LA Wants a Team to Commit: "It is not going to be the San Diego Chargers"

I'm not sure if its just me, but when I see this I want to PUNT it

Philip Anschutz announced a plan for a new NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles this week with the caveat that an NFL team must commit to move to Los Angeles by the end of March 2011.

It is not going to be the San Diego Chargers – team lawyer Mark Fabiani

Could Fabiani be lying about the situation? MAYBE… but at least this gives me some temporary relief. Especially with it coupled with the news that the Spanos family is no longer seeking a buyer for the team. It also could mean that we don’t commit till after March 2011, BUT I will just keep my optimism for now.

San Diego still needs to build a stadium and there are a lot of hurdles that need to be cleared with that. We can all get pissed at AEG, Los Angeles, and Dean Spanos or whoever, but the city of San Diego needs to step up to keep this team!

Here are some quotes that I would LOVE to hear sometime very soon:

  • “AEG would like to announce the the NFL will be in Los Angeles and we would like to welcome the Raiders and the Rams to Los Angeles.” Insert Vikings, Jaguars, OR any other team not named the San Diego Chargers into that sentence.
  • “San Diego has been approved to build a new NFL stadium for the San Diego Chargers and we are starting the building, completion is expected in -insert date here-“

  • Let’s keep hoping San Diego clears hurdles to build a new stadium and that another team moves to Los Angeles.

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