Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. San Diego won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
The legend of the bolo tie is building. Philip Rivers has been rocking the bolo tie on the road this season because of the new dress code that was implemented by head coach Mike McCoy on the road. The team was able to wear a t-shirt with the old regime, but now McCoy requires a coat and tie.
Philip Rivers worked around the rule by rocking the bolo tie. Everyone was introduced to the bolo tie after the Chargers beat the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football and Philip joined the NFL Network crew to talk about the win. He was sporting the bolo tie and some rattlesnake boots and the crew asked him about it.
On the road, Philip Rivers has found a way to win in some tough stadiums. They have beaten the Chiefs in Kansas City, the Broncos in Denver and the Bengals in Cincinnati. I would assume that he was wearing a bolo tie during all of these games.
According to Adam Schefter, the Chargers are undefeated when Philip Rivers is wearing a bolo.
Watch out, Cincy: Chargers QB Philip Rivers is wearing his Bolo tie. When Rivers wears the Bolo tie on the road, Chargers are undefeated.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2014
What is the accuracy of his stats? Couldn’t tell you, but the legend is growing.
I have a bolo tie. I had no idea what it was until Rivers wore one earlier this season.
— Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) January 6, 2014
— Brady Phelps (@LobShots) January 6, 2014
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 6, 2014
Here is a Broncos reporter trying to counter the bolo:
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) January 6, 2014
That bolo tie Philip Rivers was wearing yesterday could also help pinpoint the location of the Lost Ark.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 6, 2014
Will I remind the guys I picked the Chargers!?!? Will I wear a bolo tie? Well, yes.
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) January 6, 2014
Is it the bolo? DUH. Get your bolo tie now! I am about to make my own bolo tie with a Chargers logo on it. It is about to go down!
The bolo has worked and he has to rock it again on Sunday in Denver.
The bolo has been good. I do have another question about Philip Rivers though from Sunday. What was that Drew Brees mark on his face? Why did he have the eye black off to the side like he was Brees? Was that ever explained? He might want to put that Brees mark on this weekend also.
Check out the Brees mark:
Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) exits the field after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 to win AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports