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The Chargers Are Nobody’s Team


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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.”

FUCK YOU DEAN SPANOS!

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“Good NFL Town” vs. “Bad NFL Town”


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

Bosa Holdout is Finally Over!


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That had to have been one of the worst Chargers’ moves ever!  They opened negotiations at 60% and then dragged their feet to come correct.  They just came off looking petty and cheap in a year where they need an enormous amount of good will to convince 2/3 of San Diego voters to approve a ballot initiative that will increase taxes on hotel rooms by a measly 4%.  You might think taxing out-of-towners would be a no-brainer, but not in this city.  You’d be hard pressed to get a 2/3 vote on approving breathable air or drinkable water in this town.

Well, at least we signed our 1st Rounder in the 3rd overall pick of the NFL’s 2016 draft.  Let’s hope the Chargers picked right and this kid can play at the NFL level.  He seems serious and I’m a firm believer in the 3rd times a charm.  We’re about 2 weeks away from the first game so let’s hope that’s enough time to get up to speed and out on the field.

 

BREAKING: Spanos Can’t Afford Bosa, Spent His Bonus on Carson Stadium Site


Occam’s Razor is a line of reasoning that says the simplest answer is often correct.

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“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!

LARRY FUCKING ENGLISH FUCKER!

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FML – SMH – SPANOS

Spanos is Synonymous with #EPICFAIL


The fact that this unprecedented hold out in the new era of the renegotiated CBA is still going on is an absolute embarrassment to the #NFL(1) and the #Chargers(2).  This bullshit situation going on with Joey Bosa happens EVERY TIME when the Chargers have to deal with actual talent.  What’s worse is that Chargers’ fans are woefully misinformed about this and think Bosa is being unreasonable or greedy or a “Diva” which is just not the case.

Dean Spanos and clan spent $20,0000,000 on a toxic dump in Carson to try and rip our team away from us and now he won’t pay or can’t pay the #3 pick what he is due based on what lower picks have already received.  The Chargers have zero negotiating room and have lost in the media and the court of public opinion in a year when it has never been more critical as they want a new stadium built.

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Bosa is arguing that he wants his bonus upfront rather that 60 percent now and 40 percent next year. 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. What he is asking for is not outrageous by any means, it’s actually the standard. As far as saying he hasn’t played a down and he has to prove himself, he proved himself well enough in college to make it to 3rd overall pick by the Chargers, and 1st defensive pick of the draft, therefore he was worth the money in the GM’s mind. Management is just afraid to pick up the phone and discuss with Bosa and his agent because they think it looks weak.

 

Chargers are Dead-Ass Wrong in Bosa Impasse


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The Bolts are giving themselves just enough rope to hang themselves and our stadium hopes.  The Chargers are fucking up their most important season ever and it hasn’t even begun! After 38 years in this city, I honestly wonder if the Chargers will ever do anything right or contend for another Super Bowl in my lifetime / in this city.  They were so bad last year, they got the #3 overall pick.  Awesome right? Not really… If you’re a true Bolts fan, then you knew this was coming.  They did it with Rivers last time they drafted in the top 5.  They did it with Tomlinson who missed most of his Rookie camp in 2001.  They suspended Antonio Gates for 1 game in 2005 where we lost that home opener by 4 in a home game the Chargers were favored to win and ended up missing the playoffs by 1 game that year.  They did it to VJAX also which cost us the playoffs in 2011.

DO YOU REALIZE HOW STUPID THIS IS?

“On the surface, there’s little to discuss. Relying on team precedent, the Chargers remain dug in on the position that Bosa’s contract must include offset language and defer a major chunk of the signing bonus into 2017. Relying on precedent as to the top picks in the draft since 2012, Bosa’s camp wants either no offset language on the guarantee or full payment of the signing bonus in 2016.” – PFT 

So the Chargers have made this BFD(Big Fucking Deal) over the offset language bullshit but Bosa has been willing to accept that IF the Chargers pay the kid all of the money he’s due instead of breaking it up in two payments separated by 9 months.  This has got to be the worst fucking decision the Chargers have made since announcing their alliance with the Raiders to move out of America’s Finest City.

SPANOS FAMILY – WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?  Figure it the fuck out!  Stop putting on your “Bad Idea Pants” everyday and pay the kid like every other NFL team has done already you dumbasses!  GAWD, you’re awful!

Can’t we all just get along!  Just pay the kid so he can play football and help this team you jerks!

BOSA Development… of our Defense!


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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.

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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.

GO BOLTS!