The Chargers may not get past the Colts tomorrow night, I would be surprised if they did, but they did two MONUMENTAL things by beating the Broncos so soundly last week....thing 1) they sent the Broncos home...no play offs for you, my little ponies...and 2) Mike Shanahan is GONE. Not that I have any real animosity towards Mike, but he has whupped up on the Raiders way too much ever since they fired him. I know, so has everyone else lately. But he has built a tradition around beating the Raiders and I am tired of it. Since the Raiders have decided not to play up to their potential anymore, they only matter twice a season. Bronco weeks. They were fifty-fifty this year, most years since Mike got here the Broncs have owned the Raiders. So maybe the new coach will bring success and the Brocos will continue to beat up on Oakland...but at least it won't be dished out by a bitter former Raider coach. Unless they hire Shell...or Turner...or the kid that we fired this year...or Gruden...or...well...there are a LOT of former Raider coaches around the league...oh well...at least MIKE is gone.
And a side note about the San Diego Chargers...my first love in the NFL...team from the ancestral home of the Stone clan...I hope they can get past Manning and the Colt machine...but if they do...then they gotta beat a bunch more like the Jets or the Steelers or whoever else got in the playoffs. Well, I HOPE they can...but I don't know....Well...SOMEBODY is gonna go to the big game...might as well be the Chargers. We'll see. I LOVE football.