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1600 tiny lights on the sloped front yard of Super Fan
Mark from Wheeling, WV.  "We got snow today and
the lightening bolt looks awesome glowing through
the snow."  Merry Christmas to all.

Amber and her children are max-fans.  Go Chargers!!!

Iggybolt Super Fan

Charger and Fouts the Fish
Here is a picture of my fish sporting his team colors, his name is "Charger"; with him in blue and gold is his pal "Fouts".  I put a black and grey stripped "convict fish" in with them and Charger killed the convict (Raiders) fish in only two hours.  These guys watch the games with me and are number one Chargers fans and mega Raider fan haters.  SD for life, Todd.





Polar Bolts Fan Club


Farthest North Chargers Fans, Fairbanks, Alaska



11 Year Old Kevin's Halloween Costume

Tailgate Super fans.


Daughter Bridgett's Charger Cake

Grandson Eric and Great-grandson ChargerJack

Click here to see more pics of this GREAT Chargers collector's room.
From Tom Reis in Kentucky.

Born a Chargers Fan!!!

Derek & Kristen DeCrausaz, Napili, Maui, Hawaii. I am Cardiff-By-The-Sea native and diehard bolt fan since age 11 (1979). My brother sent my wife the beanie. We're trying to get her to be a fan (She's only really into surfing and horses right now).

 Maybe we need to set up a Chargers Baby Nursery section?!?! 


Matt, Cory, and Melody


Super fans @ The Murph

Matt and Cory, one more time.

Steve Fish, Grants Pass, Oregon

Steve Fish's converted Chargers bike

Steve Fish's outboard motor on his boat

Annie with Junior at Seau's The Restaurant
(Not sure if he is "retired" or just "graduated" again?)


Nacho Libre Rude 5

Family photo of Mom Trina, Dad Tony, big brother L.T, and in front, Charger Diego.  His legal name is Charger Diego.  Charger Diego has a Chargers autographed baby T-shirt.  Charger Diego has just turned two.  Inset pictures are at birth and growing up before 1st birthday.

Now that's what I call "fans."

Anna's FAN-tastic picture documenting her total commitment.
Tattoo only one week old at time of this picture.  You go girl!!!


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A fan for all seasons
Chargers supporters are passionate, but some zealots take it to a different level
By Matthew T. Hall, Staff Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, January 17, 2010

Arturo Ruiz’s ride screams his Chargers pride. The Logan Heights resident painted his 1966 Chevy truck, and his house, in blue and gold.
Photo by Peggy Peattie / Union-Tribune

Arturo Ruiz’s ride screams his Chargers pride. The Logan Heights resident painted his 1966 Chevy truck, and his house, in blue and gold.

Arturo Ruiz’s ride screams his Chargers pride. The Logan Heights resident painted his 1966 Chevy truck, and his house, in blue and gold.
Photo by Sean M. Haffey - Union-Tribune

Mike Geraci has a chock-full “Charger Room” at his house in Chula Vista, outfitted with all manner of team memorabilia — socks and stool seat covers, programs and pennants, even jewelry. Geraci said he has attended nearly every home game since the Chargers moved to San Diego.

Arturo Ruiz’s ride screams his Chargers pride. The Logan Heights resident painted his 1966 Chevy truck, and his house, in blue and gold.
Photo by Sean M. Haffey - Union-Tribune

 Alvaro and Danielle Gonzalez of Vista seem to eat, sleep and breathe Chargers. Evidence of their spirit is on their car plates, in their dog’s name and even on their wedding cake.

Arturo Ruiz’s ride screams his Chargers pride. The Logan Heights resident painted his 1966 Chevy truck, and his house, in blue and gold.
Photo by Peggy Peattie - Union-Tribune

Jose Angel Ruiz, 10, has the chore of placing Chargers flags on the fence of the family home in Logan Heights. The Ruiz home is a testament to the family’s Chargers loyalty.

Arturo Ruiz’s ride screams his Chargers pride. The Logan Heights resident painted his 1966 Chevy truck, and his house, in blue and gold.
Photo by Sean M. Haffey - Union-Tribune

License plate covers are among the impressive array of Chargers-themed items at the Chula Vista home of Mike Geraci. He said he lost track of how much he has spent on all his stuff.

Mike Geraci has gone to San Diego Chargers games since 1961 and devotes a wing of his house to memorabilia.

Arturo Ruiz painted his house in blue and gold in 2005 and touches it up before every season.

Tommie Vaughn (aka chargertom) has all but 31 of the 17,000 Chargers trading cards issued since 1960, the team’s lone season in Los Angeles.

The run-up to today’s playoff game has fueled an explosion of caps, jerseys and car flags among casual fans, but the fanatics display their pride all year.

Among these enthusiasts, Alvaro and Danielle Gonzalez take the cake. Literally.

