Chargers Fans Want PR's Head After Embarrassment

PR: What’s with you people?

RESPONSE: Really? Did you not watch Monday Night Football? Did you not see the embarrassment that happened? Did you see last Sunday Night? If you are going to ask us a stupid question I will respond by asking you stupid questions. Already off to a bad start my man.

PR: Yes, Monday night’s loss was bad. Horrible. Embarrassing.

Ok…enough already. No mas. I get it.

Now get over it. It was a loss. One loss.

RESPONSE: Don’t mock us, we are already pissed beyond belief that YOU are writing this! The way you are writing leads me to believe you think we are children. If you did your job correctly you would understand that this is the second week in a row that the Chargers, the team we hold dearly to our hearts, blew its second double digit lead in two weeks. So maybe you are the incompetent one.

PR: Listening to some of you out there, you’d think Monday night was “win or go home” and the Chargers are now packing their bags.

“The Chargers are finished. Done,” said one scribe.

Another wrote, “Bye, bye Chargers. Put a fork in them.”

Sometimes I think Twitter was invented to give people a chance to puff out their chests and talk big, saying things they never would say to someone’s face.

RESPONSE: No worries, Twitter is also a different monster. Did you ever think that maybe some of those people AREN’T big Bolts fans? Did it ever occur to you that they may be bandwagon fans? So don’t talk to us saying we are going to, “puff our chest out,” for no reason! The same thing happens every year, the Bolts get us excited than Norv Turners brake pads blow games that should not have been taken from us. I live in New Jersey and if you want to fly out here, or better yet fly me out there I will GLADLY say what I think is wrong to your face. We don’t run and we don’t hide so don’t call us cowards. We had 2 opportunities to take the wheel and really drive this division. Norv Turner’s methods aren’t working.

PR: And talk radio … don’t get me started. The old adage your mom used to preach – “If you don’t have anything good say, don’t say anything” – seems to have evolved to “if you don’t have anything good to say, call sports talk radio.”

RESPONSE: Really? You have a job as the Chargers PR and I am sitting here writing this response to you. Can you please insult us with a little more creativity? For instance “If you don’t have anything good to say, alls you have to do is call.” Off the top of my head not great but better than yours. Maybe I should have your job?

PR: Some of those folks are probably the same ones who called for former Head Coach Bobby Ross’ job when his first Chargers team started the 1992 season 0-4.  I still remember the self-proclaimed experts saying Bobby was “in over his head”. The Chargers went on to win 11 of the next 12 games that year, along with a 17-0 victory in the first round of the playoffs.

A few of the more recent Chargers teams have been declared dead by quacks, only to awaken in good health.  The 3-3 Chargers of 2004 won nine of their final 10 games.  The ’06 Chargers won their final 10.  The ’07 Chargers started 1-3 before winning 10 of their last 12.  The ’08 Chargers won their final four in a row and the ’09 team won its last 11 games.

RESPONSE: I never called about Bobby Ross, anybody else call? Bobby led us to our only Super Bowl. You on the other hand have not. Norv Turner (51-33) Marty Schottenheimer (47-33). Records as head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Turner has a 8-8 record we give him another chance, Marty has a 14-2 season and we give him the boot? WE need to take the chill pill. This shouldn’t be about the past it should be about the present and future.

PR: Time to take a chill pill.  No one knows what will happen this season, yet alone the next game. That’s the beauty of the National Football League.  I don’t know, you don’t know, no one knows what’s going to happen.

If you want these players and coaches to succeed, then support them.  Don’t tear them down.  What you want and what we all want, including your team, is to know people believe in them.

Look at it this way.  We want our loved ones to succeed, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help them.  But when they make mistakes, like we all do, we would never criticize or belittle them publicly.

Your team is 3-3, tied at the top of the division, and has 10 games to play.  If the Chargers are your team, get behind them and stay behind them.  We’re all at our best when we know others believe in us.

