Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:30 PSTCopyright: BoltTalk 2009. This podcast is not affiliated with the San Diego Chargers or NFL
Thu 19 Jan 2017 23:30 -0800Join Ray and Loren as we shut the door on the Bolttalk Podcast after 11 years of shows; but we will do it with one hell of a good time. Bring some booze, join us live to talk about your favorite Charger moments, favorite podcast moments, favorite memories of the forum and celebrate the team that was a part of your identity for decades. To those who will stay Charger fans, we wish you the best. To those who will follow other teams, good luck. We had our anger last week, now we celebrate and remember for the last time.
Thu 12 Jan 2017 22:00 -0800Dean Spanos and the Chargers betray San Diego and it's fans to bolt for LA. We discuss how we got here and what happens next for fans and the Chargers. Next weeks show will be the BoltTalk finale.
Thu 05 Jan 2017 21:30 -0800The Chargers lose a meaningless game in true inept 2016 Chargers fashion. They then fire their head coach. And there are reports of a real proposal between city/county, Chargers and the NFL to keep the team in San Diego. Loren and Ray will discuss all this and more in what was a very busy end of 2016 along with our top candidates for the head coaching job, who should be kept among coordinators, initial reaction to the current proposal and a first take on who should stay/go among players.
Thu 22 Dec 2016 21:23 -0800What happens when there's no lower left to go? The Chargers break out the big fail and dig even further. The Chargers broke the Browns "un-perfect" season losing to them 20-17 in a game riddled with mistakes, failures, poor officiating and a team/coach that have completely given up. Loren and Ray will discuss the fail of this team, does this finally spell the end of McCoy with the Chargers, the flurry of injured players (many suffering from "do not care-itis"), look ahead to who should/stay go on the team and discuss what could be the last home game of the San Diego Chargers against the Chiefs on New Year's day.
Thu 22 Dec 2016 19:37 -0800There's bottom, there's rock bottom, there's six feet under rock bottom and then there is the San Diego Chargers. In what was a repeat of the last few weeks the Chargers lost a close game (to the Raiders 19-16) in which numerous leaks occurred before/during/after the game suggesting the Chargers are gone after the first of the year. But between the Raiders taking over the Q and other on/off the field BS, it's a sad sad day for San Diego Charger fans. Ray and Loren will go over the game, the madness and what is going on with the team, the community and the organization. We'll also get you ready for the ultimate coal in your stocking game as the Chargers travel to Ohio to face the winless Cleveland Browns. Plus Derek Togerson drops by to chat with us.
Thu 08 Dec 2016 21:23 -0800Tis the season for some folly, fa la la la lah, la la la laaah. The Chargers lost to the Tampa Bay Bucs 28-21 in a game filled with errors in a stadium filled with Bucs fans. With that the Chargers fall to 5-7 and (while not mathematically) have all but been eliminated from the playoff picture. Ray and Loren discuss the loss, what this means for the team going forward, any other stadium news that is released and will also have one of our most popular guests of all time come back on the air for his take. Then we will get you ready for a 10am start time as the Chargers travel to Charlotte to face the Carolina Panthers.
Thu 01 Dec 2016 21:36 -0800After a nice holiday break Loren and Ray return to the airwaves to discuss all the latest Chargers news. We will go over the Chargers 21-13 victory over the Texans, the latest player to go onto IR, the playoff picture and how the Chargers can make it, the future of Mike McCoy, the future of the San Diego Chargers and of course get you ready for this week's game, at home versus Tampa Bay.
Thu 10 Nov 2016 21:20 -0800Of Titans and Falls. The Chargers played a fantastic game beating the Titans 43-35 with huge contributions from the running game and the defense. The team moves closer to .500 yet their future is a bit clouded with Measure C failing. Ray and Loren will discuss both pieces of news affecting the team and the city going forward, will discuss the latest roster move and then get you ready for a Fish Fry as the Chargers face the Dolphins at the Q.
Thu 03 Nov 2016 21:25 -0800With their season on the line, the Chargers fall victim to the same things that put them in this position in the first place; injuries, mistakes and coaching. The Chargers lose to the Denver Broncos 27-19 in a game that gave them multiple chances to win, falling to 3-5. Ray and Loren will discuss what this means going forward, what went wrong and more injury/roster news. We will take your phone calls/emails and get you ready as the Chargers return home on the eve of the Election to face the Tennessee Titans.
Thu 27 Oct 2016 21:20 -0800The Chargers are going streaking! After an impressive come from behind win over the Falcons in Atlanta 33-30, giving Philip Rivers his first ever NFL win in a dome and the Chargers first winning streak since November 2014, the team has new life in the toughest division in the league. Ray and Loren will break down what was an impressive win, note their game balls, discuss what has changed with this team in just two weeks and discuss the latest roster news. We will also get you ready as the Chargers return to Denver to take on the Broncos in a game with (now) huge implications.
