San Diego Chargers stadium vote fails

San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos looks on during a news conference to announce Tom Telesco as the new general manager at the NFL football team's headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in San Diego. Telesco, the former vice president of football operations for the Indianapolis Colts, replaces A.J. Smith who was fired Dec. 31. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego voters overwhelmingly reject Chargers stadium plan – USA Today
The future of professional football in this city has been cast into doubt after San Diego voters overwhelmingly defeated a new downtown stadium plan for the San Diego Chargers in Tuesday’s election.

The team’s ballot measure trailed 57% to 43% out of 279,000 votes and 92% of precincts counted, according to unofficial results released early Wednesday by the Registrar of Voters in San Diego County.

AUDIO: Kevin Acee: “My Sense Is We’re Heading Back To Something Similar To The Mayor’s Plan”
Kevin Acee, the usual evening host on The Mighty 1090, joins Scott Kaplan and John Gennaro on our bonus coverage of the 2016 Election and what happens with Measure C.

Now it’s time to really work on new stadium – San Diego Union-Tribune
The sense from talking Monday and Tuesday to prominent people on both sides of Measure C was that virtually everyone was roundly confident a solution can be found. None had – or were willing to share – a concrete idea. But they were certain that once dialogue with multiple parties began, it could get done.

Several said the flow of information needs to start immediately.

To be clear, none of this kind of talk was done by anyone from the Chargers. They continue to put out the vibe that they are in wait-and-see mode.

Technically, the team has until mid-January to extend its option in Los Angeles. The Raiders, who have the second choice at L.A., expect some compensation/quid pro quo from the NFL in the event the Chargers get another year.

AUDIO: Scott Lewis: “The Voters Just Basically Called The Chargers Bluff”
Editor for the Voice of San Diego, Scott Lewis joins Scott Kaplan and John Gennaro on the night of the election to talk about Measure C, some of the initial polling numbers, and more.

Chargers Find Out Just How Well a Threat Works as a Campaign – Voice of San Diego
In the end, the push to pass Measure C came off more as a message to fans than an effort to actually pass an initiative. And maybe that’s all it really was.

Letter from Dean Spanos to Chargers fans – Chargers.com
In terms of what comes next for the Chargers, it’s just too early to give you an answer. We are going to diligently explore and weigh our options, and do what is needed to maintain our options, but no decision will be announced until after the football season concludes and no decision will be made in haste.

AUDIO: LaDainian Tomlinson: “I Thought We Were Going To Get A Stadium Built While I Was Playing”
Chargers legend LaDainian Tomlinson joined Scott and BR to talk about Melvin Gordon 2016 season so far, Alumni Weekend vs the Titans and election day.

SDSU heads to USD game with ‘question marks’ – San Diego Union-Tribune
Without Pope or Shrigley, Missouri transfer Montaque Gill-Caesar likely moves into the starting lineup at the 3 and 6-foot-5 Dakarai Allen slides to the 4 and Cheatham to the 5. That leaves Fisher with a bench consisting of little-used senior D’Erryl Williams, redshirt freshman Nolan Narain and true freshman Jalen McDaniels.

VIDEO: Zylan Cheatham: ‘The Sky’s The Limit’
Redshirt sophomore forward Zylan Cheatham sat down with Andrew Burer to preview the start of the 2016-17 Aztecs men’s basketball season, what this team’s learned about last year’s shortcomings, and why his outside game will be better this season.

MLB free agents: Top 55 available – USA Today
It is the free agent market lacking the sure thing – no surefire No. 1 starter, no power-hitting slugger just entering the prime of his career. Still, the 2017 major league season will be largely shaped by where the cream of this year’s free agent crop lands.

MLB announces 2016 Gold Glove award winners – Sports Illustrated
While San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers was a finalist for the NL Gold Glove Award at his position, he eventually lost out to former Padres 1B Anthony Rizzo, who plays for the World Champion Chicago Cubs.

 

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