Today is Super Bowl Sunday! Behold its glory in the YouTube video above. And for good measure, play it one more time again. Perhaps, you previouslyhad a limited worldview. Go and listen for a third time, and realize how wrong your assumptions about fight songs had been. When I was in college, my favorite professional football team was the Washington Redskins. But my second favorite was the Chargers, exclusively because of this song. They remained my 2 favorite until this past season, when they moved to Los Angeles, rendering this song a mere artifact. The Wikipedia Article. The horn line that opens the song.
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Randomly surfing the Web at some point last week, I came across this article on Chad Finn's website about his childhood love of the late 70's-early 80's San Diego Chargers. Consider it a random beam of light during a dark period of NFL nothing-ness between free agency and the draft. Love that Chuck Muncie picture. Visit the website with this playing in the background! That explains it. No wonder Archie didn't want Eli playing in San Diego, he didn't want him exposed to all of that soul food. I think the more important issue involving the Chargers is that they have changed their uniforms, but have chosen to buck the universal preference of the powdered blue.
The disco song was written in during the Air Coryell era of the San Diego Chargers, and it was recorded by a session band dubbed "Captain Q. The team itself was also sometimes referred to as the San Diego Super Chargers. In the s, the Chargers were owned by Gene Klein and ticket sales were lagging after losing seasons. In , the team was playing a winning and exciting style under head coach Don Coryell , popularized by its high-scoring offense, nicknamed Air Coryell. Klein's son, Michael, brought some friends from the recording industry to a few Chargers games, and he requested the creation of a song based on the Chargers' playing style. Under new Chargers owner Alex Spanos , who acquired the team in , the song was not played for a few seasons. It was brought back in with a more modern sound.