If you haven’t read Michael Rosenberg’s article yet; you’ve gotta take a look! HEre’s a sample… “Giving L.A. a second NFL team is like giving Miami a second snowplow. Nobody asked for it, nobody wants it and nobody knows what to do with it. Spanos has said publicly that he hopes San Diegans still support their Chargers and will drive the 120 miles to L.A. You might as well ask your first wife to pay your second wife’s car payments. San Diego has too much self-respect to do that.”
Easy Arash… “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
I’ll be honest… I used to like Arash Markazi’s reporting but he’s obviously pushing an NFL agenda with his reporting lately and it is just bad for journalism. I do finance for a living and I crunch numbers. So when paid hacks start tossing insults my city’s way without any research; I like to pull out the simplest of statistics…. especially for the slow ones. If they work for the @NFL then they are probably slow which means we should just use really simple apples to apples numbers. Let’s compare home attendance for Pittsburg and San Diego just for shits and giggles because Pittsburgh is such a grrrrreat football town grrrr and San Diego is just a bunch of fair weather beach-goers bro.
The numbers don’t lie. Even though Steeltown has had a way better team more consistently and San Diego has had to deal with the shittiest owners in the league and banana-peal shenanigans year in and year out; San Diego has sent 1,238,837 more fans through the turnstiles than the 6 Time Champions Pittsburgh Steeler Franchise in the past 12 years. I could go back further but that would be really embarrassing for the NFL and Pittsburgh and this says enough. BTW – No offense Pittsburgh; I respect the heck out of you… well I did before I crunched these numbers… Jesus; your moves are weak! I take that back… you’re shitty, fair-weather fans. Your football street-cred is officially revoked.
To be honest, San Diego was pretty consistently awesome in supporting the San Diego Chargers despite the Spanos dysfunction. They’ve insulted our icons(Seau, LT, Brees, etc.), they’ve refused to pay our best players or rookies(Harrison, Brees, Rivers, Bosa, Merrimen, etc.), and the Spanos Family refused the tax payer funded stadium we offered to build them in Mission Valley last year(2016) because they wanted it downtown. If the rest of the country knew that the NFL ripped our team after we offered to build them a stadium in Mission Valley but Dean didn’t like the location; there would be national outrage. The NFL has spent millions on keeping that quiet and trying to control the narrative. I bet the NFL’s leash gets a lot shorter with Deano when the bean-counters start crunching numbers.
Unfortunately for the NFL, they chose the wrong fan-base to bad mouth. San Diegans don’t like that shit. If you’ve never been to San Diego listen up… “Slow down, shut up, respect the locals, and leave quietly.” It is that simple… Dean Spanos chose poorly and so did the NFL and now they are reaping the whirlwind of karma. They could’ve left quietly but they chose to kick the fans while we were down. You want to take a crack at our politicians; fine… but you insulted San Diego Fans @NFL… you insulted one of your oldest and most loyal fan bases. Ya done fucked up! This is going to be a season-long dumpster fire the likes of which the league has never seen.
As you can see below; even the guy who was paid to throw San Diego under the bus doesn’t actually believe it. The national media is fucking weak-sauce! What happened to honest journalism? Fuck you National Media Dicks!
None of that matters. My point was San Diego has great fans and the Chargers didn’t move because of attendance. It was a money grab.
The Chargers have apparently determined that it is cheaper to pay their employees to post on Facebook and hire Facebook spammers to sway public opinion in their favor than it is to just pay Bosa what he deserves based on his NFL draft slot. The Chargers have stolen the playbook from SeaWorld
with this bogus move of trying to influence public opinion through public commenting.
It is not hard to identify the spammers as they post ridiculously simple slogans such as, “The Chargers organization handled it like a champ. Glad to see that the organization made the effort to reach a middle ground.” – Jimmy King When you review this guy’s profile, it is full of sparsely populated BS to make it seem real but obviously lacks legitimate personal info like 100’s of others we’ve looked at. You can also tell because these people have no Chargers fan info before this year and live in other parts of the world. They post stupid, nonsensical BS, that is about how great the Chargers are and pledge dysfunctional loyalty to an ownership group that San Diegans despise with a renewed passion since they tried to steal our team and take it to LA.
They are also having their employees post on Facebook as well, posing as fans! This is CRAZY! I assume this post about “class acts” was meant to be an insult to Bosa and the shitty news the Chargers are generating for themselves. This fuckin’ guy works for the Charger Zone!
What the hell are The Chargers thinking!? This is fucking embarrassing. The Chargers have stolen the playbook from SeaWorld with this bogus move of trying to influence public opinion through public commenting. It is sad and embarrassing. You can either believe the shill posts on Facebook or go to real sports sites like PFT and read what REAL NFL FANS think of the Chargers!
