When the Raiders come to town, it’s always a freak show…and not because it’s the day after Halloween. Raider fans typically paint their faces silver and black, wear funny outfits and act strangely. I know. I used to be one…let me clarify…I used to be a Raider season ticket holder. So, I am well aware of the oddities that usually accompany a visit from the Raiders, like the time I witnessed a Raider fan fighting a Charger fan in the parking lot…now, here’s the strange part…the Charger fan somehow extricates himself from the fracas and another Raider fan jumps in and takes his place in the fight. Now, there are two Raider fans fighting each other. Strange, but true.
Unfortunately for fans of a competitive fight, there was no such excitement on the field this past Sunday, where the Chargers defeated the Raiders, 24 – 16. The final score was somewhat deceiving in that the Raiders never really threatened the Chargers after giving up a 21 – 10 halftime lead.
Now let us turn our attention to the real reason why we are all here…the Charger Girls in Halloween costumes! A Halloween game is one of the most eagerly anticipated because of those sexy outfits. Our Arizona Cardinals Correspondent, Max, made the trek out west to experience the festivities in person…even though there was Cardinals game on the same day. Now you know this must be a special event to do that. And it really is, because the Charger Girls go all out in dressing up for Halloween.
Since this was a special week, I decided to stay the entire game and photograph all of the girls for your benefit. So, this week, I am going to do something different and show the girls and their Line Captain in the order that they appeared before my section. But, before we get to that, let me start off this week by introducing my choice for Charger Girl of the Day, Line Captain Marlina.
Let’s start off our parade of costumed Charger Girls with Marisa’s line: Victoria, Nicole M., Brittany W., Marisa, Carly S., Michelle, and Natalie.
And let’s introduce Tonya’s line next: Brittany R., Vanesa, Andrea, Line Captain Tonya, Kimberly, Emily and Ashley.
Up next, Ashlie’s line: Carly N., Casie, Nicole L., Line Captain Ashlie, Belinda, Heather, and Tiffany. By the way, I think Ashlie looks rather stunning as a Brunette.
And last but not least, Marlina’s line: Katie, Lauren, Marlina, Jacquelyn, Melanie, and Giselle.
This loss to the Chargers, the thirteenth straight, must be frightening for Raider fans. Let’s face it. The Raiders are an organization in disarray, without the leadership or guidance to compete at the highest levels in the NFL. And that’s a shame, because they were one of the flagship teams of the old AFL and Al Davis was instrumental in the merger with the NFL. Unfortunately, the game has passed him by.
For Charger fans, we have the Charger Girls, who sustained us during our lean years. And on this day, the Charger Girls, not play the on the field, were the sight to see. If you weren’t there, you missed something special.