The StubHub Center – née Home Depot Center – is by no means new, but it will host its first NFL preseason betting game when the Seattle Seahawks visit the Los Angeles Chargers.
- Date: Sunday, 13th August
- Time: 8:00 PM
- Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Online Sportsbook NFL Preseason Odds:
Seahawks +1½ (-110) 37½ (-115)
Chargers -1½ (-110) 37½ (-105)
From quarterback to tight end in one fell Swoopes
After four years as a QB for the Texas Longhorns, Tyrone Swoopes will make his debut at tight end for the Seahawks on Sunday. Oh, it’s not that bad. It’s like forcing a leftie to become a righty, or like when Elaine was thinking conversion. Swoopes was apparently physically predisposed for the switch. “He just seems to be making the transition. We are pretty blown away that it has been this quick,” Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said, per The News Tribune’s Gregg Bell. “We are pretty blown away that it has been this quick.” The ‘Hawks have a reputation for giving undrafted rookies – such as Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Michael Bennett, and Swoopes himself just to name a few – a chance, and the gamble has paid off more often than not.
Swoopes has impressed not just Carroll but also starting quarterback Russell Wilson. “To go from playing quarterback to receiver, that’s a big deal,” the QB said. “I don’t think people understand how difficult that is athletically.” As for the man himself, “I don’t think I could have ended up in a better place, honestly,” Swoopes said. According Bell, Rap and R&B, Kendrick Lamar, free-throw shooting contests are part of the Seahawks practice atmosphere. So it’s like working at Google, then?
A home not so far away from home (San Diego being their actual home)
The Chargers may not have the best NFL preseason betting odds, but they do have a ““tens-of-millions-of-dollars” stadium, according to president of business operations A.G. Spanos. With capacity for 27,000 fans, the StubHub Center is the football equivalent of an off-off-Broadway theatre. However, Spanos says their “goal is to make it sound like 90,000.” So they’re going to pipe in canned cheers like the WWE does with Roman Reigns? ““Every seat is going be close to the action.” So close that it’ll hurt. Not physical pain, though; more like mental anguish. Then again, even the Chargers’ disastrous 5-11 record last season was comparatively better than that of the other LA team, so there’s a small chance than Los Angeles fans will root for the lesser of two evils. And the Chargers are admittedly willing to “Fight for LA,” at least according to their video campaign – which sadly doesn’t quote, “I’m sick and tired of running from places and people and relationships. You want me, then fight for me, because I’m sure as hell fighting for you!”
— Jason Verrett (@Jfeeva_2) August 9, 2017
Still, they get an A for the effort, though it’s the gridiron where the Chargers should win the people over, starting this Sunday against the Seahawks. Fight those NFL preseason betting odds!