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Heart of the Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by crusse10, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. crusse10

    crusse10 BoltTalker

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    What is it?
    I am crusse10 (chris, the gfx manager) from tsz (the-sportszone). I'm trying to make a 32 team signature set, and I'm going forum to forum asking this question. What is it that makes your team tick? Is it a hallowed coach? An immortalized player? A landmark? What is it?
    I need as many ideas as I can get, then I'll set up a poll (if I have the ability to do so). Please, PLEASE give me some ideas.

    As an idea, I'm a very big packers fan. Ideas for such could be Curly Lambeau, the Frozen Tundra, Vince Lombardi, Brett Favre, etc. In that instance, I would probably mix the Tundra with Lombardi, but you get the point.

    So, in conclusion, please help me. When I post the final set, I will give due to each board that assisted me.

    Thanks, and I hope to see a bunch of ideas!
     
  2. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Booze.

    And Carne Asada.
     
  3. Thumper

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    Bambi, Fouts, Air Coryell, Sid Gillman, LT, lightning bolts.
     
  4. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    :lol: - and cheap TJ hookers
     
  5. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Everything spun off Sid Gilman.

    He single handedly biitch slapped the entire AFL (prior to the merger of the AFL & NFL). :bolt:
     
  6. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Sid Gilman invented the passing trees.

    Don Coryell took it to another level.

    I am the prophet.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. wrbanwal

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    Balboa Stadium, Barron Hilton, George Pernicano, James Copley, Sid Gillman, Paul Lowe, Lance Alworth.


    that's the heart of the Bolts.


    anybody remember Pernicano's Pizza pies???


    Oh hell yeah, those were the days


    :tup:
     
  8. reddenedbeard

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    Still a place in PB.. ;)
     
  9. Electric Chair

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    Scripps Ranch as well.
     
  10. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    Deserves a bump. ;) Add one of the landmarks and I think this one is about perfect.
     
  11. ghost_

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    fixed it 4 ya :tup: :yes:
     
  12. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    Excellent!!!!!! We still need a landmark such as the harbor, beach, etc. ;)
     
  13. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    i was a bigger fan of tanino's pizza.

    heart of the chargers is fair weather fans:icon_rofl:
     
  14. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I ate at his restaurant in Santee. I will never go back. :tdown:

    The food tasted like ****.
     
  15. Carrie1219

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    Between Thumper and Ghost_ , I think we have some pretty good ideas for starters.

    Bambi, Fouts, Air Coryell, Sid Gillman, LT, lightning bolts, Powder Blues, Kellen Winslow, Seau, Rodney Harrison, and the Harbor

    I threw in the landmark of my choice ;) The lightning striking over the harbor, reflecting off the water, with boats in the background would be very pretty....

    Any other ideas?
     
  16. Thunderstruck

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    I think to Chargers fans the heart of the Bolts is Air Coryell. Don Coryell, Dan Fouts passing for nearly 5,000 yards to the likes of Wes Chandler, John Jefferson, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow... those were some damned exciting teams.

    And yes, Sid Gillman is the man Bill Walsh called the father of the modern passing game. Back in the old AFL days the Chargers were running a fairly modern passing game when other teams were still running out of the "I."
    Right now Ladainian Tomlinson is the undeniable heart of the Chargers.

    When I think Chargers, I think prolific passing, innovative offense, and now LT.
     
  17. Thunderstruck

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    Regarding Chargers lore, here's a photo that's instantly recognizable to any long-time Chargers fan (and most NFL fans.)

    [​IMG]

    Kellen Winslow being helped off the field after the Chargers double-overtime playoff win against Miami.
     
  18. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    OK, now this thread is "ticking" :yes:
     
  19. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Sid Gillman, Barron Hilton and Lance Alworth

    Don Coryell, Dan Fouts and Louie Kelcher

    LT
     
  20. Carrie1219

    Carrie1219 Banned Banned

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    Has there been a statue erected of any of the Chargers icons?? That might be something to include in a colliage type signature
     
  21. Monkeybacon

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    :yes: I agree with thunder. I'm not old enough to remember the AFL, but the first game I remember watching was the Charger vs. Dolphin OT playoff win. I have been a Charger fan ever since. And I don't even live in Cali.:bolt:
     
  22. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    save it for the new stadium
     
  23. Carrie1219

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    So, statues haven't been erected yet? Even SLC has erected statues of Stockton and Malone. :icon_shrug:
     
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  24. Kwak

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    If you include a reference to the stadium, it would be "The Murph" after the great sports writer, Jack Murphy, who was instrumental in getting it built.

    Fuk that "The Q" name ****. :tdown:

    It always will be "The Murph" :tup: to me!
     
  25. tboltzcali

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    Lightening Bolts!!!!
     
  26. Retired Catholic

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    Their pies are still around. Gilman>Corryell>Hadl>Fouts>Rivers. Right now AJ has his hand on the thermostat. Other than that, the main ingredient is SoCal. The Chargers have Frisbee.
     
  27. Charger Dave

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    KW 1 playing "drama queen"? :D

    Seriously, he wasn't the only player suffering cramps/dehydration/exhaustion that day - but he did play one hell of a game. :icon_toast:
     
  28. bigmike.x.09

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    how bout deacon jones? all time best pass rusher ever. seau revolutionized the position as OLB, and deacon revolutionized the meaning of "pass rusher"
     
  29. !~BOLT~!

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    good pic but one of our greatest super stars needing to be carried off the field isn't exactly what i'd like the rest of the free world to think of us.
     

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