Thu 20 Oct 2016 21:24 -0800After a week off for the Podcast, the Chargers laid a huge egg in Oakland before holding on to beat Denver at home, ending their 11 game losing streak against the AFC West. The Bolts are 2-4, still in last place and still coached by Mike McCoy for the remainder of the season. Ray and Loren will discuss the two games, what they mean for the team going forward, what the win means for Mike McCoy, and the good and bad of this Chargers team. Ray also has something to get off his chest regarding Charger fans. Then we will get you ready for the Chargers away game versus the Falcons. The last time the Bolts played the Falcons? 2012 - the year we fired Norv Turner.
Wed 05 Oct 2016 21:30 -0800Somehow, Someway, the Chargers find unique ways to rip your heart out. The Bolts literally fumble a two score lead to lose 35-34 to the previously winless Saints. They're 1-2 against previously winless teams and now will face multiple teams with winning records in a row, starting with the hated Oakland Raiders in the Black Hole. Ray and Loren will try to figure out what the hell is going on with this team, discuss the need for changes throughout, go over the latest group of injured players and prepare you for Raider week. And if you're lucky, we will do it without swearing so much you'll think we have Tourette's syndrome. And we will take your phone calls and e-mails, profanity laden or not.
Wed 28 Sep 2016 21:18 -0800New Game, Same Result. Re-runs anyone? The Chargers played a very sloppy game with numerous mistakes, penalties and missed opportunities leading to a loss 26-22 in the Hoosier State. The Bolts lose yet another close game and the questions and anger remain. Ray and Loren go back on the air to discuss the Chargers loss, the trends, this team's inability to win tight games, and what this means going forward. We will also look at the roster as yet ANOTHER player tears their Achilles in a non contact injury. We will then get you ready as Drew Brees returns to San Diego for the first time since 2005 leading the 0-3 Saints against the Bolts. And we will take your phone calls and e-mails
Thu 22 Sep 2016 21:22 -0800The Chargers show what they can do when they play four quarters of football as they destroyed the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-13. Ray and Loren will break down the Chargers victory, what it means to the team going forward, and the Chargers increasing injury situation as the team loses yet another critical contributor to the dreaded ACL injury. Then we will get you ready as the Chargers travel to the midwest to face Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Thu 15 Sep 2016 21:19 -0800It's early in the year for a Rated R Podcast but Mike McCoy decided to give us a reason for such. The Chargers jumped out to a 24-3 lead only to lose (not the Chiefs win but the Chargers loss) in overtime 33-27 that also cost them WR Keenan Allen for the year. Ray and Loren discuss what is the problem with the Chargers (cough Mike McCoy) using all their favorite four and five letter words. We will discuss what actually went right, what the team will do to combat the loss of their best offensive weapon. And then we will prepare you for the "white hot" opener as the Chargers take on the newly improved Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium.
Wed 07 Sep 2016 21:15 -0800The Pre-Season is finally Done! It's time for the season opener as the Chargers travel to Missouri to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Loren and Ray discuss the final 53 man roster, the 10 man Practice Squad and the Chargers recent pick ups and subtractions. We will also get you ready with injury reports and a preview of the Chargers AFC West Rival going into Sunday Morning's game.
Thu 01 Sep 2016 20:43 -0800HAPPY DAYS IT'S FINALLY OVER (AND YES WE WILL BE TAKING CREDIT FOR IT! Ray and Loren are back on their normal times for their normal show (complete with audience participation/phone calls) to discuss a semi-meaningless loss to the Vikings, the first pre-season roster cut (and some of the big names who fell by the wayside), the latest injury news (poor BO) and of course the end of the holdout of Joey Bosa and who won/loss/tied.
Thu 25 Aug 2016 20:50 -0800What the heck is up with the Bosa camp? Chargers best offer is rejected and now threaten to decrease the over all contract. Who's at fault? Will Bosa finally sign before opening week? Which side are Ray and Loren on? Find out on this weeks show!
Wed 11 Aug 2016 20:43 -0800Ray and Loren are back to get you prepared for the first preseason game. We will discuss who to keep an eye on, who has to show improvement, who we are excited to see and how long we will watch this before being bored out of our minds #Footballisback #Ohwait #itsPreseason We will also talk about the Hall of Fame debacle and Joey Bosa's mom (cough Tom Condon cough) jumping into the contract issue.
Thu 11 Aug 2016 21:11 -0800Ray and Loren are back to get you prepared for the first preseason game. We will discuss who to keep an eye on, who has to show improvement, who we are excited to see and how long we will watch this before being bored out of our minds #Footballisback #Ohwait #itsPreseason We will also talk about the Hall of Fame debacle and Joey Bosa's mom (cough Tom Condon cough) jumping into the contract issue.
Thu 04 Aug 2016 21:26 -0800For the 10th season in a row (that's right we hit Season X!) Bolttalk is back on the air to discuss the SAN DIEGO Chargers. Loren and Ray return to the airwaves after a long hiatus to discuss the latest news from the start of Chargers training camp. We'll discuss the Bosa holdout as both sides have dug in, the latest injury news and who has a chance to step up, who are impressing the coaches and who could be headed to the bench. We will discuss who could steal the spotlight and maybe a starting spot. And we get you ready and fired up for fan fest on Saturday. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu 05 May 2016 21:16 -0800Loren and Ray break down the NFL Draft, look at the Chargers selections, where they fit in and what UDFAs could make an impact for the Bolts. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails
Thu 28 Apr 2016 21:21 -0800Welcome to San Diego Joey Bosa! On tonight's show, Ray and Loren discuss the newest Charger, where the team will go for the remainder of their picks and take your phone calls and e-mails.
Tue 19 Apr 2016 21:51 -0800It's the yearly Bolttalk tradition - it's our annual Mock Draft Show. Join the ringmaster Ray (@rayinsd) as he tries to control this year's group of draft experts including Bolttalk's own Matilack (@matliack) and Loren (@LorenSethC), from BoltBlitz Greg Williams (@lordofthegregs), from Footballs Future Sean Meusch (@FF_SMeusch) and from Bolts from the Blue Kyle Posey (KP_Show) and Matt Stanley (@boltfanindenver). We will go through the first round of the NFL Draft with all 31 picks and to the Chargers second round pick. We will give our analysis and thoughts on who the teams will select, how things will turn out. We will also answer live Chatroom questions throughout the draft.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:01 -0800We are two weeks away from the Draft (finally!) and Ray and Loren are back to discuss the blockbuster Rams-Titans trade, rest of the Chargers' picks, the chances of a trade down, some names to keep your eye on and what a perfect/disaster Chargers draft would look like. We will also discuss the stadium/convadium/non-convadium, rumors running around San Diego as both Briggs and the Chargers try and put their propositions on the ballot. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:18 -0800Ray and Loren return to the air to get you ready for the Draft. We will discuss some of the big names the Chargers have met with, the top names at the positions of need, and what could the Chargers be looking for in trade talks. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:18 -0800Ray and Loren discuss the latest Chargers roster news/moves and the downtown stadium finance plan. We also discuss the multitude of needs the Chargers have as we are one month away from the 2016 NFL Draft.
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:18 -0800The new NFL year has begun and that means......free agency! And some stadium stuff but mostly NEW PLAYERS! Ray and Loren discuss the Chargers cap space, who they picked up/lost so far, who the Chargers have had discussions with and how this will affect the upcoming NFL Draft.
Thu, 02 Feb 2016 20:22 -0800For 2016, the Chargers will remain the San Diego Chargers. What will happen beyond this year though? Loren and Ray discuss the news that the Chargers will remain here, will look ahead to what this means for the city/county and what could lie ahead. THEN we will get into actually talking about this past season and the upcoming off-season. What went right (not much)? What went wrong (a lot)? What does the team need (plenty)? and who are they looking to in the draft and off-season? Plus we'll have special guest Dave Agranoff from Save our Bolts on the program.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:33 -0800Is this the end of the San Diego Chargers? Is this the beginning of another San Diego team? Ray and Loren will break down what might be the biggest day in San Diego sports history in decades as the NFL owners meet to decide the fate of the Chargers, the Rams and the Raiders. When the roulette wheel stops will there still be professional football in San Diego? We will discuss the end result, what led up to this, what it means to the city and the franchise we all love. Plus Derek Togerson from NBC SD drops by to share his oberservations from the Houston owners meeting. And of course we will take lots of phone calls and e-mails to get your opinion and take on what happened.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 20:17 -0800The 2015 season ends, and so ends the San Diego Chargers? The Chargers fall to the Broncos 27-20 at Mile High to end the year at 4-12 and secure the number 3 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. After the game the team (so far) has retained HC Mike McCoy and fired OC Frank Reich. All this looms over next week's owners meeting in Houston where the fate of the Chargers, Raiders and Rams will be decided as all three teams have filed for relocation. Loren and Ray will discuss all of this as well as the season in general and what we expect to see when the Owners Meetings kick off next week. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails.
