San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (right) celebrates with Steve Johnson after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half in Minneapolis on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.
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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers are coming off of an ugly Week 3 loss in Minnesota, where Philip Rivers took a beating throughout the game behind a battered offensive line that struggled to give him protection. No lineman was spared in the loss, as every man that suited up saw some playing time with Chris Watt, Orlando Franklin and King Dunlap all sidelined. Still, Watt offered no excuses in allowing the Vikings to get to Rivers so frequently. While the defeat certainly hurt, running back Melvin Gordon was ecstatic to meet his childhood idol in Adrian Peterson.
The Chargers host the Cleveland Browns in Week 4, where they will look to right the ship against a struggling Brown’s defense.
On Wednesday, the San Diego Padres announced their broadcasting lineup for 2016, which includes the addition of Don Orsillo, who spent the past 15 seasons with NESN as the play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox. Orsillo will call select games in 2016 on television and radio, and will eventually take over the main play-by-play role on FOX Sports San Diego in 2017, after Dick Enberg retires.
With a 162-game MLB season, it can be grueling for teams obviously, but it can also take a toll on production crews and commentators who follow teams across the country day in and day out. The FOX Sports San Diego broadcast team has some fun before every game with their "Pick the Stick" game, which leads to some trash talking as highlighted here in this behind-the-scenes feature. Hall of Famer Dick Enberg decided to take Mike Pomeranz’s trash talking literally when the Padres Live host told Enberg he’s doomed for the cellar next year and will "be on the floor all year."
Orsillo: "Looking forward to getting to know & learn from a giant in our business, Dick Enberg. Ready for a new chapter in my life/career."