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Time to rally.....................

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Jamesboltz21, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Jamesboltz21

    Jamesboltz21 BoltTalker

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    Alright this is B/S. I'm sick in tired of being a fan here and not being heard. We pay high ticket prices, and have one of the lowest paid rosters in the NFL. It pisses me off that other fans around the league give us sh!t about our black outs and don't even know the situation. Most of all, I'm sick of seeing Norv and AJ destroy a superbowl contending team on a annual basis. We as fans need to rally up and go to chargers park and send a message, because clearly the owners, GM, and HC don't give a SH!t about what you think........ we did it with martyball we can do it with Norv turnover.......
     
  2. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    The only message that will work is to stop spending your money on the team. Once Dean's pocket starts to get hit, he will take notice. Until he starts losing money, we will let AJ do what ever he wants
     
  3. Chieffan1187

    Chieffan1187 BoltTalker

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    The Cleveland Browns fans did it a couple years ago with results..Romeo did get fired..However the ultimate plan was to get a contender in the Dog Pound..So far no luck.
     
  4. Jamesboltz21

    Jamesboltz21 BoltTalker

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    Half the stadium is owned by businesses, there is no money lost with a low paid roster and they know that. People are still gonna go to games just like gas prices are not going any lower. If the majority of people road there bikes to work it might impact fuel prices, same thing with the chargers, but the likelihood of that happening is minute.
     
  5. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, but I'm not going to deprive myself of the experience of going to football games on the very slim chance that it might convince ownership to make a change.

    Especially since that desired change doesn't guarantee future success.
     
  6. Jamesboltz21

    Jamesboltz21 BoltTalker

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    Thats the problem ^ right here, we all have the balls to talk sh!t here in the comfort of the forum, but we cant get out of our comfort zone and make some sh!t happen.. We the fans can turn this around with ease..Any one got ball let me know and we can get this thing started. There are to many good charger fans here in San Diego that are going to die before they see a superbowl win..
     
  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    We just tried this past weekend to do that and no one outside of a couple of Bolt Pride people were even interested. I am a member of several other Chargers websites, and we did have a rally a couple of years ago with a news truck and all, but it seemed more of an amusement than a rally. 12 people showing up doesn't do it. You need the support of the Charger fans community, and it isn't there. People would rather sulk than do something about it. You also have the fair-weather fans and the band-wagoners. I haven't seen so many bodies falling off the wagon since the plague... Winning brings them back and fills the stands. Supposed Chargers fans are desperately trying to sell off their tickets to Patsie fans for the highest dollar, because they already believe that the good ship Charger has sunk. If you have a way that will bring true Charger fans to the Bolt's HQ, let me know, because right now not even offers of money or hookers will bring anyone near that place... Good luck to you if you can somehow manage it, and if you need help I will share what information I can to see it through.

    Pointy
     
  8. Jamesboltz21

    Jamesboltz21 BoltTalker

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    We show up to chargers park when they win RIGHT..................Well why dont we make a statement as Sports Fans and Bolts Fans........and show up like we do during a big win to chargers park.......the media would eat this up and it would most likely force the chargers (spanos and aj) to confront the issues that we as fans have........not saying it would work.....but its better than doing nothing......RIGHT
     
  9. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Read previous post.
     
  10. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    This is exactly the attitude that prevents people from making big changes in the world! If enough people get together to bring about change, then change can happen! But it doesn't cos most people say "Its to hard" or "it wont work" ...hence it doesn't
     
  11. bigmike.x.09

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    /facepalm

    Show me where it has worked and ill take this more seriously
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Can you guarantee me two things?

    1) That we can get enough people behind it to make an impact

    and

    2) That it will work?
     
  13. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Call me selfish but I don't give a ****.

    I know there aren't enough fans willing to get behind that kind of movement so why should I deprive myself of the experience?

    If I saw enough people willing to get behind it I may change my tune, but in the meantime it's a futile effort and the only one that would be hurt by me joining the cause would be me and any of the other relatively few involved.

    And let's say it does work and Spanos fires everyone. Then what? Are we guaranteed to see a Super Bowl winning team now?
     
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    You answered your own question right there.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    QFT

    the selfish part :icon_tease:
     
  16. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Someone already stated it, but it should be re-stated: The loudest noise you can make is that of silence. This includes how your time and dollars are spent. Yes. This is the simplified version. And yes it will never happen. But, your protest outside of Chargers Headquarters mid-way through the season also will not work.

    It's best to just let this season play out. If they miss the playoffs then you've got a good backdrop for a message.

    Personally, I went numb before the season started so I'm able to laugh at this team's ridiculous approach. Then again, it's not like this is one of the most talented teams in the league anymore. So this start shouldn't really be all that surprising.
     
  17. Jamesboltz21

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    We're talking about a miniscule effort by "us" the fans. I'm almost positive this forum took more effort to create than it would take someone to get off there *** an be heard. Come On Now!! Like voting, there is always someone who says that there vote wont make a difference, but the fact of the matter is, is that if there are enough like-minded individuals on a single topic, ultimately change is inevitable.
     
  18. wrbanwal

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    ok, send me a plane ticket, I'm in
     
  19. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    And don't forget to stop by Henry's Marketplace, tomatoes are on sale 2 lbs for 3 bucks. In case you feel the need to throw something at the windows or doors to Chargers Park...
     
  20. SDRaiderH8er

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    then let your voice be heard!

    BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let the boo birds rock the joint this sunday!
     
  21. Jamesboltz21

    Jamesboltz21 BoltTalker

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    who the hell wants to pay for a ticket, to watch a potential super bowl contending team, so they can boo????? Especially in a bad economy..... If you want to burn your money I'll put my number out there so you can just call me and donate it. I could use it.... Free expression is, well, FREE!!!!
     
  22. HollywoodLeo

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    Let's take a step back and realize what we're talking about here.

    It's not like we're talking about children going hungry or people being sent off to war or something important in the grand scheme of things.

    This is just the NFL. As much as I hate to see the Chargers lose and as much as I hate to see an incompetent head coach keep his job it's still just football.

    I refuse to deprive myself of what little opportunities I get to watch it live and spend time tailgating with friends in a vain, futile effort to try and control how the Chargers are ran.

    Although, re-reading the first post, I see that you're not really calling for the usual don't-attend-the-games protest here so I'm not really responding to you specifically, James. But the boycott protest has been mentioned in this thread and that's what I'm responding to.

    If I lived in San Diego and had the free time on my hands I wouldn't mind getting behind a rally if that's all you're asking for.
     
  23. Jamesboltz21

    Jamesboltz21 BoltTalker

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    I got luv for you guys,lol
    It would just be nice if the fans here in SD got a good return on investment once in awhile, considering every fan of the NFL pays for everything: tickets, food, beer, merchandise, tailgates, parking. I'm not asking for a "boycott", just a friendly reminder who pays the bills.
     
  24. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I think its time for Norv to man the hell up and start running a "no huddle" offense.

    Its time for some inovation, some fire, some pizzaz, something to get the players excited. I'd like to see us mix in more short range passing plays to compliment our deep passing game, and some traps and counters to the running game rather than just running strait up the damn middle.
     
  25. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    What about the Padres? Can we do this for the Padres?
     
  26. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    When they just overachieved and nearly missed the playoffs in a year they were supposed to lose 100 games?

    I'd wait to see how they respond this offseason and next year before overreacting.

    edit: and by "how they respond this offseason" I don't mean we should expect them to be major players in free agency.
     

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