It’s taken more than a year now, but the obvious became official Sunday afternoon in an emotional battle for a city’s pro football soul.
Amid dueling roars from a Coliseum crowd dressed in clashing horns and bolts, the Rams completed their formal occupation of Los Angeles by beating the Chargers in the one place they haven’t faced them, on an actual football field in a regular-season game.
By the time the exhausted players staggered out underneath the stands where Melonheads squeezed between Charger flags, the giant scoreboard read 35-23.
The L.A. team won. The Chargers lost.
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