Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Philip Rivers’ embarrassing second half made this statement possible.Photo Credit: Creative Commons I can only imagine how many jobs you have to take, along with how long you have to go to school, in order to become the PR Director for an NFL team. You probably had to write an endless amount of dissertations that involved very intelligent vocabulary in order to make it to where you are. You combine those points with this story, and things just get a little weird. In a statement following San Diego’s embarrassing loss to Denver, where they led by 24 going into half, San Diego Charger PR Director Bill Johnston released a statement entitled “Take a Chill Pill.” Now, this wasn’t a slip of the tongue, or some sort of unintentional comedy like Mitt Romney saying he wanted “binders full of women;” this was a well concocted statement that I am sure Mr. Johnston worked very hard on. Granted, some of his points are actually true, and quite comical, but when you are associated officially with the San Diego Chargers, and their website for that matter, there is a certain way to go about things. This….this is not it: What’s with you people? Yes, Monday night’s loss was bad. Horrible. Embarrassing. Ok…enough already. No mas. I get it. Now get over it. It was a loss. One loss. Listening to some of you out there, you’d think Monday night was “win or go home” and the Chargers are now packing their bags. “The Chargers are finished. Done,” said one scribe. Another wrote, “Bye, bye Chargers. Put a fork in them.” Sometimes I think Twitter was invented to give people a chance to puff out their chests and talk big, saying things they never would say to someone’s face. Public Relations is usually supposed to be juuuuuust a bit more objective than this, the tone of this piece sounds more like a Charger fan defending himself to his Broncos buddy Tuesday morning at the office. By: Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Assistant Site Manager   The post Chargers PR Bill Johnston Director to Fans: “Take a Chill Pill” appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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