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LT to retire a Charger

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Concudan

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    LaDainian Tomlinson, the NFL's fifth all-time leading rusher and the San Diego Chargers' first-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, will re-sign with San Diego and immediately announce his retirement from the NFL at a press conference Monday at Chargers Park. The announcement will be streamed live on http://chargers.com/

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  2. Skuzzlebutt

    Skuzzlebutt BoltTalker

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    Wow, way to go LT. Great career, thanks for all the memories and welcome back to San Diego.
     
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  3. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    pulling my #21 jersey out of the closet. LT... thanks for the memories/
     
  4. rickochey

    rickochey BoltTalker

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    thanks LT... you made a great QB.
     
  5. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    He can be liked again.
     
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  6. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    A) Yay! Me likee!!

    B) Hey LT, I've got a nice DeWalt 15 amp large angle sander we can address that Jets tat with, first. :)

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  7. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Thanks for all the great memories LT
     
  8. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Still have all 5 of my LT jerseys, 6 if you count the kids size that both of my sons shared. Always knew he'd reitre a :bolt2:.
     
  9. Moses

    Moses Can You Stand The Rain?

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    LT was the reason I fell in love with this team, my favorite ever player, and a childhood hero to me. I couldn't picture him retiring any other place, so for me I feel great that he's coming home to retire right where he belongs.

    I'll look forward to him heading out to Canton in 5 years time to claim his rightful place in the hall of fame amongst some of the other all-time great RBs.
     
  10. Lightning_Dynasty

    Lightning_Dynasty Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic news. I grew up watching him play at TCU and I followed him to the NFL, which is why I'm now a life long Charger fan.

    I'm happy you're retiring a Bolt LT! And I'm sorry that you never got the ring you deserved.

    We'll see you in Canton in a few years time!
     
  11. Concudan

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    this news makes the Concudan happy.... :D
     
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  12. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Better to retire a legend in San Diego than play another year as a joke somewhere else.
     
  13. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for everything LT glad you're retiring as a Charger- now please don't pull a Seau and sign for new england after this
     
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  14. Moses

    Moses Can You Stand The Rain?

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    On a slightly off note, does anyone know if there is a place you can buy LT throwback jerseys that ship to the UK or are from the UK? I've been trying to hook up an old powder blue one for so long now!
     
  15. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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  16. Buck Melanoma

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    Good stuff. This makes me happy. :)
     
  17. Buck Melanoma

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    Better to hold your tongue than be a dick about it.
     
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  18. Ikeman83

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    I think he's going out relatively on top, with a virtually guaranteed 1st ballot HOF career behind him and his health, and not the way Emmit Smith did, running in Arizona to pad his career stats while destroying his knees.

    I'm glad that Tomlinson is retiring rather than hanging on for too long, and I'm of course elated that he's retiring as a Charger, because he's one of the 4 best players this team has ever had, and it would have been a crime for him to go into the HOF as a Jet.

    I don't think that what I said was "dickish", but I suppose if you were expecting "dickish" comments in this thread that that could've been perceived as one.
     
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  19. rickochey

    rickochey BoltTalker

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    you should have been a dick about it.
     
  20. rickochey

    rickochey BoltTalker

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    why 'a' dick and not 'the' dick.
     
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    It seemed kind of dickish when compared to everyone else's comments on this thread.
     
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  22. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad LT is retiring and we can now honor him in the way he deserves. The greatest RB of his generation.
     
  23. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard FORMER Charger fan at 7000'

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    Excellent news, glad to see this ending the way it should.
     
  24. Sydalish

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    Time to start planning my trip to Canton...

    Thanks LT, for everything.
     
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  25. Ikeman83

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    I said he was retiring a legend. Would you have preferred a Favre-esque retirement?
     
  26. Pumpkin Bolt

    Pumpkin Bolt Zin me!

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    agree 100% :)


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  27. rickochey

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    wow time flies. I am thankful I watched every game. I do not want to regret not watching all the Rivers, gates, Seau games. Go Chargers!!
     
  28. boltfanatik

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    This news makes me a happy camper, I was so hoping that is what he would do. Glad AJ didn't put the cockblock on him and allowed him to return
     
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  29. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard FORMER Charger fan at 7000'

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    See you there! I ran it by the wife today and she's all over it.
     
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