Hope Is Dead

My friend Mike, a Jet fan, said it best:

This would be similar to me coming to work, kicking a few people in the balls, vomiting on my boss’s desk, setting fire to the mailroom and sending all my clients Anthrax in the mail…and then having my company decide to retain me for “stability”.  Beyond embarrassing, I feel for you Ross…sad day for the Bolts…

This is the SADDEST day for me as a Charger fan.  I have learned that the people who actually make the decisions for the team I have followed since childhood don’t give a shit about it.  Special teams is the 2010 excuse, now injuries.  Yet you don’t blame the GM who left you with this lack of depth and impact players.  I am erasing the last game since I don’t ever want to see it.  I listened on Sirius and saw the end on local TV.  That game appears to have saved Norv and sent a loud and clear message that mediocrity is OK.  We are the laughingstock of the NFL.  Every fan of another team is better off than us today. 

I will write about the games and maintain the site.  However, there is no hope for Justice anymore. 

We all deserve better than this.  I stand by everything I have written in the Halls of Justice since 1995.  These thoughts and feelings are my own.  I will be less angry over time, but more apathetic.  Once again, fuck you Dean Spanos.  More than Marty Schottenheimer, Nate Kaeding and Marlon McCree you have killed my boyhood dream.


PS I just checked my account on the Chargers Message Board and received this:

Dear Lucab12,

You have received an infraction at The Official San Diego Chargers Forum.

Reason: Inappropriate Language


Is Dean stupid AND spineless?

Personal attacks against members of the Chargers organization are prohibited by the forum rules.

When you can access your account again, please read those rules and follow them when posting.

This infraction is worth 1 point(s) and may result in restricted access until it expires. Serious infractions will never expire.

All the best,

Official San Diego Chargers Forum

At least someone else said the same thing but used the type of language I can apparently only display here.  As if I needed any more proof that this team could not give a shit about what we think.


About Ross Warner

ROSS WARNER is a forty-five year old freelancer whose credits include Sports Illustrated OnLine and Blitz as well as numerous articles on his favorite band, the Grateful Dead. Blah, Blah, Blah. Yeah, I was on WNEW FM the morning after the Chargers made the Super Bowl. Having returned from Pittsburgh only hours before, there I was at half-court at Madison Square Garden in my #12 jersey and wiping my sweat with a "Terrible Towel." When asked about the future for the newly-crowned AFC Champs, I simply uttered "justice is coming." Like so many others, I first took notice of the Chargers during the "Air Coryell" period of the late 1970s. But as Dan Fouts gave way to Ed Luther, Mark Hermann, Babe Laufenberg, Jim McMahon, David Archer, Mark Vlasic, Billy Joe Tolliver and John Freisz my fanaticism turned to obsession. When Stan Humphries resurrected the franchise in 1992, I began calling the Chargers organization to share my plan to get the team into the Super Bowl. This began the stormy rapport with the Chargers' Public Relations staff which reached a boiling point at a 1996 "team spirit" luncheon when I demanded that guard Eric Moten explain his propensity for holding penalties. It was then I realized I needed my own forum. Founded in 1995, Justice Is Coming is precisely that. To decide whether this site is for you, ask yourself these questions: Do you think of Johnny Unitas as an ex-Charger? Are your three children named JJ, Kellen and Wes, with one of them being a girl? Do you think that Rolf Benirschke got a raw deal on the daytime "Wheel of Fortune?" Can you remember where you were on December 3, 1984 when Bobby Duckworth fumbled the ball attempting to spike it on "Monday Night Football?" Does Al Davis, a dark alley and a lead pipe mean anything to you? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then you, too, believe that Justice Is Coming. This is a weekly look at the San Diego Chargers through the eyes of someone who spends most of his time thinking about the Bolts so you don't have to. But being a Chargers fan is not an obligation, although it sometimes feels like it. So I offer you this "alternative perspective." All the football, film and music collides in the centrifuge that is my brain and this newsletter is the result.