Should the Chargers use a #55 Decal/Patch?


May 10, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Fans react at the Celebration of Life for Junior Seau at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

I must admit that I have yet to write an article about the passing of Junior Seau.  I did the “Moment of Silence for Junior” article but that was truly an attempt to do my part in getting all BoltsFans and Seau Fans together.

It was met with an astounding amount of support.  Dozens of Chargers players, Peter King of, thousands of Chargers fans, and many NFL players retweeted the article.  Reggie Bush, amongst many others, made it a point to do so.

I have yet to thank the thousands of people that participated.  Thank you.  Thank you very, very much.

So the question at hand is should the Chargers provide the players with either a #55 decal or patch to their uniforms?  I can’t help but say that it seems like a no-brainer to me.

After the great decisions made by the Chargers organization to retire Seau’s #55 jersey and to bring L.T. back on a one day contract to have him retire a Bolt, I can’t imagine something won’t be done.

May 11, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Former San Diego Chargers player LaDainian Tomlinson speaks during a celebration of life service to remember Junior Seau at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Whether it’s a decal or patch does not matter to me at all.  I just want to be sure that we never stop recognizing what Junior meant to the entire Chargers organization, the fans, the San Diego community, and the NFL.

Most writers would include a poll in an article of this type.  Not me.  I want you to put your name on it.  Leave a comment and a word or thought to our beloved Bolt, Junior Seau.

Lots of readers, and of course my followers on Twitter, know about my love for the Bolts.  The love/respect that I have for #55 is one that can only be understood by that of true fans.

Sep 1997; San Diego, CA, USA: FILE PHOTO; San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau (55) at Jack Murphy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Brouillet-US PRESSWIRE

Not just true Chargers Fans or true Seau fans.  One must be a true lover of life and good people to understand how I feel about Seau.

As I sit here writing this article, my 13 year old cat, Seau, lays next to me on a chair as a constant reminder of the man that did so much for so many others.   It’s not a reminder that I feel is a negative at all.

My heart tells me that it’s okay to hurt and to be pissed off.  I was unable to meet the man, but the Lord knows that I wish I would have had the opprtunity to do so.

Junior, this is my article to you and I know that you are watching us from “way up high.”

We all miss you so very much.  After “giving the world” to so many, you absolutely mean the world to us.  We love you Buddy.  We love you unconditionally, Buddy.

Please leave a comment at the bottom of this article stating how you feel.

Thanks a lot for reading.