12/24 TMM: Chargers closing down another stadium?

Philip Rivers and Eric Weddle walk onto the field from the locker room at Qualcomm Stadium

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Chargers closing down another stadium? – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers’ magical misery tour continues. The team that closed down its home stadium so magnificently on Sunday goes for another farewell victory against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Christmas Eve.

Chargers Will Do Goodbye Scene All Over Again In Oakland – Mighty 1090 (video)
Joe Tutino and Jay Paris recap a fitting end to what could have been the Chargers final home game at Qualcomm stadium and look ahead to Thursday night’s Raiders home finale in Oakland.

Hall will eventually come calling for Hoffman – MLB.com
Former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame someday soon — if not this year, his first on the ballot. Hoffman faces the age-old dilemma of how eligible voters from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America view relievers in general, and one-inning closers in particular.

Sileo’s Fantasy Picks – Week 16: Dan Sileo is back with your fantasy picks for Week 16 of the NFL season and he says Kellen Moore could be your ticket to winning big this weekend.


What Does The Future Hold For The Chargers? – Mighty 1090 (audio)
On this week’s episode of the Squadcast, Ben Higgins and John Gennaro look into their crystal ball to try and predict the future of the Chargers, where the team will be playing, what moves they’ll make in the offseason, and how their Christmas Eve game against the Oakland Raiders will go.

Catcher Pinto claimed by Brewers – MLB.com
Josmil Pinto, who was claimed off waivers by the Padres in November, was claimed by the Brewers on Wednesday. The Padres have plenty of catchers at the major league and AAA level, so Pinto’s departure may actually be a blessing in disguise.

It’s Christmas For The NBA, Too! – Mighty 1090 (audio)
John Gennaro and John Browner preview, and rate, the Christmas Day slate of NBA games that fans will get to watch this season. Also, how important is coaching, how stupid is Derrick Williams, and how many more chances should Ty Lawson get in the league?

Dirk Nowitzki continues to be great, passes Shaq on all-time scoring list – For The Win
Dirk Nowitzki, who is 37 years old and has played for the Mavericks his entire career, passed up Shaquille O’Neal on the NBA all-time points leaders list with this shot against the Nets on Wednesday night.

N.B.A. Lends Its Name and Its Stars to Campaign Against Gun Violence – New York Times
The National Basketball Association, alarmed by the death toll from shootings across the country, is stepping into the polarizing debate over guns, their regulation and the Second Amendment with an advertising campaign in partnership with one of the nation’s most aggressive advocates of stricter limits on firearm sales.



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