Jun 18, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) and linebackers coach Joe Barry at minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs fans: Chargers are our biggest rival

I'll show you who is the biggest Charger fan.

I’ll show you who is the biggest Charger fan.

When my cousins and Aunt moved to Kansas City they were rabid Charger fans.  Unfortunately, 30 years of being brain washed by all of those mean, red wearing Chiefs fans has worn them down.  They have gone over to the dark side and are now Chiefs fans.  While that hurts my football heart, my family heart still loves them.  Anyhow, I was there last week to say my final goodbyes to my Auntie.  While in hospice I held her hand and I promised her that I would bring her home so she could be a Charger fan again.  This was one of the few times she smiled before she passed the next day.  So, I know in her heart she was still a Charger lady and in my heart I already had no doubt of that.

As I relayed this message to my cousin (her daughter) we naturally began discussing football.  The most important question I asked was “who is the biggest rival for the Chiefs?”.   Of course, I assumed it would be the Broncos or the Raiders since the Bolts tend to fly under the radar and then beat teams when they least expect it.  Well, I guess we have beaten the Chiefs enough times that they now consider us their biggest threat.

Without hesitation, she said “The Chargers”.  She went on to explain how they now feel sorry for the Raiders (ha ha, I would too if their fans were not so annoying) and how Peyton Manning’s Broncos are just too nice.  Ok, she may have put it in different words, but that’s the gist of it.  She also said that fans there do not like how mouthy Philip Rivers is at times.  Also, putting a smile on my face since that is one of my favorite things about him.

So, I learned three things last week.  One – Once a Chargers fan, always a Chargers fan.  Two – The Chargers have put fear in the hearts and minds of their rivals.  Three – Love and football are forever.


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  • supersurge619

    Sorry for your lost cindi …..BOLT UP keep spreading fear !!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Thank you. Will do. :-)

  • Padraigh Keogh

    Chiefs are not our biggest rivals.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi


  • trinity

    Biggest rivals right now, since they will be competing for second place in that division. and yes, Philip is really annoying. the mouth wouldn’t be as bad if he actually won something significant, but as it is, I wish he would just shut up and play. just my opinion.

    • Stefanie Smith

      I may be wrong, but you don’t appear to be happy about much when it comes to the Chargers. From Brandon Flowers to Phillip Rivers…

      • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

        Pretty sure he just comes over here to talk smack because he’s mad that the Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game in 20+ years.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      This will be another good season for the AFC West, minus the Raiders of course. Don’t worry, this is the Bolts year and you will see Rivers and his big mouth winning everything significant. And that is not just the kool-aid talking!

    • Rob Lambeth

      Rivers is one of the most misunderstood players in the NFL. Yeah, he flaps his gums, but it’s all G-rated and he’s just having a good time playing.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Thank you! I don’t know why so many people don’t understand this.

  • Louie Cañedo

    Who are the Chief’s again? We own them. The Broncos are our biggest rival. The Raiders are trash and we should beat them. We need to win the games vs very beatable teams this season

  • Aaron Johnson

    Biggest division rival right now is Broncos. Our biggest rivals in terms of impact to our chances to win SB would be Jets or New England in my opinion.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Jets in October and NE in December – both at home. Is it too early to predict both as wins?

      • Aaron Johnson

        Its not too early to make a prediction but the accuracy of the prediction suffers since it doesnt take into account injuries, trades, etc that will happen before those games.

        I agree though at this point.

  • rickochey

    Sorry for your loss.. Rivers usually beats Manning so thats not a big rival. Chiefs are not a big rival nor are the Raiders. The Chargers biggest rival the past 10 years has to be the Pats.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Oh man, that is so true. I also feel that the whole Broncos rivalry heated up this year when we didn’t adjust soon enough to beat them in the playoffs. We will not make that mistake again.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Somebody made a great comment on NFL.com about Manning and the Seahawks (SB) game. He contended that Manning was never more flustered in the pocket when the Seahawks’s pass rush was coming near him. He contended that Manning is now exposed and other teams are going to figure this out when they play the Broncos and put more and more pressure on Manning.

      I do think that is the key to getting to Manning. Same for Alex Smith. Extreme pressure on the QB. Repeat as necessary.

      • Tia Marie Cavazos

        As long as I can remember, the Chargers have always played Manning well. The Chargers showed the formula years ago about using heavy pressure to rattle Manning. Seems like everyone is just figuring out what the Chargers have known, and executed for a long time against Manning.

      • steve

        Rivers had great success against Manning when it was “Chargers vs Colts.” But Manning as a Bronco is a (forgive me) horse of a different color. The Broncos with Manning are 4-1 against the Chargers, including a comeback from from a 24-0 deficit and a playoff win that was nowhere near as close as the final score suggested.

