It has become a tradition in the NFL for teams to post unique schedule-release videos that hype up the fanbase for the upcoming season. The LA Chargers have made it a tradition to turn that schedule release into an anime, doing so for the second-consecutive season.
And just like last season, the schedule-release video is chock full of Easter eggs and jokes that make fun of the team's 2023 opponents. Some of them are easy to find, others take some digging and investigation work.
One joke stood out above the rest, though. For the two portions depicting the Las Vegas Raiders games, the Chargers' social media team included Josh McDaniels playing a slot machine that landed on Jimmy G. On the second reference, McDaniels cashes out his Jimmy G "winnings" for negative earnings, indicating that the Raiders are worse off with Jimmy G.
But that is not where the savage shot is. In that printed slot machine stub there was a QR code. Fans scanned the QR code and the rest... well, we will let you see for yourself.
Chargers roast Raiders fans with schedule release video, help them get a job
There definitely is a place for jokes to be made for sports teams but a lot of Raiders fans feel like this is a bridge too far. The Chargers aren't taking a shot at their fellow NFL team, now they are taking a shot at the actual fanbase itself.
That being said, there is no doubt that every single Chargers fan loves this inclusion to the schedule release video. While it hasn't been as competitive because the Raiders are consistently bad, the Raiders are probably still the Chargers' biggest rival at the end of the day. Any time the team can poke fun at Raiders fans it gives Chargers fans a good laugh.
Plus, Raiders fans getting riled up about this is exactly what the content team wanted. This is causing more people to talk about the schedule release video and if Raiders fans hate purchase tickets to see the team play in LA then that is more money in the organization's pocket.
The Chargers social media team is playing chess while others are playing checkers. And during all of that, we Chargers fans get to laugh at the expense of Raiders fans. Win-win.
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