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The Pilgrimage

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    The clock read 4:30, and it was time. Time to get up, don the lightning bolt jersey bearing the hallowed number 21, a quick brush of the teeth then the journey began. This journey, a pilgrimage of sorts would cover 138 miles round trip from Sun City to Charger’s Park off of Aero Drive.

    In the darkness of the early morning the reflective lane divider flashed by as if they were flashes of lightning, and it was in the near darkness that I pulled in front of the Mecca that I have come to see. Chargers Park sat in the darkness, the words “SAN DIEGO CHARGERS” lighting the dark, the clock now read 5:33.

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    The temperature was perfect, the silence welcome. It gave me time to ponder many things, such as the end to this long, horribly long off-season. The off season that had precious little news to tide the Charger fans over. No new is indeed good new in most respects, but it can make the months of the off-season creep by like molasses in a freezer. I realized that in just a few hours that was to end. That for this fan, the off-season was about to come to an end with the blaring screech of the coach’s air horn as it calls the morning practice to order.

    It was not long until I was joined by another forum poster who goes by the call sign of ‘Drunk’ He came ready to tailgate, with a cooler full of carne asada, chips, salsa, and a gaggle of other goodies.

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    My fellow pilgrim Drunk was not there long when a silver car, coming from the north, slowed as it approached us, the drivers window came down and the driver proclaimed in a jovial voice “Dang guys, practice does not start for another 3 hours!”, looking into the smiling face the only thing could think to say was “Give’em hell Coach!” as Norv Turner drove past to go to the Charger’s facilities.

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    Soon another forum poster who goes by the call sign ‘San Diego Ron’ arrived with his brother. They brought with them breakfast burrito fixins that were some of the best that I have ever had. Next pulled up, fashionably late as usual, the mouth of the tailgaters, Tony the Trumpet Man.

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    The players and fans began rolling in with regularity. Alvarez from Bolt Pride did a swing by to give props to die hard fans, forum members Big Brother, Eat My Boltage, Compubolt (with wife and baby), Charger_Girl369, Ride the Lightning, Turbo_turtle, Anteater and Charger_Jeff rolled in as players rolled by in their cars.

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    W exchanged stories in waiting, disused the make p of the team, praised AJ, complemented Coach Turner, and in general all shared the feeling that this team, the 2008 Chargers were bound for great things. While at this time, this is only talk, we are sure in a few short months it shall become reality.

    It was not long before the gates were opened and we all moved into the field area, the final stopping point of the pilgrimage we all came for. The pilgrimage to bid good bye to the off-season and to welcome in the YEAR OF THE BOLT!
     
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  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Pictures from Camp

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  3. Concudan

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    Eat my Boltage

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    Captain Psycho, the spunk monkey

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    Were you guys there today (Saturday) or was the pilgrmage yesterday? A bunch of our family went this morning. I saw Anteater as he was J walking across the street towards Chargers park after morning practice.
     
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  12. Concudan

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    This was today.
     
  13. Showmeyourbolt

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    Awesome!
     
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    Cool... We were near the DL drills... Had a good time.

    Hey trumpy... I didn't hear the horn at all amigo>
     
  15. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    Great pics, Conc! :tup:

    Wish I could've been there!
     
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    ...Thanks Conc, great read and exceptional pics. Loved the comments by Norv...sounds like he's real down to earth.
     
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    Norv will get this team it's first Super Bowl victory! :flag::yes::tup::abq2::abq1:
     
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  18. Zeus

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    Great read, wished I could of made it.

    The comment about Norv might have been the best part. Liked the pictures, was igor trying to get an errant ball?
     
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    great pics. thanks for posting them up for us stiffs who had to work today. You guys must have had a blast.

    it looked like a great time.


    :abq2::abq1::abq2:

    powaybolt
     
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  20. Concudan

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    It was a drill where the ball was passed high and they had to get up and block it.

    Igor kicked arse at it. I have to tell you, I loved quite a few of the skill drills I saw today!
     
  21. Gridreaper

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    ...Conc may have to drop that sig line of his someday soon. I'm sure he wouldn't be complaining :abq2:
     
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    Tony's got a few more grey hairs :icon_eek:
     
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  23. reddenedbeard

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    That's great man .. thanks for sharing.. !! :D
     
  24. sdbound

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    Great monolog Conc!


    Wish I could have been there.

    Good to see that Trumpet_man made it.

    I'll be there for Dallas.

    Cheers!
     
  25. SD THUNDER

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    Great read Conc !! Makes me wish I was still in SD !! :abq2::abq2::abq2:
     
  26. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I wana see rep! A lot of it!:icon_twisted:


    :icon_rofl:
     
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  27. LV Bolt Fan

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    I've got a red bomb for you if you forgot to slap Trumpy for me! :icon_tease:

    Thank's for the report. :bow:
     
  28. sdbound

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    What a whore!

    OK I'll give a little rep....geez.
     
  29. Concudan

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    Correction! Sun Burnt Whore! :yes: :lol:
     
  30. Concudan

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    Nope, slapped him and old him who it was from! :lol:
     
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