Philip Rivers: "The Most Obnoxious Dude In The NFL"

Outside of San Diego, Raleigh North Carolina, and Decatur Alabama, you probably wont find a whole lot of Philip Rivers fans. The fiery quarterback has built a bit of a reputation for himself that can understandably rub people the wrong way. Whereas Eli Manning might be famous for being void of emotion during games, you'll never be able to label Philip Rivers the same way. You'll always know where #17 is in the stadium because even if you can't see him, you probably will still be able to hear him. Known for jawing with players (including his own teammates) and fans alike, Rivers says its all in good fun, and that its just the competitive nature inside of him.

"When you see it on TV, I'll be the first one to agree, it doesn't look that good. But there's nothing I say out there that I couldn't tell my six-year-old daughter. I don't curse, and I'm not saying anything out of line at all. You want to make a good impression with the public, and I agree that it's a fine line between playing with emotion and taking things too far. But I'm not doing it to get attention or for any reason other than to have a good time. If we can't have fun playing the game, then I don't want to play. I really don't. If we have to tone down the emotions to the point where it's no fun, that's just silly."

His antics get under the skin of opposing defenders, especially defensive backs. One veteran DB has gone so far as to label Rivers "the most obnoxious dude in the NFL." But love him or hate him, you have to respect Philip Rivers. He is a born winner, a gutsy player, and a guy who lives and dies for his team.

Read: Yahoo! Sports - Big mouth has become Rivers' trademark

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Anonymous said... Jun 15, 2008, 9:08:00 PM

I fu**ing love that guy. Drew who?

thedope said... Jun 17, 2008, 8:04:00 PM

I'm a Broncos fan, and I think the guy is great. I don't see what the problem is. And ,uh, before I forget - Go Wolfpack!

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