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If you had the ability to buy a team...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Scout200, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Scout200

    Scout200 BoltTalker

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    If you had the ability to purchase a team, what team would you buy? Would it be your favorite team or would it be a team that you want to work with and build up the current roster? What changes would you make?
     
  2. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    The same thing that everyone else would do...

    I'd buy the Jacksonville Jaguars and move them to Key West.

    It's really a no-brainer...
     
  3. Scout200

    Scout200 BoltTalker

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    :thumbup: Well said!
     
  4. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    I'd buy a boat
     
  5. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I would buy the Saskatchewan Sled Dogs, hire all the outa work NFL players and dominate the CFL...

    Oh yeah! That is how you roll!
     
  6. FCBolt

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    I'd buy the Chargers (someone's gotta take the obvious choice).

    I'd put the screws to AJ by telling him to review all available FAs (this is assuming the CBA is a done deal), including the high $$ guys.

    Naw, come to think of it, I'd just fire AJ--his drafts have stunk. No reason to toy with him...

    I'd retain everyone else though. Except anyone with Spanos for a last name. Can't be keeping the old regime around...

    I'd put Marlena in charge of cheerleading. That unit has suffered since her departure. And really, what the hell are folks paying to see anyway? Correspondingly, cheerleaders would show a helluva lot more skin.

    Cooper would be gone. I'd direct my new GM--ah hell, I'd appoint myself as the new GM, re-sign Burnett, Siler, and Weddle on D. Clary on offense. I'd have to see what the hell the WRs want for $$$, but I'd lean toward keeping VJ.

    Do I have the ability to build a new stadium? Cause I'd just get it done and figure I'd recoup it by taking over the concession sales and charging the fans the going rate for tickets :)
     
  8. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    How 'bout a liquor cart?. Beer is all well and good, but some single cask bourbon and single malt whiskey would wet the ol' whistle. :)
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

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

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    I'd actually like to buy a poorer performing team so I could make an impact on it
     
  10. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    So....the Chargers it is....

    the Key West Chargers.

    I'd build a floating stadium.
    The cheerleaders would of course have the coconut tops and grass skirt thing goin' on..
    Drinks? Of course...Bay Breeze, Mai Tai, Mojito, Blue Hawaiian, Hurricane, Pina Colada,
    Sex on the Beach, Bahama Mama, Lava Flow, and pitchers of Margaritas. Beer also.
    Everyone gets a lei upon entering.

    I'd keep AJ out of spite. I'd rehire Schotty and keep Norvall as O.C. (also out of spite)
    I'd hire Bill Cowher as D.C.
    I'd sit nekkid on a pile of cash in my owner suite and eat buckets of fried chicken...and
    key lime pies.
    Key West Bolts baby....Key West.
     
  11. Lightning

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    If it was my favorite team then it would be the chargers and if it was a build up team then the Clippers, Either way Mrs. Lightning already says that "if we owned a team..." we would have to have seats right on the field/court like Cuban does with the Mavs. the "owners suite" would be empty on gameday!
     
  12. wrbanwal

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    :thumbup:

    I'd tell kemo sabe
    Kiss my a s s I bought a boat
    I'm going out to sea
    :)
     
  13. FCBolt

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    Good point. I'll include a "VIP mezzanine", charge mega$$$ for season tix there, and have good bourbon and single malt for a reasonable price (say, 3x cost;)).
     
  14. FCBolt

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    My favorite line from that song too :)
     
  15. FCBolt

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    Damn. Those are some good ideas.
    You're gonna miss on charging crazy rates for parking, but you make up for it by charging crazier for the boat ride.
    Make those boats bare bones so the regurged mai tais etc involve little labor to clean up after the ride back to shore.
    Course, you'll have to sport a luxury yacht for the box seat holder (ah farg it, they probably have their own anyway--which brings up another line of profit--docking fees).
    This idea has win all over it.

    Also, no rainy day games. Just motor into the Gulf or up the coast to avoid bad weather.
    Course the beginning of football season is the peak of hurricane season.

    That may cause some issues.

    You'd have to have a roof. And $1 hurricane specials. And submarine transport.
     
  16. Joy Division

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    Submarine transport: check.
    Roof: check (slides open, then up and converts into sails)
    Hurricane specials: check
    Docking fees: check
    Party Barge Fee: check (to and from mainland and Keys)
    EPA Fee: check

    Welcome to BP Stadium, the worlds largest floating stadium,
    home of the Key West Chargers!
     

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    One alternative is to annex Baja and float it in the Gulf of California.

    Just making sure you consider everything here ;)
     
  18. SDRaiderH8er

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    owning a sports team is over rated.

    Now how about a couple of casinos on the Las Vegas strip
     
  19. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Presumably for this to happen I would have to have way more money than I needed, so...

    I would first buy the Oakland Raiders. I would immediately change the team name to the Prancing Fairies, and change the uniforms to pink and purple with daisies on the helmets. I would trade any decent players to the San Diego Chargers for a warm six pack of beer and some used footballs. I would move the team to the Ozarks. After completing those tasks, I would sell the team, retaining the rights to the name and uniforms so that they could not be used without my permission.

    THEN I would buy the San Diego Chargers. At the press conference I would announce that the current uniforms would be burned, and the team would immediately return to the powder blues full time. Alternate unis would be the Air Coryell era unis, and occasionally we would mix in the previous navy blues. I would pay whatever fine the NFL levied so the uniform change could be immediate, the Chargers would never play another game in the sh_t crafted by the retarded Spanos grandson. I would announce that the number 80 would be retired. I would unveil plans for a new state of the art stadium to be built in San Diego on my dime. I would make it known that the Chargers would never, ever be anything other than the San Diego Chargers. I would name the stadium after Don Coryell, no corporate sponsorship deal. Beer prices would be reduced, parking would be free. The new stadium would have a couple luxury suites set aside each game for use by whatever season ticket holders won that week's drawing. I would instruct my estate attorneys to draft a document leaving the team to the city of San Diego upon my death, to be run by a board of directors culled from the Bolt Talk Forum.
     
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    post of the year
     

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