- Football AND Puppies?!?
Okay Los Angeles Chargers, you have our attentions.
The Charges went 9-8 in 2021 and narrowly missed out on the players. Quarterback Justin Herbert became an absolute superstar and first-year head coach Brandon Staley drew plenty of attention for his aggressive decision making.
But that’s not the reason the Chargers caught the attention of everyone on Twitter on Tuesday. No, that pales in comparison to the Los Angeles’ incredible idea.
The Chargers decided that for their 2022 NFL Media Day they would combine the world’s two best things…
Football and puppies!
Listen, everybody loves puppies. Whether they want to admit it or not, nobody is immune to the adorable little tail wag of baby dog giving them full-on puppy eyes. In addition to that, everybody loves football. Even people who don’t love football love football. It’s America, it’s just kind of what we do here. So this was full-on evil genius level of marketing by the Chargers.
they got that dawg in em pic.twitter.com/Mfn97gwn4P
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) June 14, 2022
I mean, come on, they fit multiple puppies in a football helmet! Twitter, of course, was ALL the way in on the idea.
Chargers' social team wins again https://t.co/Bne3SdKfHW
— Alyssa Barbieri (@AlyssaBarbieri) June 14, 2022
Chargers puppy content is 10/10 pic.twitter.com/iRNEnEaQEi
— Ray of Powder Blue⚡️ (@RayOfPowderBlue) June 14, 2022
the chargers players taking pics with puppies for their media day >>>>>
— kelli✩ (@6lackb1rd) June 13, 2022
The idea is apparently not new to the Chargers, who did the same thing in 2018 with their schedule release.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) April 20, 2018
And just in case you thought this was a one-off deal, it appears that LA is all-in on the puppy content. Just last year the team adopted a yellow lab puppy named Brisket (!!!) that it will train for 16-to-18 months to become a service dog.
The Chargers’ social team is on fire of late. The organization gained a ton of attention just last month with its creative, anime-style schedule reveal.
While that sounds fun, it’s still not 300-plus pound lineman holding five-pound ball of puppy perfection.