The Los Angeles Chargers have officially raised the bar for videos with scheduled releases – taking impeccable photos on other teams in the process.
The team revealed their full schedule for 2022 in a hilarious anime broadcast, going through all 17 matchups and animating each of their opponents – with varying levels of ferocity.
After a pirate ship animation for Week 1’s Raiders match-up and dueling mechas from Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert for Week 2 against the Chiefs, the video tackled the Jaguars – Week 3’s opponent – mocking Urban Meyer in an incredible four seconds. . The video showed a jaguar wearing the outfit the former Jaguars head coach wore in the infamous 2021 video of a young woman grinding on his lap, sad and alone in a bar.
The incident was the most embarrassing of Meyer’s tenure in Jacksonville, although it wasn’t the incident that got him fired for less than a full season (one report that he physically kicked ex-Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo). However, the Chargers’ social media team had no problem getting involved in the controversy.
They also had no problem mocking the Browns and Deshaun Watson. Los Angeles plays Cleveland on week 5, and in the video the music stops and an image appears that reads, “Edited on the advice of our attorneys.”
It refers to the Browns acting for Watson and signing him for a $230 million extension despite 22 women accusing him of sexual misconduct. The transaction was completed after Watson was cleared of criminal charges, although he still faces numerous civil lawsuits over the charges.
While the Chargers weren’t too mean to the Chiefs, they poked fellow division rival Broncos by animating the burning down of Mile High Stadium after Russell Wilson donned a “Let Russ Cook” headband. They also took a shot at Antonio Brown’s short tenure with the Raiders, displaying a container that read “AB’s Discarded Helmets.”
Before the Cardinals matchup, they mocked Kyler Murray by deleting all of his social media posts. For the Seahawks, a tombstone for the defense of the “Legion of Boom”. For the Colts, a literal “quarterback carousel” showing off the QBs the team has gone through over the years: Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz, Jacoby Brissett and former Chargers QB Philip Rivers.
All in all, it was two brilliant minutes that put the video to shame for every other team’s release.