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Chargers Fan Support Lacking Electricity?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Drunk, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Drunk

    Drunk Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2006

    Day after playoff win, some still uncertain about team
    By Ronald W. Powell

    January 8, 2008

    The Chargers' bandwagon is not yet running at top speed.
    Television and radio news shows are chatting up the team's playoff win Sunday.

    But yesterday, the day after the Chargers won a playoff game for the first time in 13 years, little exuberance existed in some circles.

    “I keep thinking back to 1995 when the Chargers went to the Super Bowl and excitement the city had for the team,” said Ken Zuorro, president of the 400-member Chargers Backers fan club. “It's not like that now.”

    Zuorro said he believes fans are still feeling a hangover from last season's 14-2 team that lost to the New England Patriots in a home playoff game.

    “Last year, we set the bar so high with all the wins,” Zuorro said. “People just don't want to believe in the team this year.”

    Nonetheless, some fans are snapping up travel packages to fly to the Chargers-Colts playoff game Sunday in Indianapolis. For $1,600, fans receive two nights in a hotel, a cocktail party and get to cheer for the Bolts in the indoor comfort of the RCA Dome.

    Gil Saidy, owner of Aer Travel agency, said he expects all 150 tickets of his package to be sold by tomorrow night. Only the Sept. 23 road game against the Green Bay Packers, which attracted 125 fans, has generated as much interest this season.

    “Chargers fans bring phenomenal energy on the road,” Saidy said. “They bring three Chargers jerseys with them: one for the plane, one to wear the day before the game and one to wear to the game.”

    Ticket reseller TicketsNow had 480 listings for the Chargers-Colts game, with prices ranging from $118 to $642 each. By contrast, tickets for the playoff game between the unbeaten Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars had asking prices from $145 to $7,000.
    Spectator Tickets in San Diego had received only a handful of inquiries late yesterday.

    “San Diego people, for the most part, don't travel much for games,” said John Nelson, manager of Spectator Tickets. “That's been their MO for years.”

    Nelson has lived in San Diego since 1978 and says only a Super Bowl win will fire up fan loyalty.

    “Right now,” he said, “the fever is lukewarm.”

    Scott Scharer, founder of the pro-Chargers Web site glorifythepast.com, said traffic was brisk Sunday night and yesterday......
  2. Kwak

    Kwak ....

    May 25, 2006
    Not surprising. Peeps got all jacked up last year and then fell damn hard in the NE game.

    I don't think there is a lack of support, just the enthusiasm is a bit tempered. The fans are there, but it is more of a show me attitude.

    Beat the Colts and the volume is gonna rise a few notches.
  3. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    The founder never shows up to the games. Too bad for him. He did not even want to accept a softball game between website. Maybe he will change his tune?
  4. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2006
    This writer is a transplant clown with an agenda. Screw him.
  5. P88F

    P88F BoltTalker

    Sep 7, 2006
    Charger fans do suck:icon_shrug:.. You cant say that dont. Everyone on these forums are the Hardcores.
  6. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

    Aug 2, 2006
    I do agree 200%.

    Some Fans just need to STFU and let the offense do its thing.

    I am one of those that is quiet as a Church Mouse when the Offense is on the field except when we make an excellent play or a bonehead play. I then get vocal and cheer or boo like mad.
  7. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

    Aug 15, 2006
    Having a ****** team for so long breeds a stupid fanbase.

    I actually blame the team for not doing a better job in educating it's fan base. How aboutflashing a big QUIET PLEASE on the jumbotron when we have the ball to shut everyone up so Philip can call the offense?

    Alot of people felt burned by last year and probably have bought into the same kinda Norv Sucks rhetoric B4L has been selling all year and don't think we have a snowbals chance in hell.

    They'll be jumping onto the wagon like rats off a burning ship when it happens.
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    that much i agree

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

    Oct 13, 2006

    The majority of the fans for ALL teams are bang wagon.
    Steelers have one of the strongest fan bases in NFL. If they went on a ten year losing streak (including a 1-15 season), fans would be bailing.
    They have a good quality fan base because they very rarely have a bad season (and if they do, it's like 7-9.)

    With that said... you don't get excited when your team brings in a coach with a losing past (as head coach.) No other fan base would be happy with Norv either (as head coach.)
    Though so far, Norv has shown that things will be different than what his resume shows.

    And yes, I think a "QUIET PLEASE" on the jumbotron while the offense in on the field would be good.

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