Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) exits the field after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10 to win AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Man seeks injunction claiming San Diego Chargers didn't deserve playoff berth


According the The Baltimore Sun, a man in Pennsylvania named Daniel L. Spuck is seeking an injunction because he believes the San Diego Chargers didn’t deserve to make the playoffs. The filing came before the first round of the playoffs last weekend, but it has only come to light now.

Yep, gotta love football fans.

In case you forgot how the 2013 regular season ended, the Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs thanks to a missed field goal by Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop. The NFL admitted after the game that officials made a mistake by not giving the Chargers a penalty for illegal formation on the play. Had the correct call been made, Succop would have been given a second opportunity to hit the potential game-winner, and, had he successfully converted the kick, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have gone to the playoffs instead of the Chargers.

So how does Spuck hope to rectify the situation?

In the filing, Spuck suggested some possible remedies for the missed call. The NFL could suspend the playoffs for a week to 10 days, allow Succop to re-kick the field goal, or let the Steelers play the Chargers at a neutral site to determine who plays on.

Again, gotta love football fans.

[Source: The Baltimore Sun]

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  • luv1138

    Wow. There are more crybabies out there than I thought.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Ahhhh… I love it when East Coast teams get a small taste of what the Chargers deal with routinely, and their fans stomp their little feet in a temper tantrum, like it’s the first time in history a team benefits from a missed call. For all of the abject “favoritism”, and biased officiating that I have seen the Steelers, and other East coast teams receive… you would think they would just do what Charger fans have done. Suck it up, and realize that your team should have played better, and controlled it’s own destiny, instead of leaving it in the hands of others. Say what you want about Charger fans, or use names like “Cry me a Rivers” all you want… at least our fans aren’t such poor sports that one of us files a legal injunction against the NFL, so that the playoffs can be completely reorganized to give your team one last chance, and probably lose again… bwahahaha!

    • Michael

      What is ridiculous Is that the guy Is doing this from prison,,,,, whatever, ,,,,, some peoples kids,,,,,,

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Seriously? Even more hilarious!

    • FitzWilly

      DTVtechguy doesn’t give up, does he :) lol

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        ZING… BWAHAHA!