The Vista couple has season tickets and all sorts of gear. They have scores of team-related Christmas ornaments and a matching tree skirt. They have lightning-bolt tattoos, a boxer named Charger and vanity license plates “BOLTZ 1” and “CHRGGRS.”

And they went with a Chargers theme at their wedding, complete with team motifs for the bouquet, garter, ring bearers’ pillows and, yes, the top tier of their cake.

The couple had set Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, as their wedding date. On the day the Chargers’ 2009 schedule was announced, they left work early to find out which game they would have to miss.

As fate would have it, the Chargers had a bye that day. Danielle Gonzalez cried, and they called friends and family to say they wouldn’t miss a snap.

The couple wrote their vows to include loving one another in good seasons and bad, and when they were introduced at their reception as Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez, they emerged to the sounds of “San Diego Super Chargers.”

That moment was especially fitting because they routinely play the song at their tailgate parties, and it was at one of those events that he asked her to marry him by way of an airplane banner flown over Qualcomm Stadium.

“The weird thing is we were introduced by a Raiders fan,” said Alvaro Gonzalez, 34, a public defender.

“Growing up, on Sundays, my mom would always go shopping with her friends, and I would stay home and watch football with my dad,” said Danielle Gonzalez, 27, a credit union assistant manager. “When I was 5, I told my dad I wanted a Chargers-themed wedding, and he said I’d grow out of it, but I didn’t.”

In part, it’s this failure to grow out of it that makes a fan a fan. And a disdain for the Raiders helps.

Mike Geraci, 79, said he has been to every home game since 1961, except for a few he missed in 2005 because of heart problems.

At one point, Geraci had 13 season tickets, which he used to scatter around to his wholesale produce customers. Now, he has two tickets and he usually takes one of his four children.

He recalls parking at service stations or in someone’s yard and paying just a couple of bucks to go to games at Balboa Stadium in the 1960s. But he has no way of knowing now how much he has spent on memorabilia.

A special “Charger Room” in his Chula Vista home is full of the stuff. There are beer steins, socks, jackets, magnets, stool seat covers, rugs, hats, posters, prints, programs, photographs, autographs and necklaces. Even a trash can.

Geraci doesn’t do much trash-talking these days. Yelling twice at a game will leave him hoarse for a week, he said.

But he boasts a bumper sticker on his truck that reads, “We love the Raiders, they give us 2 wins every year!”

Like many fans, Geraci believes the team could win the Super Bowl this year.

“I haven’t got a helluva lot of years to go,” he said. “And I’d like to see them win the thing.”

Arturo Ruiz is just as optimistic, maybe more so.

He didn’t seem worried about today’s opponent, the New York Jets.

“We won the game already!” he shouted last week. “Woo!”

Five years ago, Ruiz, 42, a custodian, bought 6 gallons of paint and turned his house into a landmark that can stop traffic along Irving Avenue in the Logan Heights neighborhood of San Diego.

“I got families taking pictures in front of my house,” he said. “It’s like little Disneyland.”

Last year, Ruiz also coated his 1966 Chevy truck in Chargers colors and “pimped his ride” a la the former MTV show with a team theme inside and out.

Now, he has added a Chihuahua named Bolt to the mix. Bolt has his own Chargers jersey, made by Ruiz’s wife.

Ruiz has a memorabilia case in his garage and a Chargers cover for a giant grill in his small front yard. Game days lead to gatherings of two dozen people at his house.

“In my heart, no matter what, if they win or if they lose, I always support them,” he said. “Every day, I wake up thinking, it’s almost Sunday.”

Staunch support can extend beyond the borders of San Diego County.

Tommie Vaughn, 68, a retired Navy career counselor, has lived in Lake Granbury, Texas, since 2003, but his love for the Chargers hasn’t diminished. He runs a Web site called

A Chargers season-ticket holder for many years, Vaughn moved with his wife when he retired because San Diego wasn’t affordable on their fixed incomes.

Vaughn fondly recalls watching the Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Championship Game 15 years ago to make it to Super Bowl XXIX, the only time the team has made it that far.

“I remember sitting in my chair and crying and crying and crying,” he said. “I get choked up now.”

Later, he joined tens of thousands of fans to celebrate the team’s return from Pittsburgh. Vaughn calls it one of the most exciting moments of his life.

These days, he and his wife drive to San Diego to visit family twice a year, in summer and for Christmas.

Heading home after the holidays this year was tough knowing the Chargers would host a playoff game, he said. His daughter, who has season tickets, urged him to stay.

But he told her he had to get back to Texas because he had recently put his house on the market. Vaughn said he needs to be home to expedite a sale, and he needs to sell so he can return to San Diego.

“That’s home, and the Chargers are a part of that home,” he said. “I’ve got a house to sell so I can go get my season tickets.”

P.S.  I have since returned to San Diego and as long as this is home for the Chargers, it is home for me!!!

Matthew Hall: (619) 542-4599;

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