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January 2017 was a massive shock for me. The Chargers announced in the most impersonal manner that they were moving to Los Angeles. I wrote an article the week prior saying how they were going to stay in San Diego for x, y, and z reasons. This is the reason I chose to switch teams, even though both Los Angeles and San Diego are only five to six hours away from me.

The way the move was announced, I was hurt by it. There are no two ways around it. The immaturity of just making a social media post to say goodbye to a city you have resided for over 50 years is overbearing. I was a Chargers fan for around 15 years, ever since I was a young boy and I noticed a Chargers koozie in the convenience store across the street from Miguel’s Mexican restaurant near Shelter Island. It’s hard following a team that did not even have the class to issue a proper goodbye in person and decided to just hide behind a computer screen.

My saying goodbye has nothing to do with the players or fans, but the front office and the men and women in corporate. The players of a sports team are only on the front end. If someone really wants to know how a team treats their fans, look at their PR department.

So where do I go from here? Should I go full Lebron James and message teams to see who will take me? No thanks. I have decided that I need to do what is best for me and go to a franchise that respects and even honors it’s fans rather than just seeing them as dollar signs.

That is why I have decided to become an Arizona Cardinals fan.

It will be difficult the first few years to garner the love that I had for the San Diego Chargers but I’ll have to muddle through it.

2 Responses to My Next Chapter

  • Churchill Robinson says:

    I went back to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They don’t mistreat their players or fans. It was very hard as well as disappointing being a charger fan.

  • tom whiting says:

    over ten years the Chargers and the NFL told the city it needed a new facility or they would have to move. After no one with the city made any attempt to help them with the vote (42%) it was obvious that the city has no heart for a new stadium. I hated that they moved, but I can see why the had no real other choice. You can thank the present city council and mayor by never again voting for them again for any position they choose to run for. That is my position. The city council and the mayor moved the chargers in my opinion. Damn them.

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