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.
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!
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.
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.