My Top 10 Moments in San Diego Chargers History

January 18, 2017

  The Chargers have begun the process of moving north to Los Angeles, and that is a horrible thing. It’s tough to think about, but let’s take a look back on the place the Chargers have called home for the last 50 years. The “Q”, the “Murph”, or whatever name you call Qualcomm Stadium, it immediately brings back a flood of memories, good and bad, that happened in our concrete…

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What To Do When Your Football Team Bolts

January 17, 2017

Wednesday night. I’m sure you heard the news, an update that felt strangely overlooked by national media and the talking heads on SportsCenter given the weight it carried in America’s Finest City. “The Chargers plan to announce that they will move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season; the announcement could come as early as Thursday.” Given the rollercoaster ride this entire San Diego stadium saga has taken local fans…

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Life After The Chargers

January 16, 2017

It’s been roughly four days since our beloved football team announced that they were heading up the I-5 North to Los Angeles. The reports in early January from many football insiders gave me hope that the Chargers were staying put. Then, with one tweet from Adam Schefter, everything had changed. Initially, I was heartbroken. Many of my close friends and family members were heartbroken. The San Diego Chargers were always…

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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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Chargers Socks & Dean Spanos Sucks

January 13, 2017

In a dingy three bedroom apartment in National City, filled with second-hand smoke and the stench of boiling fish guts from my mother’s secret sauce in the kitchen, was where my love for the San Diego Chargers started. As a child of the seventies, post Vietnam, and new to the country, there were a lot of things I had to learn. English was first and foremost as most first graders…

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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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Chargers’ Season in Review/Off-Season Preview; Linebackers

January 12, 2017

  We will be breaking down each of the Chargers’ positional groups; what they did in 2016 and what 2017 looks like. Despite the 5-11 record, I believe the Chargers are rather close to competing. Chargers Linebackers We begin this series by looking at the linebackers. The 2016 season for the Chargers’ linebacking corps was a tale of good news/bad news. Bad news: Manti Te’o was lost for the season…

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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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