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The chargers are still spectacular in Los Angeles

The chargers are still spectacular in Los Angeles

New year, the same story for the Los Angeles Chargers.

The calendar has changed since their humiliating first season back in LA, but on Sunday we have seen that nothing has changed for the most irrelevant franchise of the NFL. After months of spinning to hear from the Spanos family about how great it was in Los Angeles, the truth was clearly visible in week 1 at the StubHub Center.

It is impossible to ignore, deny or dress up this mess. No amount of lipstick (or tarps) can make this pig look better. It is indisputable at this point: the chargers are nothing short of a disgrace to the NFL and continue to fail spectacularly in Los Angeles.

Throughout the summer, the Chargers were hyped as the favorites in the AFC West and they had a sexy Super Bowl pick-up. It is easy to understand why. The Bolts have a selection full of talent, real stars in Philip Rivers, Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram and a young stallion defender in the first round, Derwin James. So how did they look so bad on Sunday in a 38-28 loss for the Kansas City Chiefs?

Los Angeles Chargers welcomed another pathetic crowd in week 1

The answer is obviously obvious: the ownership and management of the team are among the worst in the sport.

Everything that Dean Spanos and his son have done together does not pay any attention to it. Without smart coaching, it does not matter how much talent a team has. You can draw and sign as many Pro Bowl caliber players as you want and it does not matter. There is no evidence that Anthony Lynn could lead a Pop Warner team to glory. In fact, after the mind-boggling decisions we have seen repeatedly from him, I am quite convinced that he could not.

But this is typical stuff from the Spanos family. Do not forget that this brilliant group Marty Schottenheimer fired with a 14-2 season and replaced him with Norv Turner. norv damn Turner, a man who then employed them for six unbearable years.

These are the same guys who thought that moving from San Diego to Los Angeles would increase the size of their fans. They thought they would keep all of their San Diego fans, add more in Los Angeles and be somehow as popular as the Los Angeles rams and raise money.

Exactly that did not happen, because San Diego left the team, Los Angeles has seen the Chargers as nothing more than a minor annoyance and the Rams have risen. This was so ?? s asinine plan that it really baffled how the NFL Spanos allowed his team to move.

The chargers rarely have a problem with talent. No, their problem is at the top. When was the last time a franchise was managed by lifeless, bumbling idiots a Super Bowl won? I will wait…

Dan Fouts Rips Los Angeles Chargers Home crowd in week 1

The Chiefs dominated the Chargers in all three phases on Sunday. It was hard to get fed up with Rivers, as he hit the ball just the wrong way after a perfect pass through the shot. A woeful Chiefs defense allowed 541 yards, but managed to give up only 28 points because the Chargers could not finish the drives. Ask San Diegans if they have seen that before.

There were even the patented special trips of the Chargers teams because they allowed a return of 91 yard, they noticed their own punt return and the new kicker Caleb Sturgis did not put a 48-yard field goal in an important spot. Sounds familiar?

But forget the on-field errors. They can at least be excused if there are accidents in the week 1 that can be cleaned up. No, the real shame on Sunday came in the stands, which was full of Chief fans.

On television, the audience seemed 80 percent red and empty seats were visible. The chargers announced a sale of 25.351, but only a fool would believe that many people actually showed up. The photo & # 39; s and shots of the crowd were hilarious.

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The chargers now play in the country's second largest market and they can not find 25,531 of their own fans to pack a football stadium. Los Angeles County has a population of more than 10 million inhabitants and the population of Orange County is more than three million, and in one way or another there are no 25,000 people in that sea of ​​people to wear clothes on Sunday. It is insane and really worse than anyone could have imagined.

I know that some will respond to this (as they always do) that the tribunes were always full of opposing fans when the team was in San Diego. While that happened a few times, the chargers were at least in the middle of a terrible season. When the team was fighting, Qualcomm / Jack Murphy Stadium was always wrapped up. And if a team were as hyped as the current Chargers in San Diego, that stadium would be sold out and would have been at least 80/20 Chargers fans.

The conclusion is that the chargers were expecting to keep their fans in San Diego, while they automatically gained a lot of new fans by moving to Los Angeles. The move has failed spectacularly. Instead of & # 39; Fighting For LA & # 39; is the Spanos family & # 39; Falend in LA & # 39 ;.

In one way or another, the Chargers' ownership group was too stupid to realize that the real fans of the San Diego team would turn their backs on the franchise because they had snatched the team away. The Spanos clan is still amazed why the best city in America hates them. They just do not understand and probably will never do it. Their half-hearted attempts to reach their former home have been decisively rejected time after time.

As far as Los Angeles is concerned, the city has never asked for the chargers, does not want them and will never do so. Even if they win big, they will always be seen as the San Diego team. The chargers are an unwanted intruder in a market that never cares about them. That is as clear as the day.

In case you think these are the tirades of a bitter San Diegan, trust me when I say that everyone thinks the Chargers are a disgrace. I will leave you with all the national votes that signed up and ripped the franchise on Sunday. To enjoy:

The national broadcast of the CBS even covered the fun during the first quarter:

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