Forbes Names San Diego Chargers' Ownership One of the Best in the NFL

Cameron WardContributor IIINovember 4, 2011

DENVER - JANUARY 02:  Dean Spanos, President and CEO of the San Diego Chargers, looks on from the sidelines late in the game against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on January 2, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 33-25.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Say what you want about the Spanos family, but they have put life into the San Diego Chargers franchise after years of futility and heartbreak. 

And Forbes is in agreement. Click here for the complete rankings.

No, they haven't brought the Lombardi trophy home to sunny San Diego, despite several trips to the playoffs, but they have put together a sting of impressive seasons—especially in the last decade. 

Since taking over the team in 1984, the Spanos-owned Chargers have won seven division championships, made one Super Bowl appearance in 1994 and have been a home to countless Pro Bowlers.

While there is a lot of hate aimed at the throats of the coaching staff and ownership of the Chargers during this short losing drought, one should remember that the Chargers are enjoying one of the most successful periods in their entire existence.

Chargers fans, you know how good this team can be.

Something is missing in San Diego. Yes, you could blame Norval, or Philip or A.J. Smith...but, when games aren't being sold out after all the excitement this team has given the city, one has to wonder if the lack of fan support has anything to do with the slow starts to season.

The Green Bay Packer fans will be in full force this Sunday at Qualcomm,  and so should the Charger faithful. 

Whining won't get you anywhere.