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Seau tribute billboard appears in Oceanside

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Since it’s newsworthy whenever a group of fans puts up a billboard urging for the starting quarterback to be benched or someone from the coaching staff or front office to be fired, the newest NFL-related oversized outdoor ad definitely deserves a mention.

According to the North County Times (via, someone has placed a billboard along Interstate 5 in Oceanside.  It says:  “In Memoriam Junior Seau, Rest in Peace.”

The message appears with a black-and-white image of Seau in his Chargers jersey with “1969-2012” printed below his picture.

Per the report, the Seau family doesn’t know who put the billboard put.

“We didn’t even know that it was up,” Seau’s cousin, Wayne Godinet, said.  “From what I saw when I passed it the first time, boom, it just came right at me.  It’s larger than life.”

It’s fitting, then.  Because Seau was, too.

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11 Responses to “Seau tribute billboard appears in Oceanside”
  1. whiteshoesjohnson says: Jul 1, 2012 9:12 PM

    Classy move by whoever did it

  2. stew48 says: Jul 1, 2012 9:25 PM

    Nice tribute for a truly magnificent player.

  3. fcs34 says: Jul 1, 2012 9:32 PM

    Sometimes it”s just too easy…..

    Stay classy San Diego.

  4. joetorontoisadoosh says: Jul 1, 2012 9:47 PM

    Seau is wearing his USC uniform on the billboard.

    RIP: Junior

  5. medialovesthecowboys says: Jul 1, 2012 10:05 PM

    This is still sad, man. Good player, good human being. Shouldn’t have happened.

  6. mullman7675 says: Jul 1, 2012 10:55 PM

    It’s a shame that the spanos clan could not find it in their hearts or wallet to do something as meaningful for a great LOCAL BOY who made it big & meant so much for the franchise.



  7. boltsdude1 says: Jul 1, 2012 11:17 PM

    Well done, and thank you to those who put up the board

  8. twistedstick says: Jul 1, 2012 11:26 PM

    I’m very much a Raider from the early 60t’s , but also a football fan, and the great players don’t brag about how great they are they let their play do that for them and Junior was one of them. He was good for the game and for the young kids to look up to Junior Seau was one of thos players no matter what team he was on, I always enjoy watching him play even if we did lose or win. Football fans of all teams admir his work and who he was. I know as a Raider fan I always will.

  9. ctiggs says: Jul 1, 2012 11:55 PM

    Ironically i drove to san diego last night , and stopped in Oceanside. To bad it was dark out i would have liked to see that.

  10. devidisi says: Jul 2, 2012 12:42 AM

    There is another billboard in San Diego, with his picture, which says he was a hero on the field, and off the field. I had to wonder about that a little because of the way he died, but who knows what was going through his mind, or where he was coming from when he committed suicide.

  11. mr4thand1 says: Jul 2, 2012 2:19 AM

    Much love to Junior, his family, the fans, and the city of San Diego.

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