Dan Fouts off Chargers preseason broadcasts

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Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts, perhaps the greatest player in Chargers history, has criticized the team’s move, saying he’ll always be a San Diego Charger, and never a Los Angeles Charger. Fouts has also left his longtime job calling Chargers preseason games, but not because he criticized the team’s move north.

Jay Posner of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers will welcome Fouts back in 2019 if his schedule permits him to return to the booth in the preseason.

The Chargers are going with Spero Dedes and LaDainian Tomlinson as their preseason TV announcers this year, but the team says it would have gladly had Fouts join Dedes and Tomlinson in a three-man booth if Fouts’ schedule had allowed it.

What remains to be seen is whether Fouts wants to return to the Chargers’ booth. He’s made no secret of the fact that he thinks the move to Los Angeles was a mistake, and he has said the Chargers’ failure to sell out the undersized StubHub Center makes the whole league look bad. Fouts may not want to remain associated with the Chargers now that they’re in Los Angeles.

35 responses to “Dan Fouts off Chargers preseason broadcasts

  1. Fouts is right. Moving the team to LA was stupid, and it makes the NFL look bad. I don’t blame Fouts for walking away.

  2. Visiting fans also prob going to be an issue for LA Chargers. SD’s a nicer repeatable mini-break. No offense to LA, but I hate its traffic & sheer size, and I’ve already done the Hollywood tour.

  3. There are very few people out there willing to take a stand, and it sounds like principle wins out over money and ego here. FANTASTIC! I’ve always admired Fouts, but now I’m a big fan.

  4. Dan Fouts is the Man and is correct. As long as the Bolts linger in LA, their stench will continue to drive fans away. Never alienate your fan base or the core market. SD forever.

  5. The move to L.A. was all about perpetual dweeb Dean Spanos thinking he deserves to chill with fellow hollow L.A. big shots. No one cares. He held an amazing city and fanbase hostage and then bolted like a 5-year-old. Just another clueless rich mummy who deserves to lose in life forever.

  6. chipper41 says:
    July 11, 2018 at 8:46 am
    Dean Spanos is the worst owner in sports. nobody is watching charger preseason football
    Somewhat off topic but I would offer Peter Angelos as the worst owner in sports

  7. I agree with you Dan. You was one of the reasons I started watching the NFL. You were one of the best to play the game. You are a San Diego Charger for life

  8. Despicable move it was ! LA will NEVER support the Chargers and anyone with a brain the size of a pea, knew that long before that move was made. It was sheer arrogance in the face of a fan support basee that initiated that unconscionable and despicable move away from the fans who loved the Chargers.This is going to cost the NFL and Franchise ownership, as ticket sales and viewing audiences will attest.

  9. Tomlinson is a horrible on air personality. Its a grind to listen to him speak on NFL Network

  10. loyalty??? how odd in the NFL. good for him.
    Charger fans were screwed by Spanos’ family

  11. Goodell, the NFL and owners now have a massive problem with the failed ‘relocation’ of the Chargers a once great franchise. The Rams clearly have the momentum and LA has far too many competitive entertainment options for the dollar. The Chargers aren’t one of them. They should have renovated San Diego Stadium. Not every franchise can have a state-of-the-art-stadium. Pathetic. Now they have no fan base.

  12. Goodell, the NFL and owners now have a massive problem with the failed ‘relocation’ of the Chargers a once great franchise.

    Think so?

    Do the Chargers become Londons team?

    The Panthers just sold for more than $2,000,000,000.. think the Chargers will sell for less?

    And that would mean the League is finished with Dean Spanos.

    All I see there is win-win-win for the NFL (which somehow, managed to never lose…)

  13. They better have a backup. Tomlinson is likely to pull a hammy or tweak a knee at the first sign of trouble and have to pull his cape over his head and sit on the bench…..alone.

  14. He couldn’t stop from saying “San Diego.” Seriously, he said it more than Ron Burgundy…

  15. The biggest man involved in this move has put forth a positive attitude which should be honored by Charger fans, Philip Rivers.

  16. I agree with Fouts on the move from San Diego to LA, but it will be a pleasure not having to listen to him. He is biased, ill-prepared and obnoxious.

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