XTRA Sports 1360 : Josh and Brian interview Lance Alworth (mp3),
Lance Alworth is a Charger legend and Hall of Famer. He revolutionized the WR position back in the day with his speed and leaping ability and boldness across the middle. This interview is about 9 minutes long and is well worth the listen if you have the time. If not, here are some highlights:
- At his peak, he made $30,000 a year. He tried to negotiate for $35K but couldn't get it.
- Reminisced about training camp in Boulevard. Boulevard is out by Pine Valley, which is about 45 miles east of SD out the 8 freeway. At the time Boulevard was just 2 football fields,12 bunk houses and a bunch of rattlesnakes...
- He said he never noticed the crowd noise. Never noticed the other players when he was going across the middle for a reception. All he saw was the ball.
- Q: What do you miss most about the game? LA: I miss third down. (Note: I love that answer!)