DAILY LINKS: The Chargers officially leave San Diego for Los Angeles

Chargers Announce Relocation To Los Angeles, Reveal New L.A. Logo
After weeks and months of speculation, Dean Spanos made it official today when the letter below was tweeted out. The San Diego Chargers are no more and, as of next season, the team will be the Los Angeles Chargers.

Roger Goodell: “Dean Spanos Did Everything He Could.”
While many will disagree with the notion that Dean Spanos and his family did everything they could to try and find a viable solution in San Diego, committing to spending more on a relocation fee than they were willing to put towards new stadium construction in San Diego, the decision has been made and there’s nothing more that can be done.

AUDIO: Kevin Acee Shares How Personal Chargers Are To Him
Kevin kicks off the 8pm hour by sharing a story about his personal life and how it relates to the relocation of the Chargers and the pain that the fans of San Diego are feeling.

VIDEO: Fans Bid Good Riddance At Chargers Park
Fans gathered at Chargers Park all day Thursday to bid good riddance to the Chargers after owner Dean Spanos exercised his option to move the team to Los Angeles.

We’re Hosting A Rally For The Fans Of San Diego!
The San Diego Chargers may be packing up the moving vans and headed for Los Angeles, but we still believe that San Diego is an incredible sports town filled with a great community of sports fans. Tomorrow afternoon, we want to celebrate them, and do some good for the community in the process.

BR’s Open Letter To Chargers Owner Dean Spanos – San Diego Union-Tribune
Former San Diego Chargers LB Billy Ray Smith had some words he had to get off his chest, and he did so in a letter directed at both Chargers Owner Dean Spanos and San Diegans.

AUDIO: Dan Fouts “For Me, It’s A Gut Shot. Hard To Imagine San Diego Without The Chargers”
San Diego Chargers great Dan Fouts discusses the gut punch of the team moving to Los Angeles and what the fans of San Diego have meant to him.

VIDEO: San Diego Vents On Dean Spanos, Chargers “It’s Like A Family Member Just Died”
Gone but not forgotten and never forgiven. Angry, heartbroken San Diegans share their thoughts on Dean Spanos and the Chargers taking off for Los Angeles.

Chargers hire Anthony Lynn as their new head coach – NFL.com
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Chargers have hired former Bills interim coach and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The first-time head coach has agreed to a four-year deal with the team, Rapoport added.

With Lynn in the fold, the Chargers will interview ex-Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley for their open defensive coordinator job — he’s the team’s top choice, Rapoport reported.

Lynn’s meteoric rise will land in Los Angeles, agreeing to coach the team that just announced Thursday morning that it was leaving San Diego after 56 seasons.

Padres nearing deal with Trevor Cahill – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Padres are closing in on a deal with right-hander Trevor Cahill, sources said Thursday night. The Vista High graduate, primarily a reliever the last two seasons, is expected to compete for a rotation job with his hometown team.

Cahill, 28, was effective in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen last season, posting a 2.74 ERA in 50 appearances (one start). He recorded 66 strikeouts and 35 walks over 65 2/3 innings.

 

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