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Remembering the top moments in San Diego Chargers history

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers ceased to exist Thursday.They were born in Los Angeles as an original AFL team in 1960, moved to San Diego's Balboa Stadium in 1961 and will be rolling back up the freeway to LA after team chairman Dean Spanos announced they will join the recently relocated Rams in the nation's second-largest media market.Here are some of the biggest moments...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Chargers ponder LA move while hiring a new coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) As the Chargers' brain trust wades into the search for the replacement for fired coach Mike McCoy, they won't be able to tell early interviewees whether the team will be playing In San Diego or Los Angeles next season. Heck, the players would like to know, too, especially the ones who own homes and have kids in school. ''There's a lot in the air right now and as...
Via Associated Press
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Making Peace With the Inevitable

Dean Spanos may soon be forced to make billions of dollars in Los Angeles. And that’s Ok with me. I’ve said it many times over the last couple of years. I want the Chargers to stay in San Diego, Even following 2015, I was willing to show good faith. As proof, I bought season tickets (with a friend) for 2016. I’m willing to have public money spent towards that goal. As proof...
Via Bolts From The Blue
December 22, 2016

San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy appears finished

The San Diego Chargers (1-4) head coach Mike McCoy appears to be finished, on his last legs, done. There is a feeling around the NFL and local San Diego media that the San Francisco, California native has little chance of saving his job. We asked Tom Telesco about @RapSheet report. My biggest takeaway was that in no way did he say that report is inaccurate or false. https://t.co...
Via EndZoneScore
October 13, 2016

A call to arms against the Spanos regime

Member Mike Palazzolla makes his case against the Spanos family. Imagine for a second that you live in a quaint small town. In this little oasis that you call home, there's a cute little coffee shop that everyone likes to go to. It has pretty nice patio seating and is a local hotspot with an owner that's lived in the town his whole life. He's not the wealthiest guy that's lived...
Via Bolts From The Blue
August 08, 2016

Column: Hard to feel sorry for Spanos and the Chargers

It's hard to feel sorry for Dean Spanos, even if he looked like someone had just kicked his dog the other day in Houston. His fellow NFL owners had sold him out, rejecting what he surely thought was a slam dunk project that would pair his Chargers with the Oakland Raiders in Los Angeles. Even a parting gift of $100 million to spend on the stadium of his choice wasn't enough to ease...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

McCoy to return to Chargers despite 4-12 finish

SAN DIEGO (AP) Mike McCoy says he will return as coach of the Chargers despite a 4-12 record. McCoy says he's ''very thankful for the opportunity to be back.'' John Spanos, grandson of owner Alex Spanos, says in a statement he has ''utmost confidence'' in McCoy and general manager Tom Telesco. McCoy even says he's the right person to lead the Chargers into the Los Angeles area...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Dean Spanos gives up day-to-day control of Chargers to his sons

There's a different Spanos atop the San Diego Chargers' power structure.On Monday, the team announced that Dean Spanos will no longer run day-to-day franchise operations. He'll hand that duty off to his sons, John and AG.John, 35, will be president of football operations and AG, 36, will be president of business operations. Dean will still remain as chairman of the team's new stadium...
Via FOX Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos not ranked top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Chargers
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Chargers’ Alex Spanos in bottom half of NFL owners

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
Via cover32 - Chargers
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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