How did the San Diego Chargers got their name?

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Barron Hilton, the hotel magnate, organized the team to start in the AFL in 1960 in Los Angeles. Fans were asked to submit names. The club's nickname was submitted by Gerald Courtney of Hollywood. Hilton selected 'Chargers' in part because it coincided with the arrival of the new Carte Blanche charge card.

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For background purposes I was the first Business Manager of the Chargers- from inception -1960 thru their 1963 Championship season.

As regards the selection of the name, my recollection and understanding is that Barron Hilton selected it because he liked the USC cheer of "CHARGE", and was influenced to some extent by his friend Tom Eddy, who was a graduate of USC; Tom was Barron's front and leg-man during the early formative years. I have never heard Barron indicate that the name was derived because of the credit card name "Carte Blanche".

Barron Hilton was named to the Chargers Hall of Fame in 1980.
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Who owns the San Diego Chargers?

Alex G. Spanos, a Stockton, California businessman and real estate developer, has been the majority owner of the San Diego Chargers since 1984. George Pernicano, a local San Diego businessman, has owned a 3% share of the team since 1961.

What is the San Diego Chargers mailing address?

The San Diego Chargers receive mail at: P.O. Box 609609, San Diego,CA 92160-9609. If requesting an autograph, be sure to include aself-addressed and properly stamped envelope.

How did the San Diego Chargers get their name?

The team's original owner, Baron Hilton, named the Los Angeles Chargers after the Carte Blanche charge card he developed. The most common theory appears to be that the Chargers were named after the newly introduced Carte Blanche credit card. The first team owner, Barron Hilton, was then the first ( Full Answer )

What are the San Diego Chargers weaknesses?

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What is the address of the San Diego Chargers?

According to http://www.sportingchronicle.com/nfl/afcwest/sandiego.html. San Diego Chargers PO Box 609609 San Diego, California 92160-9609 (858) 874-4500

Who was prior owner of San Diego Chargers?

Prior to current owner Alex Spanos who bought the team in 1984, the owner of the Chargers was Eugene Klein who bought the team from original owner Barron Hilton in 1966. .

Who is the minority owner of the San Diego Chargers?

George Pernicano, a local San Diego businessman, has owned a 3% share of the San Diego Chargers since 1961. Mr. Pernicano currently is the only minority owner. Alex G. Spanos is the majority owner of the San Diego Chargers.

How much are the San Diego Chargers worth?

In September 2008 Forbes.com valued the San Diego Chargers National Football League franchise at $888 million, which ranked 26th out of 32 teams. The most valuable franchise was the Dallas Cowboys, at $1.6 billion. The least valuable NFL franchise was the Minnesota Vikings, at the bargain price of $ ( Full Answer )

What is the origin of the San Diego Chargers?

Barron Hilton, hotel magnate, founded the team when the American Football League was founded in 1959; the Chargers played in 1960s in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961.

When were the San Diego Chargers founded?

1960, as the Los Angeles Chargers, by Barron Hilton. They started in 1960 in Los Angeles in the AFL, didn't move to San Diego until 1961

Who was number 45 for the San Diego Chargers?

Pro Bowl kick returner/defensive back Leslie "Speedy" Duncan (1964-70) is the most famous player to have worn number 45 for the San Diego Chargers. Others who've worn that number include defensive backe Reggie Berry (1972-74), defensive back Hal Stringert (1975-80), defensive back Doug Beaudoin (198 ( Full Answer )

What is the history of the San Diego Chargers?

The Chargers have been to one Superbowl (a loss to the 49ers) and are currently coached by Norv Turner and are owned by a man named Josh Newman, as of 6 years ago

When were the San Diego Chargers established?

Either early 70's or 1969. The correct answer is 1961 (whoever posted above should check the team website). Owned by Barron Hilton. BTW, a "Charger" refers to a knight's horse (still the team's formal mascot) not electricity.

Who did the San Diego Chargers draft in 2000?

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Who did the San Diego Chargers draft in 2001?

