If you're a big fan of any professional sports team, you know how articles on official team websites go: Just straight-up news with very little analysis or opinions; key stats and facts in a way to present the team in a positive light.
What you don't see (well, until today, anyway), is an article like the one today from the San Diego Chargers' Director of Public Relations, Bill Johnston. It's directed at Chargers fans, and is titled 'Take a Chill Pill', which immediately makes things awkward.
And things then get even more awkward in the article's first sentence:
What’s with you people?What's with you people, Chargers fans?
Yeah... that's really going to go over well with the Chargers' fan base.
Yes, Monday night’s loss was bad. Horrible. Embarrassing.Now get over that nationally-televised humiliating chokejob against your biggest AFC West title competitors, Chargers fans. Bill something or other from the Chargers' PR department says so.
Ok…enough already. No mas. I get it.
Now get over it. It was a loss. One loss.
Listening to some of you out there, you’d think Monday night was “win or go home” and the Chargers are now packing their bags.
Oh, but there's more:
Another wrote, “Bye, bye Chargers. Put a fork in them.”
Sometimes I think Twitter was invented to give people a chance to puff out their chests and talk big, saying things they never would say to someone’s face.
And talk radio … don’t get me started. The old adage your mom used to preach – “If you don’t have anything good say, don’t say anything” – seems to have evolved to “if you don’t have anything good to say, call sports talk radio.”
It (uncomfortably) goes on, and on. And the comments from fans below the article are exactly as you'd expect them to be.
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