I'm always surprised by the lack of crossover in fans of the San Diego Chargers and Padres. Sure, there's a lot of people that are fans of both, but in most other towns it'd be damn near 100% crossover. In San Diego, it feels closer to half of that.
I'm not really sure why it's like that. My best guess is that most San Diegans will put out the effort for the Chargers, who go into each season with a team full of stars (Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, etc.) and potential to make the playoffs, but not the Padres, who seemingly haven't gone into a single season with confidence that they could make it to the World Series in the last decade.
I don't think Chargers fans realize how good they have it in that regard. They don't remember what it feels like to have no hope before, or even immediately after, Week 1. That's how Browns fans have been for a while now.
Here's to hoping that the Padres figure out how to start winning sometime soon and the increase in cross-over fans leads to more and better cross-over promotions.
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