AFC West: A.G. Spanos

If you are in San Diego on Monday, you just might run into a Charger.

The San Diego Chargers have assigned Monday as “Thank you San Diego Day.”

Players, cheerleaders and several members of the organization will canvas the greater San Diego area, making surprise visits to thank fans for their support and to help build excitement as the team begins a new era.

“Monday, June 10 will be our day to say ‘thank you’ to Chargers fans and get them ready for the season,” said A.G. Spanos, the team’s chief executive officer. “We’re excited about our new leadership and direction and the possibilities that lie ahead, and we want our fans to feel that excitement.”

In other AFC West notes:

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis explained why he fired P.R. director Zak Gilbert and said he is no reflection on general manager Reggie McKenzie. McKenzie hired Gilbert.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles thinks he is a perfect fit for Andy Reid’s offense.

Powder Blue Saturday in San Diego

December, 31, 2008

Posted by's Bill Williamson

A capacity crowd will see the San Diego Chargers don their powder blue uniforms Saturday night in their wild card game at home against Indianapolis.

The uniform is a fan favorite in San Diego. The Chargers are calling it "a Powder Blue Playoff weekend." The Chargers have won seven straight wearing the uniform.

San Diego wears the power blue uniforms twice a season. The last time the team wore the uniforms was Dec. 4 in a blowout win over Oakland. The announcement that the Chargers will wear the uniforms against the Colts is a bit of a surprise because this season's powder blue uniforms were already sent to the NFL offices in New York to be auctioned off for charity.
The league sent the uniforms back. The Chargers will send the uniforms back after the game.

"It took some doing, but we were able to get the jerseys back just before they hit the auction site," said A.G. Spanos, the Chargers' executive vice president and executive officer in a release by the team. "We hope by wearing these special alternate uniforms, it will help generate added excitement for both our players as well as our fans and give us an even stronger home-field advantage."

Meanwhile, the game has been declared a sellout and it will be shown on television locally.

Meanwhile, San Diego star running back LaDainian Tomlinson was not on the field during the media portion of Wednesday's practice. He has a groin injury he suffered against Denver. I will post an update later.