Monday, November 27, 2006

Ode to Eli Manning

I am, it's no secret, a Chargers fan. Die hard. I grew up on Dan Fouts and Kellen Winslow, and the bolts have never left my system.

It's also no secret that I absolutely fucking hate Eli Manning. It's no secret that EVERY Chargers fan absolutely fucking hates Eli Manning. Eli Manning, to put it simply, is a piece of shit.

Eli, for those that recall (and even those that don't), snubbed the Chargers on draft day in 2004 when he declared that he didn't want to play for San Diego because, more or less, the team wasn't committed to winning.

So what did the Chargers do? They drafted him anyway, then traded him away for Philip Rivers and three draft picks. One of those draft picks wound up being Nate Kaeding, the best Chargers kicker since John Carney. Another became Shawne Merriman, perhaps the best outside linebacker in the NFL. So, in those regards, thanks Eli, you stupid punk.

And now the rub... since the Eli debacle (his real name is "Elisha," mind you), the Chargers have gone 12-4, 9-7, and are currently 9-2. The Giants? Well, they went 6-10, 11-5, and are currently 6-5. That's an overall record of (San Diego) 30-13 to (New York) 23-20.

Who's committed to winning?

Damn sure ain't Eli...

3 comments:

  1. Actually, no. They were 6-10. Your memory is fading with your age, Dewey.

    Posted by JeffScape on December 16, 2006 - Saturday - 4:49 AM

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  2. 1 correction, giants were 5-11 eli's first year.

    Posted by Dewey on December 15, 2006 - Friday - 11:56 PM

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! Not only exquisite stats but the phrase "the rub." My Irish ass is a softy for any blogs featuring the "the rub." I'd write more but I've been drinking and can barely spell my name right now. Rivers is spectacular but I think he's losing velocity. Let's hope the Chargers can win in spite of Marty.

    Posted by RockyRob on November 28, 2006 - Tuesday - 4:24 AM

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