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RE: ESPN Reporting Chargers are leaving San Diego for Los Angeles ....
The shade of blue is darker too, so all they'd have to do is outline it in yellow.
01-12-2017 06:07 PM
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Really good stuff out there on twitter right now. Chargers getting roasted for this. Just how terrible can Spanos and Chargers management make themselves look?
01-12-2017 07:03 PM
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(01-12-2017 06:06 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  Come on, that new Chargers logo looks nothing like the Dodgers logo other than that they both show a silhouette of "LA" in some form.

I think the Dodgers + Lightning thing nailed it. Look, it's both uncreative AND unattractive. They need to fix it immediately but they won't because there's too much ego involved and admitting a mistake is unacceptable.
01-12-2017 07:06 PM
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(01-12-2017 04:31 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(01-12-2017 12:27 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(01-12-2017 02:23 AM)Wedge Wrote:  Pretty sure this is the first time any sportswriter for a major paper has ever written a column like this to "welcome" a new major-sport team to town:

We. Don't. Want. You.

I generally find Plaschke insufferable but today, his column is spot on. This is a bad move; there's a reason other owners were trying to convince him to stay in SD. I understand he's counting on LA to jump his team's valuation but a lot of that new equity gets eaten up by $650MM in relocation debt. And if he ends up with 40K in attendance at Kroenkeville? This whole thing will be a wash for Spanos and a big negative for the NFL.

After this shitshow how many SD locals are going to drive up to LA for a Chargers game at an MLS-sized stadium, let alone a game in Inglewood where the tix will cost $200 ea in the peanut gallery? Not this guy...

It's a real question how much this decision is driven by the prospect of profit in LA versus how much it's driven by spite towards many different groups, including...

San Diego: Obviously. But not just the act of "You wouldn't give me $1 billion for a new stadium, so goodbye." It's the timing of it. The NFL gave Spanos an extension until next Tuesday to announce his move precisely because they didn't want him doing exactly what he did: Announcing it at 8 am today and then immediately flying up to LA right before the San Diego mayor has to give his annual "State of the City" address at 10 am as The Mayor Who Lost The Chargers.

The NFL: Spanos was hoping the NFL would contribute a few hundred million toward a San Diego stadium to close the gap between the city's offer and the small amount the Chargers were willing to chip in. When the NFL showed no interest in that and didn't even put the request on their agenda for this week's meeting, Spanos skipped the NFL meeting and called Goodell shortly after it was over to tell him he was moving the franchise. (And as noted above, Spanos ignored the deadline extension that Goodell gave him, and went ahead and announced this morning to embarrass the mayor.)

Kroenke: Spanos probably dislikes and resents Kroenke more than anyone else, and reserves his greatest act of spite for Stan -- becoming the permanent unwanted tenant in Inglewood, even if the Chargers never sell more than 30,000 seats except when they play the Raiders.

I agree Spanos probably hates Kroenke the most, but his reason would be completely misplaced. At the end of the day Dean is simply rich people broke. Even if he were allowed to move to LA, he couldn't bankroll a stadium by himself. Spanos essentially wanted to move north and increase the Chargers value to $1B USD and for the rest of the owners to chip in and build him a stadium facility in LA.
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(01-12-2017 12:27 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  how many SD locals are going to drive up to LA for a Chargers game

Hopefully zero.

San Diego residents don't deserve to get to watch an NFL team. Hopefully the seat license fees at the new stadium will get most SD residents to drop their season tickets, so that LA residents can pick them up.
01-13-2017 10:06 AM
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Plaschke is just an old fart trying to troll people into clicking on his troll article.

Didn't click on it.
01-13-2017 10:08 AM
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(01-13-2017 10:06 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  
(01-12-2017 12:27 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  how many SD locals are going to drive up to LA for a Chargers game

Hopefully zero.

San Diego residents don't deserve to get to watch an NFL team. Hopefully the seat license fees at the new stadium will get most SD residents to drop their season tickets, so that LA residents can pick them up.

Why don't they deserve to watch a team? They've only supported it for decades.
01-13-2017 09:42 PM
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(01-12-2017 12:30 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  So stupid. The Raiders should have jumped at the chance to be LA's team, they're still the most popular team there and in California in general. At the very least, they should have shared Levi's Stadium with the 49ers but their pride got in the way (they could always move back to Oakland/East Bay later).

They did jump at the chance to be LA's team, but the NFL wouldn't let them because the NFL hates the Davis family with a passion!!! As for sharing Levi's stadium, both the Raiders and the Niners mutually detest each other, so that wouldn't work either. The Niners would love to have the entire Bay Area to themselves.
01-14-2017 01:23 AM
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You do what have to. Better than playing in the Coliseum. It might as well be the Roman one. You don't have to like your roommate, just coexist and try not pissing each other off. And as I said...they could always move to LA or back to the East Bay later.
01-14-2017 02:07 AM
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There are reports that the Chargers will re-brand with the move to LA. I suggest that the new name be the Hollywood Hypocrites and the new colors be pink and lavender.

I can't imagine that Kroenke would want another blue and gold/yellow team in his stadium.
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01-14-2017 10:34 AM
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