The Chargers are back at it again with their iconic schedule release videos, and one little easter egg is an absolute stroke of savage genius.
The Chargers went for another anime-inspired release video complete with comic book-style effects and subtle digs at their opponents, and naturally, their AFC West rivals got the worst of it.
LA made jokes at Kansas City superfan “Chiefaholic’s” expense and also delivered a knockout punch to the Broncos, depicting Russell Wilson against Patrick (from Spongebob) in a cook-off. “That’s not what he wanted to cook” will go down in history as one of the cruelest burns ever, and from a fictional starfish, no less.
The real star of the show, however, was the Chargers’ vicious takedown of the Las Vegas Raiders. In their first scheduled matchup displayed in the video, Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is playing the slot machine game called “Get Your Quarter Back.” He wins, and he gets Jimmy Garoppolo.
In the second matchup, the Chargers social team continues the casino motif (because Vegas, duh) and reveals what McDaniels actually received from the game: a cashout voucher to Fantasy Treasure Resort (F*** The Raiders) for -$72,750,000, the value of Jimmy G’s deal.
Raiders need a truckload of balm after Chargers burn them in 2023 schedule release video
But wait, that’s not all.
The validation number on the voucher includes the numbers 6-11, 10-7, 8-8, 7-9, 4-12, and 6-10, the Raiders’ season records for the last six years.
Fine print on the bottom of the voucher reads “not valid for full season” and “not redeemable for wedding invite.” Garoppolo is considered a highly injury-prone quarterback, and the wedding invite refers to McDaniels not getting invited to Darren Waller’s wedding. Waller was traded to the Giants shortly after, and Waller’s wife, Kelsey Plum, joked that McDaniels was salty about the snub.
Now here’s the bread and gravy. The voucher has a QR code that can be scanned. Once scanned, users were taken to a Chargers web page that prompted Chargers fans to click one box and Raiders fans to click another.
Chargers fans were redirected to a ticket-purchasing site. Raiders fans were redirected to a Google search: “how to get a job.”
Na-na, why don’t you get a job?
Chargers social media never misses. Let’s see if the team can live up to the hype.