“Serious issue” clouds Rams, Chargers relationship

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Fred Roggin apparently didn’t get the Sunday Splash! memo.

The KNBC-TV sports anchor in L.A. has teased a Monday bombshell regarding the relationship between the Rams and the Chargers, who will begin sharing a new stadium in 2020. (And by “sharing,” we mean it’s the Rams’ stadium and the Chargers will be tenants there.)

Roggin tweeted on Saturday that “[m]ultiple sources confirm there is friction” in the partnership, “and the Chargers may not be pulling their share.” Roggin calls it “a serious issue.”

It’s no secret that the Chargers have yet to resonate in L.A. Last year, the Chargers revised their PSL target from $400 million to $150 million. At some point, the local lack of interest in making the financial commitment necessary to purchase season tickets will impact the broader calculation that made the concept of a shared venue viable on paper.

Now, the Chargers may be looking at an inability to come up with the paper money necessary to pay the rent.

Whatever the specifics, they’ll apparently emerge on Monday. Unless Roggin accelerates his timetable from removing the sheet from his story. And that may be a good idea; after all, once the cat is out of the bag in #scooptown, someone else may come along and catch it.

22 responses to ““Serious issue” clouds Rams, Chargers relationship

  1. The Bolts need to go back to San Diego, that is their home. If Jacksonville and Las Vega can have an NFL team, there is no reason for San Diego, possibly the most beautiful and best city in the country not named Chicago, not to have one. (Now if we can just get the team here in Chicago to remove the heads from keaster, we would be in business)

  2. The entire idea of cramming 2 NFL teams in LA in the first place was a doomed idea. The fans of LA couldn’t support 2 teams up thru the 90’s why would they think they could now? Even with the Rams in the dang Super Bowl, LA people barely watched.

  3. Aw boo hoo hoo.

    Spanos miscalculated. Such a shame.

    I love seeing greedy trust fund babies screw up.

    The funny thing is Spanos is the one who told Kroenke about the property in the first place.
    Stan makes out and Spanos gets zilch.

  4. I remember Patriot players after the SB saying it was like playing a home game. If that is the level of engagement for the Rams I can’t imagine what it is like for the Chargers.

  5. Chargers should ABSOLUTELY go back to San Diego, They have a great fan base down there….the NFL should pony up and foot most of the bill for a new stadium

  6. Spanos made a horrible decision to go to LA and the team are notoriously hard in player negotiations… what I find the most weird thing about the Chargers though is that rarely produce a bad team.

    Anywhere else but LA and staying in SD or relocation probably would have worked well.

  7. I think its funny that the only time the Chargers can fill their miniture stadium(27k) is when opposing teams fans buy those tickets! Just imagine what that new 70k seat stadium will look like with ONLY 10-15K fans in it, LMAO.

    You got to move just like you wanted Spanos, ENJOY!

  8. The Chargers should move back to San Diego and try to put a stadium at the Del Mar fairgrounds. Accessible to SD and SoOC $$$’s add a discount section for the military and the stadium would be full.

  9. Okay, some people need to be educated, here we go.

    I am born and raised in Los Angeles AND damn proud of it!!! I know many friends who LOVE FOOTBALL! They are EXTREMELY PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR FOOTBALL TEAMS. Because Los Angeles went without an LA team for over 20 years. Many of these friends especially the younger ones, DON’T EVEN REMEMBER THE LA RAMS OR LA RAIDERS. These younger LA football fans began to follow the Broncos, Cowboys, Packers, Eagles, etc.
    Many of these young LA Football Fans have been reluctant to support our local Los Angeles teams. These fans feel they are being disloyal!! Even though by doing so and rooting for the Road team against their HOME TOWN it gives the perception that LA will not support their local teams.
    CAN YOU GUYS NOT UNDERSTAND THAT!
    It will take time. Los Angeles will be just fine RELAX!

  10. Jones and McNair will never allow a team in San Antonio, way too close to home for both. Maybe El Paso, they’d draw fans from across the river in Juarez as well. Metro population of 2 million, give or take.
    And it would give the NFL more exposure in Mexico, which they want.
    Probably makes too much sense. And wouldn’t appeal to lots of current NFL fans who have a bias against anything Mexican.

  11. bobthebillsfan says:
    September 22, 2019 at 10:26 am
    I remember Patriot players after the SB saying it was like playing a home game. If that is the level of engagement for the Rams I can’t imagine what it is like for the Chargers.

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    The SB was in Atlanta, not LA

  12. AJ Davis says:
    September 22, 2019 at 11:16 am
    Okay, some people need to be educated, here we go.
    ******************
    AJ, you are spot on. LA is a diverse city, even when it comes to the NFL. And that’s a wonderful thing, not a bad thing. Think of it this way – fans of other teams are lining Kroenke’s pockets. Packer, Steeler, Niner, Dolphin fans everywhere. It’s actually kind of awesome. Doesn’t change how I feel about my LA Rams.

  13. silverwolf1898 says:
    September 22, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    bobthebillsfan says:
    September 22, 2019 at 10:26 am
    I remember Patriot players after the SB saying it was like playing a home game. If that is the level of engagement for the Rams I can’t imagine what it is like for the Chargers.

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    The SB was in Atlanta, not LA

    It’s called travelling fans – you know, passionate ones.

  14. Odds that the chargers are outpacing the rams in sales etc? No odds available? Sound about right. Eventually bad decisions become bad decisions when business tanks despite all the media love.

  15. Wonder how Stan feels about footing the bill for that entire stadium right about now? Especially now that the estimated cost has doubled, and the Chargers can’t seem to hold up their end of the bargain.

    This is the Chargers history however…chase away loyal fans and players…If a Charger wants to win Super Bowl Ring, he’s gotta do it on another team. They’ve chased away legends like Alworth, John JJ Jefferson, Fred Dean, Junior Seau, Rodney Harrison, Darren Sproles and LT. Fired winning coaches like Marty Schottenheimer, Bobby Ross, and Don Coryell.

    San Diego should move the Border Patrol to the SOUTHBOUND lanes of I-5 and I-15 to keep Spanos from moving back! They only way the Chargers could go back to San Diego would be under new ownership. The Spanos family is hated and vilified there. Hell I keep wishing for a plume of toxic waste to erupt from the 50 yard line of Stub Hub to engulf and devour all of the Spanos. IF they could put that on the schedule, they MIGHT even get a real sell out!

  16. Rangerjohn you left out a few. Drew brees, Gary Plummer, Anthony Miller and there is another tier of non pro bowl caliber players like tony Martin, Shawn Jefferson, natrone means etc that we’re very productive after leaving the chargers

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