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  • The Los Angeles Chargers of Santa Ana? Sort of. Team acquires land for training, offices as first st

    01/29/2016 10:43:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | January 29, 2016 | Jonathan Lansner
    Full title: The Los Angeles Chargers of Santa Ana? Sort of. Team acquires land for training, offices as first step. Do the Chargers want to be pro football's Los Angeles Clippers or the sport's San Diego Padres? The National Football League franchise took another step closer to moving from San Diego to Los Angeles on Thursday by announcing it has acquired land and office space in Santa Ana. The idea is that the land could become home to the Chargers' team operations and training facility.
  • Will Inglewood score big with the NFL's return?

    01/14/2016 2:37:17 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/14/16 | Angel Jennings, Ruben Vives, Christopher Goffard
    Not long ago, Inglewood's prospect's looked bleak. The city was verging on bankruptcy, its schools were destitute, and it had been a long time since people called it the "City of Champions" - once a nod to the world champion Lakers - without irony. But in recent years, the nine-square-mile city with a population of just 110,000 has shown signs of a stunning turnaround. The Forum, which the Lakers left in 1999, was reopened as a lavish concert venue. Developers announced that the Hollywood Park racetrack, closed in 2013, would be the site of a massive retail and residential complex....
  • It's Official: The Rams Are Going to L.A.

    01/12/2016 11:24:05 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 85 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | 01/12/2016 | Sarah Fenske
    It's over. The NFL owners voted tonight to allow Stan Kroenke to move the Rams to Los Angeles, ending the team‘s 21-year run in St. Louis. The owners also agreed to let the San Diego Chargers explore a move to the same facility, in suburban Inglewood, which is south of L.A. The Rams will be gone in time for next year's season.
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...
  • Nate Silver: 80% chance Super Bowl will be won by 1 of these 5 teams

    12/03/2015 9:40:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies ^ | December 3, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    After 12 weeks of the NFL season, the New England Patriots are still the heavy favorite to win the Super Bowl. Using Nate Silver's "2015 NFL Predictions," a model that rates each team and then projects how the regular season and playoffs will play out, we can get a better sense of which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders. Heading into Week 13, the New England Patriots are still the favorite with a 28% chance to win the Super Bowl, down from 33% a week ago. The Carolina Panthers (20%) are the favorite in the NFC. In fact, according...
  • Standoff with gunman stops arriving flights (SAN DIEGO)

    11/04/2015 12:40:01 PM PST · by onyx · 27 replies
    SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE ^ | November 4, 2015 (updated 11:48 PDT) | Several
    Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration said planes are not being allowed to land at Lindbergh Field because arriving planes would have to fly over the shooter’s apartment to land. Rebecca Bloomfield with the San Diego Airport Authority said that departures were not affected because they takeoff in a different direction She said anyone with a flight, or plans to pick up friends or family should call their particular airline.SWAT officers flooded the area, shutting down streets and trying to isolate the gunman. Residents were told to shelter in place.At one point the gunman was shooting east out...
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file, said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers special counsel. Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.
  • NFL Acknowledges Game Clock Error in Steelers-Chargers Game

    10/13/2015 10:56:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/13 | HOWARD FENDRICH
    The NFL acknowledges that one of the game officials should have noticed that 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 24-20 victory at San Diego. League spokesman Michael Signora says in a statement emailed Monday that "an error by the clock operator" after a touchback allowed extra time to run off, and "it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game." The statement adds: "Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it." The...
  • L.A. relocation could set up clash of titans among NFL owners

    08/21/2015 10:23:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL's meandering road back to the nation's second-largest market wound through Chicago on Tuesday, with team owners hearing the competing Los Angeles stadium pitches for the first time. A league that goes to great lengths to avoid pitting owner against owner revenue sharing, salary cap, and cross-ownership rules that preclude owners from fighting over the sports dollar in the same cities is now bracing for a clash of the titans. "I guess you could use the metaphor of musical chairs, and there's a bit of that going on," said Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants...
  • Telesco says Rivers will be Chargers' QB 'well into the future'

