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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

San Diego California Wild Fires Effect Sports!


According to the San Diego Office of Emergency Services, there have been 1300 homes that have been destroyed by the wild fires that have hit Southern California. Sometimes, life gets in the way of sports. The San Diego Chargers have been adversely affected by these same wild fires. Chargers QB Philip Rivers, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, and TE Antonio Gates are among 40 Charger players and/or coaches that have had to leave their homes. All 3 players left in the early morning hours on Monday in order to escape the potential devastation. "It was crazy," Rivers said. "It was so windy and so ashy and so smelly about midnight that we went ahead and got out of there then," said Rivers, the father of three young girls. He said he heard from Tomlinson and tight end Antonio Gates at about 4:30 a.m. Monday that they were leaving their homes. The NFL is scrambling to find a home for the game between the Chargers and Houston Texans. Qualcomm Stadium is being used as a shelter area for those pushed out of their homes. The Chargers are currently in Phoenix where they are using the Arizona Cardinals facilities to practice while the Cardinals enjoy their bye week. The BYU vs. San Diego State game scheduled for Saturday has already been postponed until December 1st.

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