Post Your Best Memories of the SAN DIEGO Chargers

RamAirVA

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While posting in another thread about Rivers posting a comeback on the Giants in 2009, I got to thinking a bit.

Everyone obviously has taken sides on the move -- mostly to the negative, but not all. And there is quite a bit of vitriol being slung around to be sure.

But one thing that we can all agree on is that we have some great memories of the Chargers while they were in San Diego, so post them here.

I'll kick it off with what I posted in another thread. Was at the Giant game in the Meadowlands with our longtime friend, Buck Melanoma. PR threw a late pick in our territory that got returned inside the 5, but the Giants only got a FG to put them up 20-14 just above the two minute warning. We remember turning to some Giant fans sitting next to us (good humored guys, BTW) and stating "You guys are going to lose 21-20".

Sure enough, PR takes them right down the field and hits VJ with 20 seconds to go in the corner. 21-20 final. Silence in the Meadowlands, except for us!

Enjoy!
 
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RamAirVA

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One time i smoked a joint w buck and swug some tequila out of flask that was hanging from his neck like a necklace.
Not surprised, he and I had a damned good time at that Giant game too :D

Good thing I had time to let it wear off before driving back down to DC that night.
 

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Here's another one. 2005 in Washington against the Redskins.

Brees throws a pick setting the Skins up for a potential winning FG. Holding call backs them up 10 and they don't gain another yard. Fans around me and a buddy of mine are giving us grief (of course), but I shoot back "It ain't over until that ball goes through the uprights". It doesn't.

Then, it's LT in OT untouched...43 yards. Ball game, and you could hear a pin drop.
 
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While posting in another thread about Rivers posting a comeback on the Giants in 2009, I got to thinking a bit.

Everyone obviously has taken sides on the move -- mostly to the negative, but not all. And there is quite a bit of vitriol being slung around to be sure.

But one thing that we can all agree on is that we have some great memories of the Chargers while they were in San Diego, so post them here.

I'll kick it off with what I posted in another thread. Was at the Giant game in the Meadowlands with our longtime friend, Buck Melanoma. PR threw a late pick in our territory that got returned inside the 5, but the Giants only got a FG to put them up 20-14 just above the two minute warning. We remember turning to some Giant fans sitting next to us (good humored guys, BTW) and stating "You guys are going to lose 21-20".

Sure enough, PR takes them right down the field and hits VJ with 20 seconds to go in the corner. 21-20 final. Silence in the Meadowlands, except for us!

Enjoy!
Glad I could make vitriol the word of the week end. :p
 

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Drinking and shrooming bender in Miami with Steelers-fan ladies (at least I hope they were ladies) two and one days before our Super Bowl. Ended up streaking through the hotel hallway. Wait - that wasn't how I ended up. That was like just a couple hours into it. Who knows what the fuck I did after that! I'd been partying since Dennis Gibson's hand was forever etched into the tits of time. Somehow, me telling Drew Pearson and Hollywood Henderson that the Cowboys were a bunch of classless fuckwads was involved. (I hadn't mastered the social graces at that moment in my life.) I think they had done something classless like give me a free Chargers-49ers Super Bowl hat, or maybe they just told me where the bathroom was.

That's my greatest Chargers memory that I mostly don't remember.

What I do remember were all the Sundays spent growing up at the games with one of my favorite family members. Chargers probably lost about 60% of the time, but that losing still represented some of the best and most important times of my life. I guess the best one was when Winslow scored all those touchdowns against the Raiders. Fucking awesome game. Fuck Todd Christensen.
 
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RamAirVA

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Here's another fun one. 1992, my (5th year) senior year in college. Was drinking with a couple of good friends (one a Cowboy fan, one an Eagle fan) and we called our shots for the divisions. I called Bolts, and they thought I had clearly had more to drink than they had.

0-4 start, not looking so good. Then 4-4, a loss to the Oilers to go 4-5, and no more after that. AFC West Champs and a shutout win over KC in the Wild Card round. Not bad.
 
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Here's another fun one. 1992, my (5th year) senior year in college. Was drinking with a couple of good friends (one a Cowboy fan, one an Eagle fan) and we called our shots for the divisions. I called Bolts, and they thought I had clearly had more to drink than they had.

0-4 start, not looking so good. Then 4-4, a loss to the Oilers to go 4-5, and no more after that. AFC West Champs and a shutout win over KC in the Wild Card round. Not bad.
Marion BUTTS! in the rain.
 

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Lt breaking the rushing record was awesome. The whole offense assembling in the endzone to hoist him on their shoulders. And in a year when excessive celebration was penalized.

I was sad to find out the same didn't happen last week for Gates, that right there told me how much heart was left in the Chargers. :/
 

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I was at the Pittsburgh game when we beat them to go to the Super Bowl. I was with my mother, brother and girlfriend. We went with a tour group which included airfare, game tickets, hotel, bus rides from and to the airport. A party Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. So after the game we all met up at one location. When the game was over we started walking back to the bus. We kept meeting up with other Charger fans. as the group got bigger we got louder. As we walked along we were not getting very nice looks. When we arrived at the bus stop, we all hugged,high fived and jumped and yelled. We danced and we hugged some more. We dodged beer bottles, spit and several other things being thrown our way. We were flipped off, we were yelled at, and we were returning the favors. As we loaded up the bus one of the other Charger fans had a bottle of Champagne that was opened up and shared. At the airport we were told by a bartender to shut up because he knew which plane we were on and all it took was a phone call and we were to drunk to fly. There was about 30 Charger fans on that plane all of us smiling and high fiveing each other. When the plane throttled up and the brakes released I started signing and the others joined in, NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA HEY HEY GOODBYE. 25 people siging in harmony never sounded so better
 

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For me, it was the celebration at Qualcomm Stadium after the Chargers beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship game. If I remember correctly, there was no charge for either parking or admission and you could bring in whatever you wanted, folks were walking around in there with coolers - what a night!
 
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September 4, 1994...at Mile High.
Chargers barely clinging to a 37-34 lead, in a wild one.
But Elway has the Broncos down to the Charger 3, with ~40 or 45 seconds to go.
San Diego Chargers are snakebit, so the Elway comeback looks just seconds away. :oops:

Elway rolls right, pulls back that deadly arm...
and the ball...
just floats...
in the air...
impossibly...
and right into the arms of the other Hall of Famer: Junior Seau.
Who holds on, though he couldn't have ever imagined that it would be right in front of him!!

The Chargers caught a break!
The Chargers caught an impossible, game reversing massive break, on the road against the Broncos, in the season opener!
Maybe the ball would actually bounce the Chargers' way one or twice that year...and it did...and the lovable losers made the Super Bowl...
 
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2006 - seeing LT break the single season TD records with Conc as part of the great Bolttalk Tailgate group, crushing Cutler was fun too
2007 - the rainy cold playoff win that was the first playoff win for the bolts in over a decade. And first tailgate I didn't have a beer at because I was FREEZING!

I'll also add 1992 seeing on TV the Bolts beat the Chiefs and absolutely sack the hell out of that team.
 

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Too many to count, but this is one of my favorites and I'm watching it on DVD right now.

In 2006 I flew to Louisville to hang out with a good friend for the weekend. As part of the trip, we drove up to Cincinnati for the Chargers-Bengals game. The Bengals scored TDs on their first three possessions, and led 28-7 at the half. I think we were the only Chargers fans in our section, and we listened to Bengals fans running their mouths at as the entire half. I turned to my friend and said "I can't believe I flew out for this, they didn't even show up today.

Little did I know what was coming.

In the second half the Chargers scored 42 points on the way to a 49-41 win. I didn't say a word to any of the Bengals fans around us, I just turned around and smiled at them. Scott says "I think we should take our jerseys off" for the trip out of the stadium and back to the car. I said "no way, I've been listening to these as sholes all day, if I have to take an ass whipping I will, but I'm walking out with a smile and my jersey on."

Such a great game!
 

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Too many to count, but this is one of my favorites and I'm watching it on DVD right now.

In 2006 I flew to Louisville to hang out with a good friend for the weekend. As part of the trip, we drove up to Cincinnati for the Chargers-Bengals game. The Bengals scored TDs on their first three possessions, and led 28-7 at the half. I think we were the only Chargers fans in our section, and we listened to Bengals fans running their mouths at as the entire half. I turned to my friend and said "I can't believe I flew out for this, they didn't even show up today.

Little did I know what was coming.

In the second half the Chargers scored 42 points on the way to a 49-41 win. I didn't say a word to any of the Bengals fans around us, I just turned around and smiled at them. Scott says "I think we should take our jerseys off" for the trip out of the stadium and back to the car. I said "no way, I've been listening to these as sholes all day, if I have to take an *** whipping I will, but I'm walking out with a smile and my jersey on."

Such a great game!
I watched that game on a copy I got from vodka and bolts to death.

But it was clear that game was rigged with too many phantom calls by the refs. First half had a bogus call I think against gates, then in typical "I blew that call, but I'll make it up in the second half by calling another bogus penalty" the refs gave us a gift and it turned into the game winning score. Great game - greg scumball announcing in typical piss poor fashion. Seriously watch that game again and count the number of times he had to reference the player who made a play by their number NOT a clue who he was talking about.
That game was the first time I realized I hate this know nothing about football moron (who had a smarter bro that could read a name on a sheet) rather than saying and the catch was made by number 85.

I'm sure being there was more entertaining as you didn't have to listen to this bumbling buffoon get players names wrong or jus stick with the clear to read numbers on the jersey.

Realistically that game was given to SD. I hate to say it, but it's been the only Charger game I had to watch on dvd for 10 years and it's clear we got lucky.

It sure did make for a great watch the first 10 times.

Oyah and that was the game the Bengals sat their star RB for the beginning of the game and it almost cost them.

EDIT: Dierdorf didn't do as bad at calling players by their names.

EDIT 2: I'm not tryin to downplay people's fond memories of Charger moments, but that game wasn't a highlight for me.

EDIT 3: Oyea and another thing Scumball pointing out the cincy fans chanting RUUUDDY! when he was still on the bench was pretty funny.
 
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RamAirVA

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Here's another good one (for me at least) -- the Monday night game against the Jets in 2008. That was the one time I got to tailgate with a bunch of you guys. Good times!
 

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I recall playing the undefeated Colts with some dude that's pretty good called Peyton, I believe they were 7 or 8-0 and Merriman was having a good season.

The first snap for the Colts I swear it seemed like Merriman lined up 2 feet on the Colts side because he sacked Peyton before he dropped his second step.
I remember my thought of... "It's on bitch"
 

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I recall playing the undefeated Colts with some dude that's pretty good called Peyton, I believe they were 7 or 8-0 and Merriman was having a good season.

The first snap for the Colts I swear it seemed like Merriman lined up 2 feet on the Colts side because he sacked Peyton before he dropped his second step.
I remember my thought of... "It's on bitch"
Is that the game where Cromartie Jumped up and snagged the one handed INT of Peyton?
 

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Here's another one. 2005 in Washington against the Redskins.

Brees throws a pick setting the Skins up for a potential winning FG. Holding call backs them up 10 and they don't gain another yard. Fans around me and a buddy of mine are giving us grief (of course), but I shoot back "It ain't over until that ball goes through the uprights". It doesn't.

Then, it's LT in OT untouched...43 yards. Ball game, and you could hear a pin drop.
This game was the first game that popped into my head. I miss my San Diego Chargers! Damn you Dean Spanos!
 

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I miss taking the bus from Escondido to San Diego for the games. My parents had season tickets and they often let my husband and me go see the Chargers at what used to be called The Murph. I loved it all—the atmosphere, the smell of beer and cigarettes, even the wildly expensive hot dogs. We saw so many awesome games, as well as ones that sucked. I’ve lived and died with this team every fall since the ‘70s. I wish they were still in SD, but I support them just like I always did.
 

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Visting Junior Seau's resturant. Wife cashed check for Drew Brees at local credit union.
Bobby Ross. Jamal Williams. Don Coryell. Team loved us, we loved them.

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The celebration after the AFC Championship Game in 1995 was easily my most favorite memory. That’s what made San Diego great, we seemed to have the ability to create these great, organic moments and turn them into something memorable. We did the same thing in 1984 when the demoralized Padres came back from Chicago down 0-2 in the NLCS, only to be greeted by 3000 fans, which ignited not only the team but the whole city into believing we could do it - and we did! And I say we because the fans helped the Padres will those three victories.
 
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The celebration after the AFC Championship Game in 1995 was easily my most favorite memory. That’s what made San Diego great, we seemed to have the ability to create these great, organic moments and turn them into something memorable. We did the same thing in 1984 when the demoralized Padres came back from Chicago down 0-2 in the NLCS, only to be greeted by 3000 fans, which ignited not only the team but the whole city into believing we could do it - and we did! And I say we because the fans helped the Padres will those three victories.
I just watched Game 3 a few days ago, going to watch Game 4 this week. And then I am getting together sometime soon with some local Padres fans at my friend's bar to watch Game 5.
 

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I just watched Game 3 a few days ago, going to watch Game 4 this week. And then I am getting together sometime soon with some local Padres fans at my friend's bar to watch Game 5.
Which bar in Big Bear?
have you tried the new one in Sugar Loaf?
 

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I just watched Game 3 a few days ago, going to watch Game 4 this week. And then I am getting together sometime soon with some local Padres fans at my friend's bar to watch Game 5.
Someday I hope the Padres can actually do it and win it all. I am 100% certain it will be a beautiful moment for the city, no riots, no fires, no drunken fans eating horse excrement, just pure bliss with fellow brothers and sisters who finally get the moment we deserve.
 
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