The Chargers ARE Dead to Me

January 15, 2017

  It is said that a writer should never write while feeling emotional. It’s been over 24 hours since the Chargers announced they were leaving San Diego and making the trip up Interstate-5 for Los Angeles. I said I would put my thoughts into a written piece about yesterday’s events. I spent the day reflecting on what had happened, and looking back on all the years I’ve spent supporting the…

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Four Quarters & The Hail Mary That Wasn’t

January 15, 2017

  It is a beautiful day here at Balboa Stadium. The sun gleams off the faces of locals, interested to see what this new franchise here in America’s Finest City has to offer. As head coach and general manager Sid Gillman leads his team onto the field, fans stand and cheer, aroused by the anticipation of this so-called “American Football League.” Finally, it’s time for kickoff. It’s a decent return…

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There Is No Longer A “Next Year” for This Former Chargers Fan

January 14, 2017

  It was September 1978. I was turning 11 and starting 6th grade. As my grandmother and I came out of the grocery store one day, we passed by those little machines full of gum, candy, and various trinkets. Although I had always liked them, and never failed to miss an opportunity to beg a penny off her for a gumball, or a dime for a handful of Boston Baked…

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Why This Hurts (Goodbye San Diego Chargers)

January 12, 2017

My largest challenge today is to not exaggerate. Literally my first thought when I went to write this column was that I would be bleeding onto the paper (keyboard). Then I thought that was too strong. But that’s how I felt and how I still feel. Maybe I’m going a little too far with the metaphor, but at this point I’m not sure I care. I disavowed the Chargers a…

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Bringing Back Melvin Ingram Should Be Top Priority for Chargers

January 11, 2017

The 2016 season was just a mess for the San Diego Chargers and their fan base. The constant injuries and inept coaching were just the issues fans had to deal with on the field. The stadium fiasco is in full form at the present time and the future of the Chargers in the city of San Diego is still very much in doubt. Despite all the drama, the business aspect…

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Joey Bosa’s Rookie Season Was Productive

January 7, 2017

Last spring, the Chargers had the 3rd overall pick in the NFL draft and many pundits thought San Diego would pick either Ronnie Stanley or Laremy Tunsil. But Tom Telesco and the Chargers’ front office ended up drafting Joey Bosa from “The” Ohio State University. The former Buckeye had a stellar college career as he ended up with 26 sacks and 51 tackles-for-loss during his time in Columbus. When he…

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The San Diego Chargers “Can’t Call It”

January 4, 2017

Week 17, January 1, 2017, was potentially the San Diego Chargers‘ “last” contest in San Diego, one year after going through the same song and dance in 2016. Even Philip Rivers made comments about it not being quite the same as before. I don’t disagree with him after attending both games as a fan. Personally, I didn’t allow it to destroy me like it did in 2016. I also wasn’t…

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Your Official Chargers’ 2017 Head Coaching Search Tracker

January 4, 2017

We are no more than a week into the San Diego Chargers‘ search for a new head coach after Mike McCoy proved unable to get the job done over four disappointing campaigns and was consequently let go following the Bolts’ final game of the 2016 season. With the rumor mill already spinning faster than many can keep up with, the search is beginning to offer a truly dizzying array of possibilities for…

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A Mike McCoy Eulogy for the Former Chargers’ Head Coach

January 3, 2017

The San Diego Chargers find themselves searching for a new head coach after another dismal season. This team had the talent to make a playoff run and even a run at the division. The AFC West was one of the toughest divisions in the NFL this season. Instead, the Chargers finished in last place with a 5-11 record, four games behind the third place Denver Broncos (9-7). The team under-performed….

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Now Hiring: Chargers’ Coaching Candidates for the 2017 Season

January 2, 2017

  Yes, we can all finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Mike McCoy era in San Diego has mercifully come to an end after four trying seasons. Within an hour of the Chargers’ 11th defeat of the 2016 campaign (and McCoy’s 37th in four years with the Bolts), the organization released a statement that they would be relieving the embattled head coach of his duties and immediately commencing a…

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Are the Chargers Leaving? Thanks, I guess…

January 2, 2017

“This is the end. This is the end. My only friend, the end.” This song went through my head after the Chargers’ last game. With all the news swirling around about the team’s expected (and all but conclusive) move to Los Angeles next season, this really is the end. I’ve been a fan of the Chargers for as long as I’ve watched football. I didn’t grow up in San Diego….

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Chargers News: Team Announces That McCoy has Been Fired

January 1, 2017

The San Diego Chargers announced on Jan. 1 that Mike McCoy has been relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. The announcement came a little more than an hour after the conclusion of the Chargers’ 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. With that loss, the team finished 5-11 for their second straight losing season. It’s done. Chargers have announced the dismissal of Mike McCoy. Head coach search…

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