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Old 10-17-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Murrieta, CA
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https://sports.yahoo.com/least-shock...173917388.html

Another article, same points. I don't understand how the NFL thought this was going to be a good move? Nothing against the players, coaches and staff, but I am glad this is turning into a massive failure. A blatantly greedy owner is failing.
Ditto! Lifelong Charger fan, I was born the year they were. Greedy Spanos family! Fans felt screwed! Knew this would be a huge failure!
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:14 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...iability-in-la

If they end up moving again, my guess is San Antonio becomes a front-runner.
Wow...

Well, something hadn't been right since this whole move went down. LA is not exactly wholeheartedly embracing the Chargers, and apparently their wallets aren't really opening up either.

Sounds like a move could indeed happen. And, why not San Antonio? They're hungry for sports over there, and football has always been a very Texas thing. That should be a very good marriage.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Eh, not worried. I'm just going to enjoy my Chargers in LA this season. It's all about the team on the field, don't really care that the stadium is tiny and that there are tons of road team fans in the building. This team is fun to watch, both on offense and defense.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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https://sports.yahoo.com/least-shock...173917388.html

Another article, same points. I don't understand how the NFL thought this was going to be a good move? Nothing against the players, coaches and staff, but I am glad this is turning into a massive failure. A blatantly greedy owner is failing.
Let’s see alienate your SD fans by moving? Go to a city that didn’t want football in the first place and be the second team which has no fan base there? Get into a terrible stadium sharing deal as the second fiddle? Be ran by an cheap incompetent ahole? All check marks for failure.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:20 AM
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Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Eh, not worried. I'm just going to enjoy my Chargers in LA this season. It's all about the team on the field, don't really care that the stadium is tiny and that there are tons of road team fans in the building. This team is fun to watch, both on offense and defense.
I don't blame you. I don't fault them from moving away from San Diego, even if I believe Los Angeles was a mistake. Enjoy them while they're there. And maybe they'll stick around and take root. If not it's going to be an awful look for the NFL when they move into the Rams new digs and draw 18,000 people in a stadium built for what? 65,000? 70,000?


I think a move to San Antonio is foreseeable. Another option I wouldn't rule out is St. Louis. That's a market of 2.8 million and with the Rams moving out there's a football vacuum there. If the Chargers wanted to stay on the West Coast they may consider Portland as well, though to my knowledge they have no suitable stadium. Maybe they could play in Eugene until one could be built. That would actually be pretty cool.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I don't blame you. I don't fault them from moving away from San Diego, even if I believe Los Angeles was a mistake. Enjoy them while they're there. And maybe they'll stick around and take root. If not it's going to be an awful look for the NFL when they move into the Rams new digs and draw 18,000 people in a stadium built for what? 65,000? 70,000?


I think a move to San Antonio is foreseeable. Another option I wouldn't rule out is St. Louis. That's a market of 2.8 million and with the Rams moving out there's a football vacuum there. If the Chargers wanted to stay on the West Coast they may consider Portland as well, though to my knowledge they have no suitable stadium. Maybe they could play in Eugene until one could be built. That would actually be pretty cool.
Well I do fault them for leaving San Diego, but what's done is done and I'm glad they're here in LA now. But I'm greedy and enjoy having two football teams to root for.


Both San Antonio & St. Louis are fine cities, I'm sure, and both could put passionate football fans in the seats. But a "Stan Kroenke" doesn't grow on trees. Those cities will need to either fund a new stadium or come across a mega-billionaire to help them out. The Chargers ownership has limited funds, they are not building their own stadium. They are basically getting a multi-billion dollar stadium built for them for nothing in Inglewood, all they gotta do is pay the rent.


I don't know, maybe the NFL forces the Spanos' to sell the team.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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Well I do fault them for leaving San Diego, but what's done is done and I'm glad they're here in LA now. But I'm greedy and enjoy having two football teams to root for.


Both San Antonio & St. Louis are fine cities, I'm sure, and both could put passionate football fans in the seats. But a "Stan Kroenke" doesn't grow on trees. Those cities will need to either fund a new stadium or come across a mega-billionaire to help them out. The Chargers ownership has limited funds, they are not building their own stadium. They are basically getting a multi-billion dollar stadium built for them for nothing in Inglewood, all they gotta do is pay the rent.


I don't know, maybe the NFL forces the Spanos' to sell the team.
In an ideal world, yes they would. The new owners would move the team back to San Diego and build a new 65,000 seat stadium and have it be expandable to 73,000 so it can host the Super Bowl. San Diego is a fantastic city and was a great destination for the Big Game.

But in reality the Chargers are pretty much tied to Los Angeles for the next 20 years given all of the agreements they have in place with the new stadium.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Pretty surprised that the Titans didn't run the ball or go with the read option on that 2nd 2-point conversion. Well, I'm surprised that they even went for 2, Vrabel will have to answer those questions. But anyway, Chargers survive their "home" game in London. I guess it was worth waking up at 7am to watch this one.

A 5 - 2 start, such an improvement from last year.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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Amazing game tonight. Tied the Chiefs with 4 seconds left then made a 2-point conversion for the win.

Great football.

I hope this is Phil Rivers' year.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Good notes above.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Well, now this thread should get some activity. You have to credit the Chargers for playing one hell of a game. Philip Rivers might be the most hated quarterback in the NFL, but the guy is more resilient than anyone I've seen in some time outside of Tom Brady. Andy Reid is going to be thinking about this game for a long time.
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