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:17 -0800After two weeks off, Ray and Loren return to discuss what is likely the last Chargers home game at the Q. We will talk about the wonderful win by the Bolts over the Dolphins and the latest and most depressing involving the stadium talks. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails as it relates to our bolts.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:12 -0800Happy Days are here again! The Chargers 6 game losing streak is over. Well....sorta. The Chargers beat the Jaguars 31-25 in a game that showed the Chargers are still the Chargers, but with some nice positives for the future. Ray and Loren will discuss the team, the good things that happened in that game, the negatives, and what this means for the team going forward. We will also discuss last weeks' highly talked about interview with Derek Togerson and look ahead to Sunday's home game against the Osweiller led Broncos. And we will take your phone calls and e-mails.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:16 -0800On a week where we are prepared to feast on the thanksgiving bird, the Chargers served us the biggest turkey in decades. When we had a chance to be thankful for one of the greats, the Bolts made us wonder why we should be thankful. Ray and Loren will discuss the absolute debacle that was the 33-3 loss to the KC Chiefs, we will discuss what else is wrong with this team, we will speak positively about the career of one LT (we need some optimism), we will break down next week's game as the Chargers cross the country to face the resurgent Jags. We also have a special guest on the show! And we will take your phone calls and e-mails.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:25 -0800If you thought you had been watching a Chargers game on Monday night, sorry, you ended up with a re-run. The Chargers lost 22-19 to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in a game where the Chargers lost more players, made incredibly stupid mistakes and failed to get the job done when they needed to. Now at 2-7, with a bye coming up, the Chargers season is officially over. Ray and Loren will discuss the good (little), the bad (plenty), the ugly (even more) and the status of the team as we are over halfway done with the season. We might even talk a little draft/free agency and coaching candidates just to look ahead.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:19 -0800The Chargers lose (again) on a last second play (again) after their offense couldn't score a touchdown and the defense couldn't hold (again) and end the game with a lot of players injured (again). With this the Bolts drop to 2-6 and have likely ended their 2015 season. Ray and Loren will break down the good, bad, ugly in this Ravens game, discuss what needs to change, what needs to stay the same and what the team needs to move forward. We will also talk a little stadium news as well. Then we will get you ready for the Monday Night showdown with Jay Cutler and the Bears. We will also take your phone calls, emails and rants.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:33 -0800The Chargers lost 37-29 to their arch rivals the Oakland Raiders, in a game that they were down 37-6 in the third quarter and were outplayed/coached/worked/cheered. Make no mistake this might have been the most embarrassing home loss in over a decade. Ray and Loren are pretty pissed off about it and they'll let it be known what's the matter with this team. We will go over what is wrong with this team, who is at fault, the BS coming from Chargers park and if there's any time left we will get you ready for the Baltimore Ravens game.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 20:35 -0800What's in a score? The Chargers lose to the Packers 27-20 after Rivers threw for 500 yards, no interceptions and the Chargers defense swarmed one of the best offenses in the game. So should we feel good or bad about this one? Ray and Loren will break down the game, the positives, the negatives and what this says about Mike McCoy, Frank Reich and John Pagano. We will also get you fired up for RAIDER WEEK as the Oakland Raiders (and their fan base) come to America's Finest City. And we will take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:51 -0800The Chargers keep finding amazing ways to rip your heart out. Our Bolts lose 24-20 on a last second touchdown to the Steelers after a game with tons of questionable decisions/play calling and general all around issues. Ray and Loren have a lot to break down, quite a bit of it through curse words, as we look at what went right, what went wrong, what needs to change and how the season could still be saved. We will also get you ready as the Chargers face the incredibly difficult challenge of going to Lambeau to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:08 -0800The Chargers had luck and some skill on their side as they squeaked by the Cleveland Browns 30-27. Ray and Loren will discuss what went right/wrong during the game, the status of the team and what this win might suggest for the future. We will also discuss the team's injury situation, roster moves and Telesco being an epic troll to Chargers fans. Then we will get you ready for Monday Night Football as the Steelers come to San Diego.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:11 -0800Ray and Loren discuss our Bolts being dismantled by the Vikings 31-14 in one of the most pathetic and disgraceful games in the last decade. We will talk about the few positives, the overwhelming number of negatives, the huge injury list and what this team needs to turn this ship around. Then we will break down a legitimate do-or-die game as the Chargers must be the Browns in San Diego.
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 20:21 -0800Our beloved Bolts played an incredibly ugly game as they fell to the Bengals 24-19 in a game that still could've been won by the Chargers. Ray and Loren will break down the good (there's definitely some), the bad (more of that) and the ugly (definitely some) of a disappointing game. We will discuss the latest team news and get you ready as the Chargers head to the land of 10,000 lakes to take on Adrian Peterson and the Vikings. And we will take your phone calls and e-mails.
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 20:14 -0800White Hot Sunday leads to a red-hot comeback. The Chargers come back from a 21-3 deficit to rattle off 30 unanswered points, winning their first home opener in years 33-28 in the biggest home comeback in team history. Ray and Loren will break down the fantastic victory, hand out game balls, talk about the differences between this team and last year's and discuss the injury situation. Then we will get you ready as the Chargers travel to the Queen City to face Andy Dalton and the Bengals.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:19 -0800Finally we get real football back ladies and gentlemen! Ray and Loren will break down the 2015 San Diego Chargers roster and practice squad, discuss the surprises and where the team is strongest and weakest. We will also give you our predictions for the upcoming season. Finally we will get you ready for the home opener as Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions come to San Diego. And of course we will take your live phone calls, voice messages and e-mails (of which we already have quite a few!)
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:09 -0800Ray and Loren will discuss the important dress rehearsal game as the Chargers fell to the Seahawks on a last minute field goal. We will discuss who impressed us, who didn't, where we are concerned and where we are most excited. We will also discuss Melvin Gordon, Kellen Clemens, and others.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:50 -0800We discuss the Chargers victory over Arizona, who has been impressing, who hasn't been and what we will be looking at as the Chargers and Seahawks face off. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails!
