Lastly, San Diego has gained a “championship.”
On the anniversary of the day the Chargers moved to Los Angeles, Paul Newberry, a columnist for The Related Press, on Friday topped America’s Best Metropolis as “America’s Worst Sports activities Metropolis.”
Newberry narrowed the sector to 5 — Atlanta, Buffalo, Cleveland, Phoenix and San Diego — earlier than naming a “winner.”
He listed a number of classes for every metropolis, which you’ll be able to see right here. His rationale for San Diego …
Main Professional Championships: None (as with Buffalo, we’re not counting the Chargers’ 1963 AFL title, nor the ten indoor soccer titles gained by the Sockers).
Flops: The Padres have been blown out of their two World Collection appearances. The Chargers’ solely Tremendous Bowl run ended with a forty nine-26 rout by the 49ers. A pair of NBA groups, the Rockets and the Clippers, deserted the town.
Again To Faculty: San Diego State twice reached the lads’s basketball Candy sixteen beneath Steve Fisher. That is about it for the school recreation.
Largest Disappointment: After failing to work out a deal for a brand new stadium, the Chargers moved to Los Angeles final yr .
Did You Know? Wilt Chamberlain was blocked in courtroom when he tried to turn into a participant-coach with the ABA’s San Diego Conquistadors in 1973. The Stilt confirmed so little curiosity in a training-solely position that he as soon as skipped a recreation in favor of an autograph session.
Newberry concluded by writing …
The worst sports activities metropolis in America is …
In fact, that metropolis’s lengthy-struggling followers do get to reside in San Diego.
So they have that going for ’em.
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