Well, Nation, here we are. As Michael Huff said earlier this week this is a “one-game season”. Only fitting that the Raiders will meet their SoCal rivals the Chargers with everything to play for.
Ok, so only one team has something to play for. The Silver and Black are looking to venture into the playoff waters for the first time in almost a decade.
As for the Chargers, they could also be wading into unfamiliar waters as it looks like they’ll be fishing in the head coaching pool after Sunday.
Charger faithful have been held hostage by the mediocre accomplishments of Norv Turner for far too long. Guys like Ernie Padaon, Chargers blogger extraordinaire over at Bolt Beat, have had the unfortunate pleasure of watching Turner takes his team from a title contender to a regular season pretender. Luckily for Ernie and the rest of his writers they can have a bit of a laugh amid all the mediocrity.
Now we already know all the plotlines for this one. Here at JBB we talk Raiders round the clock just like Ernie does for the Chargers on his great blog. However what we don’t know is what movie would best sum up the Turner years in San Diego or who is most likely to emerge from a cage match between Norv and A.J. Smith. Thankfully Ernie was there for us to answer such burning questions.
So without further adieu, I give you the final regular season edition of JBB’s 5 quirky questions.
Q: If the Norv Tuner years in San Diego were a movie which flick would they most be like?
A: The Titanic. Should this even be explained? I will do it anyway, just in case some of the fans don’t understand. He took over a 14-2 team and it was all nice and shiny and then he ran it into the ground. SIGH!
Q: Ryan Mathews rushing yards or Oakland Raiders penalty yards: Who is going to have more on Sunday?
A: Raiders penalty yards. I don’t even know if Ryan Mathews is going to play, but he is no match to the amount of penalty yards that your team produces. Do you guys have a contest for who can get penalized the most?
Q: If A.J. Smith and Norv Turner were locked in a steel cage with the winner getting to keep their job who comes out alive?
A: Dean Spanos is standing outside of the steel cage with his pistol shooting at both of them. NOBODY makes it out alive.
Q: More hated by Charger fans: Raider Nation, Chiefs fans, Bronco faithful or…Norv Turner?
A: It still is the Raider Nation and the OTHER GUYS in the AFC West. As much as we hate how bad Norv Turner is as a coach, it is hard to really hate the guy.
And finally…the most important question of all…
Q: Better fantasy value for next season: Philip Rivers keeper or Vincent Brown sleeper?
A: Keep Philip. He definitely will be worth having next season!