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leopard88    1,030

That LA logo is great.

 

My only nitpick is the placement on the hat.  I assume it is centered relative to the outside edges on both sides.  However, it looks off center to me since the widest parts of the logo are at the bottom.  I think it might look better if it was centered directly on the gap between the tops of the L and A.

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TJSC    178

BREAKING: Chargers announce rebrand with new logo, revamped uniforms, and a name change as they adjust to the LA sports landscape

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TrueYankee26    115
5 minutes ago, TJSC said:

BREAKING: Chargers announce rebrand with new logo, revamped uniforms, and a name change as they adjust to the LA sports landscape

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Unless they win games, they will be the most forgotten about big media market team in sports.

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On August 22, 2017 at 2:55 PM, bosrs1 said:

... haul ass at 90 mph with nary a CHP officer in sight. Try doing that driving the 120+ mile hell that is the 5/405 between San Diego and Los Angeles/Carson/Inglewood. On weekends that journey is a 5 hour trek on a good day. Weeknight... well I hope you have a War and Peace on MP3.


While I'll concede that Southern California traffic can be a bear, I can honestly say that in the 14-plus years that I've maintained footholds in Southern California, I have never had the drive from Santa Monica to Coronado (or, the reverse journey) take longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes. And that's happened twice... both times the result of accidents causing delays. Normally, I can make the trip in somewhere between 2 hours and 2 hours, 10 minutes. It's all about when I choose to get on the road.

During the week, I'll set out - in either direction - at 8:00 PM. While I'll hit pockets of traffic at various points along the way, the majority of the trip will be smooth sailing. On the weekends, I can either opt for the 8:00 PM departure, or elect to get on the road sometime between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM, and have the same results.

Perhaps I've just been lucky.

I'll now return this thread to its regularly-scheduled discussion of the Los Angeles Chargers' branding.

      

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bosrs1    648
On 8/26/2017 at 3:06 AM, Brian in Boston said:


While I'll concede that Southern California traffic can be a bear, I can honestly say that in the 14-plus years that I've maintained footholds in Southern California, I have never had the drive from Santa Monica to Coronado (or, the reverse journey) take longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes. And that's happened twice... both times the result of accidents causing delays. Normally, I can make the trip in somewhere between 2 hours and 2 hours, 10 minutes. It's all about when I choose to get on the road.

During the week, I'll set out - in either direction - at 8:00 PM. While I'll hit pockets of traffic at various points along the way, the majority of the trip will be smooth sailing. On the weekends, I can either opt for the 8:00 PM departure, or elect to get on the road sometime between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM, and have the same results.

Perhaps I've just been lucky.

I'll now return this thread to its regularly-scheduled discussion of the Los Angeles Chargers' branding.

      

 

That was a 5 hour round trip time *thumbs up*

 

Unless you plan to stay in Carson permanently... in which case may God have mercy on your soul.

 

And I drove it more or less yesterday around the Rams/Dolts game time to attend a meeting near Inglewood/LAX. Took me 3 hours and 10 minutes from central SD for just the trip up.

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colortv    238
On 8/27/2017 at 8:49 AM, bosrs1 said:

 

That was a 5 hour round trip time *thumbs up*

 

Unless you plan to stay in Carson permanently... in which case may God have mercy on your soul.

 

And I drove it more or less yesterday around the Rams/Dolts game time to attend a meeting near Inglewood/LAX. Took me 3 hours and 10 minutes from central SD for just the trip up.

 

5 hours round trip sounds about right.

 

There's only 8 home games a year. 

 

You're making it sound like a daily or weekly commute.

 

Each game is an event. People make a weekend day trip out of it.

 

The commute/distance is really not that big of a factor when you're talking about a weekend event a couple of times a year.

 

People make the drive often for far lesser things.

 

 

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Gothamite    6,092
6 hours ago, colortv said:

The commute/distance is really not that big of a factor when you're talking about a weekend event a couple of times a year.

 

Yeah, it really is.  Even in California.

 

Even if San Diego didn't feel spit upon by the Spanos family, a five-hour round trip is a lot to ask.

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hugevolsfan    152
On 8/25/2017 at 8:47 AM, Gothamite said:

Aren't concepts supposed to be kept to that board?  Can't keep track of the new rules. 

