NFL  > General NFL  > Lance Alworth gets his stolen SB ring back!
October 30, 2013, 02:07 PM
Great news, HOFer Lance Alworth got his stolen 1972 SB ring back, which had won with Dallas back in '72. 25 years without it, but now it's back. Now, if only history could be re-written and turn that thing into a Chargers ring . . . still waiting, guys.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/10/30/cowbo ys-chargers-lance-alworth-stolen-super-bowl-ring-returned/33 11589/
October 30, 2013  04:12 PM ET

Ripper,

Still riding shotgun with ya on them this week.

October 30, 2013  07:31 PM ET
QUOTE:

still waiting, guys

Too bad the Chargers had some chances in recent years within the division to win it outright and did not.
(the year Tebow went to the playoffs an 8-8 team) the Chargers were a better team that year.

The meltdown against Denver could be the difference between making it to the playoffs, ouch.

October 30, 2013  08:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

. . . The meltdown against Denver could be the difference between making it to the playoffs, ouch.

Yes, it probably was. And they melted down further after that, too. The AFC West has been doing well against the rest of the NFL so far, but I'm still not sure how good any of these teams are because most of the wins are v. the NFC East. I expect KC to lose 2 games in the next four, probably Denver twice. I think they'll probably beat Buffalo in Buffalo, and the Chargers in KC, but I think the Chargers can take them in SD in December. Chargers have to split at minimum with their AFC west opponents, and they've already lost to Oakland. Should be interesting. Just hoping to sneak in the back door with a WC, but I doubt that's happening. Offensive line injuries are devastating.

October 31, 2013  12:49 AM ET

Regarding Chargers teams, the 1980 and 1981 Chargers were really great. Chargers should've won it all in 1980 not the Raiders with HFA. The year my Colts won it all thank God we didn't have to go to SD where Peyton never could win (2006), that was SD's year but NE beat them in the Divisional Round.

October 31, 2013  06:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Regarding Chargers teams, the 1980 and 1981 Chargers were really great. Chargers should've won it all in 1980 not the Raiders with HFA. The year my Colts won it all thank God we didn't have to go to SD where Peyton never could win (2006), that was SD's year but NE beat them in the Divisional Round.

Ugh. I was at that game. I will remember Marlon McCree forever because of that game, and not fondly. I remember him picking Brady on Pats' desperation 4th down late in the 4th qtr with the Chargers up 21-13 and instead of just falling down and letting the offense run down the clock, he tried to take it to the house (his contention--he still says he'd do it again the same way, no regrets), gets hit and stripped by Troy Brown, Patriots recover, 1st and 10, a few plays later they're in the EZ and converting a 2 point conversion to tie the game. I walked out of that stadium like a zombie that day, along with 40,000 other zombies. My brother and I were signed up to put down deposits on SB tickets...haha. Stupid us. We should have known the choke was coming. That year, and 1980 and 1981, as you noted, were the years. I was devastated in 1980 and 1981, too, but not at any of the games. The Freezer Bowl was ugly--a butt whoopin' by Cincy, right after the Epic In Miami. Biggest temperature swing in games from one week to next in NFL history. Bolts had exciting offenses those years.

October 31, 2013  07:46 PM ET

John Jefferson was a great Chargers WR back in the day.

October 31, 2013  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ugh. I was at that game. I will remember Marlon McCree forever because of that game, and not fondly. I remember him picking Brady on Pats' desperation 4th down late in the 4th qtr with the Chargers up 21-13 and instead of just falling down and letting the offense run down the clock, he tried to take it to the house (his contention--he still says he'd do it again the same way, no regrets), gets hit and stripped by Troy Brown, Patriots recover, 1st and 10, a few plays later they're in the EZ and converting a 2 point conversion to tie the game. I walked out of that stadium like a zombie that day, along with 40,000 other zombies. My brother and I were signed up to put down deposits on SB tickets...haha. Stupid us. We should have known the choke was coming. That year, and 1980 and 1981, as you noted, were the years. I was devastated in 1980 and 1981, too, but not at any of the games. The Freezer Bowl was ugly--a butt whoopin' by Cincy, right after the Epic In Miami. Biggest temperature swing in games from one week to next in NFL history. Bolts had exciting offenses those years.

that Pats game was classic. Merriman threw a hissy fit. it was wonderful. Sorry Ripper.

October 31, 2013  09:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

John Jefferson was a great Chargers WR back in the day.

Loved that guy. They've had quite a few great receivers. Just can't get over the hump.

October 31, 2013  09:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

that Pats game was classic. Merriman threw a hissy fit. it was wonderful. Sorry Ripper.

I'm over it now. Kinda? Ok, no I'm not. Haha. Actually, the main thing i'm not over is how McCree says to this day he'd do nothing different. That's like driving through a red light, getting t-boned, recuperating in hospital for 6 months, then when you can finally express yourself again, you say "yup, i'd do it the same way all over again." Just fall down, idiot! Game over.

October 31, 2013  10:07 PM ET

Actually, since it was 4th down, the best thing McCree could have done was knock it down, and they would've had the ball at the SD 41.

October 31, 2013  10:20 PM ET
QUOTE:

Now, if only history could be re-written and turn that thing into a Chargers ring . . .

Sorry, my friend.

If it's any consolation - the Cowboys don't win SB VI without his contributions.

October 31, 2013  10:53 PM ET

I saw Bambi play for the Chargers back in '70' against the Patriots.

November 1, 2013  12:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I saw Bambi play for the Chargers back in '70' against the Patriots.

For those who never did . . .

November 1, 2013  07:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'm over it now. Kinda? Ok, no I'm not. Haha. Actually, the main thing i'm not over is how McCree says to this day he'd do nothing different. That's like driving through a red light, getting t-boned, recuperating in hospital for 6 months, then when you can finally express yourself again, you say "yup, i'd do it the same way all over again." Just fall down, idiot! Game over.

well..as the song says..ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER!!

November 4, 2013  12:57 PM ET

What to say about the Chargers performance yesterday.

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at least this isn't yet another freakin cowboys thread.

 
November 4, 2013  12:58 PM ET

Hot Clicks is really HOT today!

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