The poor Los Angeles Chargers have become accustomed to being strangers in their own home.
Despite an admirable 12-4 season a year ago, an annual study conducted by Emory University found that the Chargers rank No. 26 overall out of all 32 teams in criteria that includes fan equity, social equity and road equity.
When you sprinkle in a bad start to the 2019-2020 season (currently 2-4), the people in L.A. seem to be more enthralled with a LeBron James Taco Tuesday Instagram story than a Chargers home game.
On Sunday, the Chargers stood no chance in gaining a homefield advantage with the Pittsburgh Steelers their rabid fanbase coming to town to watch their bad team beat the Chargers, 24-17.
Terrible Towels carpeted the 27,000 seats at Dignity Health Sports Park to a comical degree.
Steelers fans were so ubiquitous at the game that the Chargers resorted to trolling the fanbase. In the fourth quarter, the PA started playing “Renegade” by Styx, a song that plays during the third quarter of every Steelers home game over a compilation of defensive highlights.
It gave Steelers fans in attendance a jolt of energy, before the great Rick Astley changed all of that.
The Chargers won the battle, the Steelers won the war.