Arizona Cardinals: Chargers move good for Arizona?

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The Arizona Cardinals could benefit from the Chargers move from San Diego to Los Angeles

Thursday morning the Chargers made it official.  They are moving from San Diego to Los Angeles. Will the move benefit the Arizona Cardinals?

One might be asking how that is possible?  Judging by the comments on social media and call ins to sports radio shows this morning, you may just end up seeing some San Diego fans convert to the Cardinals.

It may not be huge but you can likely count on a number of fans changing allegiances.  One thing is for certain, many are not going to be fans of the Los Angeles Chargers.

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With University of Phoenix Stadium sitting about a five-hour drive east of San Diego, it would make sense to see some people change teams.  Many Chargers fans already live in the Phoenix-area anyway.

As a Chargers fan growing up, I understand why people feel gutted this morning.  Although the news broke on Wednesday evening, the news was made official by the Chargers Thursday morning.

On individual who called into the Dan Patrick Show this morning indicated he was “sick to my stomach” and leaving work and going home.  He sounded serious.

I’m not sure I would ever go to that extent with any professional sports franchise.  There’s not much we can do to control our favorite teams from making moves involving personnel moves or local base moves.

The one thing I’ve not heard one fan say this morning was they would follow the team to Los Angeles and continue to cheer for them.  Oh, there will be some but the opposite seems to far outweigh.

So for now, if you run into a Chargers fan, first give him or her a hug.  They’ll need one.  Then, offer up information about the NFL’s best southwestern team.