Chargers choose downtown stadium site over Mission Valley

A proposed football stadium and convention center expansion for downtown San Diego

Chargers to Focus Efforts Downtown – Chargers.com
In a somewhat unsurprising move, the San Diego Chargers announced yesterday that they would be focusing their efforts on getting an NFL stadium built in downtown San Diego in conjunction with a convention center expansion.

Then, all hell broke loose….

The New Battle Between the Mayor and Chargers Opens – Voice of San Diego
Of course, even with the Chargers staying in San Diego and choosing to pursue a plan to build a long-term stadium solution, the team and the Mayor are back at opposite sides of the table and working against one another.

Ten Questions Regarding the JMI Joint Use Facility – Bolts from the Blue
Now that the Chargers have “ended the suspense” and chosen the downtown site they’ve been eyeing for years, there are some important questions to discuss. Most notably, how will the Chargers be paying for it and how long will it take to build?

 

Meanwhile, Darren Smith and Marty Caswell are out at Padres Spring Training in Peoria, AZ this week and found two of the more interesting characters on the team to talk to yesterday:

Inverted Pyramids, Crossovers And PPI: A Primer For The AHL Calder Cup Playoffs – Mighty 1090
As the voice of the San Diego Gulls, Craig Elsten is very familiar with the team’s current chase to make it into the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. He explained what the Calder Cup Playoffs are, along with how the Gulls can make it in, in this very informative article.

Winston Shepard: ‘I don’t want to tie’
Aztecs head coach Steve Fisher and Senior forward Winston Shepard on the difficulty of playing at Wyoming and why tying for the MWC title is not an option.

 

Stronger frame has Rea in better shape to earn spot – MLB.com
San Diego Padres pitcher Colin Rea reported to camp at 230 pounds, and he looks different physically. He said that he typically loses 10 pounds during the season, meaning he wants to carry 220 pounds the entire season this time around. That should help keep his legs and body strong throughout the long grind of the season.

Former NFL player reveals just how weird NFL combine questions can get – For The Win
Former NFL defensive lineman Austen Lane hilariously revealed on Twitter the type of questions teams ask prospects when they’re meeting with them at the Combine.

 

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