The Los Angeles Chargers’ social media team once again took down the season schedule reveal with their anime-inspired video, and it’s safe to say they don’t mind taking photos on any NFL team.

Last season, NFL fans were in awe of the Chargers team’s social media anime video that showcased their season schedule in a unique way, while throwing some punches at their opponents with some hidden messages.

However, this season’s video took the shots to another level. And NFL fans loved watching it.


Justin Herbert in animated video

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in anime form during the team’s schedule launch video (Los Angeles Chargers)

It all starts with a torn receipt that says «27-0» in quotes and the dealer is the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is a reference to the team’s brutal loss to the Jags in the wild card round of last season’s playoffs.

Then comes the snubs on each team they’ll face this season, starting with the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. It shows an anime version of Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, and the fun twist on this is that he appears to vape. in a vaporizer. , which was the talk of social media when he did it on the sidelines last season.


After showing off Derrick Henry looking like a Cyborg in Week 2, the Chargers’ team social had some fun with the Week 3 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. His eyes will want to wander to Kirk Cousins’ shiny chains (an ode to him wearing them on the team plane last season after a win), but be sure to look in the upper right corner for the «banners» at US Bank. Stadium.

Among them, the Chargers sarcastically point out that Justin Jefferson was the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year runner-up behind Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. However, Jefferson won the Offensive Player of the Year award last season after totaling 128 receptions and 1,809 yards to lead the NFL in each of those categories.

Kirk Cousins ​​in anime form

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​in anime form in the Los Angeles Chargers schedule release video. (Los Angeles Chargers)

Then, perhaps the biggest shot of the video, the Raiders are their Week 4 matchup, and the Chargers mocked the team’s new quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. He shows a slot machine (referencing Las Vegas) that has different quarterbacks that may have landed with the Raiders this offseason, like Lamar Jackson, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers.

But it all falls to Garoppolo, and the Chargers had even more fun when it came to the second Raiders meeting in Week 15.

He goes back to the slot machine where a withdrawal ticket is printed and it says «-$72,750,000», which is the total of Garoppolo’s contract with Las Vegas. There’s also a nifty Chargers QR code.

slot machine with "garoppolo" written

The Los Angeles Chargers video showing a slot machine with «Garoppolo» as the winner. (Los Angeles Chargers)

It takes viewers to a link on your team site that has two options to click if you’re a Chargers or Raiders fan. The Chargers link takes you to single-game tickets that can be purchased an hour before they are taken advantage of by the general public. As for the Raiders link, it goes to a Google search for «how to get a job.»

Meanness at its finest.


Some other notable weeks to point out are the Detroit Lions in Week 10, which cuts to soft elevator music with a message for those with gambling problems. Because? Well, Lions catcher Jameson Williams and others in the organization have been suspended or released after violating the league’s wagering policy following an investigation.

Times Square in anime form

The Los Angeles Chargers schedule release video shows a mock-up anime version of Times Square. (Los Angeles Chargers)

The Chargers also play Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets in Week 9 on «Monday Night Football,» and they showed a view of Times Square with a plethora of little digs, including Zach Wilson, Rex Ryan, and even a little line. which reads, «CPOY Geno Smith,» pointing to the fact that the Seattle Seahawks’ signal caller revived his career after falling through with Gang Green.

Finally, the Chargers’ rivalry with the Kansas City Chiefs featured two instances where one of their most well-known fans, known as «Chiefsaholic,» is dressed in his wolf suit with Chiefs gear trying to get off a monitor. ankle and being persecuted by the law. application.

"Chiefsaholic" ankle monitor removed

The Los Angeles Chargers poke fun at Kansas City Chiefs superfan «Chiefsaholic» who is on the run from the law in real life. (Los Angeles Chargers)

That fan, whose real name is Xaviar Babudar, is currently wanted for armed robbery and is on the run from the law after removing his ankle monitor in March. He allegedly tried to rob a bank in Bixby, Oklahoma.

There are many more examples of this clever way of breaking down the season schedule, including games with the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears.

Chargers criticize Lions' gambling problems

The Los Angeles Chargers discuss the Detroit Lions’ gambling woes on their roster in the schedule release video. (Los Angeles Chargers)


Simply put, you have to see it to believe it. And just when you think you’ve caught all the Easter eggs, take another look.