Philip Rivers: The Reason You Shouldn’t “Hate-Watch” the Chargers

April 25, 2017

I know, I know. Another article about the Chargers leaving and why you should or shouldn’t root for them. Well, this article is a little different for one reason: Philip Rivers. The kid from Alabama, who was traded to the Chargers on draft day, quickly became one of the most adored San Diegans of his era. You all remember the humbling that the Manning family put on the Chargers on…

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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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Chargers Fans Bickering Over Allegiance to Team is a Sad Thing

January 24, 2017

In the past week there has been a common theme on social media. Chargers fans that are sticking with the team are calling out those that have cut their losses and vice versa, those that have shunned the Chargers are calling out those that have chosen to support the players and the team in 2017 and beyond. Look, the whole situation is a complete mess. We have one person to…

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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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