So now Dean Spanos says he’s closer to moving the Chargers to Los Angeles than staying in San Diego.
Here’s a one-finger, two-letter suggestion: Go.
Move. Do it. Dare you.
It’s all so predictable, the threats, the bullying, the crying wolf. We heard them at this time last year, as NFL owner meetings and ballot deadlines were approaching. We heard it earlier this month from national media, unidentified team “sources” whispering that the Chargers have never been closer to exercising their Jan. 15 option to join the Rams and Kroenke-world in L.A. Now Spanos lets it slip Sunday that “I’m waiting for the city of San Diego,” that if it somehow doesn’t act now, if it doesn’t cook up a plan that bleeds taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars for a new stadium so he can charge higher ticket prices and get even richer, if it doesn’t accede to his demands, he’s moving.
Scout’s honor. This time he means it.
So call his bluff. See if he’s really holding that pair of aces.
See if he’s really going to be the second team in a metropolis that hasn’t embraced the first. See if he’s really going to play for a few seasons in a 25,000-seat stadium and sacrifice all that ticket revenue. See if he’s really going to rent in someone else’s palace. See if he’s really going to cultivate a whole new fan base and sign new corporate sponsors and build a new training facility. See if one of the cheapest owners in the NFL is really going to pay the $550 million relocation fee? See if he’s really going to a place where he’ll have the third most popular NFL team (behind the Rams and Raiders) while competing for market share with two NBA, two Major League Baseball and two NHL franchises along with two major colleges.
FACT: Dean has been caught submitting false Golf Scores on his score card. That’s our owner!
Above is a sample of America’s Finest City. We are the ONLY desirable American City that has offered the NFL an address within the city limits that the team actually plays in… and they scoffed at it and said, “No, we want a stadium in downtown!”
New Jersey Giants
New Jersey JETS
Santa Clara 49ers
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? New York’s stadium is not even in the same state and they’re giving San Diegans shit over a 3 mile difference.(You can still see downtown from an aerial shot… not that the country would know because the Chargers have been shitty for a long time and have been scrubbed from National Flex Games.
NFL AND SPANOS CLAN HEAR THIS – We love our Chargers but we hate your corrupt, ass-backwards, scheming ways. You did more for a vote in Carson than you did here you fucking assholes! Don’t think we didn’t notice!
“TRYING TO BUILD A STADIUM FOR 15 YEARS” – Wait one fucking minute assholes!
Only the worst business people in the world would not be able to get a stadium done in fifteen years. Think about it; you’d have to be completely inept or just fucking stupid when it comes to financing, contracts, and logistics. If you hired people to get shit done for a billion dollar enterprise and they came up with goose-eggs year in and year out; those mofo’s would not be around for year 4 because smart business people fire motherfuckers that can’t execute. That is the only job of an owner… hire people to get shit done! No championships or stadium in 15 years+ tells you all you need to know about this fucking family of idiots. They cannot get out of their own way.
And while we’re on it; The Spanos family and the NFL are fucking dubious for claiming 2006-2013(7 Years) as a period of time when they tried to build a stadium! Ever hear of the Great Recession that nearly bankrupted the ENTIRE WORLD? Nothing was built, while construction was halted across the nation and land tracks were left vacant all over the country while developers went belly up. To claim this time period as actively trying to get a stadium built is about as legitimate as Dean’s golf score card.(Yes, the dude fucking cheats at golf.)
SPANOS BAD DECISIONS CONT’D
Look at how the team has been run since they fired the guy who turned it around for them(Marty Schottenheimer)… right in to the ground! You expect these same people to be able to build a stadium? Alex Spanos has dementia and he is the one who bought the Chargers with his fortune… Not Dean(Tommy Boy) or John(Can’t sign Bosa) Spanos! If you want to blame his playoff losses on him vs. a kicker that AJ Smith drafted and single handedly cost us 3 playoff games; then you don’t know football… just like the Spanos family. Marty took this POS franchise at the time and built an annual contender… The Spanos family fired him after a 14-2 season but they maintain the course on 7-9 coaches. WHAT THE FUCK YOU DIPSHITS!?
LEAVE SPANOS! WE DARE YOU! WE FUCKING DOUBLE DARE YOU! You will fail miserably in LA like you’ve failed at evrything else and will come crawling back to San Diego like you failed in Carson. At that point you’ll take an El Cajon location and praise the fans for allowing the team back.(No offense El Cajon)
FUTURE OF TALK RADIO IN SAN DIEGO WITHOUT THE CHARGERS
While most of the media down here stumps for a new stadium blindly with no background in financing, common sense, or details; good radio hosts/journalists like @DSmithShow @ScottandBR @Hardwina @KevinAcee are telling it like it is… The Spanos Family couldn’t have handled this worse, the NFL is flat out stupid for snubbing San Diegans like it has, and they will fall on their face in LA. I have been wondering what they will do if/when the Bolts leave; I wonder if they do.
