Los Angeles Chargers DE (he’s not an Outside Linebacker anymore, right?) Melvin Ingram did an interview with Complex Magazine for some reason this week and out of it come some hot fire takes about nothing meaningful. Let’s go through them because it’s Saturday.
Is it still weird that you play for the Los Angeles Chargers?
I don’t think it’s weird. We’re still playing football. We’re still in California. The thing is we really aren’t all the way in LA so we’re only an hour from San Diego.
First, StubHub Center is two hours from Qualcomm Stadium and not one.
Second, I’m sure the Chargers’ PR staff is thrilled with Melvin saying “we really aren’t all the way in LA” while they try to win the market.
Maybe he’s talking about being at the team’s Costa Mesa facility(?).
Is there a different vibe?
There’s definitely a different vibe because San Diego is more of a touristy place. Our game field is kind of in LA so it’s more up-tempo. LA went from two years ago not having any football teams to two so I feel like it’ll be hyped.
Okay, I can’t fight this. I see no lies here.
Are LA fans vibing with the team so far?
I feel like they’re going to support like I tweeted one time. If you’re a fan, no matter where your team go, you’re still going to be a fan. It’s not like we’re going to a whole new state.
I hate this logic so much. “If you’re a fan of the San Diego Chargers, you should be a fan no matter what.”
Even if I go along with that idea, what reason does that give the fans in Los Angeles for changing their allegiance and rooting for the Chargers? If their…
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