Rivers, as always, delivered a fun, compelling and deeply likable performance in Monday night's season-opening loss to the Broncos. The Chargers quarterback is like Tom Hanks in that regard: Whenever Rivers shows up on the screen, you feel nice and snug. He's the football version of slipping a warm sweater over your head on a harsh winter's night.
Best of all, Rivers is an extremely animated fellow. The man is a born communicator. Unconvinced? We present these clips from Monday night:
Rivers always gets his money's worth when ranting at officials.
He's untouchable in this regard.
I have no idea what he's doing here.
Easy on the head, guys. Need to keep Dad around.
That's John Wayne stuff right there. Get this man some nuclear pajamas.