Stadium Push Could Get Nudge From Chargers

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Don’t let the beefy bouncer fool you — all welcome in the three dot lounge. …

Good to see Flo back and this has nothing to do with an insurance company.

That Flo checks policy prices, delivering the best rate.

Cornerback Brandon “Flo” Flowers was retained by the Chargers, at close to the best rate.

Flowers, who led the team with three interceptions last year, likely could have collected more on the open market.

But the Chargers didn’t let the Pro Bowler reach it and that’s a good move by the Bolts.

Same goes with snagging Broncos offensive lineman Orlando Franklin, Flower’s high-school classmate.

And Jacoby Jones, a returner dynamo.

Left tackle King Dunlap was the first domino and a keen first step.

Four solid maneuvers, and now let’s get going!

Chargers, make a statement, please.

Add sizzle to a mediocre team swept by AFC West foes Denver and Kansas City.

All that’s at stake is a local stadium — a stretch; maybe not.

Headlines can be had from the draft, but it’s hard getting excited about prospects. Remember, we were told Melvin Ingram was a future star.

It’s in free agency – or in trades, like Tuesday’s blockbusters  — when organizations go bold. So far, the Chargers haven’t rocked the NFL with a big-time deal.

If a Chargers fan, demand more from a budget screaming with cap space. If the Chargers over pay someone to push the chips in the middle of table, so be it.

The Chargers have been to but one Super Bowl. Wouldn’t it be cool to compete for another before leaving?

OK, just seeing if you’re paying attention.

But why should Chargers supporters care about future salary-cap hits or any of that nonsense?

It’s all about 2015 for those rooting for the home team. A team that doesn’t guarantee San Diego will be its home in 2016.

What we do know is the Padres were the last team getting digs built and we present their 1998 roster, thank you very much. …

See those fancy new Apple watches? Heard from a wise guy suggesting Chargers coach Mike McCoy get one for his clock management. …

L.A. Live is DOA as another not-constructed building falls in the stadium tug-a-war.

Farmers Field was plowed under before an AEG harvest, as it ditched plans for a downtown NFL stadium.

Once Chargers president Dean Spanos declined selling AEG an ownership share  — at a discount. That was a deal-breaker with the Chargers setting up shop.

Instead it’s Carson they hold dear to their heart and I never thought I would type those words, either. …

Free agency is off and running and has anyone else changed their mind?

Running back Frank Gore was heading to the Philadelphia Ducks, then reversed course and landed in Indianapolis. It seems the Colts had more chips, of another kind, than the Eagles.

Running back DeMarco Murray hasn’t heard from the Cowboys and thanks for the memories.

Defensive tackle Ndamukung Suh is with the Dolphins and can we agree? No pictures of Suh rockin’ a Speedo on South Beach. …

Fed Ex won’t deliver for a month or so and should the Padres be concerned?

Tim Federowicz, who came over in the Matt Kemp trade, will have arthroscopic knee surgery. A team that peddled Nick Hundley, Rene Rivera and Yasmani Grandal in less than a year could be shy on receivers and where have you gone Chris Cannizzaro?

But there’s something old — Wil Nieves — and new — Austin Hedges — on the depth chart. …

Few are anxious to visit Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner’s barber. If he tips his cap, you’ll know.

Few, too, are eager to climb into the batter’s box with Cashner on the mound. He was sensational in his three innings of work on Monday. …

Congrats to SDSU’s JJ O’Brien for being selected to the All-Mountain West squad. O’Brien also made the MW’s all-defensive team, along with teammate Skylar Spencer; Spencer was the MW co-defensive player of the year.

The Aztecs start their MW tournament on Thursday, facing the Nevada-UNLV winner. …

Bummer that record-setting senior guard Johnny Dee, the former Rancho Buena Vista High star, isn’t back for USD next season. The burning question on Linda Vista is if coach Bill Grier returns.

At least USD’s baseball team rebounded. A slow start morphed into top-10 wins over Texas and Mississippi State.

+ Contact Jay Paris at jparis@bcaradio.com

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