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The San Diego Chargers lost another tough game this past Monday night, and following yet another costly turnover by quarterback Philip Rivers, the camera clearly caught him uttering the sentence, “This is the worst day ever.”
Now, granted, the microphones were not focused on Rivers. You cannot tell for sure that is exactly what Rivers said, but it had to be along the same lines.
Yet Rivers came out and said that he never said anything like that during the end of the Chargers’ 23-20 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Apparently, Rivers does not believe that anyone can read someone else’s lips.
“I didn’t say that. I don’t know if I ever said that. It wasn’t the worst day ever. It may have been the worst play I’ve ever been a part of, but it wasn’t the worst day,” Rivers said.
But he did not say it was the worst play ever. I’m no professional lip reader, and I never liked those creepy ventriloquist dummies, but even I can tell that the word play and day look very differ
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Philip Rivers wants to set the record straight.
TV cameras appeared to catch Rivers saying ''This is the worst day ever,'' moments after he fumbled away the snap on Monday night at Kansas City as the San Diego Chargers were driving to what appeared to be certain victory in the last minute of regulation.
Instead, the Chiefs recovered and went on to win 23-20 in overtime...
Philip Rivers has had what many would consider a brilliant NFL career. Since taking the reigns as starter 6 years ago, he’s become one of the NFL’s best QBs. But he’s failed to lead the talented Chargers to the Super Bowl, and on Monday Night threw his league leading 11th interception of the season. Adding insult to injury he then mishandled Nick Hardwick’s...
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