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  • Chargers Fans Offered Ways to Cover up Bolts Tattoos

    01/14/2017 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Jaspreet Kaur, Artie Ojeda and Monica Garske
    Some Chargers fans were so dedicated to the team that along with wearing Bolts gear, they also sport tattoos inspired by the NFL team. But with the team deciding to move from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, many San Diego residents are now calling themselves "former" fans. When the team announced its big move Thursday, some angry fans threw away their jerseys in a growing pile outside of Chargers Park Thursday. One person was even arrested for setting their jersey on fire. Other former fans are now taking their Chargers' gear to the Sports Arena to...
  • Chargers shouldn't look for a welcome wagon in L.A.

    01/12/2017 12:17:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 11, 2017 | Bill Plaschke
    Eery relationship is built on honesty, so the San Diego Chargers should hear this as their moving vans are chugging up the 5 Freeway on their noble mission of greed. We. Don’t. Want. You. The news broke Wednesday that Chargers owner Dean Spanos has informed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is moving the team to Los Angeles, which is pretty much dreadful news for Los Angeles.
  • Twitter immediately ripped the new Los Angeles Chargers logo to shreds

    01/12/2017 9:39:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | January 12, 2017 | Pete Blackburn
    The Chargers made their relocation to Los Angeles official on Thursday morning, and the team immediately unveiled a new logo as a result. The club's official Twitter account was first to post the new artwork, which looks somewhat like a modernized ripoff of the Dodgers 'LA' logo. Not surprisingly, it didn't take long for the internet to rip it to shreds. Here are some of the best jabs at the unspectacular new emblem.
  • Chargers’ stadium vote fails miserably, clouding future in San Diego

    11/09/2016 8:02:49 AM PST · by Wolfie · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/9/2016
    Chargers’ stadium vote fails miserably, clouding future in San Diego A ballot measure in San Diego that would have raised hotel taxes to pay for a new Chargers stadium came up far short of the required two-thirds vote Tuesday, leaving the team with an uncertain future in the city. Measure C, as the initiative was known, would have allowed city officials to raise hotel-room taxes from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent and use that revenue to pay for a new downtown stadium and convention-center annex next to Petco Park, where the Padres play baseball. But the measure received support from...
  • Poll: Chargers stadium measure is way, way behind

    10/07/2016 3:38:24 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 22 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 10/7/16 | David Garrick
    The Chargers stadium ballot measure is falling far short of the support needed for approval on Nov. 8 and backing for the initiative is shrinking instead of growing, according to a Union-Tribune/10News poll released Friday. The survey shows 41 percent of likely voters say they are certain to vote against Measure C and 36 percent say they are certain to vote for it. The remaining 23 percent describe themselves as “not certain.” If uncertain voters are removed from the results, the measure is opposed by 53 percent and supported by 47 percent, far short of the two-thirds support — 66.7...
  • Letter to My Younger Self by Danny Woodhead

    09/10/2016 7:20:52 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 7 replies
    The Players' Tribune ^ | 9/7/2016 | Danny Woodhead
    A Letter to my Younger Self by Danny Woodhead Dear 18-year-old Danny, I know it still stings. But if there’s one thing I know about you it’s that when you get knocked down, you don’t stay down for long. Now, as you begin your freshman year of college football, the only thing greater than the disappointment of not getting a scholarship offer to play at Nebraska is your excitement to join your older brother, Ben, and follow in your father’s footsteps at Division II Chadron State College. When one door to college football closed, God pushed another one open. Remember...
  • Kaepernick, 49ers teammate kneel during national anthem

    09/01/2016 9:10:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 11:54 PM EDT | Greg Beacham
    Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback’s preseason protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression.Kaepernick and Reid dropped to one knee while a naval officer sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag at the Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium. Kaepernick received scattered boos when he dropped to a knee, but the protest was otherwise unremarked by the San Diego crowd. The 49ers’ visit coincided with the annual Salute to the Military preseason game for the Chargers, who have strong fan support in their...
  • Chargers Will Greet Kaepernick and 49er’s With Most Patriotic Pregame in History

    09/01/2016 5:56:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | 08/31/16 | Regan wilson
    Well, the next time Kaepernick’s 49er’s take the field they will be in one of the biggest military cities in the nation – San Diego. The Chargers are rolling out something very special for their game against Kaepernick’s team. The game is being called the “Salute to the Military” and will feature a number of entertainment options which will honor the United States, the American Flag and our nation’s military. Among the festivities will be 240 service members holding a 150ft x 300ft “super flag” during the national anthem, retired Navy SEALs parachuting into the stadium during the pregame show,...
  • 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
    http://finance.yahoo.com ^ | 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.