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:07 -0800Ray and Loren discuss the latest news from training camp, who is standing out (good and bad) and will discuss who we will be watching when the Chargers take on the Cowboys in the first preseason game. We will also discuss the hall of fame ceremony and discuss the life and legacy of the great Junior Seau. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:07 -0800On a special summer edition of the Bolttalk Podcast, Loren and Ray will discuss what has been making news among Chargers fans. While there's two good pieces of news (signing of entire draft class and the addition of OL Joe Barksdale), there's a lot of negatives to discuss. The Chargers/City public spat, the dismissal of the CSAG proposal and the increasing discussion that the Chargers are biding time before the move to LA. We will go over it all, offer our opinions and take your phone calls and e-mails.
Thu, 07 May 2015 20:14 -0800Loren and Ray discuss what was, for many fans, a confusing 2015 Draft, break down the picks, the strategy and provide a far too early draft grade while discussing whether this team is better or worse. We will also discuss the AFC West and what the draft means for the Chargers this season. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:10 -0800On this week's show, we discuss the Chargers 2015 1st round pick RB Melvin Gordon and how he impacts the team. We also take alook at the other first round picks in the AFC West. Plus we take your calls and questions.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:08 -0800It's that time of year! It's the Bolttalk Mock Draft Show! Join our ringmaster Ray Chan as he tries to keep all the draft experts under control as Loren Casuto and four others will go through the entire first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Joining us are longtime participants Emory Hunt (Football Gameplan), Sean Meusch (FootballsFuture) as well as Daniel Stebbins (Draft Breakdown) and Bolttalk member Matt Stanley (BoltsfaninDenver). We won't be taking phone calls but if you have e-mail questions for our draft panel we will be sure to answer them!
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:08 -0800Ray and Loren will discuss the draft, the team's primary needs, draft strategy and discuss who might fill the team's needs. Even after a great free agency period, the Chargers have work to do if their goal is the Super Bowl. What does this team need to do to catch the Broncos?
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:27 -0800Loren and Ray will break down all the free agency moves of the past month; who the Chargers kept, who they let go, who the Chargers have added and missed out on. We will also discuss who the Chargers have recently had for visits, draft and FA, and have an update from the group SavetheBolts on the stadium.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:30 -0800The Bolttalk Podcast returns to the air to discuss the Chargers stadium, and the roster. We will be speaking about the latest stadium news, the situation in Carson, Inglewood and back down to San Diego. We will also talk about actual team news, including the signing of OT King Dunlap as well as any other players and the upcoming free agency period. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:18 -0800Ray and Loren take the air before the Super Bowl and discuss the San Diego Chargers 2014 season. There were some amazing highs (4 game win streak, fantastic comebacks, beating Seattle) and miserable lows (2-4 vs. Division, shut out by Miami, laid egg vs. KC). Who impressed, who disappointed, who has you excited for 2015 and who can you not wait to see out of a Chargers uniform? Is Philip Rivers the answer or the question? What are the Chargers needs and who are you looking at in FA? All these and more will be discussed by the hosts and by the callers/e-mailers/chat room participants. After this show we take our normal February hiatus so sound off on the 2014 Bolts!
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:20 -0800Down 28-7 at halftime, the San Diego Chargers put on a show. Looking like some of the best Chargers teams of the past, they stormed back to tie the game at the end of regulation and win it in overtime 38-35. This means the Chargers have an easier road than last year; win and you are in. Ray and Loren will discuss one of the most amazing games this season, the big performers, the injury/roster news and get you ready for a do or die game against the Chiefs in Arrowhead. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails!
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:00 -0800In one afternoon the Chargers went from controlling their destiny and having a strong hold on a wild card spot to out of the playoffs and needing a lot of help to survive. The aftermath of a 22-10 loss to the AFC West champion Denver Broncos. Ray and Loren will discuss what went wrong vs. the Broncos, what needs improving this and next year, the home field problem at the Q and generally will gripe about how this team has fallen apart over the last few weeks. We will discuss the 800lb gorilla in the room (LA), the roster moves and get you ready for a game against the 49ers in Santa Clara. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:00 -0800Ray and Loren take to the air on an earlier night to discuss the tough loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. We will go over what went right, what went wrong, what needs to be improved and where the team stands in the playoff hunt. Bolttalk will also have as up to the minute roster and injury news as is possible, and we will get you ready for the second big game in a row as the Denver Broncos come to San Diego. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:25 -0800After a last minute win against the Rams, the Chargers traveled to Baltimore and did what no other West Coast team has ever done, and in thrilling fashion winning on a last minute touchdown. Ray and Loren will discuss another impressive Chargers win, the latest injury and roster news, what on earth is going on with the AFC Playoff picture (and how the Chargers can stay where they are). Then we will get you ready for the toughest game of the season as the New England Patriots visit Qualcomm to take on our Chargers.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:21 -0800Does anyone have any fingernails left? The Chargers attempted to give the game away multiple times, fought onwards, persevered, and in the end it was the goat of the game that kept the season alive. On a special Tuesday night show, Loren and Ray will discuss what was the nail-biter of the year, the positives and negatives, and what this victory means going forward, as well as the positive developments from this year's draft class. Before you tuck into turkey, stuffing and pie we will get you ready for the first of the final four crucial games as the Chargers head east to take on the Baltimore Ravens.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:02 -0800After a much needed break (especially to let our voices recover from all the cursing at the Miami game), Ray and Loren return to discuss that accursed game (briefly please), talk about the roster (who is healthy, who is getting there, who will play), and the changes that must happen in the second half. Then we get you ready for Raider week II, the Revenge. San Diego will once again play host to Oakland and its fan base from the surrounding prisons (and LA).
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:17 -0800Ray and Loren finally review the Denver game. We will discuss the refs, the problems with the team, what this game revealed, the issues with the Chargers training staff and much much more, because there is a ton to discuss. We will also talk about the roster, the latest injury news, the break the team has gotten, and get you ready for a (now) must win game in a place where the last time the Bolts won, it involved Kellen Winslow and some cramps.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:26 -0800The Chargers have been held together by wire, bits of wood and good intentions. On sunday they might have fallen apart, even if for one game. Loren and Ray discuss what was a very poor game by the Chargers and what might have caused it. We will be looking at the roster, the mistakes, the exhaustion and what the team might need to do to keep going. Then we will get you ready for the biggest game of the year as the Chargers play at Denver on Thursday night football. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:46 -0800Our 300th episode! Thank you guys so much, if not for you all, we wouldn't be doing this! Loren and Ray break down a game that we all basically thought was a walk. The Chargers defeat the Raiders 31-28 in a game that was far more hard fought than anyone could foresee. We discuss the good, the bad, the ugly and what this game means for the team going ahead. Your beloved hosts will also talk about the injury report (unfortunately) and look ahead to another division showdown as the KC Chiefs come to town. And we will take your phone calls and e-mails - that is what has made this show so special and we hope to have you guys be the big part you've always been!
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:36 -0800What's the deal? We usually have R-Rated shows when the Chargers play poorly. Well because the Jets were SO horrible, and it is Raider week, that there's no way to describe either EXCEPT with curse words, so we are making this week's show R-Rated. Ray and Loren will discuss IN GREAT DETAIL the failings of the Jets, the success of the Chargers, the unmerciful injury bug and what it means for the next man up. We will also get you prepared for the Black Hole as the Chargers travel up north to the Oakland Raiders in a game that has been very problematic in years past. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:16 -0800Here kitty kitty kitty...The Chargers with a very short deck took on the winless Jaguars and defeated them handily 33-14, but at the cost of yet another player. Ray and Loren will break down the win against the Jags, what looked good, what didn't, and the continuing injury trouble as the team keeps losing starters and had too many injured for the inactive list. We will discuss some AFC West news, any roster news and get you prepared as the J-E-T-S fly into town. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:15 -0800The Chargers are 2-1 and have an impressive pair of victories, but at a very painful cost. Loren and Ray will break down the Chargers 22-10 victory over the formerly undefeated Bills and will discuss the walking MASH unit that our beloved team has become. We will discuss the injuries, the next people to step up, any FA acquisitions to help and discuss what makes 2014 different than 2013. We will also look ahead as the winless Jacksonville Jaguars led by rookie Blake Bortles will travel west to take on our Bolts. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:31 -0800The Bolts shock the Seahawks - when few people gave them a chance (including one host) Loren and Ray discuss the amazing game, the electric atmosphere, the impressive game plan, individual performances and what this means for the team going forward. We will also discuss the teams' injury trouble, and we will look ahead as the Chargers travel to Wings territory to take on the suddenly resurgent Buffalo Bills.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:27 -0800Well.....that didn't go as planned. In a game that looked more pre-season than regular season, the Bolts lost their second late MNF opener in a row to the Cardinals 18-17. Ray and guest host BigMike will discuss where things went wrong, where things went right (hint: rookies), how much Charger fans should panic (hint: not very much) and look ahead to the home opener against the defending world champion Seahawks. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails, and I'm sure there's alot to say!
