The hype is real for the Chargers in 2021 and the high expectations and excitement are materializing themselves into a landslide of season-ticket sales for the upcoming season. According to the team, the sales for season tickets have surpassed the team’s 20-year average of 45,611 that spanned the franchise’s final two decades in San Diego from 1996-2016.
#Chargers say they have “blown past” the 20-year season ticket average of 45,611 in San Diego. That covered 1996-2016 in SD. #Chargers add that last six months of sales has been most “robust” in last 20 years.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 4, 2021
That’s incredible and something we’ve been waiting for since the team moved to Los Angeles four years ago. Will this mean the end of home games being overrun by the opposing team’s fans? Is this a precursor to an actual home-field advantage? Time will tell, but I really, really hope so.
And now for todays links.
Check out the top photos from day seven of training camp (Chargers.com)
See how Drue Tranquill and Kenneth Murray complement each other on the field (Chargers.com)
Philip Rivers is not ruling out a return to the NFL (Colts Wire)
Three NFL teams that may need Philip Rivers (Bolt Beat)
Bold training camp predictions for all 32 teams (ESPN+)
Tom Brady received some tequila for his 44th birthday (ESPN)
Who will be the NFL’s first non-QB $30 million player? (CBS Sports)
WFT will ban Native American headdresses at games (NFL.com)
Joe Looney is retiring at 31 (NFL.com)
Tyler Boyd believes Joe Burrow is still “iffy” regarding his rehabilitated knee (Pro Football Talk)