I Still Cringe When I See a Lightning Bolt Logo

April 13, 2017

After being a faithful supporter of the San Diego Chargers, like many native San Diegans, my life was recently turned upside down. The team is no longer in America’s Finest City, and that is a sad fact that is still very hard to come to grips with. My father taught me to love the team. He had season tickets for many years in the 80’s, and it is then and…

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A Message to All Chargers Fans (Current or Former)

April 9, 2017

I know what you’re saying. “A Charger article on East Village Times. What is this, 2015?” Yes I know, you haven’t seen hardly any Chargers-related articles since they packed their bags and did LT’s electric slide all the way to Los Angeles. Many former Chargers fans were faced with a tough question recently. Will I support the Los Angeles Chargers? For most people, the question has already been answered (for…

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Potential New Teams for Ex-Chargers Fans

March 19, 2017

                                                                       Credit: San Diego Reader   For two years, the fans of the San Diego Chargers had to endure the tyranny of the NFL and owner Dean Spanos. Was the future of the team in L.A….

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If You are Pissed at LT, You Aren’t the Only One

March 1, 2017

Let me first start of by saying that LaDainian Tomlinson is one of my favorite all-time San Diego Chargers in the franchises’ history. He exemplified what it meant to be a Chargers’ player, and he will never be questioned for his endless contributions on the field for my former beloved football team. However, that team is gone. They left town. Which makes them dead to me. Their new name, which I…

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Jordan Beane Interview “Seeking Fulfillment”

February 10, 2017

The Chargers leaving the city of San Diego is going to have lasting effects on many of its citizens. Of course, the fan base lost the team they supported for 56 years, but there were many families that were directly effected, as they were employed by the Chargers in some capacity. Some of those employees have been with the team for decades. The move is not an easy thing to…

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“Long Distance Relationship”

February 10, 2017

  On January 11th, 2017 my sports world was forever changed. I stood outside of a Vons shopping center near my home, looking at my eventual new car. It felt like maybe five minutes transpired… then it happened. The Chargers announce they’re moving to Los Angeles. This notification on my phone was the end all, be all, of painful Chargers’ notifications from 2015-2017. The conversation I was presently having with…

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The 2016 NFL Season is Over & Sadly the Sport is Dead to Me

February 6, 2017

In a really sad reminder of the life we live in, the San Diego Chargers left town for the seemingly brighter pastures of Los Angeles. The almighty dollar rules all, and there is no sense of loyalty or commitment in our current society. The San Diego Chargers were my team. Half of my professional sports fandom was devoted to them, and being that I am a native San Diegan, there…

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Would you Support the SoCal Chargers?

January 20, 2017

It comes as no surprise that the San Diego Chargers once again dropped the ball when it came to doing the right thing. The Chargers’ owner is a douche bag, we all know that. There is no debating that fact. There is no “family” feeling among Chargers fans and players, and the all-mighty dollar has always ruled since the Spanos family took over the team in 1984. Countless players were…

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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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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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