Win or lose in the Super Bowl, Rams still the top team in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl keeps the other home team Los Angeles Chargers a distant second where fan enthusiasm is concerned.
With the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, the National Football League looks to have a pretty immediate and bright future in Southern California.
That said, the other team in LA looks to be something of an afterthought despite being a playoff team this season. The Los Angeles Chargers, who finished at 12-4, must be kicking themselves at an opportunity missed when many in the national media had them in the Super Bowl against their city partner the Rams.
Unfortunately, the Chargers were stuck having to make two East Coast swings, first to play the Baltimore Ravens, and then to play the Rams opponent in the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots.
That’s some bad luck.
Already facing an uphill battle as the “other team” to the home team Rams, the Chargers are faced being in a city who clearly reconnected with a team back from a St. Louis hiatus, whereas the Bolts are getting used to the cozy confines of a soccer field they still cannot fill.
That’s less bad news for the city of Los Angeles than it is for Chargers ownership. After a long threatened move north from San Diego, the Chargers have found little traction in a multi team-city where everyone but them is a better and more familiar option.
The Rams in the Super Bowl doesn’t help that at all.
With the charismatic Sean McVay and California Kid Jared Goff, the Los Angeles team representing the NFC in Atlanta is more a fan favorite than the Chargers could hope to be.
Bottom line, wrong team in the wrong town.
As good as the Chargers were in 2018, even being some analysts pick for the Super Bowl, they have not found a groove in LA. Even if they were in Atlanta representing the AFC, the fan choice in Los Angeles just isn’t them.