DAILY LINKS: Is San Diego A Viable Destination For The Raiders?

AUDIO: Kaplan Reads Letter From San Diego Businessman To The Raiders
Scott got his hands on a letter from a local businessman to Mark Davis with a proposal to bring the Raiders to San Diego. He read it and thinks it’s a legit proposal.

Is San Diego A Viable Destination For The Raiders? – Forbes
It’s the previously inconceivable possibility that the Raiders may end up playing in San Diego, the old home of their bitter division rivals. Unlike Vegas, there’s already a venue to house the Raiders for at least the next couple seasons. And it’s important to note that the NFL had previously viewed San Diego itself as a viable market for a team.

AUDIO: Jordan Beane: “At Some Point You Have To Bet On Yourself And Take A Leap, And Now Is As Good As Any”
Former Chargers media producer Jordan Beane, who is deciding not to follow the team to Los Angeles so that he can pursue running for city council.

The slide continues: SDSU loses at San Jose State – San Diego Union-Tribune
Of all the indignities the San Diego State men’s basketball team has suffered this season – blowing double-digit leads, melting down in close games, twice suffering three-game losing streaks, falling into last place in the Mountain West after being the prohibitive preseason pick to win it again – nothing quite compares to what happened on Tuesday night at a nondescript 5,000-seat arena known, simply, as The Event Center.


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!

The Padres Are Poised to Pull a Brewers – FanGraphs
The bad news is that we have the Padres projected for baseball’s worst record. The good news is that’s not really surprising to the Padres, and Keith Law recently ranked their farm system at No. 3. They tried the whole go-for-it thing, and it blew up, so they reversed course. To this point, it’s gone well, and probably better than was expected. You can look at the Padres and see how they could eventually return to being competitive.

Padres sign Erick Aybar to minor-league deal – MLB Daily Dish
The Padres have reached a minor-league deal with shortstop Erick Aybar, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan.

Aybar will compete with Luis Sardinas for the Padres’ starting shortstop job in spring training. San Diego has had a clear need at the position for the better part of two years, with the signing of Alexei Ramirez proving to be a failure last season.

Largest Padres “focus group” ever conclusively debunks Fowler uniform claims – Gwyntelligence
A program was built to see how San Diego Padres fans reacted to different team uniforms over the years by getting the data from Facebook.

Road Raging – SanDiegoGulls.com
The San Diego Gulls (24-12-2-2, 52 pts.) won their sixth consecutive game and extended their standings point streak to a club record 12 games (11-0-0-1, 23 of a possible 24 points), the longest current streak in the AHL this season, in a 4-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors (19-17-4-1; 43 pts.) at Rabobank Arena on Tuesday night. San Diego has also won five consecutive road games and extended a club record with standings points in 10 consecutive road contests dating back to Dec. 29 at Texas (9-0-0-1, 19 of a possible 20 points).

Xolos tie Galaxy in Chargers’ new home – San Diego Union-Tribune
Tijuana has not won at the StubHub Center in four tries, including a 1-0 loss in official competition, the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Tijuana beat the Galaxy in the return game at Estadio Caliente. The first time both teams met, it was the Xolos winning in a penalty shootout at USD’s Torero Stadium in 2011.

AUDIO: Matt Slauson: “To Watch Alex Mack Go Out There And Play In The Super Bowl On That Leg Was Just Awesome”
Chargers Center Matt Slauson gives his thoughts on Alex Mack’s performance along with the New England’s comeback in the Super Bowl.

One by one, black New England Patriots players are refusing to visit Donald Trump’s White House – Mic.com
It’s tradition for the team that wins the Super Bowl to visit the White House after their victory. But at least two members of the New England Patriots are turning down the invitation this year because of President Donald Trump.


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