The San Diego Chargers are boned.
Measure C, the initiative that aimed to raise over $1 billion in hotel taxes to pay for a new downtown stadium, went down in burning flames. In fact, it wasn't even close
. The measure needed a 2/3 vote of approval (66.7%), but only managed a smidge over 40%. Unsurprisingly, San Diegans deemed it unnecessary to pull-in an ungodly amount of money to save a team that hasn't won dick in its 57-year existence. Okay, fine... they won the AFL Championship in 1963. Sorry for offending your dead grandfather who was the only one in your family alive and old enough to remember when it happened. But not to worry, modern-day Bolts fans! Chargers owner Dean Spanos hasn't given up hope yet! Here's an excerpt from a letter he penned to fans after Measure C imploded in spectacular and hilarious fashion:
“In terms of what comes next for the Chargers, it’s just too early to give you an answer. We are going to diligently explore and weigh our options, and do what is needed to maintain our options, but no decision will be announced until after the football season concludes and no decision will be made in haste.”
You can expect this beat-around-the-bush bullshit from Spanos right up until January 15th, which is the deadline for the team to exercise its option to join the Rams up in LA. Zero chance Spanos, a well known "money-hungry liar
," passes up a chance to move his team to the second-largest market in the U.S.
Whatever will Chargers fans do in San Diego once the Bolts leave for LA? The beach? The world-famous zoo? A second-to-none craft beer scene? Perfect weather year-round
? We're praying for you San Diego. Whatever will you do...