By Gilbert Manzano | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: February 1, 2019 at 11:44 am | UPDATED: February 1, 2019 at 11:44 am Philip Rivers more than understands why many in San Diego stopped rooting for the Chargers after the team left for Los Angeles in 2017. The long-time Chargers quarterback is caught in the middle of the falling out the relocation created. On Thursday, Rivers attempted to bring the San Diego fan base and the organization together by speaking from the heart at the Salute to Champions dinner in La Jolla. He was there to accept the Professional of the Year award. Our QB. All heart. pic.twitter.com/MLGA4ruTdu — Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) February 1, 2019 “Myself and my team certainly understand the mixed feelings and emotions many here in San Diego have about our move,” an emotional Rivers said while fighting back the tears. “It’s more than understandable. Those that still cheer and pull for us each week, we certainly appreciate … [Read more...] about Chargers’ Philip Rivers fights back tears in heartfelt speech to San Diego
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Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA Now here’s something interesting. Eric Grubman, who recently resigned as the NFL's executive vice president, is reportedly looking into the possibility of moving a current NFL team to San Diego.Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report dropped this little bombshell on Friday afternoon, noting nothing is imminent and that this contemplative probe has angered some people in the NFL. It’s worth noting that Grubman is best known for orchestrating the relocation efforts of the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders away from their home cities.With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why some folks around the league might take umbrage with this exploratory effort to potentially move a team back to San Diego.Before becoming an NFL executive, Grubman was a partner and co-head of the Energy Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1996-2000. … [Read more...] about Report: Ex-NFL exec Eric Grubman exploring moving a current NFL team to San Diego
Associated Press Published 5:11 pm PDT, Saturday, September 22, 2018 Dan Fouts, the San Francisco prep legend who carved out a Hall of Fame career with the San Diego Chargers, is calling a Los Angeles Chargers game on Sunday. In a battle of L.A., the Chargers play the host Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Fouts, when talking to a San Diego radio station this summer, said “Don’t ever refer to me as a Los Angeles Charger.” Ian Eagle, his broadcast partner at CBS, says he won’t make that mistake Sunday. “I know that Dan is proud of his history with the Chargers and proud of his role in that community, and that never will change. Nor should it,” Eagle told the San Diego Union-Tribune. Fouts starred at St. Ignatius before becoming as record-setting quarterback at Oregon. The San Diego Chargers drafted him in the third round in 1973. He played for the Chargers his entire pro career, retiring after the 1987 season. Injuries: The … [Read more...] about San Diego Chargers legend Dan Fouts to call L.A. Chargers game
Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf signals during a game. Leaf spoke to FAU players on Monday night. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) BOCA RATON — Lane Kiffin has brought another former NFL player to Florida Atlantic, though this recent guest did more than just visit and take pictures. Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf, the No. 2 overall pick in 1998 who battled substance abuse and legal issues before becoming a Program Ambassador for Transcend Recovery Community, spoke to the Owls on Monday night. “He was great,” FAU head coach Lane Kiffin said. “One of his things is, ‘Worry about what you can control. You can’t control a lot of things.'” Kiffin said he believed Leaf could “really relate” to the players. Leaf was an All-American in 1997 and was thought of by many as a better quarterback than Tennessee’s Peyton Manning, who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts one pick before Leaf went to San … [Read more...] about Notebook: Former San Diego Chargers quarterback-turned-motivational speaker Ryan Leaf speaks to FAU players
“Madden 19” is slated for release this coming Friday, Aug. 10. It would appear there are a few bugs that need to be worked out before it is unleashed on the football video game-loving masses. A couple of videos posted to Twitter document how the Los Angeles Chargers are mentioned as playing in the “Mission Valley area of beautiful San Diego” in pregame intros. The Twitter user posted another video showing how the glitch is was not just a one-time thing. Oops. The Chargers of course departed San Diego for the Los Angeles area ahead of the 2017 NFL season. The glitch certainly is not the end of the world, although there are presumably countless “Madden” fans in the greater San Diego region who won’t be too happy about being reminded the team is no longer in town. Glitches surfacing ahead of the annual release of the “Madden” franchise’s latest version of course are not uncommon. Although more often than not, said … [Read more...] about Watch: ‘Madden 19’ still has Chargers playing in San Diego?