The Importance of Chargers Fever

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green (89) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown while being defended by Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Chris Crocker (32) during third quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Right now the entire city of San Diego has Chargers Fever.  It has spread from cute little Girl Scouts to executives in suits and everyone in between.  If you walked down the street and saw 10 people, more than half of them would be affected by it.  If you are not in San Diego and you are reading this you may think, holy cow, is this some new version of the flu and do I need a shot?  Nope, unless you are a San Diego Chargers fan or about to become one, you will not get it.  But, you will wish you could catch it, because there is no fever like a San Diego Chargers fever!

What is it?  Chargers fever is in you all the time, but most people only feel it during draft time, at the beginning of the football season and during football season.  So, basically, from April through December.  When Chargers fever is at it’s peak is the month of January.  Chargers fever in January is rare and very intense and can last from the moment you wake until you go to sleep at night.  Some would call it passion.

How do you get it?  You get Chargers fever by believing in something that may or may not happen and putting your trust in something that you have no control over.  Believing in the Chargers and never giving up.  Some would call it faith.

Why do I want it?  It is the best feeling you could possibly imagine.  Imagine having euphoria over a 2% chance at making the playoffs, believing that that chance was completely possible because it was not zero and watching the Chargers roll into the playoffs one game at a time.  Complete excitement, happiness, hope and love for a bunch of guys you don’t even know, but you know that they were playing their asses off just for you.  It will make you yell out loud, high five complete strangers and walk around with a big smile on your face.  Some would call it love.

Is there a cure?  I have no idea.  If there is, I don’t want it.  My father was a Chargers fan since the day they moved to San Diego and he died a Chargers fan.  I am a Chargers fan since birth and I have no intentions of leaving this earth any other way.  Some call it pride.

So, there you go, Chargers fever is important because it fills you with passion, faith, love and pride.  If you have it, you know and if you catch it, don’t worry, you will love it.

#IBelieve

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • rickochey

    I currently don’t live in SD so I’m living through these articles. Keep em coming..

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      Sorry friend. Hope you are enjoying your Chargers fever wherever you are! Boltup!

      • rickochey

        I’m in KC and I am moving back in April. I did go to the KC/Raiders game and I did wear my Chargers stuff. haha. I got heckled but I think the joke is on them.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Way to be! Kinda same with me, I’m in Donkey country. But I’m still pretty sure I caught Charger fever, and it ain’t going away for a LONG time ;) BOLTUP!!!

    • w1LLz

      I hear that. I moved to WA state from our beautiful SD IN 2010. I’m tired of seeing the Seahawks logo and it seems in the past 6 months that everyone was somehow a lifelong Seahawks fan. Go bolts!! Bolt up!!!!

  • prg144

    Yeah, living in Colorado Springs and being from San Diego and of course a life long Chargers fan, it’s fun to flash my lightning bolts every chance I get! Go Chargers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • arnie

      Get a good spot where they interview the winners of the game. You know so you take plenty of pictures where senior bolo will be standing.

  • 619chargers4life

    Man O man , I forgot how our city gets in the playoffs . I love it . Bandwagon fans or not , this city is rockin .

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      It’s a whole new ballgame, my friend. I hope you and your sweet girlfriend are enjoying the ride! :-)

  • Cindy Kay

    #bandwagoner #fairweatherfan #livinonaprayer. Go Broncos! #Truefan

    • Mitch

      TEBOW…….that is all

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        ZING… Well played, sir. .. well played.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

          BTW, I told you Pete, I told you! We are all that and a bag of chips!

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            You know this! Give me the ball, coach!!!!

      • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

        ha ha, he’s not a bad commentator.

      • Cindy Kay

        Not a fan of Tebow, never was. I’m a fan of the greatest team, the Denver Broncos.

        • Alex Pitrofsky

          My guess is that you’re a fan of Peyton Manning and not the Broncos like everyone else.

        • FitzWilly

          your foster parents must be very disappointed with you :)
          #gojumpinfrontofabus

    • joerockt

      Leave it to a Donkey fan to use hash tags outside of Twitter. Idiot.

      • w1LLz

        You took the words right outta my mouth.

      • Cindy Kay

        The person that wrote this put #ibelieve, I was going off their post. Obviously your a fucking idiot

        • joerockt

          “your a fucking idiot”

          Here’s a hash tag for you: #IRONY

          • Cindy Kay

            Ok, you’re a fucking idiot. Feel better?

          • joerockt

            Cindy, as the great Kenny Fucking Powers once said: “There’s no I in Team, but there’s a U in cunt, so don’t be a little cunt”

            You’re scared, I understand. But no worries, you wear that Tebow jersey on Monday loud and proud after the “greatest team” loses pathetically.