    04/23/2015 5:19:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    AP ^ | April 22, 2015 | Bernie Wilson
    SAN DIEGO - Citing his Catholic faith, San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco promised he wasn't going to lie during his pre-draft news conference. He then proceeded to speak effusively about quarterback Philip Rivers' future with the team.
  • As Chargers' future in San Diego hangs in balance, tempers rise

    02/19/2015 2:35:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2015 | Tony Perry
    Political discord increased Tuesday between the San Diego Chargers and Mayor Kevin Faulconer over whether the city will build a new stadium to keep the team from moving to Los Angeles. The two sides exchanged increasingly pointed barbs accusing the other of not dealing in good faith to solve the volatile issue.
  • Ugh! Colin Kaepernik of the 49ers yells out "Obama" at the line.

    12/20/2014 7:50:56 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 62 replies
    I'm watching the 49er San Diego and the QB is doing the call at the line and much the way Peyton Manning yells out "OMAHA!", Karpernik calls out "OBAMA!" I had to run it back 3 or 4 times to make sure.
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015.'s Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • Bengals seek to end 23-year playoff drought, take on Chargers

    01/02/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    FOX ^ | 1-2014
    <p>For the first time since the famous "Freezer Bowl," the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in the NFL playoffs on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.</p> <p>Early forecasts for Sunday's game have the temperature reaching into the low 40s, certainly a positive development for the Southern California-based Chargers and a stark contrast from the last time San Diego visited the Queen City for a postseason game.</p>
  • How the Chargers can make the playoffs (really)

    12/16/2012 10:47:48 AM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    utsandiego ^ | 12-2012
    It is nearly official now. On Thursday night, the Bengals halfway-hammered the final nail in the Chargers' playoff coffin with a win over the Eagles. It made San Diego's chances to reach the postseason even murkier with the necessary road becoming crystal clear. This is a seven-game parlay. If one result does not happen, a Chargers playoff berth is busted. Sunday - Chargers win (vs. Panthers); Steelers lose (at Cowboys). Week 16 - Chargers win (at Jets); Bengals lose (at Steelers). Week 17 - Chargers win (vs. Raiders); Steelers lose (vs. Browns); Bengals lose (vs. Ravens). This...
  • NFL Gets Its 1st Female Referee At Chargers-Packers Preseason Game

    08/06/2012 2:44:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    AP) ^ | August 6, 2012 11:26 AM
    Shannon Eastin will become the first female to officiate an NFL game when she works the Green Bay at San Diego preseason match Thursday night. The regular NFL officials have been locked out by the league. Eastin is a college referee who has worked in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (FCS division).
  • Another life cut short by an unforgiving game [Junior Seau]

    05/03/2012 4:17:30 AM PDT · by No One Special · 82 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ron Borges
    Professional football should come with a warning label. Like cigarettes, football can be hazardous to your health ... and all too frequently lately it can be fatal. If the sad truth of Junior Seaus tragic death yesterday is that it came by his own hand, as Oceanside, Calif., police believe was the case, he is only the latest example of the ravages of a sport whose concussive demands seem to be regularly destroying its own. Only a week ago, Ray Easterling, a former defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons, took his life in similar fashion with a handgun that...
  • NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home

    05/02/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/05/2012 | Maggie Hendricks
    TMZ first reported that retired NFL star Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday morning, and that the police were investigating after his housekeeper found the NFL legend with a fatal shotgun wound to the chest. He was 43 years old. The report has been confirmed by the North County Times: Pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau has apparently committed suicide, found by a housekeeper with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to multiple sources.Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood said he learned of the death from police Chief Frank McCoy.Police responded to Seau's home on The Strand on...
  • Tests Confirm Thousand Oaks [California] High School Quarterback Died From Heroin Overdose

    12/23/2011 4:50:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 23, 2011 2:27 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBS) A toxicology report found that the 18-year-old son of a former NFL quarterback died from a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroners Office said. Thousand Oaks High School backup quarterback Griffen Kramer was found dead in his Agoura Hills home on Oct. 30. Friends told investigators that Kramer began foaming at the mouth while doing heroin with them. Authorities say one of his friends took him home and hoped he would sleep it off. Police have arrested five people in connection with Kramers death. Griffen Kramers father, Erik, played in the NFL for 12 years.
  • Qualcomm Stadium server trips, loses $1,000 and Chargers fans give it all back