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:11 -0800The preliminaries are finally over, it's time for the main event! The Chargers ended the pre-season at 2-2 with a victory over the Cardinals in San Diego. Now they travel to the Valley of the Sun to close out week 1 with a Monday night showdown against Arizona. Ray and Loren will break down the 2014 San Diego Chargers' roster, the surprise moves, the practice squad as well as what we think are the strengths and weaknesses of this group. Then we will get you ready for the Monday night showdown and break down the Cardinals and Chargers.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:08 -0800If the preseason is meaningless, and yet the third game is the most important, should Charger fans feel more or less confident this week than others? Loren and Ray will discuss a lot of positives that came out of a 21-7 loss to the 49ers, whether this game should make Charger fans feel more positive or less about the team, will discuss cuts and who we think is most likely to make the roster and maybe will touch on the Tart Bowl where the Cardinals and Chargers meet, and this time, it's absolutely meaningless. And of course we will take your phone calls and e-mails.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:06 -0800Well.........that didn't go well. Does a game mean more or less after you get your butt whooped? Ray and Loren will see if we've learned anything more from the 41-14 butt whopping the Super Bowl Champs gave to the Chargers in all facets. We will discuss the good (which won't take long) and the bad (this'll take a while) of this most recent game, discuss what needs to be worked on, the injury situation and look ahead to the most meaningful (contradiction alert) preseason game as the Chargers travel to the Big Jean to face the 49ers.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:06 -0800One pre-season game is in the book and we know....slightly more than we did before. Loren and Ray will discuss our first taste of Chargers football, look at who made a good impression, who didn't, what this all means (if anything) and get you all prepared for the next game as the Chargers travel to the Pacific Northwest to face the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. And (of course) we will take your phone calls and e-mails.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:20 -0800Ray and Loren return after a nice summer break to get you fired up for another great season of Chargers football. We will discuss the latest news coming out of training camp, who to keep an eye on, who is making noise and give you our take on the first pre-season game of the season as the Chargers take on the Cowboys. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 15 May 2014 20:33 -0800Ray and Loren go through the 6 new Charger draftees, the class of undrafted free agents, the AFC West situation as it looks right now and take your phone calls, emails and comments on this. Please note this will be out last show (baring some big news) until late July/early August, as this is our customary break period.
Thu, 01 May 2014 21:01 -0800Join our ring-master Ray as he keeps a bunch of draft experts in line as they go through the entire first round of the 2014 draft. In addition to Loren and Bolttalk posters, and draft nicks, Matilack, LBC and Duffman, we have on a regular to our Draft Show, Emory Hunt (@fballgameplan) the Czar of the Playbook and Booga (@BoogaP) from Bolt Blitz. Join us for one of the most popular shows of the year!
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:05 -0800Loren and Ray return to the air to discuss the one position the Chargers need more than anything else, cornerback. We will also break down some names at defensive end and outside linebacker to keep an eye on. If the NFL schedule has been released, we will discuss that and what it means for your Bolts.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:15 -0800With draft day coming closer and closer, it's time to really look at the needs of our Chargers. Ray and Loren break down three positions of need; Nose Tackle, Wide Receiver and the offensive line. We will discuss some of the big names, the players the Chargers have been talking to and potential steals in the later rounds. We will also take all your questions and e-mails on prospects, team needs and targets.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:48 -0800Loren and Ray return to the airways and get you guys prepared for the upcoming draft. We will discuss the Chargers off-season in detail, discuss the teams' needs and go over the positions and players that have caught the Chargers eye and will get you ready as the draft comes closer and closer.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:07 -0800Free Agency is upon us and the Chargers have made some surprising and positive moves, but is it enough to compete with the arms race that is the Denver Broncos. Loren (just him this week with the help of a macbook and the four hamsters running it) will break down the Chargers re-signing of their key free agents, discuss and break down the new players joining San Diego and discuss the big rumors. If you missed anything with the first week in free agency, this show will get you caught up!
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:23 -0800The Chargers Cinderella season comes to an end as they fall 24-17 to the Denver Broncos. On this weeks show, we share our thoughts on the game and their suprising season. Plus we answer your phone calls.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:28 -0800The Chargers continue to roll winning their fifth straight game, their first playoff win in six years as they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10, the only game to be decided by more than 3 points in the entire Wild Card Round. Your beloved hosts, Ray and Loren, break down the game, the game plan, the overall theme of this round and hand out some game balls. We will discuss the media reaction to this game and get you ready for Broncos vs Chargers III: The Return of the Bolo!
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:24 -0800Playoffs? Playoffs? YES PLAYOFFS! Miraculous enough everything fell into play just right as the Ravens and Jets fell, and the Chargers just pulled it out over the JV Chiefs 27-24 in OT. Ray and Loren break down the crazy game, the way the dominos fell just right for our boys to make their way into the playoffs. We will also discuss all the madness of Black Monday, what it might mean for the Chargers coaching staff AND get you ready for the Chargers first playoff game in nearly five years as they visit Cincinnati for Freezer Bowl II: the Revenge! And we will take YOUR phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:07 -0800The Chargers will go into week 17 alive in the hunt for the #6 seed, as the Chargers trounced the Raiders 26-13 and the Dolphins and Ravens all lost in humiliating fashion. As the Chargers host the Chiefs in a game that is pointless for the guaranteed #5 seed Chiefs, all eyes will be on the Ravens/Lions and Jets/Dolphins game. After Christmas Ray and Loren will get you prepared for this important and intense week of Chargers football; we will break down the Raiders/Chargers game, scout the Chiefs and run through all the scenarios that will lead to the Chargers getting into the playoffs. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails, so don't miss it!
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:07 -0800Ray and Loren recap the game we called San Diego's Super Bowl as the Bolts march into Mile High and stun the Broncos 27-20 in a game that once and for all ended the Norv era for our lightning Bolts. We will discuss the latest playoff news/scenarios, what this win means for the Bolts now and in the future and the success of the Chargers game plan and new players. We will also get you ready (as ready as we can early on) for the Chargers vs Raiders round two! And of COURSE we will take TONS of phone calls, emails and messages. If you are at all fired up for the Chargers victory, you need to be there!