Occam’s Razor is a line of reasoning that says the simplest answer is often correct.
“I’ll tell you what (they) paid for the land, it was $20 million,” Roggin said on the Scott and BR show. “The (Carson) mayor told me that. $20 million for 11 acres.” – Link
Say what you want but it is the only logical conclusion with league precedent set with all draft picks for 2016! The 4th, 5th, 6th, AND 7th pick of the draft all receive way more than 50 percent of their bonus upfront. And every single 3rd overall pick since the CBA setting rookie contracts, has received EITHER 100 percent of the bonus upfront or, most of their bonus upfront and the off set language taken out.
The fact that the Chargers have lost this negotiation has not set in yet. Perhaps the realization that an #NFL investigation in to the Chargers’ organizational finances will make them perk up a bit which is undoubtedly coming if this does not get resolved soon. The NFL created new ownership rules for team owner’s families specifically because Bud Adams left the Titans to his family that is not suited to run an NFL franchise. It is a high probability that the NFL will conduct an investigation in to one of it’s 32 franchises if they are the only team since the creation of the new CBA to not get a deal done in a timely manner.
There is only one logical explanation…. The Spanos Family ownership cannot afford Joey Bosa.
The other logical explanation is that the Spanos family is not logical which would explain the 38 years of pain inflicted on me by this fucking family and their inexplicable fucking decisions from keeping AJ over Marty to signing Larry Fucking English! Fuck you Spanos!
This is the first draft I have really liked since we got Shawne Merriman and co. There was a lot of underlying strategy to this draft from drafting Bosa’s teammate, Joshua Perry to drafting the 2015 MAC Defensive Player of the Year who was also a three time first-team All-MAC selection in order to bolster our LB depth. DEEP… finally! Let’s just hope we can make it through the pre-season healthy.
In addition to the Defensive additions, I like the fact that we brought in an NFL pedigree FB in Derek Watt who was Melvin Gordon’s teammate and lead blocker in college. Oh yeah, he’s JJ Watt’s brother and they will face each other this year. We also brought in a BIG offensive lineman in the 7th round, Donovan Clark. We also drafted the best TE in this year’s draft who didn’t drop a pass last year… that probably means he’ll drop several crucial passes for us this year if you believe in the “San Diego curse” which is essentially; “We have beautiful weather, great people, and awesome beer so our sports teams are doomed to ultimately fail because we can’t have everything and other cities are not blessed with our amenities so the fairness gods throw them a bone and let them have some trophies.” San Diegans ultimately come out on top in the long run even though we are usually heartbroken until the next wave of sunshine and swells come through.
Hindsight is 20/20 but San Diego and everyone else outside of the Spanos family can already see the writing on the wall; The Spanos family’s legacy in San Diego is ruined forever. The Spanos family was already on thin ice with its fanbase after years of antagonizing behavior through former GM, AJ Smith. This family just cannot get out of its own way and could probably pay someone to come up with really bad ideas and not even come close to matching these boneheads!
The Chargers are known nationally for one thing in modern history… diarrheaing all over themselves on a national stage weather it be the playoffs, a game to get in to the playoffs, the AFC Championship, the Super Bowl, or the LA Stadium Sweepstakes! These freaking idots fired the two best coaches they’ve ever had and one who is a hall-of-famer in Marty Schottenheimer. I’ll give the Spanos family credit for hiring Marty… he kicked their ass so often, they decided to hire him… until they fired him after the Chargers’ best regular season in history because a player intercepted the ball and then fumbled it…. idiot. I digress.
The Spanos family’s legacy is ruined forever. Not only did they run a beloved head coach out of town and back his nemesis who drafted Larry Fucking English(Bust) and “Bust”er Davis, but they hired Norv “Sucks a Head Coach” Turner to replace him. They passed on Troy Polamalu and AG Spanos went to fucking USC with him! These guys suck just based on the fact that they whiffed on every good USC player coming out from Pete Carrol’s program because AG is goddamned alumni! He owns an NFL team but doesn’t watch his own college team play football? Maybe if John had gone to USC, we would’ve drafted Troy, or Clay, or Brian, or Justice or never mind. Spanos is synonymous with sucks!
