Ah, the NFL playoffs are finally here! With it comes the joy and anticipation for the playoff teams and their fans. This weekend's Wild Card round will also likely be a partly soggy one, as rain is expected for Sunday's Chargers/Titans clash in San Diego. Many San Diegans are big Chargers fans, but all San Diegans expect pristine weather all the time. And forced to pick, it seems as though many are choosing the weather. They've decided that even if they're a big Chargers fan, they don't want to stand out in the rain.
“I've been to playoff games in the rain twice,” said Manny Rose II of North Park, who was selling three tickets online on Craigslist. “I would probably prefer to sit in front of the TV. I know that's sad since I'm a die-hard fan, but I see no shame with watching the game on TV.”Manny Rose isn't alone. A quick of Craigslist shows hundreds of tickets on sale, and StubHub shows almost as many as well. All this just reinforces the idea that Southern California is comprised of nothing but fair-weather (or in this case good weather) fans.
It's time for Chargers fans to stand up and do the right thing - be a good fan! Sure, there may be rain, but this is the playoffs! Does Herm Edwards need to show up and explain the playoffs? I've been through a few rain football games, and I'll admit that it wasn't the most comfortable three hours. But it was worth it. And it really was a lot of fun.
So maybe this is a good thing. Maybe the ticket prices will drop to where the real fans can attend - those who may not be able to shell out the money each week, but watch faithfully on TV. They're the real heard and soul of a team. And they probably won't have any gripes about sitting out in the rain either.