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:32 -0800The Chargers might not make the playoffs; but any year they can beat up Eli Manning, end his playoff dreams and beat the Giants for the third straight time, it's a good year. The Chargers rolled the Giants 37-14 with a fantastic performance by nearly the entire team in a complete game. Loren and Ray (who will be far more cheerful and perky this time) will break down the Chargers' beat down in detail, note the changes in this team game to game, discuss the Rookie of the Year candidacy for Keenan Allen and get you ready for a thursday night mile high showdown with Eli's bigger brother Peyton. And we will take your phone calls and e-mails!
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:20 -0800The Chargers drop an incredibly sloppy game at home, losing to the Bengals 17-10 with unusual poor performances by Gates, Allen and others. Ray and Loren discuss the game, what this means for our playoff hopes and what is going on with Mike McCoy. We will also get you prepared as Chargers enemy number 1, Eli Manning, returns to San Diego to face the team he snubbed. We will also take your phone calls and emails!
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:18 -0800The Chargers FINALLY FINALLY take the big step forward we were all expecting them to make. The 2013 San Diego Chargers scored the most points at Arrowhead in over a decade, and have now 4 wins against teams with a winning record, a league best. The team did it with a fantastic last minute victory over 41-38. Ray and Loren get you ready for Thanksgiving by going over one of the finest wins of the season, discussing the good, the bad, the ugly and the concerning (namely the injuries). We will discuss what the team is doing right, what it means for the last home stretch and we will look ahead to a post-turkey game against the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals!
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:18 -0800Two straight losses, to the Broncos and the Dolphins, in two very embarrassing games, put the Bolts at 4-6, their playoff hopes in dire straits and the fan base in a very foul mood. Loren and Ray break out the dreaded Rated R Show to vent the frustration of Charger fans everywhere. We will discuss the game, what is going on with the team, who needs to go where, and look ahead to a very difficult game against the KC Chiefs in Arrowhead.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:18 -0800The Chargers continue their stretch of gut-wrenching losses, falling to the Redskins in overtime 30-24. Charger nation is really really pissed at this game with Ray and Loren no exception (well....maybe Ray is a little angrier this time). They will go over the game, the controversial decisions at the goal line, what it means for the team and the coach, and preview the biggest game of the season as the juggernaut Denver Broncos come to San Diego.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:04 -0800The Chargers take down the Jaguars with a team that walked in incredibly shorthanded and ended the game with more injuries. Ray and Loren break down an outstanding team victory against the win-less Jaguars, discuss the team at the halfway mark and look ahead to a very very difficult second half of the season.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:26 -0800On this week's show, Ray and Loren breakdown the Chargers big win over the Colts. We discuss the latest Chargers news and take your phone calls.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:24 -0800The Chargers went into the Black Hole and couldn't recover from a 17-0 first half shut out, losing 27-17. Ray and Loren will discuss another confusing loss for the Chargers, the few highlights, the latest injury news and will look ahead to a (normally timed) Monday night showdown against the red-hot Indianapolis Colts. And we will take your phone calls and emails.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:14 -0800Yet again the Chargers took on a team that was a media darling, who had been successful in the weeks prior, in a game that no one really thought the Chargers would win. The Result: The Chargers win 30-21. Ray and Loren will break down the game, the key plays and players and hand out some game balls. We will also discuss the latest injury news and reports before we get you set for RAIDER WEEK as the Chargers visit the Black Hole in Oakland. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:49 -0800A paper thin Chargers team walked into Tennessee where they had never lost against a Titans team they hadn't lost to in ten plus years and they snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory. Ray and Loren get to break down a real stinker, discuss the latest injury and roster news and look ahead as the Chargers return to SD to face the 2-1 Dallas Cowboys.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:49 -0800The Chargers responded from a heartbreaking loss in a way that we fans haven't seen in a long time; they won a hard fought game with a end of the game drive and a game winning field goal. The Chargers put the hottest team in the NFL on ice with a 33-30 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:30 -0800Riding high up 28-7, the Chargers give up 24 unanswered points and do not get a first down in the final quarter to lose in another MNF heartbreaker 31-28. If we can't blame Norv, what gives?
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:08 -0800Ray and Loren break down one of the most eventful and crazy cut days in Chargers history, discuss the new 53 man roster and get you ready for the late monday night showdown as San Diego hosts the Houston Texans on Monday night Football!
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:16 -0800Chargers lose 28-33 to the Bears. We look ahead to the Arizon and talk Chargers news.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:12 -0800Ray and Loren return to the air the day before the second pre-season game gets underway. We will go over the first pre-season game, who has looked good, who has looked bad, and what we want/expect to see for the next game. We will also get you caught up on the latest Charger news and rumors and get you prepared for the next day's game. We will also take your phone calls and e-mails!