La Mesa, California
I found out today that on Monday the Indianapolis Colts acquired Philip Rivers, long time quarterback of the San Diego Chargers. This is of little importance to me as I've been gradually backing myself away from NFL fandom but still, I felt a slight tinge of sorrow on hearing this.
Here's a little vignette on the Life-is-a-Circle theme:
When I was growing up I was a big fan of the Baltimore Colts and Johnny Unitas was my favorite quarterback of all time, still is. Well before I landed in San Diego Unitas was either traded or went free agent and ended up as a San Diego Charger for his final year of play. Perhaps he knew I was coming and wanted to be here? Anyway, not long after I arrived in San Diego (Unitas was well retired by then) my Baltimore Colts, under the cover of night, fled Baltimore for Indianapolis to become the Indianapolis Colts. I was heartbroken.
Over time the San Diego Chargers earned my loyalty, passion and some of my money. I raised my daughters to be Charger fans and Philip Rivers became our QB of choice. Two years ago the San Diego Chargers left home to become the LA Chargers. Burned again. I still kept one eye open for whatever Rivers may be up to but in all reality I was done with football. Then today I learn the he's off to Indianapolis, just like my beloved Colts. It may be a lopsided circle I've drawn but for me it does have the Circle-of-Life feel to it.