Happy Birthday Wink! Happy Flag Day As Well!


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

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, BoltBeat.com.

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!