In 2016 it would have been impossible for there to be a Super Bowl featuring two LA teams, as there were no professional NFL teams in our market.
While the Chargers were technically in Southern California in San Diego, but in this instance, I am referring to the Los Angeles (LA) metropolitan market.
Just 24 months later and we find ourselves with a distinct possibility, (you’ll notice the word “likelihood” is not yet used now but could become relevant after this upcoming weekend) that we find ourselves with the LA Rams and LA Chargers squaring off in the first SoCal Super Bowl on February 3rd, 2019 in Atlanta at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
There is still a lot of football to be played, as the Rams and the Chargers prepare to battle their opponents this weekend. The Rams play the Cowboys here in LA on Saturday at 5:15 pm (PST) and the Chargers travel to New England for a Sunday matchup at 10:05 am (PST). The Chargers are 8-1 on the road this season counting their win against the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday.
Who would have thought that the Rams would go 13-3 and Chargers would post a 12-4 record in the 2018 regular season? If you did predict it, congratulations on your predictions coming true. We are fortunate to have two “winning teams” in a sport where we had nothing but local heartache for years after the Rams and Raiders left us initially.
There is something in the air. No, I’m not talking about spot on passing from the Chargers’ Phillip Rivers and his phenom Rams counterpart, Jared Goff. It takes a full team; offense, defense, special teams, coaches, fans, and so forth to make a winning team and it’s accompanying experiences and benefits for the community at large.
America has and hopefully will always be about “winning” on the field of competition. Certainly not at every moment of life, but when we are called upon to give our very best.
Life allows us times to “chill out”, but for the Rams and Chargers it is “Show Time” at the risk of exposing my long time affection for the Lakers too, as well as the Clippers, the Dodgers and the Angels.
Wow, wouldn’t it be extra special to have championships in all 3 of these major sports come home to SoCal this year. Think about what that could do to the citizenry, the local economy, and the general attitude of those who love to compete.
Dare to dream, it’s okay, as this appears to be the best chance ever of a “dream” becoming reality in the football world.
Wishing both teams the best of success this weekend.
– Blake Vartanian
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