San Diego, county officials team up to find new home for Chargers

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By Karen Kucher
UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM

12:24 p.m. September 15, 2006

SAN DIEGO – City and county leaders on Friday announced a proposal to formally work together to find a new home for the San Diego Chargers.

The announcement of a proposed memorandum of understanding marks a new step in the quest to keep the professional football team in the region. The Chargers can begin negotiating with any U.S. city that wants an NFL team starting January 1.

Mayor Jerry Sanders, council president Scott Peters, City Attorney Michael Aguirre and county supervisors Dianne Jacob and Ron Roberts announced the proposal on the steps of the County Administration Center, a building that was constructed by the city and the county.

By combining efforts on the football stadium issue, the elected officials said they believe the city and county could succeed in keeping the Chargers from moving away.
 
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i really do hope that the Bolts Stay in San Diego because there is no need to force the Chargers into moving from San Diego. The charger's has a lot of fans in and around San Diego and it would be just stupid:tdown: :tdown:

STAY IN SAN DIEGO!!
 

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At least there's some talk. Now lets hope they follow it up with some action.
They are moving way too slow. No sense of urgency at all and we have 90 days left.

January 1st, I have a distinct feeling shit will hit the fan and the Chargers are not waiting for the county and city to form a joint authority which will appoint another advisory committee to oversee the ........... get the picture ?

Checkmate.....

I have to believe San Antonio will make a hard bid and then it may be all over unless San Diego pulls a rabbit out of their ass (no pun intended).
 

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I had speculated this was nothing more than a way for the local governments to cover their asses as the team is heading out the door. :yes:

It is a way to say "hey we were trying right up to the last minute so don't blame us and blame the greedy Chargers".

The local governments are covering their assess from the anticipated backlash.

Fuc these asssholes.
 

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I'll bet the team just ignores this latest ploy by the city and focuses on the only two valid sites: National City and Chula Vista. At least there has been some direct talk there.
 

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Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan said:
I'll bet the team just ignores this latest ploy by the city and focuses on the only two valid sites: National City and Chula Vista. At least there has been some direct talk there.
THe Chargers should tell the city to go F themselves.

Just as long as they stay in the county, then I all for the Bolts giving Sanders and the rest of the idiot squad the big finger.
 

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Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan said:
I'll bet the team just ignores this latest ploy by the city and focuses on the only two valid sites: National City and Chula Vista. At least there has been some direct talk there.
If I were the chargers I'd very probably stay away from san diego county with as many problems as they have right now. LIke you mentioned. Chula vista would be a sweet nice new home. My guess is national city is where they'll end up. Just seens odd that the head negotiator for the arizona stadium is their mayor now. I smell ringer with that. The nfl isn't a rich flourishing institution without having some smarts.
 

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If I were the chargers I'd very probably stay away from san diego county with as many problems as they have right now. LIke you mentioned. Chula vista would be a sweet nice new home. My guess is national city is where they'll end up. Just seens odd that the head negotiator for the arizona stadium is their mayor now. I smell ringer with that. The nfl isn't a rich flourishing institution without having some smarts.

The Chargers will be in San Antonio....January 1st, Chargers fans will get a nice goodbye present and we will probably be in the playoffs.

I can see the media now just grilling the local governments with a winning team yet no stadium deal is in place.