Football season is a mere 4+ months away, but you can already smell it, can’t you? Presented for your consideration, here’s the 2012 Chargers schedule.
It’s a pretty funky, but interesting, schedule. Here are a few highlights:
Sayyy, Raider fan: the season opens and closes with Hate Week. Yep, it’s Chargers vs. Raiders in Week 1 (Oaktown on Monday night) and Week 17 (at the Q).
With His Royal Peytonness in the AFC West, the Bolts see the Broncos for the first time in ‘Diego on Monday of Week 6 (October 15th). The Silver & Black, by the way, see him two weeks earlier on a Sunday in Denver.
The Chargers get five – count ‘em, five – night games, with two on Monday, two on Sunday and one on Thursday.
Oh lookee – they’re playing Stu’s Steelers in Blitzburgh Three interesting road games that would also make for good promotions if we can work something – Pittsburgh (With Stu?) in Week 14 (December 9th).
Two weeks later, they play the Jets in NYC.
Oh, and watch out for Dog The Bounty Hunter when they travel to New Orleans in Week 5 (October 7th). Wanna take a roadie to a cool town? Try the Big Easy. Special bonus – The Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing there on Thursday before the game.
One weird note – After Week 3, the BOlts don’t have a 1pm Sunday kickoff until Week 11. They play only seven 1pm games all season.
Until the NFL Draft in nine days, that is all…