January 15, 2007

MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE FIFTY...:

Just a flash in the pan: Chargers' terrific season is over in an instant, and Schottenheimer might be too after Patriots' 24-21 win (Sam Farmer, January 15, 2007, LA Times)

For some of the Chargers, the bitter disappointment of that became tinged with anger after a few Patriots turned toward the San Diego sideline and taunted them with celebrations. Linebacker Rosevelt Colvin clutched his throat as if choking himself. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork did a mocking version of Merriman's "Lights Out" dance, the one in which the Chargers star reaches up and toggles the light-switch tattoo on his forearm.

Wilfork's sideshow so incensed the normally mild-mannered Tomlinson that San Diego teammates had to hold him back -- even though Wilfork outweighs him by more than 100 pounds.

"To do the dance that Shawne Merriman is known for, that's disrespectful," Tomlinson said.


Mr. Tomlinson is by all accounts an even better person than football player, which suggests at least the possibility of a Virgin Birth, but shouldn't he pick the fight with Shawne Merriman who, as he points out, is known for showboating (oh, and steroid use)?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 15, 2007 11:53 AM
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