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Thursday, August 19, 2010

San Diego Chargers Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. San Diego Chargers – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1960 as one of eight founding members of the American Football League (AFL) and entered the NFL in 1970. The team has been known as:
Los Angeles Chargers 1960
San Diego Chargers 1961-Present

2. San Diego Chargers – The Championship Record
One Super Bowl Appearance:
Super Bowl XXIX January 29, 1995 San Francisco 49, San Diego 26

Two AFL/AFC Championships:
January 5, 1964 San Diego 51, Boston 10
January 15, 1995 San Diego 17, Pittsburgh 13

Five AFL Championship Game Appearances:
1961, 1963, 1964, 1965

One AFL Championship:
1963 San Diego Chargers 51, Boston Patriots 10

Three AFC Championship Game Appearances:
1981, 1994, 2007

3. San Diego Chargers – Home Stadium History
1. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
1960
2. Balboa Stadium, San Diego
1961-66
3. San Diego Stadium / Jack Murphy Stadium / Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
1967-Present

4. For more information on the Chargers, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Chargers' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_San_Diego_Chargers_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Chargers' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the San Diego Chargers and the history of the Chargers franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our San Diego Chargers YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eHPJiQCCxs or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/San-Diego-Chargers-c128/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Chargers.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 19, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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