    09/15/2011 10:26:47 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies ^ | Thu Sep 15 10:23am EDT | By Doug Farrar
    We have no idea if the San Diego Chargers will go to the Super Bowl this year, but from a sheer class perspective, many of their fans proved to be world champions during the team's preseason contest versus the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 1. During the game at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, a Club Level server by the name of Heather Allison tripped on a stair, and all the money she'd taken in for the day about $1,000 flew out her hands and landed all over the area on fans in attendance, under seats, and one...
  • Looking for Way to Watch or Listen to San Diego / Titans NFL Game - the Rest of IT

    12/25/2009 6:30:33 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 37 replies · 1,066+ views
    none ^ | 12/25/09 | self
    Very sorry for the vanity - quick question hopefully = know there is a lot going on tonight - am following the attempted terrorist attack on the NWest plane - but also - have been very frustrated trying to find the Titans/Chargers game anywhere - on /TV or online radio!!! Can anyone help?
  • Chargers OL Runyan to run for Congress in N.J.

    11/25/2009 9:40:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 688+ views
    AP ^ | November 25, 2009
    MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) - One day after signing with the San Diego Chargers, Jon Runyan says he'll retire at the end of the season and run for Congress in New Jersey. The 35-year-old offensive lineman said Wednesday that he told Republican officials in Burlington County of his plans to challenge Democratic Rep. John Adler in New Jersey's 3rd District. "I look forward to a successful end to my career on the field," Runyan said in a statement, "and a spirited campaign against Congressman Adler in 2010."
  • Tequila files suit vs. (Shawne) Merriman

    11/17/2009 7:51:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies · 536+ views
    ESPN ^ | November 17, 2009 | Staff
    Reality TV personality Tila Tequila has filed a lawsuit against Shawne Merriman over assault accusations from a September incident for which the San Diego Chargers linebacker wasn't charged with a crime. In September, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis dismissed Tequila's accusations that Merriman choked her and threw her to the ground while she was trying to leave his suburban home.
  • NFL Standout Merriman Arrested for Choking Reality TV Star (National Felon League)

    09/07/2009 8:21:08 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 58 replies · 2,500+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 9/7/2009 | Staff
    SAN DIEGO San Diego Chargers star outside linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested Sunday and accused of choking and restraining his girlfriend, reality TV star Tila Tequila, as she tried to leave his suburban home. Tequila, 27, signed a citizen's arrest warrant, charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment, San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Gary Steadman said. Both are felonies.
  • Chargers LB Merriman arrested in domestic call (choked, restrained reality TV star Tila Tequila)

    09/06/2009 12:07:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,761+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/6/09 | Bernie Wilson - ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP)San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman(notes) was arrested Sunday and accused of choking and restraining his girlfriend, reality TV star Tila Tequila, as she tried to leave his Southern California home. Tequila, 27, signed a citizens arrest warrant, charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment, San Diego County Sheriffs Lt. Gary Steadman said. Deputies responded about 3:45 a.m. to Merrimans house in Poway, north of San Diego, after a woman called to say she was choked by the player and physically restrained when she had tried to leave, according to a Sheriffs Department statement.

    01/10/2009 8:26:14 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 1,085 replies · 11,968+ views
    2008 NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND LIVE THREAD January 10th - 4:30PM ET @ January 10th - 8:15PM ET @ January 11th - 1:00PM ET @ January 11th - 4:45PM ET @
  • Partisan politics hits the Steelers-Chargers game

    01/08/2009 10:51:10 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 95 replies · 2,038+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 44th Estate ^ | January 8, 2009 | Salena Zito
    Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pittsburgh, and Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-San Diego, dont just differ on what direction the country should go. No, their partisanship runs much deeper than that. Their juggernaut is over who wins the critically important Steelers-Chargers playoff game that will be held in Pittsburgh this Sunday. At stake is a "friendly" wager that will mean lunch for the legislative staffs of whatever team comes up on top. If the Chargers win, Doyle will buy Primanti Brothers sandwiches and Iron City Beer for the meal. If the Steelers win, Bilbray will buy Rubios Mexican Food and Stone Brewery Beer....
  • NFL Wildcard Weekend January 3rd-Janauray 4th, 2009