2001 San Diego Chargers Draft 1st round (5th pick of round, 5th overall) - LaDainian Tomlinson, Texas Christian, RB 2nd round (1st pick of round, 32nd overall) - Drew Brees, Purdue, QB 3rd round (5th pick of round, 67th overall) - Tay Cody, Florida State, DB 4th round (17th pick of round, 1 ( Full Answer )

Who did the San Diego Chargers draft in 2002?

2002 San Diego Chargers Draft 1 (5, 5) - Quentin Jammer, Texas, DB 2 (7, 39) - Toniu Fonoti, Nebraska, G 2 (16, 48) - Reche Caldwell, Florida, WR 3 (6, 71) - Ben Leber, Kansas State, LB 4 (5, 103) - Justin Peelle, Oregon, TE 5 (7, 142) - Terry Charles, Portland State, WR 6 (6, 178) - ( Full Answer )

Who did the San Diego Chargers draft in 2003?

2003 San Diego Chargers Draft 1st round (30th pick of round, 30th overall) - Sammy Davis, Texas A&M, DB 2nd round (14th pick of round, 46th overall) - Drayton Florence, Tuskegee, DB 2nd round (30th pick of round, 62nd overall) - Terrance Kiel, Texas A&M, DB 3rd round (16th pick of round, 80 ( Full Answer )

Who did the San Diego Chargers draft in 2005?

2005 San Diego Chargers Draft 1st round (12th pick of round, 12th overall) - Shawne Merriman, Maryland, LB 1st round (28th pick of round, 28th overall) - Luis Castillo, Northwestern, DT 2nd round (29th pick of round, 61st overall) - Vincent Jackson, Northern Colorado, WR 4th round (29th pic ( Full Answer )

What is the mascot for San Diego Chargers?

Chargers really do not have a mascot. "Boltman" is a fan that dresses up and can sometimes be seen. The horse on their emblem, a knights charger, has been called Charlie Charger.

Who are Rivals to the San Diego Chargers?

The primary rivals for the San Diego Chargers are their divisional opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland Raiders, and the Denver Broncos. In recent years, the Broncos have risen to the top of this list due to being the best competition the division has offered for the Chargers.

Was the Dodge charger named after the San Diego Chargers?

I was at a Chargers game at Balboa Bowl in the early 60's and can remember the "new Dodge Charger" being introduced to the public at half time. My impression was that it had been named after the football team. The football team was named after credit cards used by team founder Barron Hilton (o ( Full Answer )

When did the San Diego chargers start?

The San Diego Chargers started out in 1960 as the Los Angeles Chargers, sharing LA with the Rams. In 1961, the Chargers moved to San Diego, and have been there since.

Who plays on the San Diego Chargers?

Michael Bennett -29 David Binn -50 Alfonso Boone -70 Kevin Burnett -99 Antoine Cason -20 Luis Castillo -93 Jacques Cesaire -74 Stephen Cooper -54 Antonio Cromartie -31 Buster Davis -84 Kris Dielman -68 Tim Dobbins -51 Brandyn Dombowski -62 Kevin Ellison -25 Larry English ( Full Answer )

What are some players on the San Diego charger?

Quarterback Philip Rivers Running Back/receiver Darren Sproles Running Back Mike Tolbert Running Back Ryan Matthews Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson Wide receiver Malcolm Floyd

Is there a San Diego charger bar?

...Well, there was. "Seau's" named after Junior Seau- the very famous, very loved former Linebacker who played for the Chargers from 1990 to 2000- would be the unofficial Charger "bar". But after Junior tragically took his own life in May of 2012, the family decided to close the doors. The other "b ( Full Answer )

Where can you find posters of the San Diego Chargers?

There are many sites to choose from for NFL team posters. Good places to try include the NFL shop, allposters, sportsposterwarehouse, and of course Amazon always offers a variety of choices.

What is the San Diego Chargers forum all about?

The Official Forums of the San Diego Chargers includes posts about game schedules, policy and procedures, upcoming drafting information, and plenty for fans to read about their favorite players.