Before we get to the games I gotta vent first.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
We're a bit late to this whole Tila Tequila-Shawne Merriman dustup that happened over the weekend, but here's what we know so far about the relationship between the Pro Bowl linebacker and the woman who's really not hot enough to be famous anyway: Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, tried to leave Merriman's place on Sunday morning.
The highlight of yesterday's Bucs-Chargers game -- aside from the fact that it gives us a <a href="http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2008/12/how-the-marmalard-stole-the-afc-west.html" target="_blank">Philip Rivers-Jay Cutler battle royale</a> for the AFC West next week -- was Jeff Garcia opting not to slide after a scramble, and paying for it by getting Quentin Jammer's shoulder planted into his helmet (video and more pictures after the jump).
I don't know why I'm wasting time recapping this, but the Chargers <a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter?game_id=29720&season=2008&displayPage=tab_gamecenter" target="_blank">beat the tar out of the Raiders</a> last night 34-7.
The Chargers suffered gut-wrenching last-gasp losses in their first two games -- <a href="http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/2008/09/after-kids-i-didnt-think-it-would-still-be-tight.html" target="_blank">Rosario Dawson</a> and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/?p=9355" target="_self">Hochuligate</a>, in case you'd forgotten -- so they broke out their groin-stomping boots and <a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=280922024" target="_blank">blew out the Jets 48-29</a> on Monday Night Football.
Ed Hochuli's inadvertent whistle that negated a Jay Cutler fumble at the end of Sunday's Chargers-Broncos barnburner gave Denver the extra chance it needed to win the game, and as pissed off as San Diego fans are, <a href="http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2008/sep/15/chargers-hochuli-earns-most-hated-status/?chargers" target="_blank">no one feels as badly about it as Hochuli</a>.
Sure, Peter Gammons knows more about baseball than just about anybody on the planet, but is he a sexy blonde.