Last night was a terrific evening for San Diego Chargers fans. It was even better for me, as I got to see one of my favorite players, Darren Sproles, break out for 328 all-purpose yards. At 5’6″ tall, the same height as me, Sproles made play after play throughout the game. He atoned for his fumble at the goal-line by running 22 yards for the winning score in overtime against the Indianapolis Colts. This was probably the most exciting Charger playoff game since the 1994 AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.
Since their wildcard loss to the Colts back in the 1995-1996 playoffs, the Chargers have always played the Colts tough. So, coming into Felix’s house, I felt confident that we would play well; I was concerned about LT’s groin injury but I knew that if Norv Turner committed to playing Sproles as the featured back (and kick/punt returner!), he would be rewarded.
Thanks to Felix and Johnny for hosting the party; I’m sorry that their hometown team, the Atlanta Falcons, could not come from behind in the fourth quarter like the Chargers to beat the Cardinals. They have a positive future ahead of them, with Matt Ryan and former-Charger Michael Turner leading the team.
Dan G and I both wore our powder blue jerseys. The Chargers have won their last eight games whenever they break out the powder blues. Next week, they’ll be playing an away game at either the Tennessee Titans or the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don’t mind which team we play; I’m confident that we’ll win to make it to the AFC Championship Game for the second year in a row. Go Chargers!