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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

92108, San Diego



Eagles fans, getting our hearts broken

Dear ——–,

My co-worker D.C. told me I couldn’t call myself an Eagles fan if I didn’t see the Birds play live. So today Bryan and I drove down to Qualcomm Stadium to see them play the Chargers. I wish it had turned out better; I could almost taste the comeback. But, man, was I happy to see a whole corner of the stadium rippling dark green. I can’t believe how many people were walking by in McNabb, Westbrook, Jackson and Cunningham (!)  jerseys. While Charger fans weren’t as hostile to visitors as Raider Nation — the guy next to me even said, “Nice catch!” when Jason Avant reeled one in with one hand — we did see a couple of fights. Some hard-looking homies who were drinking beer in our no-alcohol family section taunted a six-year-old Eagles fan until he started crying. The kid’s dad got angry and said he would see those guys at the exit. The homies started pounding their fists in their hands. As we left the stadium, we were glad to see the family had hustled out.


Author: postmarkhere

I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

3 thoughts on “92108, San Diego

  1. you can even see the homie douchebags in this photo. the wide guy with the blue chargers shirt and his friend, white shirt and blue hat…

  2. Hey, hey, let’s not forget this is the FAMILY section. Watch the language, mister. 😛

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