So the check is in the mail?
No, but the vote might be.
The takeaway on the latest City of San Diego-Chargers pow wow is this: you got mail!
But good luck trying to log on to send a reply.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer proposed a December ballot for a thumbs up or thumbs down on the tax money headed toward a $1.1 billion Chargers venue. But is that the right way to go?
We dig, as Mighty 1090’s Dan Sileo says, that there should be a vote with some $600 million of the citizens’ lettuce at stake for the stadium salad.
But voting via snail mail? Good luck getting anyone under 35 to vote.
OK, maybe a stretch. But the U.S. Mail is as relevant to the millenniums as the Pony Express.
But that’s the pickle the city and its NFL team is in. A vote has to be before year end, or so the NFL big-shots have warned.
Still there are obstacles and do you remember when there wasn’t?
County voters are being shut out. Environmental laws might be compromised. Those bent on safe-guarding tax dollars for teachers, cops and pot holes aren’t pleased.
Should we go on?
No, even if this saga drags on like a Little League game where the pitcher can’t find the plate.
But kudos for Faulconer for calling, in some ways, the Chargers’ bluff.
It’s fish or cut bait for the Chargers, who are all too pleased to remind you they’ve been angling for a stadium for 14 years.
It’s a team that has trouble doing the right thing, or did you forget it has one playoff win in six seasons — all with an elite quarterback in Philip Rivers.
Among the best ways I’ve heard to explain how the Chargers stay in San Diego is this: Plan A is for the Chargers to go to Los Angeles. Plan B is for the Chargers to stay in San Diego. A peek at the Chargers’ history reveals Plan A is seldom executed. …
Corey Liuget has plenty of dough after signing his contract extension. The Chargers’ top defensive lineman is here for the foreseeable future and somewhere in Escondido, safety Eric Weddle’s ears are shooting out more steam.
But Liuget has been the one bright light along the line. He led the team in sacks and tackles for losses last season and promises much more is in store.
“I need to bring everyone with me,” he said, and he wasn’t talking about L.A. was he?
Let’s just hope Liuget’s extension turns out better than other recent ones in these parts. You do recall the Chargers showering Donald Butler with coin and last year’s results? And those big deals the Padres gave Carlos Quentin and Jedd Gyorko still raise an eyebrow or two. …
Which recent Triple Crown winners eats more hay? America Pharoah or the Tigers’ Miggy Cabrera?
Speaking on the amazing horse — that’s American Pharoah — we saw Joe Harper, Del Mar Race Track’s head honcho at Seaside Market in Cardiff. He had a long list, and somewhere on there is getting American Pharaoh to where the turf meets the surf this summer — maybe for the Pacific Classic on Aug. 22. …
We heard El Bronco won the election in Mexico and yep, we’re surprised Orlando Franklin did so well, too.
Not that Bronco, the massive offensive lineman coming over from Denver this offseason to fortify the Chargers’ shaky line.
“I’ve never got a sack off him,” said Liguet, of squaring off against Big O in practice. “He’s making me a better player.” …
The College World Series won’t include San Diego State or the University of San Diego, but Cal State Fullerton has a San Diego County ace. Right-hander Tom Eshelman got the save in the Titans’ thrilling extra-inning win over Louisville which punched their ticket to Omaha.
Eshelman, a former Carlsbad High standout, got Monday’s save on one day’s rest after hearing 100 pitches in second game of the super regional series. Cal State Fullerton — which produced ex-Padre Phil Nevin and Padres hitting coach Mark Kotsay — draw defending champion Vanderbilt in its opener. …
Eshelman was among area players going in the MLB Draft’s, 46th overall to the Astros. Those going in the first round are Cathedral Catholic’s Brady Aiken (Indians), Poway’s Kevin Newman (Pirates), USD’s Kyle Holder (Yankees) and Poway’s Tyler Nevin (Rockies) — yep, Phil’s kid. …
Aerosmith is at Petco Park on Tuesday night and we wonder if lead singer Steven Tyler will call out the Chargers seeking to bolt like the Stones’ Mick Jagger did last month. …
Ah, the good ol’ days when the chants at Qualcomm Stadium were “You can’t run” and “L.T., L.T., L.T.!!”
Saturday is your chance to run with LaDainian Tomlinson at his annual 5K at Liberty Station.