Greetings from San Diego, where the hills and trees are blessedly verdant, the ports filled with boats and the home team enters the afternoon’s proceedings with the league’s best record — a distinction that it may continue to hold unless Indianapolis can rally from 24 points down at Jacksonville.
You may notice that this blog didn’t go up at its proper time. Well, the San Diego press box — which last year featured the fastest, smoothest wireless Internet connection among the league’s media housings — did not have a working Internet connection today, with furious work on the problem yielding no results.
Without wireless Internet access, we are as useless as a surround-sound system without speakers. All we can do is eventually post what we write, produce and upload, but for now, without a connection, we are riding along the information superhighway in a stagecoach with busted axles and no horses available to pull it.
Some thoughts from a ‘Net-less pre-game:
- Chad Mustard is inactive for a second consecutive game. The same holds true for Adam Meadows; George Foster will start in his place.
- It’s a tad chilly here. I’d check the exact temperature, but I can’t get on-line.
- It was a very tranquil trip to the stadium this morning. Only two Chargers extended their middle fingers in salute to the team bus as it lurched through the parking lot surrounding this 39-year-old edifice.
- Fellow DenverBroncos.com staffer Kyle Sonneman spotted former UNLV/Fresno State/Long Beach State/San Antonio Spurs head coach Jerry Tarkanian heading towards a seat on this level of the stadium.
- “You know you want to do it,” I tell Don Schwartz as the drum-solo portion of In the Air Tonight — Phil Collins’ paean to a lifeguard gone mad — prepares to blast over the public-address system. Seconds later, the press box is treated to a pair of geeks in coats and ties practicing their air-drumming skills.
Back with more … hopefully we’ll be able to post as the game progresses, and not several hours after the fact.
Tags: San Diego Chargers