DAILY LINKS: Chargers could get more time and help to strike deal in San Diego

Bonsignore: With Raiders eyeing Vegas, Chargers could get more time – and NFL’s help – to strike deal in San Diego – The Orange County Register
The NFL is expected to consider kicking in more league money in order to reduce the public’s portion of, say, a new stadium near the Mission Valley site the Chargers currently play.

In doing so, it would reduce the public contribution in San Diego while increasing the chances of a favorable vote.

To buy the necessary time for that vote to unfold, the NFL could give strong assurances to the Raiders they will be approved for Las Vegas, thus allowing them to relinquish their L.A. option to the Chargers to give the Chargers more time – and peace of mind – to work things out in San Diego.

NFL owners continue to discuss San Diego – San Diego Union-Tribune
A joint meeting of the NFL’s finance and stadium committees has been called for Jan. 11 in New York, a possible sign the Chargers won’t announce this week whether they plan to leave San Diego.

The meeting of the two key committees was just recently scheduled. Team owners on those committees will hear updates on the progress in San Diego, Oakland and Los Angeles, as well as other stadium situations.

PODCAST: What Is The Future Of MLS In San Diego If The Chargers Stay?
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth record from Thorn Street Brewery in North Park. What is the future of MLS in San Diego if the Chargers stay? Should Chelsea be concerned after losing 2-0 to Tottenham? Plus Director Chris Cashman joins the guys to discuss Club Frontera and his next project.

Aztecs show resilience, but lose at Nevada – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Aztecs dropped to 0-2 in the Mountain West for the first time in a decade and already matched last year’s conference loss total with a 72-69 L against Nevada on a snowy night in Reno despite a career high 30 points from Jeremy Hemsley.

AUDIO: Ladainian Tomlinson: “I’m Really Excited But, Being A Finalist, You Really Start To Get Nervous”
Ladainian Tomlinson joined Scott and BR to talk about being named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, why he’s nervous now that he’s a finalist, who might be possibly induct him, his thoughts on the Chargers firing Mike McCoy and his movie career.

After 17-month hiatus, Tiger Woods could play 4 events in 5 weeks – ESPN
Tiger Woods will make his first appearance on the PGA Tour in 2017 at the Farmers Insurance Open later this month.

The tournament at Torrey Pines near San Diego that begins Jan. 26 will mark Woods’ first official event in 17 months; he tied for 10th at the Wyndham Championship in August 2015.

VIDEO: Danny Woodhead & Brandon Flowers On Injuries, McCoy And Returning In 2017
Chargers running back and impending free agent Danny Woodhead discusses the team’s injuries, Mike McCoy and if he wants to return in 2017; Brandon Flowers discusses a rough season.

How Attractive is the Chargers Head Coach Opening? – Bolts from the Blue
San Diego is a perfect combination of productive vets (at the positions where it counts) and young talent. When compared to the other head coaching openings, the Chargers are the only team that does not have a question mark at the most important position on the field, the quarterback position. San Diego offers a coach 3 years of a franchise quarterback. Philip Rivers will provide immediate success while buying the new incoming coach time to find a quarterback of the future (most likely after the second year of the coaches’ contract).

PODCAST: A Glimmer Of Hope For The Chargers To Stay In San Diego
John Gennaro explains how (and why) the owners of the San Diego Chargers may be able to get the extra funding that they need from the NFL (and San Diego State?) to build a brand new stadium in Mission Valley.


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