Chargers’ schedule release video is filled with anime references

There are few things more boring than NFL teams’ schedule release videos. Published in the dead of the NFL offseason, they’re usually a desperate attempt to inject content and opinions into the news cycle during a time where there’s really not much going on. If you are wondering what a “schedule release video” is, it’s exactly what it sounds like — a video in which an NFL team announces the 17-game schedule for its upcoming season. And it’s almost always extremely, extremely boring or corny.

Well, usually that’s the case. But the Los Angeles Chargers are built different

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This right here is just good content. You’ve got references to One Piece, Naruto, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Attack on Titan, Food Wars, mecha anime, and plenty more.

If for some reason this has sparked a desire in you to watch more NFL schedule release videos, our friends at SB Nation have the goods. They ranked the best ones from 2019

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(the Chargers excelled once again, with a reveal composed entirely of stock footage), 2020 (including the Lions’ Animal Crossing-themed one), and 2021 (the Chargers once again killed it with a PowerPoint-themed video).

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