by Shane Bacon
I don't really understand the whole "flex scheduling" thing, but considering it isn't possible to "flex" tonight's game off of national TV, I'd say it isn't working too well. In fact, if I were in charge of it, I'd have a few rules. One, never have two losing teams play each other on national television. Two, never have a team that attempted a fake field goal the week before (and with a kicker who's overweight by 40-plus pounds, no less) take the field. And three, when the most interesting subplot heading into the game revolves around your fantasy football playoffs it probably isn't the most intriguing matchup.
That being said, we are stuck with the Raiders facing off against the Chargers in an AFC West showdown that, well, doesn't mean a ton. Who cares, here are 14 reasons (to go along with the week) you should tune in tonight to watch the NFL on a Thursday.
-- Remember when you'd get excited for "Friends" on Thursday nights? Well, if you squint your eyes really tight, Philip Rivers looks a lot like Chandler and this Charger girl, well, she looks nothing like anyone from "Friends" but she's really hot.
-- The opportunity to check out the Chargers mascot. What the hell are those muscles? Does that go directly from pectorals to abdominal? Is that possible? I thought mascots were supposed to be for the kids. Would any kid want to hug this guy? He looks like the cartoon version of what Sublime sung about in "Daterape."
Bummed About Tonight's Game? Here are 14 Reasons to Watch San Diego Play Oakland originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 04 Dec 2008 17:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.