Fast forward to 2015/16 when these fucking rim jobs announced that they are building a stadium in Carson(Nuclear Waste Dump). These jerkoffs spent millions of dollars planning to move OUR team to LA. Like I said, you couldn’t pay someone to come up with bad ideas that come out this fast and this bad. This family actually tried to bamboozle the nation in to thinking LA gives a shit about their franchise. The hubris is probably the most annoying thing about this but it all came full circle last week when NFL owners told the Chargers to go pound San Diego Beach Sand. It was the Spanos family/Chargers diarrheaing all over themselves again on a national stage for all to see. In my personal opinion, it was a thing of beauty. Think about it for a second… What message does the NFL send to the nation if they let these knuckleheads hi-jack a civic treasure from a city that loves it and has actively fought to keep it? It says, “If you don’t build a stadium; then you lose your team.” and that is not the precedent that the NFL owners wanted to set for themselves.
Again, it was clear to everyone outside of the Spanos family but these jerks still won’t talk to the city and open negotiations. The mayor called Spanos personally and didn’t even get a return call. Look assholes, Kronkeworld won’t even open until 2019. Are you going to play in the Coliseum? I go to USC games there and if you’re bailing on the Q to go there, you’re bigger idiots than this article makes you out to be. The Chargers will fail before they even move in to their new lease agreement. The only end-game I Can see for them now is to try and leverage LA somehow and sell the team to someone who actually wants to be a hero and keep them in America’s Finest City. Beyond that, the Spanos family has to eat crow and come back to the negotiating table.
These numskulls have made so many bad decisions consecutively that eat away at San Diegan’s true values, I doubt they can ever get back in the good graces of San Diego. They would have to make double the amount of good decisions than their bad ones, which is insurmountable at this point… and win multiple Super Bowls. No one has really said it this way, but this family of fucksticks is trying to steal away our goddamned football team. Fuck these people with a splintery broom handle!
This family should be forced to sell the Chargers like that racist prick was forced to sell San Diego’s other team that was stolen; The Clippers. San Diego hates that motherfucker and we didn’t even like the Clippers. The Spanos family is already not welcome in their hometown and if they keep up their bullshit, they’re not going to be welcome in the NFL. Mark my words. Stop penalizing the fans that love this team because San Diego has rotten politicians and a corrupt city hall!
Note to the Spanos Family: You will always be remembered as the ownership that tried to steal our team and take it to LA… our goddamned rivals! For that, your legacy will never recover in San Diego or NFL Chargers history books.
“You are not big time Spanos family and therefore you do not get LA!”
Before I start this article… LARRY FUCKIN’ ENGLISH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Fuck you AJ Smith & John Spanos!
Blame it on the rain, the horrible ownership decisions regarding coaches and GM’s, or the terrible business decisions made by this family more often than a broken record… heck even a broken clock is right twice a day! The Chargers’ floundering ways have now metastasized to official NFL business ruining the Spanos’ post-season like their shitty decisions have ruined the fans’ post seasons for the past decade.
It seems pretty apparent that the NFL owners were hesitant on calling it quits on a vibrant fanbase that’s been alienated and harassed by this asshole ownership after 55 years in San Diego. Dean Spanos sat idly by while Antonio Gates was benched in a home opener after a career season so AJ Smith could say he was the boss. He did the same thing after Vincent Jackson had a career year… missed the playoffs by 1 game but Vincent missed 15 that season due to a pissing contest with AJ Smith. Spanos also let AJ Smith(Lord of No Rings) run Drew Brees, Darren Sproles, Junior Seau, Rodney Harrison, John Carney, and Donnie Edwards out of town. All of whom set records, won super bowls, or did something better once out of the Spanos’ Chargers’ clutches. Great… really stoked for New Orleans and New England on their Super Bowls while SD still has none. How’d that work out for you dean? Idiot!
When you put it to paper; JESUS! The Spanos family couldn’t try to be this bad at owning a franchise. If it weren’t for Philip Rivers, this franchise would be the Jags or Browns of the West Coast… The Jags were actually better than the Bolts this year. =/ It is just astonishing that the Chargers have fucked up sooo badly in drafts and other football business. It is NOT astonishing however that people outside of the Spano’s clown-car noticed. I am going to assume that most of these NFL owners are savvy business people where their dad did not hand them the business. This leads me to conclude that most of them realize LA is too important to the NFL to let Tommy Boy aka Dean Spanos bring his bumblin’ fumblin’ circus up north.
One could even argue that the Spanos family had been planning this shittiness so San Diego wouldn’t build them a stadium here so they could eventually move up north. The problem with that theory, is that it makes the Spanos family out to be cunning and savvy combined with having foresight. So we can write that theory off. Trust me, these people aren’t breaking the brain-bank. So at the end of the day, the NFL looked at their track record of doing meaningful & important shit in a business that revolves around “execution” and the answer was, “No thanks Chargers!”. The Spanos family has an out if San Diego fumbles going forward, but this is the NFL’s version of Bye Felicia!