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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