footballchick23 wrote:All I can tell you is that Eli's dismissal of being drafted to SD was a slap in the face to San Diego the city more than a slap in the face of the Chargers.
Well the way I see it, that's the type of stuff the media enjoys perpetuating. I don't believe there is any doubt that Eli's decision had to do with the Chargers organization's reputation of ineptitude and it's apparent lack of a commitment to winning. It had nothing to do with the players. What QB wouldn't want to play with Tomlinson? As far as San Diego, I have been there many times. It is far from America's finest city (sorry, East Coast bias here) but it is beautiful and I have a hard time believing it was because Eli didn't want to live in SD.[/quote]
I agree that it was more about the organization than anything else...hey, any Charger fan knows that we suck and are totally inconsistent...that's SD sports for ya! I don't think people get how SD residents view the pro sports teams here...it's like everyone thinks they're nice to have around, but if they left, only a small fraction of the city would really care. It sucks, because I'ma huge baseball and football fan and I feel like the teams never have the full support of the city like you see in places like Minnesota, Pittsburgh, etc.
Either way, it's just unprofessional and irresponsible to openly announce that you will not play for a certain team. If it had happened to any other city....the response would have been the same. I'm definitely looking forward to the game and I hope Qualcomm is filled with boos when Eli takes the field, but the emphasis here has been to focus on just winning a damn game already!