San Diego Chargers Coach Norv Turner Enters Urban Dictionary

By Ben Grimaldi
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In a weird way, some people might consider it a compliment to have their name or phrase put in the Urban Dictionary, but I’m guessing San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner won’t see it that way.

The Urban Dictionary is a web-based dictionary of slang words and phrases, and they have just added a new word to their dictionary. It has officially entered the term ‘Norved’ referring to Chargers coach Norv Turner.

Its meaning is ‘described as the pinnacle of dysfunctional head coaching abilities conversationally.’ It was also defined as ‘cursed by several years of bad luck Murphy’s Law, or just plain pathetic.’

If that wasn’t embarrassing enough, the site also used it in a sentence, “His team was beaten so badly, they must have been norved from the initial kickoff.”

Wow, there is nothing nice in any of this for Turner. It’s no secret that Turner will likely get fired at the end of this season and his tenure hasn’t gone as many hoped when he was hired but his record is 53-38 with the Chargers. There are plenty of NFL franchises that would love to have that record for the past five seasons, which included three division titles.

The Chargers never got over the hump with Turner as coach but they didn’t when Marty Schottenheimer was the head man in San Diego either. Yet I don’t see any derogatory definition of him in the Urban Dictionary.

I’m guessing most fans of the Chargers will think this is hilarious and will use it frequently when something bad happens to their Chargers. Hey, what ever gets you through the season is fine with me.

And as long as you aren’t the “Clavin” you have reason to hold your head high.

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