Philip Rivers considered retiring in 2015

Philip Rivers passes on another Pro Bowl – San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will pass on heading to another Pro Bowl this year, saying that he’s just too busy, but the bigger news here is Michael Gehlken stating that Rivers seriously considered retiring from the NFL last offseason before signing a new four-year contract to stay in San Diego.

Source: Talks Stall Between Chargers and Rams – NBC 7 San Diego
Take this for what it’s worth, because there are new rumors about Dean Spanos and Stan Kroenke every day, but this new one says that the two sides have reached a stalemate in negotiations and the San Diego Chargers will remain south of Orange County for at least another year.

What Will Dean Spanos Do?: Moving the Chargers to Los Angeles is becoming increasingly complicated. What will Dean Spanos do? Scott Kaplan breaks it down.


Report: Padres, Marlins interested in free-agent pitcher Tim Lincecum – FOX Sports
According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, both the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins have interest in Lincecum, who is a free agent for the first time after nine seasons with the San Francisco Giants.

The 31-year-old right-hander has experienced a roller-coaster career, and is looking to recapture his dominant form after having hip surgery last year.

Padres’ plan could come to fruition in 2016 –
At least one MLB writer isn’t ready to count out the San Diego Padres from competing for an NL West division title this season. In fact, he sees them following the path of the Blue Jays and Royals.

PODCAST: What is the Padres’ Plan? – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Craig Elsten and John Gennaro discuss the Padres’ recent signings (Fernando Rodney and Alexei Ramirez), try to build a lineup for Manager Andy Green, and try to figure out the overall plan of the franchise.

Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred – Yahoo Sports
A very interesting, and extension, Q&A with the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Most notably, Rob Manfred tells Yahoo Sports that further expansion should be expected in the future.

Aztecs lose Mt. Carmel QB Lucas Johnson – San Diego Union-Tribune
Mt. Carmel High quarterback Lucas Johnson announced on his Twitter account Monday night that he has decommitted from San Diego State and instead will continue his football career at Georgia Tech.

Jim Trotter on Cam Newton, Why SD Could Be NFL Leverage & Book on Junior Seau – Mighty 1090 (audio)
ESPN’s Jim Trotter previews the Super Bowl with Darren Smith, talks about his insightful book on the life on legendary Linebacker Junior Seau, and explains how San Diego could be the NFL’s new Los Angeles.

Rivera, Phillips Were the Bolts that Got Away – Mighty 1090
Jay Paris laments the current state of the San Diego Chargers coaching staff, and looks at what could’ve been with two former Chargers Defensive Coordinators matching up against one another in the Super Bowl this year.

Warriors turn showdown with Spurs into laugher – USA Today
Facing a Spurs team that didn’t have Duncan (right knee soreness) but did have a 13-game winning streak and the league’s second-best record, the Warriors turned the season’s most highly-anticipated matchup into a laugher before the fourth quarter rolled around. And Stephen Curry, true to form, was delivering most of the punchlines for the defending champions.

Gulls Right Ship, Win 2 Of 3 In Texas – Mighty 1090 (video)
Craig Elsten’s back with this week’s Gulls’ corner and breaks down San Diego’s solid road trip in Texas and what’s in store this week.


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