In 1994, Alex Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers, turned over daily operations of the team to his son, Dean Spanos. Dean was named President/C.E.O. of the organization. During his tenure as President, he has presided over a team that has only had six winning seasons over the past 15 years. John Butler, former general manager of the Bills, was hired as the general manager of the Chargers in 2001. He took control of a team that had only two winning seasons in the prior seven years. The hiring of John Butler is the only good thing that Dean Spanos has done since he became President of the team in 1994. For those of you who don’t recall, Butler was instrumental in helping Bill Polian build the Bills into a team that set a record in the 1990s of four consecutive Super Bowl appearance ...
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