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Philip Rivers Is Not Impressed With Ellis Hobbs

Jan 16, 2007 – 11:49 PM
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KFMB in San Diego had a camera on the field during all the postgame idiocy following the Chargers/Patriots game, and they caught this footage of Philip Rivers addressing New England corner Ellis Hobbs.

Rivers calls him the "sorriest corner in the league," and tells him to "act like he's won a game before." He then appears to tell the Patriots players around him that he approves of their behavior ("Y'all are actin' like it"), and then gets a pat on the head from one of them. The Rivers stuff starts at about 1:27 mark.

I also enjoy the coverage from the San Diego news team afterwards, with their "our players are noble and pure, while the Patriots players are gravel-eating neanderthals" act. San Diego network news coverage hasn't been the same since Champ Kind left.

To be honest with you, I don't care about any of this. Maybe New England acted like a bunch of junior high kids who just won their first game, and maybe Rivers and Tomlinson should've kept their mouths shut, but you know what? Football is not a game of class. Hundreds of "classless" things go on in every single NFL game, from trash talk to cut blocks to endzone celebrations to genital-gouging in the quest for a fumble recovery. If you're looking for class in football, you're looking in the wrong place.

I'm more concerned with why the Chargers lost and what they'll do to correct it for next year.
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