At the end of the day, I’m a Chargers fan but the NFL’s ratings are declining for a reason… MAYBE BECAUSE YOU’RE RELOCATING TEAMS OUT OF THEIR CITIES??? MAYBE BECAUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS TOLERATED? MAYBE BECAUSE FANS KNOW THE NFL IS CORRUPT AND STADIUMS ARE NOT A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR CITIES? MAYBE BECAUSE ALL OF THE DATA PROVES THAT? MAYBE BECAUSE FANS ARE TIRED OF SEEING THEIR TEAM WIN ONLY TO HAVE IT OVERTURNED BY SOME BULLSHIT CALL THAT CAN’T BE REVIEWED… Okay; we’ll just take your word for it NFL!
Or maybe it is because the NFL is a Billionaire’s club that should pay for their own shit and American’s are hip to this in 2016?
By all means leave the best Super Bowl City in America #NFL and lose an entire reegion of fans! TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU! We told you to get the fuck out or do it the San Diego way. Clue in or fuck off because we are America’s Finest City and we don’t fucking need you!
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.
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!
THE CHARGERS OFFERED 60 FUCKING PERCENT OF HIS VALUE AS THE OPENING OFFER! Now John Spanos wants to put it on the 3rd Overall Pick because they initially offered a shitty deal that no Round 1 pick would have accepted? “I’m blown away,” Spanos said. “At all costs I wanted to avoid going down this road. They made it overly clear we had no other option. . . . It’s absolutely asinine. He would have gotten more cash in this calendar year than anyone except Carson Wentz.”
Really John? “At all costs” you “wanted to avoid going down this road”? Why would you open with a shitty lowball offer?
And now, you’ve fucked any goodwill for a new stadium that this pick might have generated. You have alienated a potential pro-bowler who will most likely never re-sign with San Diego because of Chargers ownership. The odds of us picking in the Top 10 next year are decent and now there is a an actual stigma in regard to Top NFL picks signing with the Chargers. I think it is a foregone conclusion that we will see future top picks decline to be drafted by the Chargers just Eli Manning did.
San Diego has hated Eli Manning a long time because of that stunt but San Diego should redirect that ire towards ownership since the Mannings obviously knew more than we did. Eli has 2 rings and the Chargers still have none… as in ZERO CHAMPIONSHIPS. The Chargers are not a winning organization and cannot point to any team policies as winning ways since they have nothing to show for it. Maybe they should sign their top players like other organizations do?
It is interesting how local mainstream media is applying pressure on Joey Bosa in a number of ways to sign a deal that is unprecedented for a #3 overall draft pick in the new era of the CBA. The Chargers are the absolute worst when it comes to negotiating contracts which is why all of their top-tier talent leaves and we have no championships to show for it here in San Diego. The “Eli Manning Effect” is now an actual thing and it will happen to the Chargers again which they have virtually guaranteed with their indefensible negotiating position taken with the #3 Overall Pick in the NFL Draft. These are known as “unintended consequences” and you know in your heart that it will come at a time when we desperately need that pick!
Everyone from LT to Gates have told Bosa he should report to camp but they were holdouts just like him… and may have an ulterior motive for violating the #1 rule and talking about another player’s contract situation.
“On the surface, it’s not a shock that Tomlinson is taking a subtle pro-team position on this. After all, he currently works for the NFL and, necessarily, each of its 32 teams. At what point, however, does it become relevant for folks like Tomlinson and Antonio Gates to mention that they once had to hold out to get what they wanted from the team, along with plenty of other current and former Chargers — from Drew Brees toPhilip Rivers to Quentin Jammer to Shawne Merriman to Antonio Cromartie toVincent Jackson to Marcus McNeil to Corey Liuget to Eric Weddle and more.” – PFT
Let’s be honest about this. Dean Spanos is a cheap prick who knows absolute dick about football. He is the reason this team has sucked for as long as it has. He could’ve told Marty and AJ to man up and work together like his father would’ve done but he’s a total pussy. He could’ve realized a long time ago that coaches are more valuable than GM’s. He is not smart enough to identify these things and probably has no fucking clue why he should change his franchise’s losing ways. Seriously, what has the Chargers hard-nosed negotiating stance achieved for them or this city? Exactly… not a goddamned thing. SPANOS IS CHEAP! PERIOD!
Let’s not forget that this asshole spent Bosa’s signing bonus on a toxic land dump in Carson 100 miles north of here. For some reason Chargers fans forget this and it happened 6 months ago. We might possibly have the lowest NFL IQ of all fanbases here in San Diego. Fans around the country empathize with Bosa and San Diego for not signing this guy but Bolt Nation is calling this guy a pussy instead of calling out Spanos for being a Cheap Fuck. SMH
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!