The fall season is upon us and many around the globe are rejoicing in the change of the season. For those who aspire for change, one needs to just breathe in the autumn air – breathe in fresh hope. Opportunities are no longer looked at as futile, they are viewed as worthy of accomplishment and realistically within reach.
For sports fans, this season brings us baseball playoffs, the beginning of basketball and hockey while placing us right in the middle of the NFL football schedule.
For those lovers of horror, fall also brings Halloween; a tradition steeped in scary music and movies.
Being a horror enthusiast myself, I have spent all October basking in new and old horror movies; entranced in the scare and the music that enhances each killer moment. All over the internet, anyone can find a website or blog with the writer’s favorite horror movies. In my opinion, the scariest thing I have seen this October?
The San Diego Chargers offense in Sunday’s loss in Denver.
How many times, in cheeky horror movies, do we see opportunity after opportunity for the potential victim to escape the psychotic killer, only to stay in and lock the doors and hide in a closet. When this occurs, the viewer usually screams “RUN YOU IDIOT!! RUN!!”
Were there any Charger fans yelling that at the television late in the game Sunday??
Avid horror viewers constantly see chances the victim has in escaping the evil assassin. Week 8’s loss in Denver, there were numerous chances for the Chargers to escape yet, just like the “dumb blonde” in the movies, they failed miserably.
A running into the kicker penalty, a dropped potential pick-six, first and goal on the Broncos two yard line, defense creating countless three-and-outs; all major opportunities to escape and turn around the plot – where the prey becomes the slayer.
Regarding the play-calling or the lack of execution, when it comes to making critical decisions in a state of panic, can we really sit back in our comfy chairs and criticize? How many of us have been stalked by the likes of Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees? Furthermore, how many of us have coached in the NFL?
Like myself, most of us would say that without a doubt, we would run as far away as possible and never return to our home if the creepy knife carrying murderer would not leave. In addition, most Charger fans would have elected to run the ball with time running out and an opportunity to score from two yards out – yet in an intense game full of emotion, can we really say we would make the right choice?
In my opinion, Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt suspected that a tough Denver defense was looking for Melvin Gordon to run. Gordon had been piling up yards and has already shown to have a nose for pay dirt – so running Melvin was obvious from everyone watching the game. With that line of thinking, what they did was counter with passes; one which if not overthrown, Antonio Gates would have had added another touchdown to his resume. Unfortunately, coaches are not able to possess hindsight and neither are the seemingly brainless victims in slasher films.
John Pagano and his defense handed the offense a chance to wreak havoc in Denver, time and time again Sunday. They allowed the door to remain impenetrable for the serial killer to get through – yet the stooge somehow continued to slip and fall. With an arsenal of talented weapons to escape Sports Authority Field with a victory, the Chargers fell even harder to the AFC West cellar.
So what happens now with the killer still out there and the injured victim who is lying on the floor of the cellar, seems to have lost all hope?
“Just get back to the lab. Just keep working….” – Melvin Ingram
Let’s hope the Chargers offense gets reanimated as they head towards the second half of the NFL season. At 3-5, San Diego desperately needs life to be pumped back into the staff and personnel if they want to cheat a certain death; a playoff-less season.
Brian “Big Kahuna” Scott .
“When Black Cats Prowl and Pumpkins Gleam, May Luck Be Yours On Halloween!” – Anonymous
Talk about haunting, right?
Well Charger fans! Halloween is fast approaching (literally, hours away) and we know many of you have been prepping up for it, and to dress up as some of the spookiest and most terrifying characters for the night of “Trick or Treating”
Let’s be honest though, after a few years, dressing up as a witch with the REALLY ugly green nose, or as one of the characters from the Addams Family, gets out of style. Let’s try and think of some new ideas to dress up for Halloween.
I GOT IT!
How about dressing up as your favorite Charger player!?
Have you thought about workin’ a fancy bolo tie as Philip Rivers? Or style a beard as Eric Weddle? Maybe some sick long hair like Jason Verrett? The ideas are endless!
Maybe if you don’t want to dress up, you have a unique talent for Pumpkin Craving! How bout carving a Bolt, or a helmet, or something unique representing the Chargers on a pumpkin?
Think you can pull it off? Well I have a treat for you! Share your photos with us on Twitter using the Hashtag #BoltBlitzHalloween, or on Facebook at the BoltBlitzLIVE group, and we’ll share the best of the best Charger costumes on this site for a special article. Show the whole world you are a Charger-nista (Wow, I really wrote that)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
“Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore. Scary witches at your door. Jack-O-Lanterns smiling bright. Wishing you a haunting night!” – Anonymous
– José “Joe” Martínez @JoeLovesMusic24
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