Chargers hire Fred Maas, meet with city officials

San Diego Chargers downtown stadium idea

Chargers hire Maas, meet with city – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chargers and city officials met Monday shortly after the team made a significant addition to its effort to get a stadium built in San Diego.

The NFL franchise announced that Fred Maas, who once headed up the city’s downtown redevelopment agency, will join the team in its quest to launch a citizens initiative toward a November ballot measure aimed at getting public assistance in building a stadium.

Dean Spanos on the Hiring of Fred Maas – Chargers.com (video)
San Diego Chargers Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos talks about the role of newly appointed Special Advisor Fred Maas, and what the new hire means moving forward.

John Spanos: “The 3rd Pick Is A Big Asset To Us” – Mighty 1090 (audio)
Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos joined Kevin Acee tonight to address the offseason and what the Chargers are thinking about moving forward.

Padres eye Schumaker on Minors deal – Padres.com
The Padres are close to signing infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker to a Minor League contract.

Schumaker, who has played parts of 11 seasons with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Reds, can play second base and the outfield and is regarded as a strong clubhouse presence.

Gulls Win 2 Over Weekend, Tough Schedule Ahead: Craig Elsten recaps the San Diego Gulls’ two wins over the weekend and looks ahead to the tough upcoming stretch in the schedule.

 

Super obvious what Chargers need to do – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mighty 1090’s own Kevin Acee saw what ever other Chargers fan saw during Super Bowl 50. Defense, more defense, and even more defense. He says that, for the Chargers to find their way deep into the playoffs, they’ll have to first find a few playmakers on the defensive side of the ball.

Villanova is No. 1 for first time since USA TODAY took over coaches poll – USA Today
College men’s basketball seems wide open this season, and the latest USA TODAY Sports coaches poll proves it.

Seven teams earned first-place votes in the poll released Monday: Villanova (11), Maryland (11), Oklahoma (3), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), North Carolina (1) and Michigan State (1).

At the top are the Villanova Wildcats, who are No. 1 for the first time since USA TODAY took over the coaches poll before the 1991-92 season.

If Phil Jackson doesn’t want to coach the Knicks, he ought to let someone else – Yahoo Sports
After a year and a half as the head coach of the New York Knicks, a job that nobody expected a quick turnaround from, Derek Fisher was fired. Now, the question becomes whether it was the right move for Phil Jackson to pull the ripcord so soon or if he’s meddling in a way that will hurt the franchise for years to come.

 

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