Well, here we go. The #FightForLA is going to turn up a notch this weekend as the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers face off against one another in full game action for the first time since both franchises relocated back to LA.
Is the #FightForLA disingenuous? Of course. This is the NFL. But like most of the other forms of the shield’s disingenuity, it likely won’t prevent it from working. This is just the first year for both teams to share the market. It’s going to take time to normalize their existence in LA.
This first chapter should be an interesting way to set the bar. The two joint practices in training camp between the two teams were punctuated by a rash of fights. Will this one be anywhere near as raucous or will it fill out the marks as a conventional, and pivotal, preseason game?
With a few Rams already reportedly out tonight, there will be some opportunities for the wide receiver and cornerback depth.
Saturday, August 26, 8pm ET / 5pm PT
Play-By-Play: Ian Eagle; Color Analyst: Dan Fouts; Sideline Reporter: Evan Washburn
ESPN 710 AM, 100.3, The Sound FM
Play-By-Play: J.B. Long; Color Analyst: Maurice Jones Drew; Sideline Reporter: D’Marco Farr
ESPN Deportes, 1330 AM
Announcers: Troy Santiago, Ricardo Lopez
Rams Preseason Schedule
2017 Los Angeles Rams Preseason Schedule
|v. Dallas Cowboys||Sat., Aug. 12||9pm ET/6pm PT||CBS/Univision|
|at Oakland Raiders||Sat., Aug. 19||10pm ET/7pm PT||CBS/Univision|
|v. Los Angeles Chargers||Sat., Aug. 26||8pm ET/5pm PT||CBS (national)|
|at Green Bay Packers||Thu., Aug. 31||7pm ET/4pm PT||CBS/Univision|