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Longest Chargers season ticket holder shares love of team

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - One San Diego fan can truly say he's stuck by the Chargers since the beginning.

Dr. Blake Talbot is the oldest and longest season ticket holder.

Through the seasons, Dr. Talbot has been there for the Chargers every step of the way.

"My love started when they first started," he said.

The retired urologist just turned 100 on Thanksgiving Day.

He said he's been a San Diego Chargers fan since they arrived in 1961, just a few years after he moved to San Diego.

"We were just thirsty for it you know. Happy that it finally happened," he said.

Originally from St. Louis, the Chargers ignited his passion for sports again.

Dr. Talbot held season tickets ever since. Up until recently, he had even been going to the stadium for games.

And now, the Chargers may no longer be there for him.

But last month, something special happened that put a smile on his face.

He got a visit from his favorite Chargers player, Lance Alworth.

"He was a great football player. Absolutely great," Dr. Talbot said. "They called him Bambi because he just seem to float through the air you know."

A month after his 100th birthday, Alworth heard about Dr. Talbot's love for the Chargers and came to see him, presenting him with a jersey and signed football.

Dr. Talbot's family thinks his Chargers fandom has given him energy, but now the thought of the Chargers leaving is breaking his heart.

"I'll feel very bad about it. I'd feel good for Inglewood, but very bad for San Diego," he said.

Would he still root on the Chargers if they left?

"I think I would be disappointed, but down deep in my heart I would still be a Chargers fan," he said.

And that is what you call a life-long Chargers fan.



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