If were a fan of the "San Diego" Chargers you may be having a hard time with how things are going with the new "Los Angeles" Chargers
With their big win last night over the Chiefs in Kansas City, the team that was here in San Diego for more than 50 years before they abandoned our city have made the playoffs for the first time in 5 years.
The former fans of the Chargers have to be wincing and wondering. Wincing, because it has to hurt. The owners of the Chargers kiss San Diego goodbye after multiple losing seasons, and now they’re winning.
And fans are wondering how they should react? Root for them now? Just root for Philip Rivers and not the team because Philip still lives with his family in San Diego? Or as a former and still ticked-off fan of the San Diego Chargers, you just hate-watch them and hope they lose?
There is some satisfaction among all those in the latter group, who still can’t forgive the team from leaving for L-A, that the Chargers remain a road team at their new home, drawing as many or more fans for the team they’re playing when they’re at their so-called new home in L-A..
Maybe that’s why the Chargers have won every game they’ve played away from that tiny soccer -sized home stadium.
And it would be nice to think that’s a sign the owner of the Chargers and the NFL should consider sending the Chargers back to what should still be their home, San Diego. Hey you can’t blame a guy for dreaming.
Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to Kansas City Chiefs fans after the Chargers defeated the Chiefs with a final score of 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)