That other letter to Philip Rivers

Written by my 4th grade son and mailed this morning.  (The spelling and punctuation are exactly as he wrote it.)

Dear Mr. Philip Rivers,

Hi! My name is Jay. I am nine years old and I am just finishing up fourth grade. The San Diego Chargers are my favorite  football team. I also think you are the best quarterback in the NFL.

I really enjoy watching you and the rest of the Chargers on TV. I think it’s really cool when you throw your sixty yard pass down the feild for a touchdown. I think you always do great when I watch you play.

I had some questions I wanted to ask you and I was wondering if you could answer them. What is it like playing in the NFL with the Chargers? Which of your teammates is your favorite and least favorite? What are the best and worst things about playing the NFL? Which teams in the NFL are your favorite and least favorite, other than the Chargers? Do you have any kids? If so, How many? I would really enjoy it if you could write back to me when you get a chance. Thanks!

Pretty cool. I’d been telling him for months that he could write a letter if he wanted to, and then all of a sudden he banged that out. Rough draft and all. So, we’re mailing it this morning with a picture of Jay in his Philip Rivers jersey.

We didn’t want to send him anything to sign… we just wanted to say “hi.” I found it interesting what questions Jay chose to ask – the personal stuff he can find out from the Chargers bio pages (we talked about it a bit afterward and he thought it was so cool the Rivers family is quite large compared to ours) and the favorite/least favorite questions are typical 4th grader thinking. It was cool.

Jay’s a fiercely loyal Charger fan… the kid bleeds powder blue.¬† And I couldn’t be happier with his choice of sports idol.

Contributed by: Scott Copperman


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