There's more! The team also debuted its new logo Thursday because logos always make fans forgot how bad the football is, right? (Answer: Wrong.) Predictably, Twitter had a field day with the new logo because that's what Twitter is best at.
First, the new image (added bonus: A menacing-looking Philip Rivers, who no doubt just found out he has to relocate his seven kids to L.A. Related: Yes, he wears his helmet and uniform, even when the season's over.)
And here's a sampling of how Twitter reacted to the new logo:
The Chargers new logo looks like the Dodgers logo but on a really intense energy drink and if the team's name was the Chargerz. pic.twitter.com/mV5FDaOZBn— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 12, 2017
Shocked this next one took so long to find its way online:
This might be our favorite, in terms of originality:
Then there are the old-school references:
Congrats to the Chargers on their move to LA and their new logo. I dig the retro look. pic.twitter.com/cEf5wlMILB— AdamNYR (@AdamNYR) January 12, 2017
And, of course, the requisite Slayer references:
The evolution of a new logo:
Chargers graphic designers out here like pic.twitter.com/R8xJ4NZfBa— Anthony Bartoloni (@YoAnty1) January 12, 2017
And the way-too-obvious-but-it-might-be-better-than-what-they-settled-on logo idea:
In related news: The Chargers and their fancy new look will play in a 30,000-seat soccer stadium for the next two years.