One year ago, Los Angeles didn’t have an NFL team and by the end of January 2017, they may have two. Now that the regular season has finally ended, the San Diego Chargers have two weeks and counting to make a decision as to where they will be playing the 2017/2018 season. Although they held an official press conference on Monday, the subject of hiring a new coach came up but they made obvious attempts to avoid the subject of “the move”.
Although the reporters kept asking, General Manager Tom Telesco said, “The new Chargers head coach should be a teacher, a good communicator, a motivator and a leader.”
The team may be looking for a new coach and new luck in LaLa-Land and the new stadium that they would share with the Rams. They are certain to have the fan base ready to welcome and support in Los Angeles as displayed by the Bring Back the Los Angeles Chargers page on Facebook.
The fans and residents of San Diego have railed against the move, going as far as protesting at the stadium and throughout the city. This all falls on deaf ears due to the residents and voters did not pass a ballot initiative for a bill providing public funding for a stadium in San Diego. They just could not get enough support. To make the deal sweeter for the Chargers, the move would actually be less expensive due to the fact that they would be sharing the stadium with the Rams.
The Chargers have a tenant-lease agreement with Rams owner Stan Kroenke that lowers the team’s risk because they do not have to borrow money for construction of the $2.6 billion project via ESPN. They will still need to pay for the actual relocation and to build their own practice facility. As the Bolts weigh their decision, we too will be waiting to see if Los Angeles will be filled with even more stars if they return to the roots in which they left in 1960. Stay tuned.