Hey I don't mind I really like that concept! :D

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On August 27, 2017 at 8:49 AM, bosrs1 said:

That was a 5 hour round trip time *thumbs up*

 

As I said, my experience - with the exception of two trips in 14 years - has been a standard round-trip time between Santa Monica and Coronado of anywhere from 4 hours to 4 hours and 20 minutes. If my experience had been to routinely have the drive clock-in at 5 hours round-trip, I can assure you that I wouldn't be maintaining homes in both cities. One would have been placed on the market a looooooong time ago.

Again, I know exactly the window of time in which I need to depart from either city in order to maintain said schedule. Would it be convenient for the purposes of someone traveling to and from Carson or Inglewood in order to support the Chargers? Likely not. Then again, supporting the Chargers hasn't been my reason for traveling between Santa Monica and Coronado.    

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bosrs1    648
4 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Yeah, it really is.  Even in California.

 

Even if San Diego didn't feel spit upon by the Spanos family, a five-hour round trip is a lot to ask.

 

Exactly. This notion that distances and times aren't "far" in California if they're in that range is ridiculous. Sitting in 5 hours of traffic is still sitting in 5 hours of traffic. Be it in Southern California, New York, or Hell. People aren't going to do it regularly... even for an "event" like going to see the team that shat on their city (or more likely going to see one of the teams playing them to root against the team that shat on their city).

 

And Brian, I understand you typically make a similar drive in 4 to 4 1/2 hours round trip. But that's also not a short drive you have to admit, and you also admit you tend to time it during more ideal driving times. As I found this weekend, during non-ideal times, which are apparently game times, the traffic is over 3 hours up and in that ballpark coming back. Meaning you're looking at a 5+ hour drive for game times.

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Sec19Row53    469
41 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Exactly. This notion that distances and times aren't "far" in California if they're in that range is ridiculous. Sitting in 5 hours of traffic is still sitting in 5 hours of traffic. Be it in Southern California, New York, or Hell. People aren't going to do it regularly... even for an "event" like going to see the team that shat on their city (or more likely going to see one of the teams playing them to root against the team that shat on their city).

 

And Brian, I understand you typically make a similar drive in 4 to 4 1/2 hours round trip. But that's also not a short drive you have to admit, and you also admit you tend to time it during more ideal driving times. As I found this weekend, during non-ideal times, which are apparently game times, the traffic is over 3 hours up and in that ballpark coming back. Meaning you're looking at a 5+ hour drive for game times.

If I were to drive straight to Lambeau Field on a non-game day, I'd be looking at a drive of right about 4:20.

On game day, HAHAHAHAHAHA in making it round trip in that time.

I don't miss a game.


5 hours+ round trip on game day 8 times per season is not a problem IF you want to go to the games.

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bosrs1    648
29 minutes ago, Sec19Row53 said:

If I were to drive straight to Lambeau Field on a non-game day, I'd be looking at a drive of right about 4:20.

On game day, HAHAHAHAHAHA in making it round trip in that time.

I don't miss a game.


5 hours+ round trip on game day 8 times per season is not a problem IF you want to go to the games.

 

True. But most San Diegans wouldn't want to do that. Since the team isn't representing them anymore and told San Diego to get bent because they're "Fighting for LA" now (for 4th place behind USC, UCLA and the Raiders).

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Gothamite    6,092

I think it's pretty dangerous to use the Packers as a standard.  Comparisons to pretty much any other team fall apart quickly.

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Sec19Row53    469
11 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

True. But most San Diegans wouldn't want to do that. Since the team isn't representing them anymore and told San Diego to get bent because they're "Fighting for LA" now (for 4th place behind USC, UCLA and the Raiders).

 

6 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

I think it's pretty dangerous to use the Packers as a standard.  Comparisons to pretty much any other team fall apart quickly.

Oh, i know the ground on which I tread.  However, flat out saying that a 5+ hour drive invalidates the ability to go to a game can also fall apart quickly.  So saying that 'people aren't going to do it regularly' isn't due to the drive time, it's due to getting shat on. Those are two entirely different things.

No, I don't expect NEARLY any San Diegans will attend games for the LA Chargers - but it isn't due to the drive, it's due to getting crapped on by the team.

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masterchaoss    89
10 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

True. But most San Diegans wouldn't want to do that. Since the team isn't representing them anymore and told San Diego to get bent because they're "Fighting for LA" now (for 4th place behind USC, UCLA and the Rams).

Fixed that for you. The raiders are a very vocal minority, the Raiders fan presence here has never been very big outside of one part of city. The cowboys probably even have a larger fan base than the raiders do. 

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