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Statement from the Chargers:

On February 1st of every year since 2007, the Chargers have been eligible to terminate the teams lease for Qualcomm Stadium. And each year since 2007, the Chargers have announced that the team will not exercise the termination clause and instead continue to work toward a permanent stadium solution in San Diego.

Today, the Chargers are making the same announcement that the team has made each year since 2007: The team will not be exercising the lease termination clause and will keep working to find a publicly acceptable way to build a Super-Bowl quality stadium in San Diego. Calendar year 2015 will constitute the teams fourteenth year of work on a San Diego stadium solution.

So no LA Chargers just yet

Meh. Unless Spanos and the city government get their collective :censored: together and hammer out a deal, it's just going to be another year of uncertainty.

Well the new mayor in SD seems to be bullish on getting this done so who knows what 2015 will bring.

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Spano does seem to genuinely want to stay in San Diego. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll never move them. Right now it appears no other teams move is imminent, and so he's not going to rush out of SD, that's for sure.

Bernie Miklasz provides some more details on the stadium situation in St. Louis: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/bernie-miklasz/bernie-rams-move-unlikely-for/article_90b910cd-bebd-5069-804c-1c845cd7109d.html

Here's the basic points, but it's worth reading the whole things.

General question, if the Rams move, does this mean the sporting journalism world will be rid of the scourge of Miklasz?

• Miklasz confirms the NYT report that the Rams met with NFL EVP Eric Grubman in New York last week and presented a preliminary stadium plan along with additional stadium site possibilities.

Such as Los Angeles.

• Dave Peacock also met with high-level Rams execs (but not Kroenke who was later briefed) and discussed the progress, stadium sites, and stadium funding possibilities.

"Briefed" can mean all sorts of things.

• Grubman was also in St. Louis for last Thursday's game and talked with Peacock and the Rams.

I hope he noted the empty upper bowl.

• Governor Nixon may address the situation in the coming days to suggest progress, and then again after the season to present the actual proposal.

Is this before or after he responds to his failure of a response in Ferguson?

• While in NY, Peacock also met with MLS Commissioner Don Garber to discuss the possibility of the new football stadium doubling as an MLS Stadium.

MLS reaction:

Tell Peacock to make the stadium SSS-sized and then try to convince UMSL to start up an FCS program

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Man. At this point you're just being prickly about anything potential positive for St. Louis, Rams80. Weird response.

As one example, of course "briefed" can mean a lot of things. I think you're gag reflex has lead to you thinking something was being implied that wasn't. To me briefed means Kroenke was told about what was discussed. No more, no less. There was no implication that Kroenke being briefed was some sort of positive thing. In fact, I think the notion that he was briefed and not an active participant is a negative think if anything.

And, as you may or may not know, Bernie Miklasz coverage of the Rams stadium situation is about .05% of what he does. He's an excellent (if extremely over sensitive) local sports columnist who occasionally delves into reporting on bigger stories. St. Louis will greatly miss Bryan Burwell, and we're very lucky to still have Bernie.

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So the ESPN app just reported Goodell told the Chargers, Raiders and Rams that no one is moving next year.

Full story linked below:

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nfl/story/_/id/12056126/roger-goodell-tells-teams-nfl-approve-los-angeles-relocation-2015-season

We can pretty much assume that all 3 were close to pulling the trigger and good ole Roger didnt want mass chaos when 3 teams wanted to go. This will allow for time to figure out the best outcome possible.

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Crappy. Literally.

It's quite sad when you've got teams building new stadiums when they don't even need them, then you've got storied franchises such as the A's and Raiders that are forced to play in a dump.

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Crappy. Literally.

It's quite sad when you've got teams building new stadiums when they don't even need them, then you've got storied franchises such as the A's and Raiders that are forced to play in a dump.

They're not forced to play in a dump. They could build their own stadium, or get private investors to do it. They choose to extort funds from the public instead.

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Oakland is the one you gotta feel sorry for. Another year of playing football in a baseball stadium.

A decrepit baseball stadium, that is
Written as if both of you have never been to either. The Q is only just a bit higher above sea level than the Coliseum but with worse public transport, worse car access, worse club level, and better weather until December/January where it will rain in California.
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Oakland is the one you gotta feel sorry for. Another year of playing football in a baseball stadium.

A decrepit baseball stadium, that is
Written as if both of you have never been to either. The Q is only just a bit higher above sea level than the Coliseum but with worse public transport, worse car access, worse club level, and better weather until December/January where it will rain in California.

I'm feeling sorry for the players. A baseball diamond is no place for a game like football.

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Looks like somebody didn't get the memo. After Goodell's announcement, I just stumbled on a Bring Back the Raiders rally outside Staples Center. If only you guys knew what you were wishing for...

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Oakland is the one you gotta feel sorry for. Another year of playing football in a baseball stadium.

A decrepit baseball stadium, that is
Written as if both of you have never been to either. The Q is only just a bit higher above sea level than the Coliseum but with worse public transport, worse car access, worse club level, and better weather until December/January where it will rain in California.

I'm feeling sorry for the players. A baseball diamond is no place for a game like football.
You should be more sorry for them post-career if you really care about the sport not the d@mn stadium.
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