December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; General view during the National Anthem as the American flag is flown onto the field prior to the San Diego Chargers game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Real Off-Season is Now (What can a Chargers fan do?)


Sep 11, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of the playing of the national anthem with a United States flag on the field in observance of the 10th anniversary of 9-11 before the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

By James Fedewa

It’s the time of the season where there really is not much to report, read or comment on in the NFL world. NFL fans are still checking on their Twitter feeds and reading anything that seems to be related and relevant to football, but it is all stagnate. The only things that are news worthy is the Aaron Hernandez shooting(s), but that is not football, that is thug life (which is boring – and a little too popular in the NFL). If we really wanted to know about some thugs shooting each other in the face, we would pull out our PlayStation’s, Nintendo’s and X-Box’s. Oh, the Chargers changed their jerseys and socks a little. GREAT! NEWS WORTHY! (However, I do love the new changes, but I’m not going to write an article about a shirt, or a $250 shirt).

So, maybe I’ll write about me and try something first person: I don’t live in San Diego, I have lived in Seattle (for the last five years). But prior, I lived at the beaches of San Diego for four years in ’92 to ‘96, moved away for college until 2000, then back to San Diego for 8 years. Altogether, I’ve lived in SD for about twelve years, with my first taste of American’s Finest City at 20 years old. I still have my (619) cell phone number, and I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of it. I always feel like I’ll be back.

Seattle is a great city/area and the people here are wonderful. Everyone seems to know everyone, and it’s full of families. I lived in OB/PB for 12 years, and I saw kids rarely. Yesterday, there were 15 kids in my cul de sac playing baseball, riding bikes and throwing water balloons. It’s thick, green and smells amazingly clean and refreshing, but San Diego will always be my favorite place. The city has everything I love in a town, including the San Diego Chargers (and Padres). I’m a die-hard fan of both, but 7 weeks after moving from San Diego to Seattle, my wife got pregnant with our first child (almost 4.5 years ago). At the same time the economy flipped and I owe more on my house than what it’s worth… So I’ll be in Seattle a little longer than expected. Which is just fine if you have two young kiddos…

My wife is a Broncos fan (uggg), I’m a Chargers fan, but we live in Seattle. So we decided to make them support their local team, and they’ll root for the Seahawks (but still own Chargers gear).

So what’s the next news worthy Chargers report? Umm…not sure. Maybe a trade, or two? Yeah right… I wish. The days of valuable trades are a thing of the past, but there could be some slight moves. The defensive line seems a little thin, and the wide receivers seem a little thick. What could GM Tom Telesco do about thinning out one area and thickening up another?

 

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  • BruisingChargers

    Hey James, nice to meet you and, Thanks for telling us a little about yourself and, enjoy your articles. You are right about this time of the off-season =BORING! I was born in San Diego and went to Marine boot-camp in the 80,s there then moved back to LA when I got out. I moved to Vegas in 91 then moved to Portland in 99. I like it up here in the Pac NW. Like you, I love my Chargers but, root for the SeaHawks as they finally have a good team. Hope the Chargers get there too.
    Again, keep up the good articles!!!!!!!!!

  • pocholo

    we have a facebook group of chargers fans that live in seattle areas… we meet up for chargers games… welcome to join us… https://www.facebook.com/groups/232333773474112/