Would You Still Root For The Chargers If They Moved To LA?

April 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dribbles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) in the fourth period at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

With the NBA Finals getting read to start tonight, I thought I would ask all you Bolt Heads if The Chargers were to leave San Diego for Los Angeles, would you still root for the team? I ask this because I now live in the Pacific Northwest and as most of you know The OKC Thunder used to be The Seattle SuperSonics until the end of the 2007-2008 season. The media in the area and fans alike are upset that their old team is now up for a championship title. I for one would be very pissed if Spanos were to move the Chargers, especially to LA and would probably denounce the team.

Topics: Los Angeles, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Diego

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  • Antonio Cavazos

    Just wouldn’t be the same….

  • BoogaP

    It would break my heart if the Chargers bolted for L.A. but yes, I would absolutely still root for the Chargers.

  • BoogaP

    Yes.

  • BoogaP

    They could play on the moon and I would still support the Chargers. 

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    i almost don’t want to speak my opinion, because i want to just keep believing that it is not going to happen

    • Chargersfan4life

       @epadaon Same.

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Actually I´m not very excited to say that, but “Los Angeles Chargers” – that wouldn´t be something new -> see 1960. But apart from that the Chargers belong to San Diego. But if this would really happen and they´re moving to L.A. – well I would have to take a deep breathe (and surely some beers), but I would still root for them -> that phrase says it: CHARGER4LIFE!

  • Robert Neumeyer

    Only if they kept the lighting bolt.

  • DavidMedina_

    @Bolts_NFL_music yes, I would still root for them. I wouldn’t buy any merch with the LA in front of Chargers though Would still call them SD

    • Bolts_NFL_music

      @DavidMedina_ yeah, and I would still chant the anthem #SanDiego #SuperChargers (btw currently doing a remix of that song) #Charger4life

      • DavidMedina_

        @Bolts_NFL_music haha. For me as a #Bolts fan, I do not like that song. Never have its so corny and out dated.

  • KeenanRickless

    To be blunt, I have never lived in San Diego, so when I cheer for the Chargers as my team, I cheer for the Chargers. See what I said there? Read it again if its not clear. I’m a Chargers fan. San Diego isn’t an NFL team its a city.I understand for those that live in/near/around San Diego though. So for my fellow fans I hope they stay. But no, I wouldn’t stop being a fan if they moved. Hell, MOVE TO ORLANDO!!!! wooooooooooHaha kidding kidding kidding

    • BoogaP

       @KeenanRickless
       Nice. I know what u mean!

  • bolts55

    @biggsybolt @fansided @BB_Chargers of course, but then I’m from L.A.

    • Caparthia

      @bolts55 @biggsybolt @fansided @BB_Chargers that a tough one, as I’ve lived in LA, and grew up near (cont) http://t.co/kATd3cPm

  • PeteSpinning1

    I would still root, without question. It would kill me inside if they left for S.D., but I live in the OC, so the drive would be about the same. Can we do the Angels thing, and still call them “The San Diego Chargers of Los Angeles.”?

  • Sportsguy307

    @Bolts_NFL_music yes. Sorry not a longer answer lol just yes.

  • Larry Beebe

    I have follow the chargers all my life if the chargers move to LA? Hell no i wouldn’t be a charger fan!!!!! They wouldn’t be the san diego chargers!! I moved to KC 12 years ago and im still a san diego fan! If they move well that would be the day i convert to chiefs fan!

  • Trong Lam

    SAN DIEGO CHARGERS. nuf said…..

  • chargerrocket

    @Bolts_NFL_music ALWAYS! #Charger4Life

  • street

    i dont have another team…… i have no choice.

  • JENFABULOUS

    This is such a touchy subject because (I’m sorry to say it but) the main reason why I am a fan is because they are my HOME team.  I know that they used to be in LA but I wasn’t alive then LOL  I have always experienced and known them as the SAN DIEGO Chargers. 
     
    But if they WERE to move, LA would still be the closest team than any other so yes, I would still root for them.
     
    I wish I could have won that $640M lottery back in March to help pay for a stadium LOL

  • JENFABULOUS

    This is such a touchy subject because (I’m sorry to say it but) the main reason why I am a fan is because they are my HOME team.  I know that they used to be in LA but I wasn’t alive then LOL  I have always experienced and known them as the SAN DIEGO Chargers. 
     
    But if they WERE to move, LA would still be the closest team than any other so yes, I would still root for them.
     
    I wish I could have won that $640M lottery back in March to help pay for a stadium LOL

  • biggsybolt

    If they were to leave I would hope the city/county would block Spanos from taking the name, like the Browns did. That way we still have hope for new ownership and the same name!

  • KennyRedman

    Having been born in San Diego, I root for two things: For San Diego; and against L.A. I know I could cheer on my beloved bolts if they moved to another city, but I just can’t see myself waving that foam finger for the “Los Angeles Chargers”.

  • olaoberg

    to be fair, Im not even american.. i just went to the Q and saw some football. So my story of beeing a San Diego Chargers fan isnt the most complicated. Loved the city, and been enjoying the game ever since. 
    With all that said, I would have a hard time cheering for the LA chargers, if this happened. Cant say why really. I would prob follow em just cos of some of the players, but I would probably loose my compasion. Therefore just enjoying the game watching the early games instead, and actually get some sleep for a change.

  • BoJackRusso

    I would have to. The Chargers are part of my life. Just as lots of SD folks consider the Lakers our home team.

  • CHARGERLOVE

    I know I’m going to get hated on for saying this but I can not be the only die hard Chargers fans that WANTS the Chargers to move to L.A. It’s the second biggest market in the nation with people starving to throw their money at any team that comes to town. What? Will you people who said you wouldn’t cheer for the Chargers become Raider fans?!?!? I highly doubt that.

  • pels04

    Being born in SD and having a long family history with the Chargers i hope to God they never move. But If they do i would have no choice to keep rooting for them because the closest team to me would be the Seahawks and there is no way in hell that’s happening.

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