DAILY LINKS: Can anyone keep the Chargers from leaving?

AUDIO: Mark Zeigler On Why The City Should Call The Chargers Bluff On L.A.
UT’s Mark Zeigler on why he decided to foray into the world of the Chargers and feels the city should once and for all call their bluff on moving to Los Angeles.

Ben Higgins: Only a Hail Mary will keep the Chargers in San Diego – 10 News
They say it’s the 11th hour. The Chargers need a Hail Mary. Only a miracle will keep the team in San Diego.

Well, a crazy idea from a TV sportscaster would certainly qualify as a miracle, but at this point, why not?

VIDEO: Like Last Year, 2016 Ending With Familiar Feel: Uncertainty
As 2016 comes to a close, Scott Kaplan is reminded of how much the end of this year feels like last year, more uncertainty with the Chargers.

PODCAST: Billy Ray Smith’s Favorite Chargers Memories
Billy Ray Smith talks about his favorite memories as a Charger player during his tenure with the organization.

BYU beats Wyoming in soggy Poinsettia – San Diego Union-Tribune
The rare rain for San Diego’s first of two bowl games in a week muddied up the quality of the contest until the weather dried up and Wyoming made it entertaining with a late attempt at a comeback, with BYU getting a late interception to secure a 24-21 win.

San Diego Padres: HOF Voting Ongoing, Hoffman on the Brink – Friars On Base
At 77%, Trevor Hoffman has just enough votes to be inducted, if the voting were to end now. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, and San Diego fans will have to sweat it out. But it looks as if the 49-year-old is a lock to eventually get in, even if he is not part of 2017’s class.

VIDEO: Andy Green On Young Padres, Balancing Rule 5 Players & Finding Leadership
How bored was Andy Green at the baseball winter meetings? The second year Padres manager discussed a quiet off-season, how many Rule five players he can handle on his roster, looking for leadership on the roster and if Luis Perdomo will be the opening day starter.

SDSU tries to tap into Hawaii’s restorative elixir – San Diego Union-Tribune
It has come to this for the Aztecs, taking every minute, every second, available to figure out how a season with the most heralded collection of recruits perhaps in school history has gone so sideways, watching tape, rewinding tape, rubbing eyes, shrugging shoulders. Scratching heads. Coach Steve Fisher says “I think we have improved” in the 10 days since they last played, but he also qualifies his assessment with this:

“We’ll find out. We’ll find out whether we’re treading water, making progress or regressing. One of those three things will happen. It’ll be interesting to see which one it is.”

AUDIO: Rocky Long: “Our Team Went In With Confidence…The Defense Went After Them Like They Were Nothing”
SDSU Head Football Coach Rocky Long joined Scott and BR to wrap up the 2016 season after their win in the Las Vegas Bowl and his thoughts on DJ Pumphrey breaking Ron Daynes rushing record.

Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski suspends Grayson Allen indefinitely – USA Today
Grayson Allen has been suspended indefinitely by Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski after his third tripping incident of the calendar year.

Wednesday’s incident occurred against Elon, and resulted in a technical foul. Allen had a meltdown on the bench afterward, a scene almost as cringe-worthy as the trip itself.

After claiming he would not be swayed by public sentiment and that Allen’s apology to the Elon player he tripped was sufficient handling of the incident, Krzyzewski quickly reversed course Thursday morning.

PODCAST: Holiday Wishes For Different Premier League Clubs, Xolos And The USMNT
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth provide their holiday wishes for different Premier League clubs, Tijuana and the USMNT


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