Congratulations are In Order!!!

Despite repeated attempts to provide Ernie, EDub, with my phone number, I have never spoken to him on the phone. 

Knowing that he has an extremely busy/hectic schedule, I feel lucky just to receive an email or a DM via Twitter.  The man is obviously a very busy guy.  What he has built here at should not go unrecognized by anyone; myself included.

Despite no voice to voice contact, I feel like I have gotten to know a little bit about Ernie as a person.  He’s seemed liked a great family man that truly loves the Chargers and football in general. 

He had already come across as a humble, non-assuming guy.  He knows his stuff so be careful if you are feeling spunky and want to debate him about the Bolts!

While sifting through the BoltBeat site looking for an old article of mine I noticed something different about the staff listing. 

My guess about Ernie’s humble nature had been undoubtedly confirmed. 

I would like to publicly recognize that our “editor” has had a position change to “Editorial Director!!”

Not only has he made BoltBeat an amazing site, he has made it an unbelieveable honor to write for and contribute to the site as well.

Although Ernie made no attempt to seek recognition for such a title I can’t help but do it on his behalf. 

I’ll never forget when that guy wrote that “terrible” article “demanding a move to L.A. for the Chargers” and Ernie axed him just due to the fact that he wanted to do what was best for the site and it’s readers/followers. 

He has done what’s in the best interest of the site and it’s readers since I started here and I feel confident that it will be no different in the future.

I feel comfortable speaking on behalf of the entire staff that we are very proud of you. 

I don’t mind admitting that my first 15 articles would not have had pictures on them at all if it wasn’t for Ernie! LOL!!


Thanks for all that you have done for me as a writer and, of course, for the site that has grown so much in just a short period of time. 

You make me so proud to have graduated from creeper to staff writer.  Can’t wait to meet you on August the 18th!!!




Dave Peters


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  • BoogaP

    Thanks for everything buddy!! I think you should change first part of ur Twitter handle to #BoltKing!!!

    #BoltUp!!! #MuchRespect!!!

  • BoogaP

    Ernie is @BB_Chargers on Twitter!! Please send him a congrats!!!


  • boltsfan1972

    Ernie, You always have great content on the site. As editor you make great executive decissions. Where did you assemble such a qualified group of writters ? You have a real eye for scouting talent !! Congrats!!!!

    • RMainwaring

       @boltsfan1972 What did you call me?! What’s a writter? LMAO!

    • epadaon

       @boltsfan1972 where did i find all these guys??? that sounds like a post waiting to happen!

  • RMainwaring

    U da man Ernie!! Way to be on top of it!! Congratulations on your promotion!! Love and kisses!! LOL

    • boltsfan1972

      @RMainwaring yeah a Writter I was testing you guys to see who noticed and you did see exelent staff at Bolt Beat LMAO

      • RMainwaring

         @boltsfan1972  @RMainwaring I’m only a writter on twitter!! LOL

  • biggsybolt

    Ernie, you have solely turned Bolt Beat into what it is today in just a matter of months! You take care of issues with us writers immediately and don’t hide like others I have seen. I would have to say the best writer is actually Phil Lam aka @KenCaminiti21, hr handles himself in the most professional way possible and does not bad mouth his fellow writers. He also pushes our articles like there is no tomorrow. Great job Ernie, you are making us all proud to write for you. Congratulations on the promotion! !!

  • jollygreen66

    Congratulations ern

  • biggsybolt

    Spot on Dave! Congrats are in order!!! Ernie, you da man!!!

  • CT2SD

    Well said Dave! How ever you choose to do it Ernie, keep doing it! Cheers to you! Also cheers to the “Bolt Family” that I’m sure inspires you to strive for excellence. I may be new to the site but I’ve been blown away by everyone’s, passion, respect and knowledge. People like that follow excellence on the filed (GO BOLTS!) and off the field (HERE!). Cheers!

  • epadaon

    honestly…this is too kind and I really couldnt have done anything without your support. when first writing it was very difficult to push through without knowing people were even paying attention to the site. while everyone was creepin on the site, i was wondering if people cared about what was put out there…. 
    then it just kept growing. 
    as far as the editorial director thing on the FanSided network. It has its awesome things.. i help run the NFL side of the network and that is too dang cool. the bad side, we dont have editors for a couple of sites and in order to fill the hole, i have had to put articles out for them. one of those teams is the stupid PATS! can you imagine how much i have to bite my tongue writing about those turds? 
    anyway, you guys are too much and thank you booga

  • epadaon

    oh yea booga, one writer on here has actually talked to me over the phone and none of these guys have ever met me. I’m like Charlie from Charlie’s Angels i guess. I still wonder how i have made that happen!

    • joeynicks

       @epadaon LMAO TOO FUNNY!!! WAY TOO FUNNY!!!

  • CallyUlrich

    Congrats BB_Chargers  aka Charlie well deserved!  Can’t wait to meet you all in person in Aug!

  • BB_Chargers

    @BOLTSFAN1972 thanks brotha

  • joeynicks

    I agree @epadaon  has given us staff writers a chance to share our knowledge out look and LOVE of the bolts but more importantly the game of football that we love so much! I had a lot of trouble getting my foot in the door. I wanted to actually contribute for a team, a goal, and make impacts on peoples lives through writing. Ernie has made that possible for me! I couldn’t be happier to hear this news! Ernie took a chance, and I hope I haven’t let him down!
    GREAT READ @BoogaP  I love it when people who deserve it get pat on the back!!! Ernie def deserves it!!! Way to give great credit!