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Chargers planned to wear bolo ties at Super Bowl

San Diego's Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle admits some plans if the team made it to New York.

Philip Rivers wears a bolo tie at a Chargers news conference.

The Chargers' most polarizing story of the year was set to take an abrupt turn -- at least that was the plan -- if the team made it to the Super Bowl.

Philip Rivers donned a bolo tie and snakeskin boots after each game this season, starting a local fashion trend that caused a shortage on some Western wear in San Diego. But the Chargers were set to take things to a whole new level. The plan was for the entire team to show up to Super Bowl XLVIII wearing the shoestring necklace.

"He wore it every game this year and it was his deal," Chargers safety Eric Weddle said on The Peter Schrager Podcast. "€œNo one else can pull that off and make it fly like him, so it was pretty amazing.

We all had a deal that we were going to wear one if we made it to the Super Bowl.

-- Chargers safety Eric Weddle

"We all had a deal that we were going to wear one if we made it to the Super Bowl."

The Chargers, of course, fell to the Broncos last week after a surprising run into the postseason.

Weddle also discusses a variety of topics including the NFL'€™s fraternity of safeties, his Pro Bowl plans and more. FOX Sports 1's Scott Fujita joined the podcast to voice his support for Vikings new head coach Mike Zimmer.

Listen to the full podcast here: