I've dreaded this day for a while. Philip Rivers has decided to retire from the NFL after 17 seasons. Seventeen, a number that should have been so glaringly obvious to anyone paying attention but I chose to block it out. If we don't think about it, it won't happen and Phil will play forever right? RIGHT?
I vaguely remember feeling disappointed when I found out Barry Sanders was retiring from the NFL. As a kid, and growing up a Bears fan, I had no affiliation to the Lions or #20 but I loved watching him play and knew that when he retired we may never see another like him. Multiply that by 1,000 and that's how I feel about Philip Rivers.
I've told stories about my time at NC State with Phil, from talking to him at parties to getting destroyed in the intramural basketball championship by Phil and a half dozen other football players and I'm sure I'll repeat them at some point because that's how we cope. But if I'm being honest, there is no way my words will match those of the thousands of Rivers fans that have spoken out today so while I'll probably talk about this on the next pod or even write about it again, below is a running list of words, tweets, pictures, videos and gifs of Rivers that people have shared.