First off, anyone that comes from the Denver Donkeyland organization is sitting on the public enemy list. Ranking in at number 10 on our Chargers Public Enemy List is the former head coach of the Denver Broncos, Mike Shanahan.
This Chargers Public Enemy List will include the top 10 players or coaches that Chargers fans despise. These will be players or coaches that are currently in the league. So here we are at number 10 and counting down:
The Shanarat! All the hate comes from his days coaching the Denver Donkeys and we could care less about what he is doing now as the Redskins head coach!
He has coached some players that could be on the All-Time Chargers Hate List – Players like Ed McCaffrey, John Elway, Tom Nalen, Jay Cutler, Bill Romanowski, and Shannon Sharpe. I still can picture those Donks from the late 90s mile-high saluting each other in our end zone and Terrell Davis taking migraine pills and still running for a hundred+ yards. Shanahan has led the Broncos to two Super Bowls and we can’t help but be envious of that accomplishment.
His teams played dirty (in our eyes) and the main reason we hate him is because he kept winning against us. He held a 17-11 record against us as the Broncos head coach, and most of our wins came recently.
And then there was that Ed Hochuli game!
If you don’t remember the Hochuli game, referee Ed Hochuli blew a fumble call that would have led to a Chargers possession and a Bolts win. The possession remained with the Broncos and they scored a touchdown to put them down by one. Instead of going for the field goal to tie the ballgame, Shanahan sent out the offense again for the win with a 2-point conversion. After the game, Shanahan praised Hochuli and the crew saying that they “did a heck of a job”. RIDICULOUS!
Shanahan, you go down as Public Enemy #10 on the Chargers List!
Feel free to share your thoughts on Mr. Mike Shanahan and stay tuned on BB to see the rest of the countdown!