            Edit: Sorry, pathetically, ONCE AGAIN.

          • Cindy Kay

            I’m sure it sounded a lot more funnier in your head.

          • joerockt

            I’ll have plenty of laughs tomorrow right about after the 2nd Manning pick.

          • FitzWilly

            LMAO
            Nice Jay Rock

          • joerockt

            Actually, this makes me laugh every time:

            http://dailysnark.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Donkeys.jpg

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            That sentence did not need the word “more”. I bet you say things like “more better”, and “All of the sudden”, too. Clearly not an English major. What I’m driving at here, is that you are as dumb as dirt… or, “more dumber as dirt”, in your inbred muletown language.

          • Joel Ayala

            HahahahahahaHahah good one bro.

          • 1961 Fan

            I agree completely.

          • Cindy Kay

            Peter Thompson go hang yourself with a bolo tie and jerk off to Phillip Rivers picture. You lost pussy. Stay classy San Diego, go fuck yourselves.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            My team lost. You don’t have an eighth grade education. I bet you’re a really ugly person.

          • Cindy Kay

            #nonewfriends

          • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

            No no no, you will not be pulling that shit in here. It’s all fun until you pull the C word out.

          • joerockt
          • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

            Awww, cute puppies will always work. :-) Keep it classy San Diego!

          • w1LLz

            Give em hell joerokt. I personally never get into a battle of wit with an unarmed lady.

        • arnie

          The thing we believe, are the facts. The broncos were held under 30 points, TWICE. Peyton has thrown under 400 yards only TWICE. The broncos were “almost” undfeated at home. The broncos lost the TIME OF POSESSION, in two games. Who was responsible for all this?
          CHARGERS.
          If you “believe”, “it won’t happen again”, we can see why you need to keep tellin’ yourself that. Because we don’t “believe” it either.

          Bolts4Life!!

        • FitzWilly

          another FuckTard that can’t spell
          IT’S YOU’RE not YOUR
          #GoFuckYourSelf

          • joerockt

            It’s too easy sometimes, isn’t it, Fitzy? =]

          • FitzWilly

            amen brother :)
            can’t wait for the big game today
            got a real good feeling that we’re leaving mile high with a W
            Bolt On Brother :)

      • Mr. Charger gonna Lose

        A got a hashtag for you sir!!! #chargerswillneverwin
        Welker+Bailey-Webster+bye week=Broncos 41 Chargers 24

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Don’t forget -Wolfe – Vickerson – Miller. .. you guys sure do like to talk about the plus side of it. P.S. – First meeting… Welker had 3 catches for like 26 yards or something. How is he a factor again?

        • joerockt

          Love these score predictions. Reminds me of the Super Fans…Here’s my prediction, based completely on facts:

          Bolts 92 – Donkeys 0

          DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BOLTS.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

      You keep going with your orange pride girl! Stay loyal! BTW, you may not want to troll Bolt sites during the playoffs, people can be jerks.

      • Cindy Kay

        I got your article on my HTC live news updates I get. I just jumped on and had to comment. It never showed boltbeat till I scrolled back up to the way top to see where it redirected me.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      You can tell Broncos fans are nervous & scared. . Their internet trolls have been in here all week. It’s like you guys think that if you come here and take cheap meaningless shots at Chargers fans for no reason, your team will somehow come out on top. But, it won’t work. The Donks are gonna lose. You can already feel it in the air. Even the experts won’t write off the Chargers like they usually do. #ScaredToDef #TeamOfDestiny #MajorUpset #GetYourCryTowelReadyDonks

      • Cindy Kay

        Lol, keep telling yourselves that chargers fans

        • joerockt
          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Hahaha. .. YES!

          • arnie

            Love that denver D. No MIller, and lost Dumervil because of a $60 fax machine. And we’re delusional?

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          See Cindy… what makes Bolt Beat fans classy, and different from you and other insecure Denver fans, is that we don’t feel the need to travel to Broncos sites to attack their readers about this game. We know that the Chargers already waltzed into “Piled High” stadium, and murdered the Broncos. In fact, they only let Mr. Forehead have the ball for 20 minutes, and shut him down over & over again. Our readers can sit here quietly confident, without going from site to site trying to “sell” our cconfidence to people who aren’t listening. Desperation is a stinky perfume, Cindy. And I think you put on WAY too much this morning. Good luck with that ; )

      • Aaron Johnson

        I prefer to let the game do the talking. It’s 50/50 so any definitives are inherently ignorant.

        • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

          Maybe. . But, I have been confident all season, while others on here routinely picked apart this team, & said they “definitely” weren’t playoff material. I think I’ll stick to my usual plan. It’s not hurting anyone. Ignorant, or not.

