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Official Statement on Filing for Relocation

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/0...iling-its-relocation-application?sf18063674=1
     
  2. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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  3. Fouts

    Fouts I heart Deano!

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    Ticket guarantee, financial meltdown 2008-2012, (people losing their homes, nothing getting built) when was the last time they paid rent, I think they even get a dividend. I get SD mayors were dysfunctional, but they are acting like they gave the city 14 years of sweetheart offers. Let's be perfectly honest, if building luxerious stadiums were profitable, the NFL would be building them, because that is all the NFL cares about! $$$$$$$$$$
     
  4. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    Total rhino :poop:
    He says " I have friends" I don't want to leave
    I just threw up from the smell
     
  5. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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  6. AnteaterCharger

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

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    No surprise but who cares.

    they're gone and nothing anyone says will matter. They'll toss 60 years of history in San Diego down the toilet to appease a good little soldier
     
  7. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    <rant>
    Dean --

    BS. Go cry your crocodile tears to your fellow owners in the hopes they might graciously allow you to be the second team in someone's shiny new stadium, built on a pile of garbage. How fitting.

    If you are lucky, you will become Jets west but probably won't even be a second fiddle in LA on your best day. Go stand in line behind the Dodgers, Angels, Rams (or Raiders, or both), Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Ducks and hell, probably even LA Galaxy, as they will be further up the food chain than you in that market and anyone with more than five functioning brain cells knows it. I get that you, however, might not realize this since I put the over/under on your count at about two, and most of us are likely to bet the under here, given the way you have crapped on us fans repeatedly over the years in spite of our unwavering and unconditional support of your franchise.

    If this is the way it ends, with you moving the team to LA and rebranding, then so be it...but please consider the following request on your way out. Leave the colors and history in San Diego where it belongs, to those of us who have shared in it over the last five plus decades and have made the Chargers such an integral part of our lives...and then get your sorry arse the F**K out of town.

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  8. Scott the Rock

    Scott the Rock BoltTalker

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    My take. Listen to him push for the answer of "what happens if the owners decide against the move".
    His answer is an obvious one and the one I truly think will happen. So the owners hear the answer come out of his mouth and they think, "so if we vote on a no move the Chargers will play another year at the Q? Its an old stadium but OK. And then they will have to make nice with the city they have been in pretty much forever and come up with a plan?" Then I vote no move. You heard it hear folks. The right thing for all parties is to string it out another year. Did he honestly think that LA would never have a team again? It will have a team. Just not yours you jerkoff.
     
  9. HollywoodLeo

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    What's he supposed to say? "Well, if they vote no then I'm going to throw a tantrum, get drunk on a daily basis, and not give a ****"?

    What he said they'd do would basically be the only thing they could do if the NFL votes no to the Chargers moving.
     
  10. Blue Bolt

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    The San Diego Chargers have officially filed for relocation, and linebacker Manti Te’o is far from thrilled about the possible move.

    Man, it’s going to suck,” he said, according to Bryce Miller of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I’m not going to lie.”
     
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  11. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    FIFY ;)
     
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  12. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    #itsagiven
     
  13. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Dean always mentions the supposed 25% of the fans in LA/Riverside/Orange county. But has he commented on the 75% of the fans he would be leaving behind? Simple math 75>25
     
  14. HollywoodLeo

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    I think he (falsely) assumes they'll all be there regardless.
     
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    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    That 25% figure is phony math anyway. That includes the ticket resellers, who could be selling to anyone... including opposing fans. Buying a ticket to a game isn't the same as being a loyal fan of the team.
     
  16. HollywoodLeo

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    From their perspective all that matters is that the ticket is sold.
     
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    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    An interview done in-house with the Dot Farg dweeb, where the interviewer for the fear of losing his (presumably low paying) job did not have the spine to ask any tough follow up questions and let Dean Deadpanos get away with the prepared and rehearsed BS he was just churning out of his arsehole.

    Dean blatantly LIED about the number of Chargers proposals which were denied by the City of San Diego as he just conveniently lumped in all the Oceanside and Chula Wanna DOA proposals with this proposed with the City. Hey dumbfark: The City of SD and the County of SD are two entirely different entities!

