Chargers' L.A. move reflects their history: mistake-prone and misguided

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  1. Cheesedog

    Cheesedog Moderator

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    Chargers' L.A. move reflects their history: mistake-prone and misguided

    This is a pretty good article about SD's move to play little brother to the Rams.. Some of the highlights:

    And perhaps my favorite...
    Spanos is essentially going to pay more money to relocate and play second fiddle to the Rams who already have control over that market. No wonder the Chargers always stink.
     
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  2. Packinatl

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    Will it work in LA with 2 teams? For the clubs likley not. For the league yes. Follow the money
     
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  3. diesel

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    Raider fans are going to fill up that 30,000 seat stadium when their team plays their. Embarrassing for the Chargers.
     
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  4. Packinatl

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    It's temporary until Stadium is built
     
  5. Cheesedog

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/01/12/mayor-takes-parting-shot-at-chargers/

    pretty much this...

    Goodells statement was a bunch of hooey about Chargers trying hard to stay...
     
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  6. Pugger

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    This is just sad for the SD fans. I suspect only the league was clamoring for a team in LA. Unless the team starts to win folks there won't give a rip about either team. And now there are 2 of them? Good luck with that.
     
  7. TW

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    I have a hunch the league figured that the San Diego connection, with fans, would still exist. I don't agree with that premise, but it is possible. A comment I heard, from someone living in SD, there is a rail link that would work for getting people back and forth, and probably be faster than driving across LA to games. Nothing is impossible, I suppose. What's disturbing is that $550 mill relocation fee. That's horrendous. It sounds like the Chargers would do anything to leave, because they'd burned so many bridges.

    I'm not going to throw this whole thing out as wrong until I see what happens when they both move into the new digs. That complex is going to be an unbelievable source of revenue for everyone involved, and both teams will benefit tremendously because of it's unique design.

    I kind of think of it as being what they're doing in GB, only many times bigger, and grander, because of the available money. It's going to be the Taj Mahal of the NFL.

    I think something else comes into play. The NFL is looking to expand into Europe. The UK. An expansion team there, combined with an expansion team in the US, would play well. Is it possible that a decade from now, SD will get a new, expansion team? Not saying there's anything being done along this line, just speculating on what could be in the market down the road.

    But, based on what I've seen with SD, they lose all their teams. I'm surprised the Padres haven't pulled up stakes.
     
  8. diesel

    diesel Lifetime Member

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    I agree. L.A. is incapable of supporting 1 team, much less 2. Its a Lakers and Dodger town
     
  9. Nutbush

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    TW brings out an interesting point wanting a team in Europe. What if the Chargers play half of their home games overseas or outside of the country. London, Mexico City. A way of getting around having a home team over there and might draw more folks to games in LA with fewer chances to watch them. Not sure if it would even have to be negotiated with the union.
     
  10. Cheesedog

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    My edumacated guess at this point is that Las Vegas falls though for the Raiders since the data shows it's not much of a money maker and you see the Raiders move to SD at some point.
     

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