NFL  > General NFL  > Deja vu
September 10, 2013, 01:51 AM
Regime change, but same old result. Don't even have Norv to kick around and blame. Heck, I'll blame him anyway. Norv, it's your fault. Your stink still lingers.

Pardon me, I need to go break something.
September 10, 2013  02:04 AM ET

That was unbelievable. The Chargers seem intent on ripping (no pun intended, Ripper) their fans hearts out by finding new and exciting ways to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory.

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September 10, 2013  02:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That was unbelievable. The Chargers seem intent on ripping (no pun intended, Ripper) their fans hearts out by finding new and exciting ways to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory.

No doubt! Eddie Royal, really? He had to TRY to drop that can of corn 3rd down pass that dropped into his hands like a soft pillow. They looked so good in the first half. But hey, it's a 4 qtr game. Something to build on? Nope. Just another one to add to the list. The Chargers didn't waste any time figuring out how to violate the new rule about not going over the top of a defenseless center. Way to keep it fresh, Boys. Always searching for creative new ways to lose. It was unbelievable in a way. Then again, they all are. Believably unbelievable.

September 10, 2013  03:18 AM ET
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I meant schottenheimer

Yeah it could be Marty's fault, too. The only coach to get fired after a 14-2 season. He was probably sitting at home working over his voodoo doll. It worked.

September 10, 2013  06:44 AM ET

DAMN!!! Although I was long asleep when this one was done, watching the highlights were painful this morning. Sorry Ripper.

September 10, 2013  11:32 AM ET

I cannot believe the outcome of this game ripper. I thought for sure Houston was done. :-(

September 10, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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I cannot believe the outcome of this game ripper. I thought for sure Houston was done. :-(

The Chargers have a history of blowing big leads so I'm not too surprised that Houston got the win.

September 10, 2013  01:57 PM ET
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The Chargers have a history of blowing big leads so I'm not too surprised that Houston got the win.

Unfortunately, true. Up by 21 with 4 or 5 minutes left in 3rd quarter, one should never have that feeling that the meltdown is coming. But it was definitely in the front (not back) of my mind given the history.

Picture a train rolling slowly down a track at 2mph and you're one person pushing back against it and you can't stop it from traveling that last mile and crushing you against the wall. It just creeps along while you push, jam tree limbs and rocks under the steel wheels to no avail, and finally you look back and realize the moment of truth has come - SMASH (the FG splits the upright). Slow death. plenty of time to think about it before it happens, but it feels inevitable the entire time.

September 10, 2013  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Unfortunately, true. Up by 21 with 4 or 5 minutes left in 3rd quarter, one should never have that feeling that the meltdown is coming. But it was definitely in the front (not back) of my mind given the history. Picture a train rolling slowly down a track at 2mph and you're one person pushing back against it and you can't stop it from traveling that last mile and crushing you against the wall. It just creeps along while you push, jam tree limbs and rocks under the steel wheels to no avail, and finally you look back and realize the moment of truth has come - SMASH (the FG splits the upright). Slow death. plenty of time to think about it before it happens, but it feels inevitable the entire time.

WOW! You just described how it felt to be a Pittsburgh Pirates fan for the last 20 years (except our SMASH was a losing season). Definately know how you feel all too well. :-(

September 10, 2013  03:04 PM ET
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WOW! You just described how it felt to be a Pittsburgh Pirates fan for the last 20 years (except our SMASH was a losing season). Definately know how you feel all too well. :-(

So now you're in town here beating up the Rangers. THANKS!!

September 10, 2013  03:16 PM ET
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So now you're in town here beating up the Rangers. THANKS!!

HA! It has been a looooong time since I've heard that about a Pirates' team....feels good! :-)

September 10, 2013  03:23 PM ET
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HA! It has been a looooong time since I've heard that about a Pirates' team....feels good! :-)

It was a long time for the Rangers to get to the World Series and they were the Washington Senators (2nd version) before that!!!

September 10, 2013  03:25 PM ET
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It was a long time for the Rangers to get to the World Series and they were the Washington Senators (2nd version) before that!!!

Ouch! But at least they had some winning seasons in between.

September 10, 2013  03:34 PM ET
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Ouch! But at least they had some winning seasons in between.

Mid-90's they were in the playoffs but kept getting spanked by the Yanks so never got out of the first round.

September 10, 2013  03:55 PM ET

Chargers let me down, that could've helped the Colts early with the Texans losing. Rivers is such a choker.

September 10, 2013  04:09 PM ET
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Mid-90's they were in the playoffs but kept getting spanked by the Yanks so never got out of the first round.

I remember that vagely but in the mid-90's I didn't pay close attention to baseball due to the '94 strike and Pirates being at least 3 years into stinking...

September 10, 2013  04:15 PM ET
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Chargers let me down, that could've helped the Colts early with the Texans losing. Rivers is such a choker.

He did throw 4 touchdown passes.

September 10, 2013  04:20 PM ET
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He did throw 4 touchdown passes.

True, he did but he also had a costly pick 6 that turned the game around and he got timid and didn't take many chances in the 2nd half. He was playing not to lose in the 2nd half. His 2nd half play was awful.

 
September 10, 2013  04:22 PM ET
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True, he did but he also had a costly pick 6 that turned the game around and he got timid and didn't take many chances in the 2nd half. He was playing not to lose in the 2nd half. His 2nd half play was awful.

The play selection should be blamed on the offensive coordinator and not Rivers.

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