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Boltman to retire

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Fender57, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Fender57

    Fender57 BoltTalker

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    http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/07/12/boltman-to-retire-auction-off-costume/


    SAN DIEGO — Boltman, the man behind the Chargers’ unofficial mascot, announced his retirement from the role Thursday.

    Dan Jauregui, a Ramona resident who has played the super fan for more than 22 years, is auctioning off the character on eBay. The starting bid is $5,000, plus $600 for shipping. Half of the proceeds will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

    The winning bidder will get “full intellectual property rights to the Boltman character, including the trademarked name and character copyrights for exclusive merchandising or advertising rights,” Jauregui said in a statement.

    The auction includes the Boltman costume, comprised of a fabricated head, full-body muscle suit, Chargers jersey and Chargers pants.

    “It has been a great ride and experience for me as I played the role of the mascot character Boltman for over 22 years,” Jauregui said in a statement. “But the time has now come for me to pass the baton to a true Chargers fan in Los Angeles or San Diego or perhaps even to the Los Angeles Chargers.

    “Dean Spanos and the Chargers have a unique opportunity to extend an olive branch to San Diego fans by bringing Boltman back to the field where he belongs,” Jauregui continued. “Boltman belongs alongside the historic Chargers’ Canon and the Charger Girls as the team gets back to its quest for a Super Bowl title.”

    The auction went live on Thursday afternoon and will end July 22.
     
  2. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    olive branch to San Diego by bringing back the Boltman to the field in Carson or LA? I don't think so, this guy is delusional. He should have just retired the uniform, held the rights or put it in the SD Sports HOF.
     
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  3. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    Hasn't he been trying to sell the Boltman Character rights for about 10 years?
     
  4. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    yeah probably so.....don't know the history of all that. Frankly, after the SD Chicken that character to me never made the grade......I guess with many fans it caught on just out of being present at the games for leading cheers. I always thought the character looked like a Jack Nicholson on steroids with jaundice. :laugh:
     
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  5. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    Yup.
    I also think he expected preferential treatment... Contract or no.
     
  6. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    IIRC he got into a dispute with Spanos over payment, I think that was during the last coupla years in SD.
     
  7. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    I am shocked.... SHOCKED I tell you that people would get into an argument with the Spani on payment...

    Signed
    - Unpaid electrician of the Spani.
     
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  8. Harryo the K

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    “I got screwed by the Spanni boys. They stripped me of everything. I was wearing threads the last few seasons.
    I told that flat washer AJ, Sheet....wood I do this to you?.........they called me....me!......a useless nut.....my dad was
    A lug nut.....I'd tap Deano out .....die......I can't hold on anymore, the fatigue is too much. Torque my memory.”
     
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  9. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard FORMER Charger fan at 7000'

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    I HOPE a Charger hater buys the costume and does something awesome with it.
     
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  10. Fender57

    Fender57 BoltTalker

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    Maybe the guy who had the gofundme for the airplane flyovers might be interested. Then auction off the opportunity to deface the costume.
     
  11. CoronaDoug

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    I were "boltman" I would destroy it publicly. It would bring me more joy than the few lousy bucks that a charity would get for the "character".
     
  12. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    I bet Stan Kroenke could find a use for it at Rams events.
     
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  13. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    Pinata.
     
  14. captaind

    captaind Resist the Dark Side — Join the Alliance

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    Throw Boltman from the plane.
     
  15. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea. Might finally get a full house at the Stubby.
     
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    Boltman is such a tool. He just can't let go of the traitors. Kaplan offered to buy it from him straight up but Boltman kept crying about how he wanted to see the character live on in LA.

    All this after he got his *** kicked by security at StubHub. Talk about pathetic.
     
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  17. Fender57

    Fender57 BoltTalker

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    Let me guess, Kaplan offered considerably less than the $10K he wants.
     
  18. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I have stood by Boltman Dan for many years, it is just now a sad legacy. I was in Carson with Dan the day he got hassled by security and the snipers had their laser sights on the poor guy. That was one messed up deal.
     
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  19. TTK

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    He didn't even get a chance to discuss a price because Boltman wouldn't stop blabbing about how great it would be for the character to live on in LA.
     
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    I always found him to be a bit odd. Spanos never welcomed him at all, mostly (I feel) because Spanos didn’t create this character and openly wanted nothing to do with him in any official capacity. Yet he kept keeping on, trying to get onboard officially with the team. I guess he invested a bunch of money into that costume but nobody put a gun to his head to do so.
     
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    You’re being figurative with the laser sights and snipers, right? Wouldn’t surprise me if the Spanos “brain”trust decided that offing the guy was a viable option.
     
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  22. Harryo the K

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    Since he's done, he gets his five minutes in the sun.

    At least he showed more enthusiasm than the Spanni.

    :cool: 5:14 mins.
     
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  23. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard FORMER Charger fan at 7000'

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    Maybe he could stand around in L.A. somewhere in the Boltman costume and spin a sign to attract buyers for Chargers PSLs.
     
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  24. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    Very hazardous occupation trying a stunt like that in Raider country
     
  25. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    30 grand and his "reserve" hasn't been met.....WTF??!!
    How much does he think this costume is worth??!! He's probably hoping greasy Deanos will pony up......not likely.
    Holy fucken ****.......how much did it cost him to have it made??.......maybe a couple grand??!!
     
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    Aside from that, who in their right mind would pay 30K for that? (Maybe the bidder just wants the charity tax write off?)

    Is this the same guy that had a previous version of the costume that was more like a lightning bolt or was that another spanni fail?
     
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    Dual external anal sphincters


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    I dunno....same kind of people who would pay for this?
     

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    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    Have each fan donate $1.00.

    Then ask Stan to match that.

    Then have STL declare bankruptcy for the drive.

    Let STL bill you.


    :p
     
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  30. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    This really happened.
     

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