What is Happening to San Diego Sports?
The Padres were absolutely pathetic this year. 99 losses is BAD. But the San Diego disease is moving to their NFL team, the Chargers. They are terrible this year! They are losing at a steady rate, and they will be hard-pressed to make the playoffs. Now, I really don’t care about the Chargers. I don’t care for football in general, but this is just so weird. We have amazing players here. I mean, Jake Peavy, Adrain Gonzalez, LT, Philip Rivers. And yet, the teams are horrible. It is very strange. Last year, 2007, the Padres were one game away from the playoffs. The Chargers came within one game of the Superbowl, I believe. I know that the Chargers fans are not happy. Neither are the Padres fans. What could it be? Is it the front offices? The coaching staffs? The players? I really have no idea, but I blame the front offices. I think the Chargers need to be rebuilding too. How ’bout they trade their best player and San Diego icon, LaDainian Tomlinson? Maybe they can get a few prospects. The two front offices should get together and coordinate to trade LT and Jake on the same day. Maybe Christmas. That would be so lovely for San Diego sports fans. We would probably boycott both teams.
There is also the matter of San Diego teams in the playoffs. The Padres have been to two World Series, lost both of them. The Chargers have been in a Super Bowl, but lost. Whenever San Diego teams even get into the playoffs, they have a hard time going deep. The Padres rarely get past the first round. The Chargers have gone deep, but not deep enough. We have problems.
Maybe it’s the pacific air. Maybe it’s the front offices. Maybe we aren’t cheering loud enough. Whatever it is, it’s unacceptable. San Diego teams are supposed to be good. Players are supposed to want to came here to be on championship-caliber teams. Maybe it’s just an off year. Maybe we’ll get a World Series and a Superbowl in the same year. It might take a while, but San Diego will get their championships. I just hope it’s soon.