        I give the Chargers a lot of credit and do expect them to split with the Broncos again this year. But if I were a Chargers fan (a thought that makes me gag) I would not be so quick to dismiss Manning and the Broncos as a rival. They’ve smacked the Chargers around too many times for that.

  • BoltNative

    The Chargers biggest rivals are The Chargers. There, I said it…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Those days are gone. This season will be different. Believe.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I BELIEVE!!!

        • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

          I know you do! :-)

      • Robert Fairbanks

        Cindy you said that same thing last season and then said the 2013 Chargers would go 14-2.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

          They were not that far off and made it farther in the playoffs than anyone thought. If it were not for injuries and some poor game management I think we would have made it to face the Seahawks. :-) You gotta admit, it was a pretty damn exciting season!

          • Robert Fairbanks

            As usual you are delusional. The Chargers made it to the playoffs by the Ravens and Dolphins imploding. Then the Bolts squeaked by the Chiefs just barely. As usual the Chargers started off slowly and then caught breaks later in the season. They will not get those same breaks this season with a harder schedule. By the end of the fourth game against the Jaguars we will know if the 2014 season will be a break out year.

      • BoltNative

        Sorry, but no Charger lead is safe in any game. I’ve seen too many Chargers games where defeat is ripped out of the jaws of victory. I’ve seen too many injuries year after year. The Chargers need to shake off their curses and inner demons before I fully “believe.” The Chargers need to “believe” and not choke. Because when they do believe, it makes for a very exciting game and potentially a good season. The Chargers coaches and players need to believe that every play, every drive, every game is important. Playing like a “scared turtle” is unacceptable. Playing conservative offense that gets FGs instead of TDs is unacceptable. Playing vanilla, predictable defense is unacceptable. I will “believe” when the Chargers play consistent, well-prepared, professional football in all the season’s months, not just December.

  • Adam

    The Chargers biggest rival over the past few years are the Chargers. We can beat ANY team in the league! Yes I’m looking at you Seattle. But it’s okay now…the bad man is gone. We will never get Norved again, and thank God for that.

  • Sergio Quintero

    I can confirm in terms of the team that hates the chargers the most, in particular a fanbase, its the chiefs, I’m downright in awe, of the hate these people have for the chargers, they can’t say Rivers name without some denigrating adjective attached to it, read the arrowhead pride page, and damn those people hate the chargers.

    For the chargers fanbase, its the Raiders, but Raiders fanbase definitely doesn’t share that feeling, there is more a sense superiority from them to the chargers fans than hate, they live of their success 30-40 years ago, but we know they are delusional.

  • navw21

    I grew up in Riverside and Temecula until I was 13. I became a Chargers fan at 6 yrs old when I saw them beat up on the Rams as a kid. Dads a Rams fan, Moms a 9ers fan. When I was 13 my Mom and I moved to KCMO for her new job. Now 30 I am still a die hard Chargers fan and will go to games with buddies who are all Chiefs fans. So yes once a Charger always a Charger. #BOLTUP

  • RZorn

    First off,sorry for your loss CGC…I was born in SD and was pretty much raised up in The SF Bay Area in the middle of Niner/Raider territory(mostly Niners),I always have rooted for The Boltz and Rock our colors all the time up here.You can only be brainwashed if you want to be brainwashed into changing teams.I actually don’t believe you can be..and I’ve been up in The Bay for 40 years now with most of my Fam and friends rooting for the Bay Area Teams.I still visit my SD Family once a year usually during Football season,hint,hint.But, I believe that anybody in the AFC WEST are huge rivals to me,and The Raider fans(not including my sister ha,ha.) are the most annoying because I see it first hand when I go to The Chargers/Raiders game once a year.This year I have the opportunity to see The Chargers 3 times up here so…. GO BOLTZ BABY!!!

  • Eli Rodriguez

    The chargers biggest rival is injuries. When players go down their play does also. If they can stay away from the injury virus they could beat anyone.

  • powderBLUE801

    Sorry for your loss CGC. I hate all the other 3 teams equally. Lol
    One love and that’s bolt up ⚡️⚡️

  • jamfed

    My father is a Raiders fan, my wife is a Broncos fan, a sister is a Chiefs fan, my son is a Seahawks fan…
    (but I did get one sister and a daughter to love the Chargers…)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Wow, sounds like you are in enemy territory! Good luck! My hubby was a 49er fan when I met him, but converting to a Bolt fan was a must. Now he loves them just as much as I do. <3

  • John Alton

    I live out here in KS and I get the stink eye every time I wear anything Chargers. They thought they where so bad ass last year and the Super Bowl was theres until the Bolts beat them in KC. I caught so much shit before that game. Afterwards it was nothing but crickets and dirty looks.