Where were you on January 15th, 1995?

One of the happiest moments of my life was on January 15th, 1995.  Although that day is no match for the births of either of my children, it definitely ranks in the top ten of any “happy moments” that I’ve ever experienced. 

My family and I lived in Otsego, Michigan, at that time.  We lived in a house on Farmer Street which was right down the road from Memorial Park where I had spent my younger years playing youth football. 

That day was the Chargers’ AFC Championship playoff game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Bolts came in as HUGE underdogs on the road.  There wasn’t supposed to be anything that could happen in that game that would allow the Chargers to come out on top.

Well, we went into Pittsburgh and snatched the victory right out from underneath the Steelers’ feet on their home turf. 

I’ll never, ever, forget that day.  Without regurgitating all the details, when Dennis Gibson knocked down the pass  intended for Barry Foster, my dad and I went absolutely berserk.  Running all over the house while screaming and yelling.  Giving each other multiple high-fives in the process.  An immediate embrace at the games conclusion.  My dad and I weren’t exactly “huggers,” at the time.  But that day we were. 

Neither myself, nor my father, will ever forget that day.  Where were you on the day that sent the Chargers to their one and only Superbowl? 

Please, leave your story at the bottom in the comment section.   I want to see how many of the Bolt Family members remember exactly where they were on the historic day.












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  • Jordan Denning

    Only 3 years old at the time, so I don’t remember much :( but I know I have been a chargers fan since I was born, thanks to my dad!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimmy.greco.94 Jimmy Greco

    I was in my living room in Las Vegas, watching, screaming and being elated when this happened. I had moved from SD 5 years before and have been a Chargers fan since 1974…..It was one of my favorite sports memories!

  • http://twitter.com/Bigvin Vinnie

    I was at work at a bar in San Diego called Foggy’s Notion. I was supposed to be bar tending but my boss was a huge Charger fan so he made all the Non football fans work the bar that day. It was packed. When Gibson knocked down that pass the place blew up. Drinks for the house,high fives and lots of screaming. LOL Unfortunately I don’t remember much of the of the next couple days. As I am sure you can imagine. hahahahaha

  • Joey Nicks

    Sitting in my rec room in NJ seeing Gibson knock down that pass at that age i kept screaming and doing the run like gibson through the WHOLE house! My dad laughed he said that day was the day he knew i was hooked!

  • Usgo

    two years old :p

  • The_RAD

    I was only about 5 months but from my mom told me my dad was crying like a baby haha. Wish I could’ve witnessed it. I get chills watching the highlight but it will probably never be close to how it felt watching live.

  • http://twitter.com/PowderBlue619 Saul Lopez

    I was 9 years old and didn’t really understand the magnitude of what had just happened. I thought going to the Superbowl was no big deal & that everybody did it. Now as a 27 year old man I WOULD LOSE MY FREAKING MIND!!!!

  • Pels04

    I remember watching this game with my dad. We had just moved from the SD area the year before. I was 9 and i specifically remember us jumping up and down and high-fiving in our living room. I will never forget that day

  • http://twitter.com/BReisinger86 Brandon Reisinger

    I was 9 years old and in our living room with my Dad watching the game, I remember very clearly watching Gibson knocking down that pass, Screaming and doing a back flip off of the couch. Then imminently being being screamed at that i’m going to break my F-ing neck one of these days! HAHAHA! Kinda took the bloom of the rose! Unfortunately i also very clearly remember watching the massacre that followed

  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    I was at home in my tiny little apartment in PB. I was on the phone with my dad and after the play we were both in tears. I remember the sounds of horns honking and people screaming as they ran through the streets. Good memory. :-)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      I just read all the other posts. Got a little teary reading them. Thanks for posting this Booga. ps. I am so not putting how old I was! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    I worked at the fire department. The chief allowed the guys to put Charger banners on the trucks. I mean, EVERYONE and everything was Chargers.

  • http://twitter.com/CaliCaliente3 BoltUpBaby♡

    Great comments. I hadnt started my BoltFam life yet but felt the emotion thru all your stories! Chargers will get there again! Keep the faith! #BoltUpBaby!