    01/03/2009 12:08:15 PM PST · by Perdogg · 354 replies · 4,364+ views
    Atlanta at Arizona (pk) Saturday January 3rd, 2009 NBC 4:30pm EST Indianapolis at San Diego (+1) Saturday January 3rd, 2009 NBC 8:00pm EST Baltimore at Miami (+3) Sunday January 4th, 2009 CBS, 1pm EST Philadelphia at Minnesota (+3) Sunday January 4th, 2009 FOX, 4pm EST
  • Merriman to miss season after undergoing surgery

    09/09/2008 4:30:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies · 142+ views ^ | 09/09/2008 | Chris Mortensen
    San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman's season is over after he tried to play the season opener Sunday with two torn knee ligaments. The Chargers announced Merriman is being placed on injured reserve to undergo total reconstructive knee surgery that will include the repair of his lateral collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments.
  • Merriman will play through injury

    08/27/2008 1:24:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies · 92+ views
    AP ^ | 08/27/2008 | By Staff
    Surgery will have to wait for Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who decided Wednesday he'll play this season despite two torn ligaments in his left knee.
  • Official NFL Conference Championship Games-Patriots beat Chargers 21-12; Giants beat Packers 23-20

    01/20/2008 8:03:43 AM PST · by mainepatsfan · 1,633 replies · 1,467+ views
  • Files of officer who shot Foley will be kept closed

    03/17/2007 5:11:42 PM PDT · by bkwells · 5 replies · 601+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/17/07 | Dana Littlefield
    A judge examined the personnel files of the Coronado police officer who shot Chargers linebacker Steve Foley and decided yesterday that the records would not be released to defense lawyers. San Diego Superior Court Judge Charles Rogers agreed to look through the records to determine whether Officer Aaron Mansker had been accused of or investigated for excessive force, racial bias or dishonesty. Finding nothing in those categories, the judge refused to disclose any information from the files. Mansker, 24, said he saw Foley driving erratically on state Route 163 in the early morning of Sept. 3. The officer, who was...
  • Plugged in Phone Chargers...Waste of Energy? Think Again...

    03/02/2007 12:15:41 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies · 1,117+ views
    Inference ^ | 12/31/2006 | David MacKay
    Phone chargers How much is inside a phone charger? One of the greatest dangers to society is the phone charger. The BBC news has been warning us of this since 2005: 'The nuclear power stations will all be switched off in a few years. How can we keep Britain's lights on? ... unplug your mobile-phone charger when it's not in use.' Sadly, a year later, Britain hadn't got the message. 'Britain tops energy waste league' - and how did this come about? The BBC ram the message home: '65% of UK consumers leave chargers on' From the way the BBC...
  • Accident Claims Lives Of Father, Brother Of NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson

    02/23/2007 4:09:49 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 5 replies · 426+ views
    KWTX Television ^ | 2/23/2007
    (February 23, 2007) Oliver Tomlinson, 71, the father of San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was killed in a traffic accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of FM 2643 and FM 434 near the town of Asa east of Waco. Tomlinsons brother, Ronald C. McClain, 48, was injured in the crash
  • Tomlinson's father dies in traffic accident

    02/23/2007 3:17:28 PM PST · by Dysart · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-23-07 | ap
    WACO The father of NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson was killed Friday when the pickup truck in which he was riding blew a tire and flipped on a highway. Oliver Tomlinson, 71, was killed at about 1:30 p.m. in the one-vehicle rollover, said Charlie Morgan, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman. The driver, Ronald C. McClain was rushed by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, Morgan said. The 48-year-old McClain is believed to be a relative of Tomlinson's, Morgan said. Witnesses reported that a tire on the 1969 Chevrolet truck blew, causing...
  • Chargers Fire Schottenheimer

