DAILY LINKS: Raiders to San Diego is a real possibility

Super Bowl 51: Patriots Take the Fifth in Epic Comeback – TheMMQB.com
I think the Raiders are in play in San Diego, though I do not believe the Las Vegas option is dead yet. The problem in Vegas, after billionaire Sheldon Adelson pulled his $650 million investment, is that big-money people there don’t want to cross him. “It’s bad news, but we’re still in the third inning of a long game,” one NFL source said.

San Diego Padres Offer Tickets To Chargers Season Ticket Holders – FOX Sports
The team has partnered up with Sycuan to give all ex-Bolts fans passes to one select Friars contest in April or May, equal to the number of Chargers season tickets that they currently have, so that they can attend Padres baseball.

AUDIO: Dennis Lin: “It’ll Take 3 Or 4 Years Before They (Padres) Really Make It Interesting At The Major League Level”
Padres beat writer for the Union Tribune, Dennis Lin returns to the program to give a full spring training preview as we are just 8 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Peoria.

ACEE: Right-sized venue makes SDSU football a hot ticket – San Diego Union-Tribune
Among Power Five programs, Wake Forest of the ACC plays in a 31,500-seat stadium and Washington State of the Pac-12 in a 35,000-seat stadium, and several others play in venues that seat far less than 50,000. Attendance at many college stadiums is flagging. In the stadium game, the lesson being learned is that you don’t build for what you want to become but what you are.


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!

AUDIO: Jim Trotter: “LT Belongs, He Was A Special Player And A Special Person”
From ESPN Jim Trotter joined Scott and BR to talk about Ladainian Tomlinson making the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the rest of the 2017 class and why Don Coryell did not get elected in.

Kyle Shanahan officially in as 49ers’ head coach – USA Today
One of the NFL’s worst-kept secrets is now out in the open: Kyle Shanahan is the new coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

The Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator officially agreed to terms Monday for the top job in San Francisco on Monday, the day after his team’s 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Shanahan could not officially be hired until the completion of the Falcons’ season.

SDSU’s to-do list for MW tournament – San Diego Union-Tribune
The Mountain West tournament begins one month from Wednesday.

Which means: San Diego State’s basketball season begins one month from Wednesday.

The NIT is probably out, since you need to win your regular-season conference title for an automatic berth or have relatively strong computer metrics for an at-large invitation – neither of which seems within reach of a team 13-9 overall and 5-5 in the middling Mountain West with no marquee wins. The CBI or CIT or Vegas 16 are probably out, too, presuming a proud program wouldn’t stoop that low.

That makes it NCAA Tournament or bust, and the Aztecs’ only route in is the automatic berth by winning the conference tournament in March.

LeBron James denies report he wants Kevin Love–Carmelo Anthony trade – Sports Illustrated
LeBron James denies he has been pushing for the Cavaliers to trade for Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, in contradiction to an earlier report from Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Isola reported that James has asked the Cavaliers to bring Anthony on board even if they must give up Kevin Love in exchange.


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