It’s All My Fault!


November 10, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) walks off the field after a failed third down attempt during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Raiders won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsWhat is happening bolt fam. Just wanted to send some love your way. I have been rocking out with Bolt Beat for a long long time now and I have a confession for all of you…

I may be a huge bad luck charm. I was wondering this for a minute. In the three years that I have been writing for Bolt Beat, we have not made the playoffs once!!!! Not once!!!

How many times in a row did we make it before I took over the site? We were the dominant team of the AFC West and everyone else was garbage in comparison to our teams. We were favorites to win the Super Bowl every season before I took this thing over. We were so ridiculously good looking !

Then what?

Then….. I became the editor of Bolt Beat!

It has to be it! That has to be the jinx. I’m not vain and I don’t think that everything is about me, but some things just make more sense than it should. How else do you have the top ranked offense and defense in the league and still miss out on the playoffs? All me! Vain? Meh.

To divert blame, we can point the finger at AJ and Norv for the last 3 seasons, but what happens if we miss the playoffs again this year? Norv and AJ are gone and can’t take the blame anymore. There is only one more person to point the finger at.

I know this is ridiculous. It’s like thinking that a certain pair of underwear will make the Bolts win on that day…. But those underwear are magical and nobody else knows it! In honesty, I have stopped writing certain post for the sole reason that I thought the Chargers would do better when I didn’t write that post.

I may be developing a complex. The Chargers need to make it into the playoffs or I may have to sit out for the good of the team.

Anyway, I don’t want to provoke a “it’s not your fault!” Reaction. I want more to know what ridiculous superstitions you have developed over time? This is one of many ridiculous things I do and think throughout the season and felt that I needed to share. Maybe it will break the jinx. What are your ridiculously vain superstitions?

…and yes, it is all our faults that the Chargers have not made the playoffs! Someone didn’t wear their lucky hat or shirt on gameday like they were supposed to! Your fault!