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Chargers moving to L.A. for 2012 season?

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08:04 AM ET 12.07 | If the planets are to align for football in Los Angeles, they may do so in a hurry. If Tim Leiweke does his job over the next year in laying the groundwork for a downtown events center, expect the Chargers to announce shortly after Feb. 1, 2012, they will be here to start the 2012 season, probably playing in the Coliseum. Talk to anyone who has spent time with Chargers owner Dean Spanos -- and Spanos already has a pretty good idea of the endgame. Ordinarily, that's a loss in the playoffs, but now it's all about moving to L.A.

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Philip Rivers, AP Philip Rivers, AP
December 7, 2010  09:29 AM ET

Isn't that where they started 50 years ago?

December 7, 2010  09:31 AM ET

But then where will the Vikings go?

December 7, 2010  09:39 AM ET

Whoa! Scathing comment in that last sentence about losing in the playoffs. Sounds like a disappointed fan wrote this article.

December 7, 2010  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But then where will the Vikings go?

By the looks of last nights game they could use another team in NY.

December 7, 2010  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Whoa! Scathing comment in that last sentence about losing in the playoffs. Sounds like a disappointed fan wrote this article.

That was a SHOT delivered by the LA Times...

Still say - they are the most likely.

December 7, 2010  09:45 AM ET

Good move for the SUPER Chargers. SD is a beautiful city, but no new stadium means time to move on. LA will give them a warm new home.

December 7, 2010  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But then where will the Vikings go?

Isn't Canada still looking for a team? That would be a good place for the Vikings.

December 7, 2010  09:56 AM ET

In an unrelated topic. RIP Dandy Don. Now we can turn out the lights, the party is truly over. I hope he gets to take another shot at Howard Cossell in the after life. That always made me laugh.

December 7, 2010  09:58 AM ET

Hope they don't stay at the Coliseum. Its as ancient as Rome. LA needs a new venue!

December 7, 2010  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

In an unrelated topic. RIP Dandy Don. Now we can turn out the lights, the party is truly over. I hope he gets to take another shot at Howard Cossell in the after life. That always made me laugh.

Indeed a Dallas original.

December 7, 2010  10:03 AM ET

Maybe 2 or 3 teamns should move to LA, that way at least one will actually stay there for an extended period of time.

December 7, 2010  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I hope he gets to take another shot at Howard Cossell in the after life.

Howard was a lawyer. I doubt that he'll be spending the afterlife in the same place as Dandy Don.

December 7, 2010  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

By the looks of last nights game they could use another team in NY.

Zing!!

December 7, 2010  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

In an unrelated topic. RIP Dandy Don. Now we can turn out the lights, the party is truly over. I hope he gets to take another shot at Howard Cossell in the after life. That always made me laugh.

Amen Bro...

Another icon of our youth passes on to the next plane.

December 7, 2010  10:11 AM ET

What will poor little Timmy do about his San Diego banner....

December 7, 2010  10:17 AM ET

The Coliseum is a boil on the **** of the earth. Why give up the climate in San Diego for LA?

December 7, 2010  10:31 AM ET

This does make sense.

December 7, 2010  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The Coliseum is a boil on the **** of the earth. Why give up the climate in San Diego for LA?

$$$ money ... plain and simple.

December 7, 2010  10:32 AM ET

Doesn't this move require the owners approval. LA is not a football city they like surfing better.

 
December 7, 2010  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Doesn't this move require the owners approval. LA is not a football city they like surfing better.

$$$ money ... plain and simple.

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