NFL.com Blog Blitz: Why The Hate For LaDainian?


LaDainian Tomlinson will go down as one of the best running backs ever to play the game. He is definitely the best running back to ever wear a San Diego Chargers jersey. He brings Charger fans memories of jumping over piles of men for touchdowns, explosive moves out the backfield and stiff arming linebackers, lineman carrying him off of the field on their shoulders, and that touchdown pose in the end zone.

Tomlinson has given nine awesome years to the city of San Diego and still we have fans rooting for him to lose in the AFC Championship game. Smiling at the fact that he was unable to get his chance at the Super Bowl.

What has he done to get some of the natives to turn on him? I understand that he said he has his best chance to win a Super Bowl with that Jet team, that rubbed me the wrong way. I understand that he got a new Jets tattoo and I am not sure what he even did with the Chargers tattoo, rubbed me the wrong way too.

But is that all worthy of us rooting against the man that has given us so many good years?

I think the main reason we rooted against LT is because he joined the rotten, ego-filled, smack-talking JETS! The same team that eliminated us from the playoffs a year ago. A team that we all have come to hate!

We all were excited to see Drew Brees win a championship for the New Orleans Saints and if LT was playing for a different organization (NOT the Raiders or any other AFC West team) we would be rooting for him to get that chance at the championship.

LT, sorry for some of the fan reaction here. We have gone crazy in the head trying to get a championship here and the Jets crushed our hopes last season.

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