It’s never fun when your team is out of the playoff race before Thanksgiving, but sadly, it looks as though it’s going to be a gloomy holiday season for San Diego Chargers fans this year. A 30-23 loss to the Denver Broncos last weekend stuck a knife in the heart of San Diego’s AFC West championship aspirations, and a wild-card berth seems like a long shot too.
It’s time for Chargers Blood Drive XXXIV!! That’s right, the Chargers and the San Diego Blood Bank are once again asking you to join them for the community’s longest running and most successful life-saving event of the year; Chargers Blood Drive XXXIV. This year’s day-long event will take place at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley on Tuesday, November 20, from 10am to 6pm. Parking is free for donors.
“We are used to having success offensively,” said head coach Norv turner. “We’re used to scoring a lot of points and we’re used to moving the ball. And that probably doesn’t fit with where we’re at right now. When we can, we take that aggressive nature and there’s sometimes that we can’t.”
In yet another disappointing display of professional football Sunday afternoon, the Chargers essentially said goodbye to any hopes of winning the division title, dropping a 30-23 contest to the rival Denver Broncos in the Mile High City. With the loss, the Bolts have now dropped five of their last six games, with 8-2 Baltimore looming on the schedule Thanksgiving weekend.
It’s the second year the team’s service provider, Centerplate, put on a Black Friday sale, but spokesman Kris Sargent said last year’s sale didn’t get much of a marketing push. This year they’re letting people know.