December 18, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs for a long gain during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 34-14 Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Dump

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that team president A.G. Spanos termed the ploy “disappointing,” after Chiefs blogger Patrick Allen, who lives in New York, received an email inviting him and others to come to the game with tickets $10 off. Not surprisingly, when word spread, Chargers fans were not happy that the team was rolling out the red carpet for supporters of a division rival.

Recently, the Chargers were reported as trying to woo rival fans to come to games in San Diego with promises of ticket discounts. It apparently has gotten so difficult to get fans to show up at games, Chargers sales reps are taking the ‘by any means necessary’ approach to ticket sales.

In April, lying on his back at his hometown gym in Trenton, N.J., he lowered and lifted, lowered and lifted, pumping out a short set with a 385-pound barbell.

I’m starting to get annoyed by this San Diego Chargers offseason, mostly because the reasons for optimism border on lunacy. That’s not to say that I disagree with the idea of keeping Norv Turner nor that I disagree with the moves that A.J. Smith has made as General Manager this offseason, but I’m getting tired of not being able to answer questions.

The Chargers have a lot of confidence in Ryan Mathews this season, and fantasy enthusiasts should, too. The thing that amuses me the most about Mathews is he gets a bad rap about being injury prone and missing games. Yeah, he played in 14 games last season, but he’s not Darren McFadden, who played in only seven games last year. I’m going to take my chances with Mathews.

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