Posted December 17, 2012 on
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There are no more false hopes surrounding the hapless San Diego Chargers.
Done in by Mike Tolbert, one of the many players authoritarian general manager A.J. Smith has allowed to leave over the years, the Chargers were eliminated from playoff contention for the third straight year in a dismal 31-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The Chargers (5-9) clinched their first losing season since 2003.
There were thousands of empty seats at Qualcomm Stadium. The fans in attendance even booed a public service announcement on the big screen featuring turnover-prone Philip Rivers.
Linebacker Takeo Spikes admitted: ''I think bottom line, we didn't show up.''
All that's left are two meaningless games before the expected firing of coach Norv Turner and likely Smith.
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Football fans are a unquie breed. We can deal with our team’s best and worst of times.
But when the worst hits epic lows due to mismanagement, there will be a very public outcry.
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A group of Carolina Panthers lifers, took out an ad in the team’s local newspaper The Charlotte Observer...
No doubt a dedicated bunch, Panthers fanatics have followed in the footsteps of center Ryan Kalil, who in July took out a full-page newspaper ad guaranteeing a Super Bowl.
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Ron Rivera must think hes morphed into Bill Murray and is smack dab in the middle of the 1993 film Groundhog Day.
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The Carolina Panthers have ruled running back Jonathan
Stewart out for today’s contest against the San Diego Chargers, while wide
receiver Brandon LaFell and linebacker James Anderson are questionable to play.
Stewart has been sidelined since sustaining an ankle injury during
a Nov. 26 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. The running back missed
practice all week and has...
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Williams out for today’s contest against the Carolina Panthers, while running
back Ronnie Brown is doubtful and wide receiver Eddie Royal is questionable.
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injury during last weekend’s victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The
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San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews broke his left
clavicle during yesterday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers and will be out for
the remainder of the season, reports Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego.
Ryan Mathews broke his left clavicle. Broke right clavicle in preseason. Out for year.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) December 17, 2012
Mathews rushed four times...
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