    • w1LLz

      I’ve got a hashtag for you. #deeznutz #boltup #beotch

    • FitzWilly

      #$2SlutBag

  • Cgoodness13

    Honestly Broncos fans haven’t been that bad in my personal experience :/ think Cindy Kay is just a turd in a punch bowl

  • arnie

    Anyway, if anything goo I can see coming from all the fan support. This rallying behind the Chargers to put together a plan for a new stadium.

    • 1961 Fan

      A new stadium is the worst thing that could happen to San Diego Charger fans. The personal seat licenses will drive the already “over the top” expensive ticket prices beyond the reach of the every day fan. Long time season seat holders will dump their tickets because the cost will be preventative. This is not Pittsburgh or Green Bay; we saw it happen to the Giants two years ago.

      • arnie

        Charges need a new stadium. Bottom line.

        • 1961 Fan

          Apparently you are NOT a season seat holder or you are completely ignorant how new stadiums are financed.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Now image how it would be if Chargers fans had full blown H1N1 type chargers fever all year …would be awesome

  • Augie Baza

    I posted this on my facebook. I am sure you can get more detailed into it. Can you please write and article on This team of Desteny……..The Patriots win. The stars seem to just keep lineing up for the Chargers to be a team of Destiny. What were the odds of the Chargers getting in when they were 5-7. So many things had to happen just to get in. Then on the 50 year anniversary of the only championship which was against the Boston Patriots in the old AFL. The Chargers who were a 9 point under dog beat the Cincinati Bengals. The Bengals were the team in the 1982 AFC Championship game called the Freezer Bowl (record for coldest game ever played in NFL history) who beat the high flying Air coryall Charger offense. Chargers win… Avenges one of the Chargers biggest losts ever.Today they face one of there biggest rivals ever. The Broncos led by the QB who ended up winning the superbowl in 2007 when the Chargers lost to the Patriot 24 to 27. The Chargers were the number one seed. That was the game that Mcree intercepted the ball and all he had to do was neel and the game would have been over. Instead he fumbled and therefor the outcome. That was the game the the Patriots went on the the 50 yard line and dance the our logo. We had Mannings number. That would have been our ring. So now it is all lining up. We get to beat Manning with the Broncos and get to go to the Patriots home where althoagh it is not right we can dance on thier Logo when we win. To hopefully face and beat the 49er who emberassed us in Super Bowl XXIX. See if all this comes true. Making it to the play offs in the most improbable way. Getting a ring 50 years after the Championship avenging some of our worst play offs losses ever and the super bowl where we were humiliated. THIS IS A TEAM OF DESTINY. First thing first. Let’s beat them Donkeys… Go CHARGERS!!!

    • Augie Baza

      Since everyone is putting them hash tags. #teamofdestiny #avenge #revenge

      • Augie Baza

        There are more th ings you could write about detiny. The fact that we never went back to the Play offs after our greatest running back was let go. How The general manager who let one of the greatest QB in Nfl history go only for him to win A super bowl after Katrina. How finally after the HC and GM are gone and this is why I believe. To tell you the truth. If we lose I’m happy for the future. But what iff.. what iff…. Coud your even imagine if this is a team of Destiny.

  • Nick in PB

    I got my Charger fever back in ’93, the year I moved here. The Chargers went to the Super Bowl in ’94. I love it when the town get’s all hyped up and behind the Chargers. I went to a grocery store in PB on Friday and saw so many people wearing their Charger Blue and Gold. McCoy and Tolesco have brought back Charger fever. And the men on the field… keep it going!

    • 1961 Fan

      Right on Nick; even my wife wore my Alworth # 19 jersey to work on Friday. The young lady’s in the office said “who is Alworth” some of these young squirts don’t have any game.

  • 1961 Fan

    You have reemerged now that my Chargers made the PO’s. During the middle of the season when it looked like the Bolts would finish with a High first round draft choice you went into hiding. Apparently you thought those high priced Club seats your husband invested in was a mistake.Now you are back talking like you are the authority on everything Chargers. At my advanced years and watching hundreds of Charger games from Balboa Stadium to Qualcomm it always amuses me when all of a sudden everyone including their Aunt Tilley is a Loyal Charger Fan. Where were you when the Bolts finished at 1-15? The rest of us long time season seat holders had to pay the freight on those crappy years. That is the mark of a true fan, not some jerk who buys tickets the year after we finish high in the PO’s and the next year when we fall into the pit dump their tickets. The Chargers LUCKED into the playoffs, and today (1/12) they are going to need more that faith to beat the Broncos again in Denver. Hold your Bolt Tattoo up to the screen perhaps that will put a Cindi curse on the Broncos.

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