DAILY LINKS: Chargers Officially Terminate Lease With San Diego

Qualcomm Stadium

Chargers Officially Terminate Lease With San Diego – NBC San Diego
The Chargers ended their lease with the city of San Diego for both Qualcomm Stadium and Chargers Park on Wednesday by paying the city an early termination fee of $12.575 million dollars.

The Chargers have until July 31, 2017 to vacate the premises of Chargers Park.

The team plans to use a temporary headquarters in Costa Mesa before playing the coming 2017-18 NFL season at the StubHub Center, which currently serves as the Major League Soccer home of the Los Angeles Galaxy.

AUDIO: Kevin Acee: “The Raiders Are At Least Holding San Diego Up”
Our own Kevin Acee talks with Dan Sileo about the Oakland Raiders and the possibility of them coming to San Diego.

Roger Goodell On Chargers Message, If League Could Have Done More & Raiders To SD
Excerpts from Roger Goodell’s press conference on if the Raiders to San Diego are a viable option, if the league could have done more to keep the Chargers in San Diego and what message the league is sending in allowing them to leave after 56 years.

In All His Evasive Glory – The Ringer
At Roger Goodell’s annual Super Bowl press conference, the NFL commissioner deftly dodged Trump and skirted Deflategate


The Breitbard Hall of Fame, established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard, honors athletes who have excelled athletically in San Diego or who are native San Diegans and have achieved athletic fame elsewhere. Make sure you get your tickets to this year’s Salute to the Champions dinner!

Nick Novak Live From Radio Row
Former Charger and current Houstan Texan Nick Novak joins Kevin Acee and Hank Bauer live on Radio Row as they fill in for Scott and BR.

Drew Brees On Chargers Leaving, San Diego Memories & Having LT As A Teammate
Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the Chargers leaving San Diego, his favorite memories in San Diego and what it meant to have LaDainian Tomlinson as a teammate.

AUDIO: “Did Eli Manning Ever Tell You Why He Didn’t Want To Play In San Diego?”
NFL analyst Shaun O’Hara on being part of a Super Bowl winning team and if Eli Manning ever explained why he didn’t want to play in San Diego.

Ryan Leaf: “The City Of San Diego Gave Me My Dream And I Will Always Be Grateful For That”
Former Charger Ryan Leaf reflects on his career, what he should have done and how he is faring now.

Signing day: Aztecs 2017 recruiting class – San Diego Union-Tribune
While most of the players in SDSU’s recruiting class made their intentions known in recent days, weeks and months, Rancho Bernardo quarterback Mark Salazar was a surprise addition to the class on Wednesday morning. He is one of two quarterbacks to sign with the Aztecs.

AUDIO: Brandon Montour: “I Always Tell People Playing In San Diego Is The Best Place We Could Play”
2nd year AHL all star for the San Diego Gulls Brandon Montour joins Trending Now on this Wednesday evening as Craig Elsten and John Gennaro fill in for Kevin Acee.

Report: Padres drawing consistent trade interest in lefty relievers – The Score
With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in less than two weeks, teams throughout the big leagues are seeking ways to improve their clubs before things get underway, and two of the more popular targets are possessed by the San Diego Padres.

The Padres have been drawing consistent trade interest in two of their left-handed relievers, Brad Hand and Ryan Buchter, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

Anderson Espinoza the Padres’ consensus top prospect – San Diego Union-Tribune
As difficult as it is to build consensus in these times, the three chief outlets who rank prospects – ESPN’s Keith Law, Baseball America and MLB.com – at least agree on one thing: Anderson Espinosa is the Padres’ top prospect.

NLRB Chips Away at Athlete Amateurism – Inside Higher Ed
Big-time college football players at private institutions should be considered employees, the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel says in new memo.


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