I just can’t give people an answer yet. I know…..it’s been over four months. I just don’t know yet.
When the talks of the Chargers moving to Los Angeles started in 2015, I was certain that I would remain a fan no matter what they did. I am a fan of the team not the city. I spend over half of my life rooting for the Chargers and that would not stop because of a move up North.
Then it happened and it sucked. Not because they moved but because of how it all happened.
A letter by Dean Spanos about the decision to move via twitter?
He could have at least have held a press conference to announce it. Then the terrible logo! What do most San Diegan sport fans hate as much as the Raiders? The Los Angeles Dodgers! So why make a logo that looks pretty much just like the Dodgers logo and think it would go over well with us folks in San Diego? Well it didn’t go over well with anyone!
I was angry and I still thought I would be a fan. I don’t have to like Dean Spanos but I can still love the players. Then the “Fight for LA” website popped up. That was the last straw for me. Where was the “Fight for San Diego” website? Oh yeah…they did not want to fight for their beloved home of 56 years.
So four months has passed and I have seen many fans stay loyal to the team despite a lot of anger towards the Spanos clan. I see some immediately dropped the team and became a fan of a new team. The Arizona Cardinals just got a bunch of new fans on their bandwagon. I also see that some fans are just done with the NFL altogether. Others have decided to just focus on football as a whole. Lastly, some made their decision around draft time.
Me….I watched the draft and I followed the Chargers picks. I just hated to see LAC! That is the Los Angeles Clippers, isn’t it? No decision was made after the draft.
Can I really just start rooting for another team? I might. I was raised in a household of two die-hard Steeler fans. I considered myself a fan when I was a kid since my parents were fans. I come from a family of Steeler fans. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, all Steelers fans. Yes, they all loved to give me crap about the Chargers wondering why I would decide to be a fan of a team with no rings instead of the team with six. I have sometimes wondered that myself but I could not help but love my Chargers. My Aunt actually sent me her beloved Steelers jersey after the announcement in hopes that I would come back to the black and gold side. The thing is, I tend to always root against the Steelers. It would be odd to all of a sudden be a fan again. So this is still a possibility but no decision has been made yet.
The truth is I hate seeing and hearing the Los Angeles Chargers. It just makes me sad and little angry. I just can’t help it. It is how I feel.
So here I am still undecided on my choice to remain a fan. I decided I will not watch a game on my on television at home. I will go somewhere to watch if I chose to watch a game. I will not attend a home game in Los Angeles but might try to attend an away game. I really want to go to Kansas City for a game. I have not gotten rid of any of my Chargers stuff but I have not worn any since the decision. I refuse to buy anything that say Los Angeles Chargers.
So maybe I was wrong and I am a fan of the city. It doesn’t make me less of a fan. I still suffered some lowly years with the Chargers and remained loyal.
We shall see what the 2017 season brings me. A new found love for the Chargers? A new team? Time will tell. My heart will make the decision soon enough.
Thanks for reading!