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Happy 4th! Here’s Philip Rivers cutting up Kansas

North Carlins State v Maryland Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Philip Rivers was at the peak of his powers in 2003, and it’s a joke that he wasn’t even a Heisman Trophy finalist that year, but bygones are whatever. Let me put on my old man hat here and tell you kids that you just don’t know. You do not know. So just watch all of this.

Rivers’ senior season is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and I was fortunate enough to be a student during his tenure and witness everything he did from section six. He was preposterous. People hated Phil for his cockiness, but he didn’t just manufacture that—he earned it. It was never window-dressing. He fucked you up and then he fucking told you about it.

Some people got mad about that.

If things went differently in overtime games against Ohio State and Florida State that year, then I don’t even have to be here reminding people about how good Phil was. So this shit goes.