So what does Sunday's 41-28 embarrassing loss mean for the Chargers' "fight for L-A?"
The sports writers today are calling the second half of Sunday’s playoff game “garbage time” because the New England Patriots were so far ahead there was no way the former San Diego now L-A Chargers could catch up. Everyone was just waiting for the game to be officially over.
And given that, you have to wonder what Charger fans are still left in San Diego were calling that first half. One announcer suggested the team looked like a J-V squad, being overmatched on almost every play.
37 year old Charger quarterback and still San Diego resident Phillip Rivers, who even Charger haters like, was running for his life while 41 year old Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took his opponents apart like they were a pre-school Lego set.
When you go up by four touchdowns that quickly like the Patriots did, that’s an old fashion whooping.
For fans of the San Diego Chargers but not of the L-A Chargers, there was a lot of pleasure in the outcome and the national embarrassment the Spanos family-owned team suffered.
After all for longtime fans in San Diego this is the team that turned their backs on America’s Finest City to move north where they their motto was ‘Fight for L-A’.
With Sunday’s disaster, and their new stadium landlord, the Rams, possibly on their way now to a Super Bowl, that fight for L-A is probably going to be harder than winning a January playoff game in New England.
(Photo credit) Philip Rivers walks off the field after the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)