It was hot in San Diego. Unseasonably hot. Blazing hot. This game, which on paper seemed to overwhelmingly favor the defending Super Bowl Champions, was really not all that competitive. I mean as the game progressed, it appeared that the Seahawks were being outplayed, out-muscled and out-executed, if that is a word. They just weren’t really in it after the second quarter and I think it was due to the heat because the Seahawks played like I felt…lifeless.
[Update: Per ESPN it was 118 degrees on the field.]
Final Score: Chargers – 30, Seahawks – 21.
Hot and bothered. I mentioned the heat. Now the “bother”. I was looking forward to this game. It was a day game. It was against the defending Super Bowl Champions and I was hoping to get some great shots of the Charger Girls in a mid afternoon game setting. When I arrived at my seats, my old nemesis was there again…the big, black mobile stage. The stage that I wrote about in the past. Anyway, not to rehash this issue, which you can read about it here, this was a bad thing. Essentially, preventing our section from seeing half of the game. Thus, the “bothered” portion of the title.
My apologies to the first two lines (Angela’s and Natalie’s ) as I did not get the type of images that I would have liked, but I did my best and managed to get a few keepers during the day.
I guess that’s how it’s gonna be sometimes. If there’s going to be a field performance with a stage, it’s going to be located in my section.
We begin our regular coverage of the Charger Girls with the Captains: Angela M., Natalie, Katelyn and Clarisse.
Our Charger Girl of the Day is one of the more popular Charger Girls and has developed a loyal fan following. And I count myself as one of them…introducing Shelbi.
Let’s begin our parade of Charger Girls with Angela’s line: Denise, Lindsay, Tinaiya, Anjelica, Delani and Jayme.
We continue with Natalie’s line: Alexis, Tina, Alexa, Devin (yes I found out who is whom), Bridget C. and Gabrielle.
Up next is Katelyn’s line: Tawnie, Angela G., Brittney, Whitney, Kayla and Karissa.
And we conclude with Clarisse’s line: Elizabeth, CGOTD Shelbi, Dominique, Alexandra, Bridget J. and Angelica.
I can’t recall the last time it was that hot for a game, but I was dying out there. It was very hot and I had absolutely no energy. And I can imagine that the Seahawks, accustomed to the more moderate temperatures of the Pacific Northwest, were affected to some degree as well because the Chargers were getting push on both sides of the line. And that was not something that you would have expected against this team, a Super Bowl caliber team. Oh well…good for Charger fans.
And thank goodness that no Charger Girl was affected by the heat because it must have been near 100 degrees on the field. My props to them for toughing it out. Let’s hope the weather for the next game is more temperate…and that big, black stage goes away.