    02/12/2007 6:20:39 PM PST · by Troublemaker · 13 replies · 402+ views
    Chargers Fire Schottenheimer The Chargers fired Marty Schottenheimer on Monday, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Schottenheimer led San Diego to a 14-2 regular-season record, only to lose in the AFC divisional playoffs.
  • American football: Chargers rusher angered by Patriot celebration

    01/16/2007 12:23:50 AM PST · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 32 replies · 699+ views
    breitbart ^ | Jan 15 5:19 PM US/Eastern | AFP
    National Football League rushing champion LaDainian Tomlinson remained upset by New England's post-game victory celebration after ousting San Diego from the playoffs. The Patriots, seeking their fourth Super Bowl title in the past six years, edged the Chargers 24-21 with help from four San Diego turnovers and a missed 54-yard field goal on the final play of an emotional game. Several New England players hurled their helmets into the air and danced on the middle of the field in celebration, incurring a meaningless 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and the wrath of San Diego star rusher Tomlinson. "I would never,...

    01/14/2007 5:27:36 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 60 replies · 1,036+ views
    New England defeats San Diego, 24-21
  • Chargers shut out Patriots fans: Deny Ticket sales to non Cali Residents

    01/10/2007 9:21:13 AM PST · by beansox · 29 replies · 1,486+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/10/07 | Bruce Mohl
    "The San Diego Chargers have restricted sales to the Divisional Playoff game to residents of Southern California and the surrounding area only," Ticketmaster warned. "Residency will be based on your credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside of southern California will be canceled without notice."
  • Las Vegas woos Chargers

    01/05/2007 4:55:05 PM PST · by CAWats · 22 replies · 583+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 01/05/2007 | Ronald W. Powell
    Las Vegas is trying to hit the jackpot by wooing the Chargers. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman called the Chargers this week inquiring about their interest in moving to his city, Mark Fabiani, the team's general counsel, said today. The Chargers are looking to relocate from Qualcomm Stadium, but Fabiani said he told Goodman in a return phone call today that the team is concentrating on three locations in San Diego County National City, Chula Vista and Oceanside.
  • Head of the class: LaDainian Tomlinson could be the best running back everbut he'd never say so

    12/25/2006 7:37:58 AM PST · by rhema · 74 replies · 1,488+ views
    WORLD ^ | 12/23/06 | Mark Bergin
    When the Chargers defense forced a turnover late in the fourth quarter of a 48-20 blowout victory over the Denver Broncos Dec. 10, San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson had no intention of reentering the game. The league's leading MVP candidate had already done his work for the day, rushing for 96 yards and two touchdowns to that point. Never mind that the ball sat just seven yards away from another score. Never mind that Tomlinson needed just one more touchdown to break the NFL's all-time single-season record. With the game's outcome secure, the consummate team player was content to...
  • Arnold 1 Phil 0 (No "equal time" for Angelides on ESPN)

    09/12/2006 1:34:27 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 383+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 12, 2006 | Robert Salladay
    Yes, that was Arnold Schwarzenegger on ESPN last night doing commentary from the booth at the Chargers-Raiders game. It was a remarkable bit of free publicity for Schwarzenegger amid his re-election campaign. There is perhaps some synergy here that smoothed the way for the governor's Howard Cosell moment. Schwarzenegger is friendly with Robert Iger, the president and CEO of Disney, which owns ESPN. And he has a long relationship with the giant media company. There is no requirement for ESPN to give Phil Angelides equal time, unlike other broadcast shows. News and public affairs programs (yes, sports is considered news)...
  • BREAKING - Chargers Linebacker Steve Foley Shot By Officer

    09/03/2006 4:16:54 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 99 replies · 3,113+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 03 SEPTEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) SAN DIEGO -- Chargers linebacker Steve Foley was shot by an off-duty policeman in front of his suburban home Sunday. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said the wounds were not life-threatening. "All we're worried about is that he's OK," Schottenheimer told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. The early morning shooting occurred after the officer reported seeing a suspected drunken driver weaving in and out of traffic on an area highway and attempting to pull him over, said sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos. "My understanding is he was shot three times in front of his house by an off-duty officer and...
  • Fans boo new parking rules