RESPONSE: Seriously? We have supported our team year in and year out BAR NONE! After this how do you expect some not to be pissed or crack? After this anyone who wants to drop our boys you can’t seriously blame them. You just took a shot at your fan base and made them feel like idiots on the one thing that revolves around media. You may have just summed up your career my man. You yourself say, “We’re all at our best when we know others believe in us.” You just disrespected your WHOLE fan base in a matter of 3 seconds of pushing that post button. If you don’t believe in us then how will we be, “at our best?”

As a response to the fan base, If you are a true fan you stick with your boys bottom line. This idiot could have taken care of this issue in a way that could have actually been motivating for us fans. Don’t take it out on the players, it isn’t their fault. This guy is a complete moron and doesn’t speak for Rivers, Butler, Weddle or the rest of the gang. Try to stay true and loyal to one of the most entertaining football organizations in the NFL. There’s a reason why we began to love them and we just need to remember it in these tough times.

To this PR guy, I hope you have fun slamming this in our faces. You are on your almighty totem pole and we, “the little people,” are here for you to take your frustrations out on. I can’t wait until the Bolts can you. You slapped the Bandwagon fans in the face, you slapped the loyal DIE HARD fans in the face, and you made future possible fans turn their back. You sir, are an ASS. You are the reason we are a much bigger joke of the NFL now, not the teams recent game play. When we thought it couldn’t get any worse you go ahead and deliver. Words can’t describe  what I am thinking and feeling as Loyal Charger Faithful.

My final response is to the Chargers organization, I will drop everything I have if you want me give me a call. I can fill his position times a thousand. I would be more upset if this guy has a job at the end of the day. If you were to give me a week I would be able to get out in San Diego and start up with no questions asked! I would kill for this job, as many others I know would. I would do a lot better than this moron that’s for sure. Can’t wait to hear from you!

So how did this make everyone feel? I am pretty interested in the response as to this STUPID post on


-Joey Nicks

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  • AJ Smith

    Because of the announcement of Norv Turner return in 2012, I did not renew my season tickets and have not watched them live. Just watched the highlights. If Turner is still with the team when the vote for a new stadium is up. I will vote “No”.

    • Vince

      While I agree with the discontent for Norv at some point he will not be part of this team and we need this stadium to keep this team. Is that not a priority?

    • Joey Nicks

      If thats the case we can switch places i ‘ll live in SD you can live in NJ. I would take a norv bolt team over no team any day of the week!

  • Dan Locke

    Loved this response. Well done!

  • lisa marie kohlbatz

    good job on the responces

  • veazy

    Cool picture. Who made it?

  • Dave

    Amen. Agree 100%. I have been and always will be a Chargers fan. I don’t need this idiot to tell me to relax when they are in a slump; I will always believe in them. San Diego deserves a championship and its fans don’t deserve to be spoken to like this. You have my vote to replace him in the PR dept.

    • Joey Nicks

      My first job as PR? Watch practice with a Mojito in my hands with my visor on. I would be doing a better job than this guy! That’s for sure.

  • Nick Judge

    Great post joey. I’ve been a loyal devoted chargers fan for 33 years and this a-hole is gonna come tell me to “take a chill pill”!? Hell no! I was mad enough about our beloved team taking a nose dive the last couple weeks but now Im not a good enough fan because Im upset about said nose dive. Dean Spanos needs to quit just sitting there and take action …NOW

    • Joey Nicks

      I like Dean too! He seems like he really wants to put together a good team and win. As for the PR? Well i haven’t gotten my call yet so i think he might keep his job. I would love if dean wrote an apology to the fans. I might be ok with this guy keeping his job if Dean sends out an apology.

  • #TheBoltFather

    Joey- Like I told you on the phone….. Best article yet.

  • Ignatius

    When I read the original article on the the Chargers website, I couldn’t feel anything but anger and disrecpectful so, as usual, vented through the usual channels but after reading some local and national posts, I came to a different conclusion that Bill Johnston was not talking as Bill the PR guy but Bill the fan, a passionate one indeed.

    We may have said some pretty nasty things and maybe call for his job but let’s not get to hasty because he made a mistake, to vent in the most uncommon channel, because what he said, was not far from the truth and I for one would not call for his firing or his resignation as he is only an employee with no direct power over the team, just a PR guy, just like I wouldn’t want someone to call for my job.

    In hindsight, I wish I read a few posts before I spoke my mind but now I think we should let this go and channel our despondency into the usual ones: Turner et. al.

    Now, if Turner have said it, my friends, I would be the first one with pitchforks and all standing at the fortress calling for the head of the one called Norval.

    • Joey Nicks

      Here’s my problem is i, as well as you guys, spend our hard earned money representing this team. He wants to get on us?! What about the office he works in?! They aren’t doing enough. People show to the games, they scream, they go nuts but when the Chargers don’t deliver on their end we cant be pissed?!? Lol im 100% italian i have a specific gene in my blood for anger. This issue with the PR didn’t help at all, but i understand what your saying and where you are coming from. We need to stay united and positive!

  • Tubbs45

    GREAT write-up! I would have taken a chill pill if I had them. It would have maybe stopped me from launching the remote across the livingroom and embedding itself into the wall. Man that guy must either have been wasted when he wrote that shit or never a fan of professional team. The reason we are pissed is because we fucking care dumb shit… For god sake when did he think waving meat at hungry animals was a good PR move…. Here’s an idea fuck-stick you focus on selling tickets…. Sorry I feel a little better, now I need to work on patching my wall.

    • Joey Nicks

      Was at the bar and everyone with me just went silent and looked. Not a fun occurrance. Stick together and bolt up though.

  • Pete Spinning

    1) I think it’s ironic that PR is also our QB’s initials. Not saying it’s a conspiracy.. just ironic.
    2) I love PR for what he does OFF of the field, as much as what he does on it… not just Niquil commercials, and parading his kid around. I have a great deal of respect for that.. especially Rivers of Hope (which I have been supportive of before)
    3) Nothing in the “Take a Chill Pill” article hurt me as bad as when I saw “Chargers pee their pants (again)”. That happened. Look it up.
    4) I was really embarrassed to hear Gruden sticking up for us, and then have to do the “colorful” part of his job to give “The Sheriff” his dues. I think his heart sank a little too… he was genuinely excited for us (as always), and I like that guy. Something is seriously wrong in SD when that happens… and management knows that;
    5) As a beaten fan, I have faith that we aren’t the only team at 3-3 in first place that is doubting itself. And, if you aren’t doubting yourself, then you aren’t going to the Superbowl. (See Green Bay 2012).
    6) Whether we like the choice or not… adding another wide receiver was a good move. Which is surprising to me, because I thought they were going to stick with Meachem, and Royal.. which isn’t working. He may not be V-Jax… but he isn’t short.
    7) Denver is doubting themselves, too… Whether they admit it, or not. We have been here before, and they can pee their pants too. The playoffs are a different story, but we’ll cross that bridge if we come to it.

    It’s an opinion… CHARGE!!!!

    • Stefanie Smith

      Mike Mayock was fawning all over the Chargers, saying he thought they could go all the way. I think it put a knife in his heart also.

  • ChargerGirl Cindi

    I love this approach. Well done and I could not agree with you more. Let’s get you two in a room so you can chat!

  • 1961 Fan

    If you want to be heard and have your opinion make a difference then here is the place to send your responses to the “Man”

    Dean Spanos
    San Diego Chargers
    4020 Murphy Canyon Rd.
    San Diego, Ca. 92123

    Tell him what you think; I did.
    How can a person judge the fans level of frustration unless they hear it from you?


  • ChargerGirl Cindi

    Joey – Do the same thing with this gem. :-) I can’t wait to read it!

  • chargerrocket

    Great article! This PR dude really offended and disrespected the #BoltFam. This dude is an idiot and needs to be replaced. He doesn’t understand the magnitude of our losses. Great read!