Three And Out: July 08, 2012

The San Diego Chargers announce their public Training Camp dates for 2012, Philip Rivers continues to receive praise and garner high expectations from NFL analysts, and is it true that the Chargers front office is actively reaching out to opposing teams' fans through blogs to sell tickets to games at Qualcomm stadium?

Training Camp Practice Schedule Open to Public
Sat.      7/28     Practice 3:45-6:00 p.m.
Sun.     7/29     Practice 10:45-1:00 p.m.
Tues.    7/31     Practice 3:45-6:00 p.m.
Wed.    8/1       Practice 7:15-9:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium
Thurs.  8/2       Practice 3:45-6:00 p.m.
Fri.       8/3       Practice 3:45-6:00 p.m.
Sat.      8/4       FanFest 2012, presented by Bud Light at Qualcomm Stadium, 10:00-1:00 p.m.
Mon.    8/6       Practice 3:45-6:00 p.m.
Sat.      8/11     Practice 3:45-6:00 p.m.
Sun.     8/12     Practice 3:45-6:00 p.m.



NFL analysts seem universally high on Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers. Although Rivers had an uncharacteristically rocky season in 2011, the general consensus is that he'll bounce back in 2012 and regain top form, potentially contending for an offensive MVP award (for which Rivers is always a dark horse to win).



The San Diego Chargers are one of the franchises that could take advantage of relaxed rules when it comes to local television blackouts.

The Chargers, despite some fine regular seasons before the last two years, have struggled to fill up Qualcomm Stadium. Maybe it's because fans are waiting to see them finally deliver in the postseason. That's probably just one of the many reasons.

The club isn't sitting around waiting for die-hard Chargers' fans to open their wallets any longer. Nope. The Chargers are now directly appealing to fans of other clubs as they look for sellouts (or close to it) during the 2012 season.

Deadspin has put the evidence out there for everyone to see courtesy of Arrowhead Addict. The Chargers have appealed to Chiefs fans through blogs, encouraging them to purchase group tickets for what will be a Thursday night meeting this season during Week 3.

It probably makes Chargers fans furious but unless they are Chargers fans that are actually buying Chargers tickets, you can see the dilemma here. The guess here is Chargers fans would rather have the team selling tickets to anyone that watch the team move up the coast to Los Angeles.

SOURCE: National Football Post

July 8, 2012

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arnie said... Jul 11, 2012, 12:47:00 AM

reaching out? the best way to reach out to fan is to win. winning heals all wounds, and makes everything better. Look The Chargers Organization turned a 14-2 team over to to time losing head coach. who has done exactly what i thought he would do, coach this team into the ground. IMHO he is a .500 HC at best. the numbers say so. five years here and he's produced two 8-8 seasons and a 9-7 season. yet when fans had had enough, the organization decided to "stay the course". well there are positives an negatives to "staying the course". the organization is feeling the negative side, right now, when the fans have let their "money" do the talking.
Want to really reach out the fans? win. prove us all wrong and show that you were right all along. just win. you don't need to go the cheap route and ask chief fans to buy tickets. win. the Chargers wanted Norv an AJ, fine. but why should i get excited? what is going to be different that i haven't seen them do before? both have admitted, they are not going to change anything. so why should i expect different results?
want to reach out to me? win. or, make a change.


Nick in PB said... Jul 13, 2012, 8:42:00 AM

Arnie... I'm in total agreement. I LOVE the Chargers but when they hired Norv, I took a wait and see approach. I still went to games. But then they started to regress. My opinion, the team was soft under Norv. Less prepared under Norv. My enthusiasm, especially as the seasons progressed, started to fade. Even turn to disgust. And the question I kept asking myself, "why the F did they hire this guy?" I saw a team on the verge of greatness be reduced to a team that underachieved season after season. I was in total dismay when they brought the duo back. But AJ (whom I have less of a problem with) did some fine things this off season and I am once again excited. OK, back to the real issue. I haven't gone to a Charger game in 2 years. I have had various season ticket packages throughout the years but the past 2 seasons, not a single game. I can pinpoint the reason to one man... Norv Turner. I am just so tired of seeing us underachieve. It kills me. It's such a struggle because I WANT to support the team... badly! I don't want us to move to LA. I just want Norv to prove me wrong. Players get better all the time. Why can't coaches??? Rob... that should be a topic of discussion. Why is it that coaches don't learn from their mistakes? Players are expected to improve.... why not coaches? If you hire a career loser head coach, what do you get??? Well, I think we've seen what you get. I hate to be so negative but when you fire a coach that goes 14-2 because you've come to the realization that he can't win in the playoffs, but then retain a coach that can't even get to the playoffs... see where I'm going here??? I just hope that Norv can improve and that we stay healthy. If that happens, look for me in the stands. Plus, I guess I'll have to get another jersey... LT and Merriman, I have like 2 apiece!!! Hahaha

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