As The Kids Say

Out of the Mouth Of Modern Babes

The question of the day on this morning’s KPBS radio was whether or not the Chargers doing well in the playoffs will affect their quest for a new stadium.

The answer, as the kids say, is a resounding “DUH!”

The Chargers spent 2007 preparing to clinch a playoff berth on the field while, off the field trying to clinch a location for a new stadium. Considering almost as many alternative locations as the Regional Airport Authority did looking to replace Lindberg (at least the Spanos family didn’t consider trying to build a floating stadium, though then again…) they zeroed in on Chula Vista—a city apparently in even worse fiscal shape than San Diego. The Chargers real end game is to put so much pressure on Jerry Sanders and Mike Aguirre in their respective reelection years—“What, you let them become the Chula Vista Chargers?”—that they finally get some concessions on their field of Dreams. And, just like the Padres understood, it doesn’t hurt to having a winning team while trying to woe the local pols and public. Meanwhile if Sander’s and Aguirre’s most likely serious challengers—that would be Steve “Let’s Spend Another Million” Francis and Alan “I’m betting the MEA hates Aguirre more than the SDTA hates me” Bersin, respectively—want a ready-made issue for June, Charger fever could become their best political lightening bolt.

Dream on Chula Vista – you’re just a shill in the Chargers’ end game.

Meanwhile, in case anyone is paying attention amidst all the Bolts’ hoopla, the Iowa and New Hampshire contests have come and gone and now its on to Michigan, South Carolina, Florida and Tsunami Tuesday and who are leading their respective packs? Ahem. That would be Clinton and McCain. And who has said since spring they were going to win the big enchiladas? Ahem.

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One Response to “As The Kids Say”

  1. mlaiuppa Says:

    That’s *IF* they even get to the Superbowl. They have to win agains the Patriots first. Not to be a wet blanket, and I don’t follow sports that much, but from what I understand it the Patriots have been undefeated this season. As much as it would be nice for the Chargers to have a Superbowl ring, even if they don’t actually *win* the Superbowl, if they lose to the Patriots, I don’t see them having that much clout.

    Chula Vista is close enough for people that want to actually attend a game. And….if they’re in Chula Vista the games would never be blacked out….right?

    Clinton didn’t actually win Michigan. Obama and Edwards withdrew their names from the ballot and asked their supporters to choose “undecided”. I believe the undecided vote was greater than Clinton’s totals.

    It ain’t over ’til it’s over. And the fat lady is still singing. South Carolina will be very interesting.


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