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?
CHARGERS 2012 TRAINING CAMP DATES
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.
RIVERS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO ELITE FORM IN 2012
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).
CHARGERS FRONT OFFICE REACHING OUT TO FANS OF OPPOSING TEAMS?
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
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