DAILY LINKS: Philip Rivers to play one more game for “San Diego” Chargers

PODCAST: The MLS Plan In San Diego Is Embarrassing The Chargers
Darren Smith and Jordan Carruth discuss the recent proposal by FS Investors to bring an expansion Major League Soccer team to San Diego, with a new stadium in Mission Valley, and how the (seemingly smooth) process to this point is making the Los Angeles Chargers look bad by comparison.

ACEE: Rivers plays one more game for S.D. Chargers – San Diego Union-Tribune
Philip Rivers will participate in the Pro Bowl in large part because he wants to play one more game — at least in his mind — as a San Diego Charger.

“I made this team as a San Diego Charger,” Rivers said. “That’s cool.”

Rivers and the team’s other representatives will be announced as Los Angeles Chargers at the Pro Bowl. But Rivers said that won’t be what he is thinking. This, he said, will give him a chance for closure the regular-season finale did not.

AUDIO: Jeff Carlisle: “There’s A Lot Of Reasons For MLS To Like San Diego”
From ESPN, Jeff Carlisle explains how the MLS looks at San Diego and what needs to happen to bring a team here.

SDSU blows lead, loses at Air Force – San Diego Union-Tribune
We’ve seen this before, the sudden collapse when so many things appear to be going so well, the meltdown after signs of dominance, the inexplicable swing in momentum, the disappearance of key players in key moments, so maybe it shouldn’t be a shock. But it happened again Tuesday night, this time at last-place Air Force, this time after leading by 14 points early and by 10 at the half, this time after another injury to Malik Pope, this time by a final score of 60-57.

The grisly reality: The program that ranked among the nation’s best away from home over the last six seasons is 1-5 in true road games this season.

The program that had an uncanny ability to prevail in tight games down the stretch is 0-5 in those decided by six or fewer points.

AUDIO: San Diego “Could Be An Absolute Home Run” Says Bruce Arena
The man leading the USMNT previews Sunday’s match vs. Serbia, the future of Pulisic and the plan to bring MLS to San Diego

Torrey Pines North gets its turn in the spotlight – San Diego Union-Tribune
Ever since Torrey Pines began hosting a PGA tournament in 1968, the North Course has played stepchild to favored son South.

The South Course hosts four rounds. The North is allowed to come outside and play just twice, banished to its room for the weekend. When Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate acted out their drama at the 2008 U.S. Open, shots were contested solely on the South. The North was decorated with party tents and a driving range.

But beginning Thursday when Brandt Snedeker attempts to defend his title in the Farmers Insurance Open against 155 golfers, the North Course will draw much of the attention.

Peter Gammons: The Padres pillar in San Diego grows stronger than ever
If so, Thome probably will be going to Cooperstown with Trevor Hoffman. Two months before the ballots with their names go out in the mail, up and down the streets near the park and the water Padres fans will be watching Margot and Hedges and Quantrill and Carlos Asuaje and names to be learned later, realizing this is rapidly becoming the Padres town and what that monopoly is going to mean to the comparative payrolls of the N.L. West.

Padres Chairman Ron Fowler says team’s research shows fans don’t want brown back – Gaslamp Ball
The Voice of San Diego Podcast had Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler as a guest last Friday. Hosts Scott Lewis and Andy Keatts had a very productive and informational discussion with him about the Padres relationship with the city and yes, they asked about bringing back the brown uniforms.

 

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