Local Stories

The San Diego Chargers speak Spanish

The San Diego Chargers speak Spanish

By Pablo J. Sáinz
La Prensa San Diego

SanDiego

Latino fans of the San Diego Chargers are still as fervent as 20 years ago, when Jorge Villanueva joined the team to be its official voice in Spanish in 1994.

That was the season in which the Chargers went to the Super Bowl, where they faced and lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

“The Latino fan is more effusive, fully supportive of the team,” said Villanueva, who narrates the games in Spanish on Pulsar 107.3 FM. “In good and bad times, the Latino fan is with the Chargers.”

Especially now that the San Diego Chargers face the Denver Broncos in the second round of the playoffs, Latino fans have been 100 percent behind the Chargers.

After the game last Sunday where the Chargers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, “people went crazy down in National City, Chula Vista,” Villanueva said. “Many people from Tijuana and Baja California have been contacting us to congratulate us and tell us they are with the team.”

In recent days, Villanueva, being the Spanish voice of the Chargers, has been giving interviews to international media to comment on the achievements of the San Diego team.

“I have been contacted from Hawaii, from San Francisco, New York, and other countries, especially radio stations in Mexico,” said the sports broadcaster.

Villanueva was born in the city of Puebla and began his career in sports journalism as a young man in Guadalajara. From there he…

Finish reading The San Diego Chargers speak Spanish

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Local Stories

More in Local Stories

TenantBootcamp_5.20-e1432239284229

San Francisco’s newest and hottest bootcamps are for — Tenants

Latina ListaMay 22, 2015
i

Traumatic childhood during Argentina’s “Guerra Sucia” fuels resilience in CA educator

Latina ListaMay 21, 2015
MataOrtizReception1

Ancient inspiration reshaped destiny for tiny town of Mexico artisans

Latina ListaMay 19, 2015
960x540

International Council recommends San Antonio’s Missions as World Heritage Site

Latina ListaMay 18, 2015
santos2-self-portrait

Edward Santos’ Art Invites Viewers Into His World as a Disabled Vet

Latina ListaMay 15, 2015
07102012_AP101214020576-600

Midlife Latinas Are Boosting U.S. Entrepreneurial Numbers

Latina ListaMay 13, 2015
Just some of the collection of Native American artifacts at the Arizona State Museum.

Tribes say law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise

Latina ListaMay 12, 2015
Judge-Dean-Bucci-Alternate

Georgia’s first Hispanic Superior Court Judge, Dean Bucci, hits the ground running

Latina ListaMay 11, 2015
imrs

Historians chronicle lives, dreams of Mexican braceros in U.S. labor program

Latina ListaMay 8, 2015