San Diego Makes Nice With Bolts

Plenty of law & order in Charger town these days.

Last week the law caught up to DT Jamal Williams and arrested him for suspicion of booze-baggery while driving. If only he had a six or seven figure contract, then maybe he could afford a taxi or car service.

Next up, the city of San Diego dismissed a lawsuit against the team for $170,000, sort of a rent tag for Qualcomm. This is good news for both sides still trying to work out a deal for a new stadium.

Speaking of which, I was driving downtown San Diego today and saw a bumper sticker. Of course this person had about 500 stickers on their Clinton-era hatcback so it was no small feat that I saw this particular one. Seems that bumper stickers are like tattoos for the inhibited with plenty to say and no one to listen. But I digress.

The bumper sticker bemoaned, “We have a stadium, we need a new library.”
That’s fine. Let the Chargers move to Los Angeles, Alaska, Canada… see what happens to this tourist Mecca. A new stadium in San Diego will mean a Super Bowl maybe every decade. The local economy would do back flips for the chance at that business.

And what would we do with a Charger-less Qualcomm? Motocross and RV shows won’t keep the doors open long.

Take the bumper stick off and remove the head from the backside. San Diego needs the Chargers, and the Chargers need a new stadium.

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