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Agreeing With Chargers QB Philip Rivers

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SAN DIEGO CA - DECEMBER 16:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16 2010 in San Diego California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO CA - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16 2010 in San Diego California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Until the 2010 season the San Diego Chargers, and their quarterback, Philip Rivers, were the kings of the AFC West annually dominating the division. The Kansas City Chiefs are on the rise so it's only natural that the rivalry between the two teams has intensified a little bit in the last year. 

Because of that rivalry we've spent some time around here poking fun at Rivers but today I agree whole-heartedly with everything he's saying. Rivers talked to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com about the lockout and I think he nailed it -- we're going crazy and everyone (save Plaxico) is completely shooting themselves in the foot here.

"I'm about to reach my limit, I'm going stir crazy," Rivers told me. "I think it's just unfortunate we've come to this. The game is at an all-time high. I'm not talking about revenue. I'm talking about popularity. We're essentially putting all of that at risk. I don't mean just players. I mean owners, everyone. I didn't think we'd ever be here. I'm still shocked we're at this point."

Doing what you can to gain leverage in this labor situation is one thing. But doing things to gain that leverage that harm the future of the league? Ugh. This whole thing makes me sick. Both sides have screwed the proverbial pooch on this one. 

Let's hope a resolution comes along soon. Next thing you know I'll be agreeing with John Elway and Al Davis.