    05/14/2006 6:40:48 AM PDT · by radar101 · 25 replies · 828+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | May 14, 2006 | Alex Roth
    The San Diego Chargers and their fans have an awkward relationship these days. The fans do their best to root for the team despite knowing that two years from now, the Chargers might pick up and move to Las Vegas, San Antonio or who knows where. Now Chargers fans have found another reason to be grumpy: pricier new parking rules for home games. Chargers fans tailgated outside San Diego Stadium in 1973. Thirty-three years later, the name of the stadium is different, but the tradition of tailgating remains. The rules, which include restrictions on where recreational vehicles can park and...
  • Second Charger linebacker involved in police assault

    04/21/2006 2:22:04 PM PDT · by radar101 · 3 replies · 251+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | April 21, 2006 | Joe Hughes
    SAN DIEGO San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley was arrested early today on suspicion of resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and being drunk in public after an altercation on a University City street, police said. It was the second time in a week that a Chargers linebacker had been arrested and accused of assaulting a police officers. Detective Gary Hassen, a San Diego police spokesman, said Foley, 30, was taken into custody after being involved in a fight with at least three officers about 1:50 a.m. The officers had been called to investigate a report of a...
  • Former Charger (and Black Republican) enters 50th District field

    12/28/2005 8:22:09 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 33 replies · 852+ views
    North County Times ^ | 12/28/05 | Mark Walker
    SOLANA BEACH ---- A former National Football League defensive back and punt returner has entered the GOP sweepstakes to fill out the unexpired term of Randy "Duke" Cunningham. Scott Turner, 33, a political neophyte, made his announcement Tuesday from a makeshift lectern placed on the 50-yard line at Santa Fe Christian School's Beauchamp Stadium. Flanked by his wife, Robin, Turner said he's in the 50th Congressional District race despite naysayers who, he said, have told him he needs a Hail Mary-type completion to overcome his better-financed and more experienced rivals. "Many have already tried to dissuade me from one, running...
  • Which way will San Diego welcome Eli Manning?

    09/22/2005 9:18:59 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 7 replies · 396+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 9/22/2005 | Clark Judge
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning wants to know what to expect from Sunday's crowd in San Diego, I have a suggestion: Talk to your general manager. Eli Manning returns to the city he refused to play in. "I don't have to talk to Eli," said Ernie Accorsi. "If he were another type of personality, it would be different. But he's as poised a quarterback as you could want, and he handles every situation in an unflappable manner." But this is different. Nothing Manning has been through in his short NFL career can prepare him...
  • Barbecue Ignites Blaze At Chargers Game

    08/23/2005 4:00:36 AM PDT · by Cowman · 48 replies · 1,085+ views
    WRAL .com ^ | August 22, 2005
    Barbecue Ignites Blaze At Chargers Game POSTED: 11:17 pm EDT August 22, 2005 UPDATED: 11:17 pm EDT August 22, 2005 SAN DIEGO -- The smoldering coals of a tailgate barbecue ignited a fire that destroyed six vehicles in the parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium during a Chargers exhibition game, authorities said. The blaze also damaged four other nearby vehicles. Shortly after kickoff of the exhibition game Sunday between the Chargers and the St. Louis Rams, the hot coals of a barbecue left in front of a Ford Mustang ignited cars that had been parked together. A column of black smoke...
  • Chargers issue ultimatum to TE Gates

    08/18/2005 4:06:15 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 8 replies · 234+ views ^ | 18 August 2005 | APee
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers told Antonio Gates Thursday that he will be suspended for three games, including the season opener against Dallas, if he doesn't end his holdout by Saturday afternoon. In an attempt to break an impasse in negotiations for a multiyear deal, the Chargers sent Gates' agent, Andre Colona, a letter last Friday informing him of the ultimatum. If Gates isn't at camp by 12:30 p.m. Saturday, he will be suspended for the Chargers' final two exhibition games and the Sept. 11 home game against Dallas. In order to avoid a suspension, the team...