Nick Canepa: History should be kind to retiring QB Philip Rivers

SAN DIEGO — Among the athletes I have dealt with in my time around this newspaper game — and, when I began, the newsroom was smoky and nasty and lousy with whiskey and there were presses to stop — Philip Rivers is the most misunderstood. In the eyes of some, Rivers will retire after his 17 years of NFL quarterbacking as a brash, loudmouth, whiny sore loser who never got to a Super Bowl. I don’t know exactly how far away the truth is, but that depiction of him by unsocial media and those who don’t care about the truth (which is a lot of what we are now), couldn’t be further from it. On the Mt. …

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