Category Archives: Los Angeles Chargers
As most everyone has heard by now, the Chargers have been granted the NFL’s blessing to follow the Rams back to Los Angeles. Whether they follow through with that move is up in the air due to Chargers owner Dean Spanos not being granted the opportunity that he had hoped for in Carson. Either way, the possibility of the Chargers leaving San Diego, their home for the last 55 years, has had a profound affect on fans of the team.
This week has been a great one for interviewing AFL players. First it was the Jets’ Don Maynard, and then today I spoke with longtime Chargers and Bills punter/linebacker, Paul Maguire.
While he is known better by younger generations as an ESPN commentator, Maguire was one of just 20 players to be with an AFL team for the league’s entire 10-year run. He was an excellent punter, and mostly reserve linebacker who has the distinction of having played in six AFL championship games (1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965 & 1966), and being, according to himself, the only player to win three consecutive league championships.
There was a lot of talk in December about the San Diego Chargers possibly moving to Los Angeles for the 2015 season. As to be expected, several references were made to the 1960 Chargers, who in fact did play their home games in Los Angeles.
The Mile High Report took a look back at that 1960 season, and why the Chargers moved to San Diego.
Charlie Flowers, a former Los Angeles Chargers and New York Titans running back died Sunday night, at the age of 77. An obituary can be found below.
Last week I posted an article about a great autographed game program that I recently purchased. Since then, I have realized that there have been some malfunctions in my email distribution system, so I am reposting for those that may have missed it the first time around!
Since unloading the majority of my collection this past summer, I have been very hesitant to jump back into collecting. I have picked up a few signed AFL cards, my old standby, but I haven’t purchased any memorabilia. I suspect the main reason is that I once had such a large collection that it is an odd feeling to start almost completely over. Still, I love the old AFL, and routinely look around for items that I would enjoy.