Daily Archives: July 12, 2013

Curse of the Lightning Bolt?

1965 afl championship game programAfter writing his uniquely-wonderful book about the late Frank Buncom, Buzz Ponce will always, perhaps unfairly, be known as “the Buncom guy.”  I say “unfairly” only because Ponce is a gifted writer, and as a former Chargers ballboy, has an interesting perspective about Sid Gillman’s Bolts.  He has many stories to tell, and I have a feeling that Finding Frank may have been just the tip of the iceberg.  In this latest piece, Ponce ponders his life as a Chargers fan, and wonders if the team hasn’t been snake-bitten since entering their final AFL championship game without the focus necessary to defeat a tough Buffalo Bills squad. read more