DAILY LINKS: Dean Spanos “infuriated” by latest San Diego proposal

NFL might be able to help Chargers stay put – San Diego Union-Tribune
Amidst numerous reports and rampant speculation that the Chargers are all but packed and ready to go to Los Angeles, multiple sources said in the past week that factions inside the league are workshopping ways to keep the team in San Diego.

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San Diego scrambles to save the Chargers – Pro Football Talk
Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Daily reports that the Chargers will ask the league for a waiver of the team’s debt limit, so that it can borrow half of the $550 million relocation fee that will arise if the team abandons San Diego for Los Angeles.

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Dean Spanos “infuriated” by $1 annual rent proposal – Pro Football Talk
Per the source, the idea has been cobbled together by two politicians who opposed the stadium measure that failed miserably at the ballot box, Scott Sherman and Chris Cate. They didn’t present the idea to the Chargers; the team learned about it through the media.

That conduct has been viewed by owner Dean Spanos as an effort to embarrass him and his family and to deflect blame for a relocation from the politicians via a last-minute proposal that will never survive scrutiny.

“If the goal was to infuriate the single remaining decision-maker in this process, mission accomplished,” the source said.



The San Diego Gulls 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss is Saturday December 17 at Valley View Casino Center. Come out to support Rady Children’s Hospital and watch incredible Gulls Hockey!

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VIDEO: Corey Liuget On Giving Back, What He’d Buy McCoy And Rivers & Facing The Raiders
Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget and why it’s important for him to give back to the kids of San Diego, what he’d buy for Mike McCoy and Philip Rivers and what he’s expecting against the Raiders.

Join Us At The 7th Annual Clean Your Drawers!
The 7th Annual Clean Your Drawers is almost here! This year’s event will be held on December 15th & 16th, with live broadcasts from the Dan Sileo Show, the Darren Smith Show, and the Scott and BR Show from On The Border in Mission Valley. Stop by with your old clothes and unwanted electronics to donate!

Padres claim former first-rounder Lee off waivers – MLB.com
Lee, a 25-year-old former first-round Draft pick, has had one brief stint in the Major Leagues, pitching for the Dodgers in 2015. In 27 starts between the Los Angeles and Seattle organizations this past season, Lee posted a 6.14 ERA.

The Dodgers’ first-round selection in the 2010 Draft, Lee spent time as one of the club’s top prospects after turning down an offer to play football at LSU.

Exploiting the Rule-5 Draft: A Padres’ Organizational Perspective – East Village Times
Most of the Padres future high-end talent is several years away from needing 40-man protection. For a rebuilding team, this is the perfect opportunity to rid yourself of marginal 40-man talent, I.e little ninja, and stack it with high upside talent. The Padres are leveraging their situation to take advantage of a process that others currently are not. Or at least not as flamboyantly.

AUDIO: Rocky Long On A Special Last Week And Preparing For The Las Vegas Bowl
Aztecs head coach Rocky Long on special week as the coaches and players prepare for Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Tiger Woods to play at Riviera in February – USA Today
It was the first tournament he played in about 16 months after undergoing two back surgeries. In the Bahamas, Woods played 72 holes of competitive golf without any back issues and he unleashed max swing efforts at times. He shot 76 in the final round and finished 4-under.

He has not played in the tournament at Riviera since 2006. The Genesis Open is hosted by Woods’ TGR Live and also benefits his foundation. He hasn’t announced his full schedule for 2017.

Richard Sherman rips Thursday Night Football: ‘Poopfest’ – Sports Illustrated
“Poopfest. It’s terrible,” Sherman said. “We got home like 1 o’clock in the morning, something like that on Monday and then you’ve got to play again. Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger.”


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