Top to bottom, the Los Angeles Chargers are embarrassing.
At the top, we have Dean Spanos, one of the most despised owners in sports.
Crap, they don’t even seem sure about what city they play in now.
Apparently the effort to find a new Chargers stadium in San Diego is ongoing, according to Chargers Gameday mag. pic.twitter.com/K0DAdj3xlP
— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) September 17, 2017
And that’s without mentioning the product on the field.
In Week 1, the Chargers fell to the Denver Broncos 24-21 when rookie kicker Younghoe Koo had a game-tying 44-yard field goal blocked with five seconds left.
Something similar happened on Sunday, against what’s probably an inferior team to Denver, the Miami Dolphins.
With the game hinging on another 44-yarder, Koo pushed his kick wide right as Miami held on for a 19-17 victory.
Brutal. Chargers lose again on a missed FG, the second week* in a row. pic.twitter.com/P8eY6KZZYj
— LeadingNFL ™ (@LeadingNFL) September 17, 2017
If all this late-game Chargers futility feels familiar, that’s because it should.
Dating back to last year, the Chargers have missed 4 straight game-tying or go-ahead FG in the 4th quarter.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 17, 2017
To add to the embarrassment, the StubHub Center then fired off the victorious cannons that are meant to only blast on a made field goal.
The Chargers just set off fireworks for a missed FG and I’m crying
— Ted Chalfen (@TheGhostofMarv) September 17, 2017
One can understand the stadium operator’s confusion, however, as the contest felt like a Dolphins home game half the time.
There is a large contingent of Miami Dolphin fans at StubHub Center. The crowd is chanting, “Let’s go Dolphins!” pic.twitter.com/QpspaO7hQM
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) September 17, 2017
Might be at least a third Dolphins fans here so far. So there might be legit 15,000 Chargers fans at their L.A. debut.
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 17, 2017
After the tough defeat, head coach Anthony Lynn was asked if he’d bring in competition for the Chargers’ kicking gig.
“Well, we’re always looking to improve in that area,” Lynn said. “Always.”