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Old 12-17-2012, 05:04 PM
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http://m.bizjournals.com/denver/news...ed.html?r=full

Bidding for AEG started on Dec 7. It's expected to be sold by the first of the year. The range is expected to be 8 to 10 billion. Obviously, anybody bidding that much probably has had discussions with someone in the Chargers organization and the owners committee and NFL commissioner.

The Chargers have from Jan 1 to Feb 15 to state if they are moving to LA.

Come on Larry Ellison..... You should dock one of your yachts here in SD.. Why?? Because you can.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:04 PM
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Months ago I heard some pundit say that Spanos was hoping to get the NFL to kick in millions to help pay for a new stadium. Back then, that was a fingers crossed hoping kind of scenario. I've not heard since if that avenue was still being pursued. I kind of think it turned out to be a lonely road.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:19 PM
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This has always bothered me as well and is the biggest reason I am against the city shouldering the bulk of the stadium cost.
Agree 100%. It also seems completely ridiculous that the NFL could blackout a game being played in a publicly funded stadium.

As much as I love the Chargers and going to the games I can't support any proposal that uses tax payer $'s in any way.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 AM
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Just another hurdle to downtown...

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/...opment-fundin/
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:32 PM
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Congress should pass a special tax on people who don't buy season tickets. That's the only way the system can ever work.
Congrats on your horrible idea.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:22 AM
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The official period for teams to apply to move to "Farmers Field" in Los Angeles has opened.... but no team has indicated any serious interest... yet.


http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_222...ary?source=rss
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:55 PM
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Team source: Chargers' next coaching hiring could be made with L.A. move in mind

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--te...192757488.html

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Now that San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner has officially been dismissed, a team source said a consideration has to be made that's foreign to other franchises:
Who will play to the Los Angeles market?

As the Chargers (7-9) fired Turner and general manager A.J. Smith on Monday following another disappointing season, there are some unusual assessments that owner Dean Spanos must think through.

Spanos must settle whether the Chargers are going to stay in San Diego (which is his hope) or move to Los Angeles. And Spanos has roughly one year to settle it all.
"Everybody understands that Dean wants to be in San Diego," the team source said. "That has always been his priority."

Whether San Diego voters approve a ballot measure on a new stadium is critical, but so will be upcoming talks with new San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Shortly after being elected in November, Filner declared that there would be no "sweetheart" deal for the Chargers.

According to multiple sources with an understanding of the Los Angeles and Chargers situation, the earliest the team would move north is 2014. Thatís if they ever do. With that in mind, the Spanos family isnít just hiring a coach to reinvigorate the San Diego fan base; it has to hire a coach who is seemingly a good fit for L.A. Thatís why, for all the talk of Andy Reid wanting to coach the Chargers, thatís extremely unlikely.

Despite Reidís L.A. roots (he grew up there and graduated from Marshall High), heís not viewed as the type of winner that will grab a fan base that is used to the tradition and glitter of the Lakers, Dodgers, USC football and UCLA basketball. Reid got the Philadelphia Eagles to one Super Bowl and five NFC championship games, but failed to win a title.

How about Mike Holmgren, whom Reid worked for before landing with the Eagles? He has the personality and the California roots. He also has the experience of running the personnel side.

Jon Gruden? Now youíre talking. Gruden may have plenty of chinks in his armor (never developed a quarterback, depends too much on old players, too emotional), but he has personality. He is a star and that could carry the Chargers initially as they wade through the complicated realities of playing in the Rose Bowl (which already has taken steps to be a temporary home of whichever team moves there) for two or three years and trying to sell the team to a wary fan base.

The same could be said for Chip Kelly of Oregon.

Of course, guys like Holmgren, Gruden and Kelly cost serious money. The Chargers have never paid that much for a coach, so making a splashy move also will require a leap of faith for Spanos.

Then again, if youíre talking about moving your team to the City of Angels, youíre already willing to leap.

Spanos canít do what he did when he tabbed Marty Schottenheimer in 2002 and then Turner in 2007. Schottenheimer and Turner were retreads, guys with NFL head-coaching experience but no overwhelming success.

In Los Angeles, you better have somebody like Joe Torre or Phil Jackson if you expect fans to take you seriously right away.

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:33 PM
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LA. has already failed with the Faiders and Rams . The Rams can opt out in 2014 so... let`s welcome back the LA Rams. My Bolts are staying put because the jugheads in the city council will realize the millions they would be losing in revenue from the Superbowl rotation . WAKE UP JUGHEADS and stop acting like our pathetic leaders in Washington.
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The same article on the open window for LA is circulating around and the writer doesn't understand that under the NFL rules a team has to prove they can't get something done locally before moving. The Chargers have to get a down vote on a new stadium before they can leave, the Rams need St. Louis to vote down funding the arbitration decision. Nothing will be put on a ballot here this year unless the Chargers want out of San Diego. It would fail miserably.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:05 PM
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I wish everyone would stop wasting their energy being paranoid about the team moving and focus on how to make it work in San Diego. The media are relentless troublemakers, but it is the fans duty to continue to express how much we love our team right here in San Diego.

The more you talk about anything aside from San Diego, the more of an issue it becomes. So stay focused on San Diego!

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