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Rivers will take a "short season" championship

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Rivers would take a lockout-shortened title
    June, 8, 2011
    By Bill Williamson


    There has been talk recently that the NFL season could potentially be cut in half to an eight-game schedule because of the lockout.

    That certainly wouldn’t be ideal for anyone, but San Diego Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers said in a radio interview that he would still be plenty interested in winning the Super Bowl in a shortened season.

    “Oh, eight game season. That’s crazy. No doubt about it. Shoot you only played 10 in high school,” Rivers said. “Play eight, get in, let’s go. It counts the same.”

    Rivers downplayed the idea that a title would be tainted in a shortened season.

    “No. I certainly won’t feel bad if that’s the case and we’re able to go on and win it.” Rivers said. “Definitely, eight games over no season. Certainly prefer 16 over eight, but there needs to be football of some sort. I’m not ready to concede to the fact that eight games is a possibility. We still have two months to get something done. Two months and some change, three months almost.”

    In the meantime, Rivers has continued to work with several teammates to prepare for the season, whenever it may start. He was one of the first players to organize team workouts during the lockout.

    “We’ve been going for ten weeks now,” Rivers said. “ I’ve been super-impressed looking around the league and some of these teams have 50 guys, 40 guys, or 37 guys, but they’re doing these three-day crash sessions and then they are kinda scattering for a month and then they reconvene. We’ve gone 10 weeks, four days a week pretty solid with good attendance. We’re planning on doing a little more football here in the next few weeks, a little more organized trying to run some plays maybe. We tried to hold off as long as we could hoping that maybe something would shake and we’d be back at work. Since that hasn’t happened we’re gonna try and get that done.”

    Still, there’s no doubt, Rivers is ready for organized team activities with the Chargers’ coaching staff at the team’s facility.

    "I'm about to reach my limit, I'm going stir crazy," Rivers told CBS Sports. "I think it's just unfortunate we've come to this. The game is at an all-time high. I'm not talking about revenue. I'm talking about popularity. We're essentially putting all of that at risk. I don't mean just players. I mean owners, everyone. I didn't think we’d ever be here. I'm still shocked we're at this point … I grew up loving football as a game and I still do. The business side of it never appealed to me but I can't be a hypocrite. The business side has been beneficial to me but I always hated this part of it. It's not me. I don’t think it's a lot of players. Most players just want to get back to football."

    And, at this point, even a half season looks appealing.
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    I'll take it but you know as well as I that there will be folks who question the legitimacy because it's a shortened season.

    Then all you can do is punch those fucks in the face. :p
     
  3. ThunderHorse17

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    wow great METAL band name! PFF!! Offical first fan of PunchFuckFace!!!

    Good to get a update on the first Team organizers practice sessions. 12 game season still as taintable??

    So much for the HALLOWEEN Redeemre bowl. :/ Holding out optimism still, but yea Stir Crazy is a good way to explain my state of mind as this BS passes through the rectum of Greed.
     
  4. FCBolt

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    We're going to avoid the Norvian slow start by avoiding September and October?
    Good strategy!
     
  5. Blue Bolt

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    You sounded almost Positive Pollyannaish there. ;)
     
  6. FCBolt

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    Almost...
     
  7. SDRaiderH8er

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    I don’t understand how we even make the playoffs? We always start out with 4 or 5 loses in our first 6 games. How do we make the playoffs with a 2 and 6 record?
     
  8. CoronaDoug

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    I don't want a short season championship. That will always be brought up.
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Really? Who won the SB during the last strike season when the replacement players played half of the games. Is that ever brought up? If so I have never heard it.
     
  10. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Redskins. And I haven't heard it brought up either.
     
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  11. Blue Bolt

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    I think you just did. ;)
     
  12. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Not once, but twice...and no, Redskin fans don't give a rat's a$$. Frankly, neither would I.
     
  13. BoltFanDC

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    For the record (given that I live in DC it's only appropriate):

    1982 - 9 game season, no replacements. Redskins win SB XVII over Miami
    1987 - 15 game season, replacements play 3. Redskins belt Donks in SB XXII

    And yes, Redskins fans could not care less in either of these cases.
     
  14. CoronaDoug

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    Because Redskins have more than one title. If we would win a 9 game short season it would not be forgotten for a few years. It would be brought up right after and during the SB and would somewhat take a slight bit of shine off the celebration. I want it straight out with no excuses.

    Look at it this way. What if the Detroit Lions win the SB on a 9 game season?
     
  15. Concudan

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    So what?

    Some drunken Raiders fan will bring it up. *News Flash* If we win one in a LONG season, they will simply say "We gots more than you." Someone will always say something.
     
  16. Concudan

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    Werd to your mama!
     
  17. SDRaiderH8er

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    All teams would head into the season with the same schedule. If anything it would make it harder because the teams would know that one loss right out of the gate could take you out.

    And besides there are no asterisks when you look at Lombardi totals!
     
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    Getting to the postseason is only half the battle. As we know very well, it's what you do in the playoffs that separates the great teams from the average. That wouldn't change because of a shortened regular season.
     
  19. Concudan

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    Ummmm..... Well....


    Agreed....
     
  20. SDRaiderH8er

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    And that is agreed, Corona was only stating that he did not want to go to the playoffs in a shortened season. If anything it would be harder to make it to the playoffs in that scenario as there would be a lot more teams in contention.

    With a shortened season there would be a lot less injuries to deal with.
     
  21. Blue Bolt

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    So, you're saying we might stand a chance then? ;)
     
  22. Buck Melanoma

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    Less ST plays too. :rolleyes:
     

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