May 29, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of the San Diego Chargers helmets of tackle Jared Gaither (right) and defensive end Logan Harrell (both not pictured) at organized team activities at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Happy Birthday Wink! Happy Flag Day As Well!



To say that I respect my father would be an understatement.  To know that he has my back 110%, is also another understatement.

My dad is my best friend and it just so happens that he deserves to read my articles more than I deserve to write them.  He is my biggest fan and I wouldn’t change anything about that fact.

If it weren’t for my father being a Charger’s diehard since 1967, I quite possibly could have turned out to be a Lions Fan.  Or even worse, and dare I say, a Raiders Fan!

Nah!! My dad is a classy, intelligent man with an undying love for our Bolts.  Although he lives thousands of miles away, we still talk on the phone every Sunday, multiple times during the season, about our football sheets and the goings-on of our Chargers.  Not to mention, we talk just as often during the offseason.

I’ll elaborate on the “football sheets” at a later date.  Yeah, everyone that thinks they can pick games better than he and I are welcome to join.  That will come at a later date.

I am thankful for so many things.  The list is too long to go over in this article.  But one of the things that I am most thankful for is my dad.  We haven’t always been best friends but the fact that we are now just goes to show that life happens.  And although some feel that getting lucky makes things happen, we believe that you make your own luck.  Don’t be lucky, be GREAT and do whatever it is that can help you succeed and flourish at whatever it is that you have to offer.

My father is a Marine.  Notice I didn’t say ex-Marine.  Once a Marine, always a marine.  You are a Marine for life.  There is a certain admirable quality to the way that all Marines carry themselves.  All service men and women have that quality, quite frankly.

I respect my father for what he has done, is doing, and what he will do in the future.  How do I know that?  Because he does things the right way.  I hope to be able to do the same for the rest of my years.


You da man!!! I love and respect you more than this article can express.  But you already know that.  Despite you knowing that, there was no way that I wasn’t going to do this article so that you had something to read today on your favorite website,

Thanks for everything Dad!  I can’t tell you how much you mean to me.


Happy Birthday man! And, you know how I do this…….






With all of the respect in the world,


David Peters.


P.S.  Who won the football sheets pool last year?  Just curious….. HAHA!






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  • CindiSpears

    Very sweet.  You are very fortunate to have such an awesome dad.  :-)  Happy Birthday Wink!

  • boltsfan1972

    Happy Birthday Sir !!! First Thank You for defending my Freedom !!! Secondly If your son is the product of your morals and wisdom, though we have not met you have my upmost respect Sir!!!!


  • ShawnMakeEmSay

    happy birthday Wink !! & great article man!!

  • BoogaP

    Thx all! By the way, I have only won three yrs total in 25 years of attempts! lol.

    • BoogaP

      Sorry, in the football sheet pool. lol

      • RMainwaring

         @BoogaP Holy sheet!

    • biggsybolt

      @BoogaP thought you should know, wifey was 60% last season against the spread and 56% the season before

  • CallyUlrich

    @BoogaP ok you now have my undivided attention, reading now :-)

    • BoogaP

      @CallyUlrich ;0) Thx!

  • RussellGrant

    Happy Birthday Wink!  Great read Booga!

    • BoogaP

       Thx. He’s a great guy for sure! Very proud to be his son.

  • BoogaP

    @619Vodka Hey Thx a lot! #BoltUp

    • 619Vodka

      @boogap Absolutely! Awesome article. I feel the same way about my Dad too.

      • BoogaP

        @619Vodka Thats really cool. He’s doing great now but he had some close calls. Never know when it’ll be the last bday to tell him whats up!

  • BoogaP

    @whittmcp @fansided @BB_Chargers Thx!! I really appreciate it.

    • whittmcp

      @BoogaP No problem! I always love to hear stories about family. Your Dad sounds like a very wise man! Happy birthday to him! #BOLTUP

      • BoogaP

        @whittmcp Thx a lot! He definitely is.

  • epadaon

    Happy BDay Wink!!! 

  • RMainwaring

    That is an awesome article and I salute you, Wink, for all you’ve done for your country and your son. You need to kick David’s ass a little more though!! ( Dave, you know me, I couldn’t leave a comment without busting your chops a little! LOL!) All kidding aside, Happy Birthday and while I’m at it, Happy Father’s Day too, Wink! I wish I was as close to my Dad as you guys are. I’ll never be able to get close to my Dad as he barely remembers me (Altzheimer’s) so make the best of it while you can. Honor your Mother and Father always. My hat is off to you. 

    • BoogaP

       LMAO! I know man! He’ll get a kick out of that for sure!


    Happy Birthday, Wink! Children are a reflection of their parent(s) and David is such a great guy that I’m sure you’re more than wonderful.  I hope you have a fantastic birthday and advanced Happy Father’s Day! Semper Fidelis! And of course, GO CHARGERS!


    Happy Birthday, Wink! *wink* ahaha see what I did there…okay, ahem….Children are a reflection of their parent(s) and Dave is such a great guy (I haven’t met him in person yet though so I’m only going off of his internet personality LOL jk!) that I’m sure you’re more than wonderful.  I hope you have a fantastic birthday and cheers to many, many more! I also want to wish you an advanced Happy Father’s Day! Semper Fidelis! And of course, GO CHARGERS!

  • biggsybolt

    Mr. Peters, First off I hope that you have a wonderful birthday, and of course many more! And happy early father’s day. Also thank you for the service to our country and fighting for my freedoms.

  • CallyUlrich

    Happy Birthday Wink!!!  Cheers to a wonderful birthday, an exciting year as a Charger fan and for being a best friend and father to Booger, @BoogaP  Dave!  Hooorah!  p.s.-what’s behind the name Wink? 

    • RMainwaring

       @CallyUlrich  @BoogaP LOL! BOOGER BOOGER!!!

  • BoJackRusso

    Happy Birthday and thanks.

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Wish you all the best Mr. Peters. And thank you for turning your son into a BoltHead! Great things your son is doin´ for the BoltFamily – Uääh that thought that he might run around with a Raiders jersey…not a good one :) So thanks and I wish you good health and Godspeed for your future. BOLTUP!