Should San Diego pursue the Raiders?

Oakland Raiders fans in San Diego

If Chargers bolt, San Diego should welcome the Raiders – Mighty 1090
Andrew Burer argues that, to counteract the vast amount of leverage that Dean Spanos and the San Diego Chargers already have, the Mayor of San Diego should strike up negotiations with the Oakland Raiders to potentially take his offer of a new Mission Valley stadium.

Choice is clear, but Spanos has to make it – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mighty 1090’s evening show host, Kevin Acee, says that the choice for Dean Spanos is money versus pride. In Los Angeles, he could make more money. However, in San Diego, the Chargers owner could build something to be proud of.

Padres reportedly close to deal with Rodney – MLB.com
The Padres, looking for experience at the back end of the bullpen after trading Craig Kimbrel, appear to be inching toward finding a closer. Jon Heyman reported Friday that the Padres were closing in on signing 38-year-old Fernando Rodney.

Royals get Kennedy, Padres get draft pick – San Diego Union-Tribune

As first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Ian Kennedy is heading to the Kansas City Royals on a five-year, $70 million deal, meaning the pitcher’s former team will gain a compensatory draft pick.

Because the Padres gave Kennedy a $15.8 million qualifying offer, San Diego will receive a selection after the first round this June. That selection, for now, is 26th overall. (To acquire Kennedy, the Royals will forfeit the 24th pick.)

Would you support the San Diego Raiders?: If the Chargers took a deal to move to Inglewood, that would leave the Oakland Raiders without a place to play. San Diego has been mentioned as a place that would offer a better deal than what they’ve been offered from their home market, but would the locals support the long-time Chargers rivals? Marty Caswell took to the streets to find out.

 

New Union-Tribune/10News Chargers poll
10News and the San Diego Union-Tribune polled 500 San Diego adults over the course of the last year to see how they would support efforts to keep the Chargers, efforts to bring in a different NFL team, and to find out who they blame. The answers will surprise you.

Shepard scores 13, San Diego State beats Boise State 56-53 – USA Today
Winston Shepard scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds, and San Diego State moved into sole possession of first place in the Mountain West by winning 56-53 at Boise State on Saturday.

The Aztecs (12-6, 5-0 Mountain West) won their fifth straight game and snapped Boise State’s 10-game winning streak, which had been the third-longest active streak in the country.

Reports: Leaked Documents Indicate Major Match-Fixing In Tennis, Including By Grand Slam Winners – Deadspin
BuzzFeed UK and the BBC have teamed up on an investigation that details major match-fixing evidence in tennis, including by “winners of singles and doubles titles at Grand Slam tournaments.”

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady to meet with Super Bowl at stake, just as they should – USA Today
Manning and Brady have defined the NFL for what seems like forever now, so long it’s almost impossible to imagine the league without them. That they both played in the AFC made for easy comparisons. In truth, though, their dazzling success ensured they will forever be measured against each other.

 

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2 thoughts on “Should San Diego pursue the Raiders?

  1. Mark Viguri

    After 20 years the last thing the NFL is going to is jeopardize their return to LA. Bringing back the Rams to LA was the right choice. The only team to move in next is the Raiders since they have millions of loyal LA fans and can give the Rams a head start on selling tickets. Why would Dean Spanos and Mark Davis cough up $500 MIL each to move into the wrong markets? To reduce costs for both the City and Chargers SDSU Aztecs should also be helping to finance the new Mission Valley stadium. Mayor Faulconer appears to be on the right path in getting a new stadium in San Diego.

  2. LA NFL Fan

    Yes bringing back the Rams was the right decision. I see all the Raiders fans posting how many fans are in LA which is true but all of these fans are cancer gang banger and if there not gang bangers there in a low income demographic . The Raiders in LA will not generate profits because the Raider fans will not spend the money. Rams will attract Fortune 500 Corps to buy skyboxes and club seats . Keep the trash out of LA

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