Every time something new and terrible happens with the San Diego Chargers this offseason (Rivers trade rumors, Weddle contract non-negotiations, Los Angeles rumors, the team fighting with the city, Gates being suspended, etc.), people fill up my mentions on Twitter and my e-mail inbox with the phrase "worst Chargers offseason ever."
Now, I've only been a fan for about 17 years. That's not all that long. The team existed for nearly 40 years before that, and I have to imagine some of those offseasons were terrible.
What I'm looking for, from some of the readers that have been fans for a lot longer than I, is some comparison. Something we can hang out hat on. Not just a single instance (Steve Foley being shot), but an offseason where 4-5 really awful things happens and removed all happiness from thoughts about the team (at least until the season started).
Help me out. I don't want this, in what could be the last offseason for the "San Diego Chargers", to be the worst in team history.