As with most everything these days, internet jokes provide thin cover for a darker truth.
Yes, the Los Angeles Chargers’ new logo is lame. Yes, it deserves the online roasting it got Thursday. But beneath the derisive laughter is the despair of thousands upon thousands of San Diego Chargers fans who just got told that they — and their treasured memories and shared traditions — mean nothing in face of dollars and cents.
The Chargers officially announced a move to Los Angeles Thursday after 56 years as San Diego’s NFL team. Owner Dean Spanos decided to move the team after the San Diego voters reasonably declined to give the Chargers millions in public funds to build a new stadium. Public money, voters commendably decided, should fund social programs and infrastructure rather than a professional sports team that exists to turn a profit. Read more…