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Aguirre got beat down...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by MadMike, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    So now that the schmuck is out of office do you think the Chargers re-open discussions with the city on building on site at the Murph?
     
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  2. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    I think that possibility is pretty much out... and after the vote last night it looks like Chula Vista is our only option :no:
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Nope.

    Unless CV steps it up, Chargers are gone baby.
     
  4. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Thinking about it just makes me want to punch people in the face.... :mad:
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    At least their stadium in LA will be beautiful.
     
  6. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    Maybe, maybe not.

    I caught this article in Forbes about 10 sports teams most likely to move and the Chargers are not on the list. Of the NFL teams they name the Bills, Vikings, & 49ers. No word on the Chargers.
    :icon_huh:
    So take that for whatever it is worth.
     
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  7. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    The issues are:

    No where in San Diego to move to at this point

    No chance at this point to rebuild on site

    Spanos is friends with Ed Roski

    Roski has the site, the zoning, and the crew ready to build within months of a team signing an offer

    And the Murph is leaking badly on wet days so the team wants out and soon


    Hell I live in Corona about 15 minute drive from where Roski wants to put them stadium (At the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways) and I still want my boys in SD. LA fans suck.
     
  8. RM24

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    I hope my city steps up, but there are a lot of people in Chula Vista East and West that are opposed to it. CV might not have the bureaucracy and red-tape SD does but it still have serious hurdles to get over. One of many is the Power plant and environmental issues. It would be a close vote if it did come to that and it might have to. There are a LOT of Charger Fans in CV, but there are a lot of Charger haters down here as well. :icon_sad:
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Now at least there can be discussions and discovery without Aguirre going bonkers
     
  10. Sydalish

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    Silver lining re: Roski - in order for him to get anything out of building the stadium he would need to have major ownership if not outright ownership of a team. Otherwise it just doesn't make much financial sense. The Spanos family isn't interested in selling the team, they just want a new stadium.

    My hopes are on the Rams coming back to LA :D then we'd have 2 NFC and 2 AFC teams in California, a nice balance. Although, Jacksonville seems to be the most likely team to be sold anytime soon IIRC.
     
  11. LV Bolt Fan

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    Just curious.
    Does Roski have the money/backing to build it with the economy the way it is?
     
  12. foober

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    good point. If the economy gets worse the chargers may have to stay at the Q for a while. Depends I suppose on if any of the developers got any of the "wall street bailout money"(ashwipe good old boys banks) that the government is giving away like candy to the corrupt cheating banks that are using most of it to pad thier own wallets.
     
  13. Osmekaman

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    I wonder how the Spanos' are bearing up in this economic meltdown.
    Much of their wealth was earned through construction which is really struggling.
    Hope they've left the odd billion in a shoebox under their bed just in case.
     
  14. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    At least according to the articles I've been reading up here, he is funded and ready to build as soon as the ink dries with a team signing. This is the same guy who built Staples Center and a few other places.
     
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    According to Canepa;

    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stor...rs-canepa-one-step-forward-two-back/?chargers

    "And last, but far from least, is the current worldwide economic crisis. Trying to get a new stadium built in this area, where it's tough to get a pothole filled thanks to City Hall ice chewers, never was going to be easy. Now, constructing one anywhere – and the football team can go wherever it pleases after Feb. 1 if it pays off about $55 million in city debt on the stadium – seems about as likely as Ralph Nader winning a recall."
     
  16. cranberry

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    hope so, too, osmekaman. Don't want to have my Chargers somewhere else.
     
  17. Osmekaman

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    Agreed, m8. :no:
     
  18. nflhof

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    Voting Agguire out is great news. Invetsment partners in San Diego are now at least a possibility. While he is in office no one wants to even talk to the Chargers. This is the best new stadium news in a long time. :yes:
     
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    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    I have tried to maintain optimism, but it is getting harder to do every month.
     

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