Bolts Rock Gaslamp for 50th

Chargers celebrate 50th Anniversary

By Jacques Spitzer
|  Saturday, Nov 28, 2009  |  Updated 12:45 PM PDT
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Chargers Star: LaDainian Tomlinson

The Chargers block party rocked the Gaslamp on Friday

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The jerseys have changed, but the guys inside them never have and never will.

The Chargers celebrated their 50th anniversary with a block party in the Gaslamp Friday night between Island and J Streets.

The event was touted as the largest tailgate party of the year, with live entertainment on two stages, interactive games and celebrity and player appearances.

Super Diamond, Fountains of Wayne and DJs Scooter and Lavelle all performed.

Officials also introduced the "50 Greatest Chargers" of all time as selected by a vote of the team's fans and members of the Chargers Hall of Fame and football aficionados. Most of the players who made the list were in attendance, including the two top vote getters, Dan Fouts and LaDainian Tomlinson.

Wide receiver Lance Alworth was also at the event. He helped San Diego win the 1963 American Football League title, the city’s only major professional sports championship. He still lives in town and said he would love to see the current team add another trophy to the case.

“I think its something that all the teams and cities strive to do and it would be something that would give us a little more pride.”
 

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