And the Academy Award for Best Sideline Reaction Face Goes to Philip Rivers
Yesterday Philip Rivers went all Philip Rivers on the Kansas City Chiefs, leading the Bolts to a 41-38 victory, on the road, at the cauldron that is Arrowhead Stadium. Rivers hit Seyi Ajirotutu for a glorious, waning-seconds touchdown. The play call sounds like it was designed during a psychedelic experiment, spent listening to Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma. According to Ajirotutu, “Philip said, ‘Fly on the boundary.’ So I knew that’s a little code word that he usually says that the ball’s coming to you.” FLY ON THE BOUNDARY, SEYI!!!
The Chargers won, getting themselves back into the wild-card hunt, but the big development here was the return of Philip Rivers Face:
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU A MAN COULD MAKE A FACE LIKE HE WON ALL THE WRESTLEMANIAS AT ONCE WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY FREE-BASING A BOX OF LUCKY CHARMS? [CUE 30 FOR 30 MUSIC]
This goes into the pantheon of Philip Rivers faces.
The “I Just Won Champions League on FIFA ’14”
And then there’s the grand master, the reason we all fell in love with Phil in the first place: The Jay Cutler Ether Face …
Philip Rivers would like to thank his wife, his seven children, all the acting teachers who helped him along with way, especially Professor Sanders at Juilliard. He’d also like to thank Ari, Brad, Greg, Brad, and Ari, and everyone at WME for their support along the way. He could not have done it without you.
“Actually, the last thing we shot with Matthew [McConaughey], which was really great because we got to surprise him, was from episode seven when Marty’s watching the video tape Rust stole from the Tuttle house and Matthew has his back to Woody. We start rolling and I keep it going and we gather the entire crew right outside the storage unit. We slammed the doors open, which kind of shocked him for a second, and then the whole crew was there to clap for him. It was pretty awesome.”