12/21 TMM: An emotional home finale for the San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers walks out of the tunnel at Qualcomm Stadium

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If it was the last NFL game ever played in San Diego, the fans went out with a bang as loud as the Chargers cannon. Luckily, the team was able to put on a show, winning easily 30-14 and riding the wave of emotion to a victory.

Fans soak in possible final Chargers home game (video): Before what could be the last Chargers home game ever, fans were sure to soak it all in while tailgating.

Outpouring of emotion from Chargers fans and players (video): An incredible outpouring of emotion for Chargers fans and players as the Bolts played their last home game of 2015 in San Diego, and perhaps forever.

Philip Rivers & Eric Weddle on an emotional home finale: Check out the sights and scenes and hear from an emotional Philip Rivers and Eric Weddle on the Chargers home finale.

 

A Beautiful Funeral: Scenes from Chargers’ possible final home game – Sports Illustrated
The incredible Lee Jenkins, a San Diego Chargers fan, tells his story from the first time he went to a Chargers game to what he saw at yesterday’s game. He also offers a little insight as to why San Diego deserves an NFL franchise.


If Chargers are done here, goodbye was well done – San Diego Union-Tribune

This was like old times, perhaps for the last time. The fans showed up. The team showed up. When we needed it most – to demonstrate it, to feel it – San Diego represented.

“This is what it used to be like,” Antonio Gates said to Philip Rivers as the two Chargers stars stood on the sideline midway through the fourth quarter.

Relive final moments of Chargers game with Rivers, Floyd, Gates, & Weddle: Just in case Sunday’s game 30-14 win over the Dolphins was the Chargers last in San Diego, relive the final moments with Philip Rivers, Malcom Floyd, Antonio Gates, and Eric Weddle as they leave the field.

 

Down to 4 players, UCSD wins anyway – San Diego Union Tribune
The Triton played most of the afternoon with five against visiting Cal State San Marcos, but with 14 seconds left in a one-point game forward Drew Dyer fouled out and went to the bench. When nobody replaced him, the referees stopped the game and motioned for Tritons coach Eric Olen to sub in a fifth player.

“I don’t have any more guys,” Olen shouted back.

FIFA: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini get eight-year bans – BBC Sport
FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation. Blatter is, predictably, blaming America for the ban.

Odell Beckham Jr. loses cool on ugly hit to Josh Norman’s head – USA Today
This is a bad look for one of the NFL’s biggest stars. Hopefully he figures out quickly that purposefully trying to cause head injuries to unsuspecting players is not okay.

Gulls win in shootout against Ontario – 10News.com
Nick Ritchie scored both of the San Diego Gulls’ goals in regulation and made a penalty shot to open the shootout in a 3-2 victory over the Ontario Reign Saturday at Ontario.

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