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The Chargers will sue!!!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Chargers hint strongly at litigation to keep Rams out of L.A.
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 12, 2015, 10:23 AM EST

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    Last Monday, Rams owner Stan Kroenke broke years of silence regarding the future of his franchise by saying that he’ll be building a stadium in L.A. Which means he’ll be moving the Rams there. If he can.

    The Chargers believe Kroenke shouldn’t be allowed to move the Rams to L.A. They haven’t reiterated that position publicly since last Monday, but someone from the organization has said so privately.

    “The Rams voluntarily left the Los Angeles and Orange County markets, and some owners may question whether they deserve to return — especially if it means that the stadium situations of the two California teams remain unresolved,” an unnamed team official told Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal.

    That won’t matter if Kroenke eventually can get 24 total votes supporting a move. Or whether he decides to defy his partners and move without the NFL’s blessing, sparking a potential legal challenge to the obvious antitrust implications that arise when few as nine distinct businesses try to restrict the activities of another separate business.

    “The Chargers are continuing to work hard to find a solution in San Diego, but the team also has a close eye on developments in L.A.,” the unnamed team official said. “It would be irresponsible for the Chargers not to be taking every possible step to protect the future of the franchise.”

    “Every possible step” potentially encompasses a wide variety of strategies and tactics. And litigation could be inevitable.

    The unnamed Chargers official also “went there” regarding the potential impact of a legal battle over relocation on the currently-embattled league office.

    “A move by the Rams would generate significant political and legal controversy for an NFL Commissioner [Roger Goodell] who is already bedraggled and besieged on various fronts,” the unnamed Chargers official said.

    Whether a threat or a promise, the Chargers have made it clear that they won’t go quietly if the Rams are permitted to go back to L.A. And that once the pin is pulled, the shrapnel could fly all the way to 345 Park Avenue.
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Like sands through the hour glass...
     
  3. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I hate it when litigation is involved.

    They're just worried that a Rams move to LA will eat into their market and take away their stadium bargaining chip.
     
  4. NYCharger

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    It sounds like the Chargers are just posturing. They'd have a tough time even getting standing for such a suit unless the NFL has given them exclusive reign over the LA market, which I doubt.
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Maybe Deano should go into the Ferris Wheel business.
     
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  6. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    If that were the case you'd figure that Chargers away games would be shown with some sort of exclusivity in the LA market - which hasn't been the case except late in the last two seasons when it looked like the team was in the playoff hunt. Speaking as someone living smack in the middle of that LA market, the local affiliate has - over the past 5 years - shown a cornucopia of Niners, Raiders, Packers, Broncos, and Steelers games at the same time as a Chargers game was also being played because they thought it would be a higher "ratings grab."

    I'll admit to being out of touch with San Diego politics, but isn't the biggest impetus to getting a new stadium in San Diego the fact that Dean's being a greedy whore over wanting to have the cake and eat it too (i.e. be subsidized by public funding but also be handed the rights to develop the lands surrounding any new digs into condos and retail spaces)?
     
  7. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    Disturbing that the Deano even cares about the Rams moving back......he's a lying slimy bastard after all....F-YOU SPANOS C*cksuckers!!!! :mad: :tdown: :poop: :poop: :poop:
     
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  8. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Dean's problem is that he has the desires of a Kroenke, but the bank account of a Spanos. ;)
     
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  9. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    With football-shaped gondolas...
     
  10. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Come on, Mike. Tell us how you really feel...
     
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  11. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Cheapsake ring a bell.

    Question. Why is the image attached to this story one of grenades? Dean is gonna blow up the LA market?!?
     
  12. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    There you go getting the plan going, I think this thing can grow legs.
     

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