San Diegans rightfully didn’t take kindly to the Chargers’ move to Los Angeles.
For now, the move has skied Spanos’ net worth. But Chargers fandom is dwindling.
Now sharing Los Angeles with the actually good Rams, the Chargers hardly made a dent in the very limited available seating at the StubHub Center in 2017. Attendance was so poor that the league was reportedly considering moving the team back to San Diego just two weeks into the season.
It’s not clear whether Spanos expected support to be so limited. I suppose it’s entirely possible he saw this coming and just didn’t care because, you know, money.
But if the team’s reaction to the Rams’ recent attempt to “invade” Chargers territory is any indication, Spanos and Co. have zero idea what they’re doing.
Like a real-life NFL team that actually wants fans, the Rams looked to capitalize on the Chargers’ abandonment of San Diego.
They secured an affiliation with the area’s largest sports radio station.
— The Mighty 1090 (@Mighty1090) June 5, 2018
“We can’t wait to invade San Diego,” Rams general manager Les Snead said during an appearance on the Mighty 1090.
Spectacularly, the Chargers didn’t anticipate the move.
— Ryan Phillips (@RumorsandRants) June 6, 2018
Yeah, these guys are just dumb. Greedy, but dumb.