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Chargers' first L.A. game draws a loud crowd ... rooting for Dolphins

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by bbqpitlover, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. bbqpitlover

    bbqpitlover Well-Known Member

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    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/chargers-first-l-game-draws-loud-crowd-rooting-dolphins-204532150.html

    The Los Angeles Chargers might feel like they have 16 road games this season.

    This is the first team in modern American professional sports history to relocate to a city that didn’t really want it. The first game for the Chargers in Los Angeles (at least since a lone L.A. season in 1960) didn’t seem historic. There were reports that tickets were available for the 27,000-seat stadium in the middle of the week, and the secondary ticket market was plentiful. Associated Press reporter Greg Beacham said attendance was 25,381, which was essentially a sellout because the team doesn’t count comp seats and has to hold 500 ADA seats.
     
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  2. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I was trying to buy tickets and they wanted $140 each. No thanks. Another funny article is that USC outdrew the Rams and Chargers. Combined.
     
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  3. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    In fairness to them, USC has and will always be there. Thats a football team with a very rich history.

    The rams have a fanbase, in St louis, that had their hearts stabbed.

    The Chargers have never had a great fanbase, each time we played in san diego it felt like a home game. All the dolphins fans in cali would show up.

    And the ones who were charger fans have also had their hearts ripped out of their chest. It will take a while for the branding to succeed. And theyll need to, because that stadium theyre building is expensive.
     
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  4. btfu149

    btfu149 Well-Known Member

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    I hope football in LA fails again, I don't get why they got 2 teams taken away from them 20 years ago and now all of the sudden they get 2 teams back in the span of 2 years.

    It's really sad here in St. Louis, people here have really lost pretty much all their interest in the NFL.
     
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  5. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    St. Louis did the same thing to the fans in Anaheim and none of you were crying. Turn around is fair play.
     
  6. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    True that. But to outdraw both - combined. That is an embarrassment of epic proportions.
     
  7. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    To me this an all too typical problem with committees.

    It is real easy to have a committee remove themselves from common sense and overthink things.

    The teams were moved because of numbers on a spread sheet that had nothing to do with football, but everything to do with population numbers, median income, etc.

    Meanwhile, they had football data from the past and it told them this was a bad idea....and they ignored it.

    I mean hell, the NFL golden rule of fan interest is a winning team brings in more fans....and they shipped out the ascending Raiders and brought in the failing Chargers and flailing Rams.
     
  8. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I think they should have just changed the name and made it like a new franchise. People would support that more out of the gate then some retread franchise moving because they can make more bank.
     
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  9. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    Can get USC tickets for $20-$50. That compared to $100+ for the Chargers.... No way they keep up
     
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  10. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Considering you post 4 times a year now, I was hoping for something more interesting this quarter.
     
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  11. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    you want too much from me
     
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  12. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    It is really more of a need.
     
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  13. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    USC has better players than either of those teams so the value is REALLY there.
     
  14. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    Look... I have a long LONG strong history of disappointing people. This is just too easy for me.
     
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  15. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I believe the LA chargers will fail and eventually go back to San Diego..
     
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  16. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    They should have moved the Chargers to Vegas (the name is perfect) and the Raiders back to LA (the Raiders belong in CA) and they should have been called the California Raiders. They should have moved the Rams to England.

    I bet the other owners hate Ross for making them look bad by not putting stadium money over fan loyalty.
     
  17. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if there is a group of investors that are cooking up a plan to take them back to San Diego and build their own stadium..diego in a new stadium can compete with all the big sporting event, the world wide ones as well, and entertainment events as well..
     
  18. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Tear down the existing stadium and build a new one where it sits. It's a great location for a stadium. Several major freeways chris cross right by it.
     
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  19. ForgotMahArrows

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    Arrow's pointing up for the Rams tho.

    Could see them as the team in that division to compete with the Seahawks.
     
  20. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    For some reason the Rams have owned the Seahawks in the last few years.
     
  21. danmarino

    danmarino George Floyd was murdered Club Member

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    Yeah, it really is “fanhell”


    ;)
     
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  22. mor911

    mor911 pooping

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    ooooooh snap... i see what you did there :beta1:
     
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