[quote user="Redeyejedi"][quote user="Antwuan"]Why is it that Chargers Fans have not gotten over 2004?
I still see hate comments from Chargers Fans towards Eli. Eli Manning is a 2-Time Superbowl Champion its time for Chargers Fans to forgive him and at least respect what he has done if you don't like him.[/quote]He went out and completely dissed their franchise. I dont blame them for hating him.[/quote]
That is an over-simplification of the events. A.J. Smith did not want Eli just as much as Eli did not want the Chargers. Smith's making public of what the Mannings told the Chargers in private gave Smith the cover he needed to turn the Charger fans against Eli and allow him to get Rivers, who was the QB they wanted all along. Smith played the situation like a Bobby Fischer.
All that being said, I fully understand why the dedicated Charger fans would pull against someone who said he didn't want to play there.