    Further, all these platitudes about how he loves SD but he has do what needs to be done vis a vis "protecting the business" was purely embarrassing BS in addition to his never substantiated claim of 25% "season tickets holders" from the LA, Orange and Riverside Counties.

    If that embarrassment of an in-house interview and this debacle with the coaching staff shuffle has not been telling enough for some, then some of you definitely need to be checked for an acute malaise aka The Stockton Syndrome. You will also be tickled pink when you'll find out that McYoc will probably be calling his own offensive plays in O'16 :laugh:
     
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    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    Tickets sold is NOT the same as business earnings (not that you've ever made that claim, but these bozos have intimated as so) A big chunk of the revenue comes from revenue sharing and the TV broadcasting licenses, but for the sake of confusion, the mudderfarkers keep convoluting everything :mad:

    These guys don't really want the usually sweet and cuddly Blitzy go on a militant rampage on their arses because there is this other side of me which ain't so soft and fluffy :p
     
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  19. Blue Bolt

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    Really?..... it's that kind of delusional thinking that has them believing that the San Diego fanbase will follow them up to LA. :D :p :laugh: :roflmao:
     
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  20. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Actually, Deano made a very big mistake in saying that 25% of their "business" came from the LA area, which is absolutely false.

    "Over 25% of our business comes from Riverside County, Orange County and the Los Angeles County area. "

    LIE....... F.U.C.K. YOU DEAN
     
  21. HollywoodLeo

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    I didn't say they were being smart at achieving that goal :roflmao:
     
  22. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Not smart, or truthful...... in short, a lying bunch of delusional of :poop:heads.

    Did Bolts really try to get SD stadium?

    Team chairman Dean Spanos says they did. Quite logically.

    If other NFL team owners buy the narrative that San Diego city leaders or San Diego economics, not the Spanoses, were to blame for the Chargers not getting a stadium built here and that the Spanoses made good-faith efforts, the league can legally green-light a move to Los Angeles if the Chargers otherwise are a fit.

    So when the Chargers filed for relocation on Monday, Spanos trotted out the “San Diego is intractable and ill-suited” narrative that his longtime spokesman on the stadium, Mark Fabiani, has laid out countless times over the last decade-plus.


    The logic to the Spanos narrative is clear, as are the incentives.

    NFL teams get hundreds of millions of dollars in public money if they win the stadium game. Nor is it a game they can truly lose. It pays to make at least cursory tries to get a stadium, even if the home city does not deliver one. The relocation threat gains traction as the home market is perceived the culprit for not getting a deal done.

    Cash flow from NFL HQ ensures a team's fealty is to the League, more so than its fans and its home city. Each team receives hundreds of millions of dollars in TV money from the NFL every year, irrespective of how the team performs on the field or at the gate.

    The narrative of San Diego failing the Chargers doesn't need to be wholly true. Just true enough for NFL billionaires and their lawyers to make it work. Just true enough for the choir not to spurn the preacher's message.

    U-T Opinion Editor Matthew Hall wasn’t buying the whole truth of the Spanos bulletin points.

    He responded with a series of Tweets.

    Hall tweeted: "Dean Spanos: 'We’ve had nine different proposals that we’ve made, all of them were basically rejected by the city.' OK, let’s list the nine."

    1) A 2003 proposal to redevelop the Qualcomm site had drawings and a conceptual $400M financing outline: Chargers to pay half for free land.

    2) An offer from National City for the team to develop 52 acres controlled by the Port and railroad that collapsed with no formal team plan.

    3) A study of land in Chula Vista paid for by the Chargers that found two possible stadium sites but involved no formal team financing plan.

    4) Discussion of building a stadium and office space in Oceanside, an idea that doesn’t pencil out and thus never includes a financing plan.

    5) A suggestion from a national developer to build an Oceanside stadium and shopping center, all together now, with no team financing plan.

    6) The possibility of buying a bunch of land in Escondido in 2009 to cobble together a stadium site, which quickly falls apart with no plan.

    7) A plan hatched in 2009 to transform several East Village sites, including an operating busyard, into a stadium built with team/NFL $400M.

    8) The 10th Avenue Marine Terminal site plan pushed most publicly by then-U-T ownership in 2012 without support from city or team officials.

    9) Public officials’ new Mission Valley idea, which the team met with opposition, refusing to negotiate let alone consider a financing plan.
     

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