reasons San Diegans should be rooting for the Los Angeles Clippers. I’ve also been known to encourage San Diegans to root for the Anaheim Ducks. These seem like healthier alternatives than ignoring all professional sports leagues that don’t have a team in San Diego County.

Analyzing the last ten years of trading away future first round picks - Chase Stuart
Accorsi fell in love with Manning and simply had to have him, being content to overpay for that right to choose. And it’s pretty easy to make the case that Accorsi chose incorrectly, and that Philip Rivers turned out to be the better quarterback. But thanks to a pair of unlikely playoff runs, Accorsi’s legacy is untarnished, and he’s fondly remembered as the man who traded for Manning.