I got some free tickets to the Chargers – Niners game this past Thursday (along with Rob and Theo from work). We hopped on the trolley after work and cruised over to Qualcomm just in time for the anthem. Turns out “Foreigner” was playing a concert before the show and actually sang the anthem…A Cappella. Not to shabby actually.
We had a pretty good time, the San Diego almost shut out San Francisco, allowing only one score after they had pulled their starters out in favor of the second string defense. The final was a 34-7 route. Other interesting highlights included a huge brawl between some Charger fans and Raider fans. Leave it to Raiders fans to start a fight at a game their team isn’t playing in.
On a side note, it was a bit interesting cheering for the Chargers for a couple reasons. First, the rivalry between the Broncos and Chargers for the last few years, means I have typically been cheering against them. Secondly, it was interesting cheering against Alex Smith, who was the QB at Utah for two of the seasons Lisa and I were in Salt Lake City. So I was in the habit of cheering for him.
Anyway, all of that aside, that was my first regular season NFL game. Lisa bought me tickets to a Broncos v. Bills pre-season game several years back (which was sweet), but this was the first game I saw that “counted”. All and all it was good time. Here are some pics: