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    The official San Diego Chargers pre-game show.

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    The Chargers and the San Diego Blood Bank are gearing up once again for one of the community’s longest running and most successful life-saving events of the year; Chargers Blood Drive XXXVI.

Takeo Spikes: Current Linebacker, Potential Pundit

Posted by Jordan Beane on January 31, 2013 – 11:50 AM

As well as linebacker Takeo Spikes plays on the field, he’s just as good off it. The 15 year vet has the reputation as a great quote here in Mission Valley and his Game Time feature was one of our best. Well last week he took his charm and media savvy on the road to Bristol, Connecticut, for slew of guest spots on ESPN.

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What Are the Odds?

Posted by Ricky Henne on January 30, 2013 – 5:13 PM

Tom Telesco, Dean SpanosConsidering there are only 32 general managers in the NFL, what would you say the chances are that two of them attended high school together?

As likely as snow falling in San Diego?

Even more remote?

Well, while it may sound farfetched, new Chargers GM Tom Telesco and Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell both attended St. Francis in update New York together. Caldwell graduated from the school in 1992 while Telesco did so a year later.

For a detailed –and I mean very detailed – look at the path the two of them carved on their way to becoming general managers this past month, read this lengthy article that appeared last week on metroWNY.


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Digging Deeper into Chargers Fandom

Posted by Jordan Beane on January 30, 2013 – 10:57 AM

Wherever you live as a Chargers fan, whether in southern California, New York, the Federated States of Micronesia, you don’t live completely in a Bolts fandom bubble. Chances are you have a high school buddy that’s a Redskins fan, an uncle that loves the Raiders or a co-worker that lives and dies with the Dolphins. So then what team would your non-Charger fan friends most likely root for?

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Where Do Chargers Fans Come From?

Posted by Jordan Beane on January 29, 2013 – 3:48 PM

With nearly a billion active monthly users, Facebook is home to reams of information on what nearly one seventh of the earth’s population is interested in. From cereal brands to pencil preferences, Ryan Gosling movies to cat GIFs, Facebook can easily compile a thousand lists to create a snapshot of what the world prefers. Now, just in time for the Super Bowl, the folks from Facebook’s Data Science team have presented a county by county map of NFL allegiance based on where the 35 million Facebook users who have “liked” an NFL team reside.

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It’s a fascinating look how wide (Packers fans in Alaska, Steelers fans in South Carolina) or narrow (the Jets are only the most popular team in one county – Nassau County – on Long Island) a team’s fandom is spread. As for Chargers fans, they are most numerous in four counties – San Diego, Riverside, Imperial and Orange – out of 3,033 counties in the country. While fans may be puzzled as to why powder blue doesn’t cover a larger swatch of real estate (For instance, the Cowboys are the most popular team in FOUR STATES) let’s take a look at some numbers -

2011 Populations –

Imperial County – Population: 177,057

Orange County – Population: 3,055,745

Riverside County – Population: 2,239,620

San Diego County – Population: 3,140,069

So if Chargers Nation decided to set up their own state based on these four counties, it would be the 12th most populous in the Union, sliding in between New Jersey and Virginia (also I’m sure we’d send Dan Fouts and Hank Bauer to Washington as our Senators). Meanwhile of the 33 least populated counties in the US, three of the top ten are part of Cowboy country (including #3 – King County, Texas, population 286. There are streets in Pacific Beach with higher populations).

Thus, with the majority of 8.6 million people Bolts fans in those four counties, that splash of powder blue doesn’t look so small anymore.


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Chargers Super Bowl Connections

Posted by Ricky Henne on January 29, 2013 – 2:55 PM

When Super Bowl XLVII kicks off on Sunday, there are numerous connections to the Bolts on both the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.

Here are some of the most notable ones:

49ers

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh played for the Chargers from 1999-00.

Quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst was the offensive coordinator in San Diego during those same two years that Harbaugh played.

Tight ends coach Reggie Davis played the position for the Chargers as well from 1999-00.

Assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson was a Chargers safety from 1997-00.

Quarterback Scott Tolzien went to training camp with the Chargers in 2011.

Ravens

Chargers punter Mike Scifres and Ravens safety Ed Reed are former high school teammates at Destrehan (La.) High School.

Assistant offensive assistant Todd Washington was a training camp coaching intern with the Chargers in 2009.

 

Know of any others?  Leave them in the comments below!


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Top Five Photo Galleries from the 2012 Season

Posted by Ricky Henne on January 29, 2013 – 11:01 AM

Can’t get enough of the Bolts in action?

For your viewing pleasure, here is a list of the top five photo galleries from the 2012 season.

1. Best of Gameday

2. Touchdowns!

3. Best of Practice

4. Best of Charger Girls

5. Interceptions!


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Chargers 2012 in Review…

Posted by Ricky Henne on January 28, 2013 – 6:54 PM

…and a look ahead to 2013!

The Chargers public relations staff finished their 57-page “Year in Review” late last week.  Click here to download it and let us know your thoughts on the season that was as well as the season that is to come.


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Gates on Monday Night’s “The Biggest Loser”

Posted by Ricky Henne on January 7, 2013 – 6:08 PM

Just a quick programming note for you Bolts fans out there.

Tonight’s episode of NBC’s The Biggest Loser will feature Chargers tight end Antonio Gates.  It airs at 8:00 pm, so be sure to tune in.

Here are a couple of photos from tonight’s show to whet your appetite.


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Chargers Earn Accolades

Posted by Ricky Henne on January 4, 2013 – 4:21 PM

A pair of Chargers earned prestigious  honors this week.

First, Eric Weddle was named to the CBSSports.com 2012 NFL All-Pro Team.

Then today, Kendall Reyes was named to ESPN’s All-Rookie Team.

Congrats Eric and Kendall!


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