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Re: NFL: General News & Discussion
« Reply #810 on: October 11, 2017, 01:33:01 PM »
He wanted the Bills so badly... maybe someone should just sell him a team so he doesn't try to destroy the league, lol

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Re: NFL: General News & Discussion
« Reply #811 on: January 17, 2018, 07:54:17 AM »
Local tourism rose in year without Chargers
San Diego Union Tribune admits that economists were right

The Union-Tribune admitted this morning (January 14) that those "pointy-headed, sissy" economists were right all along: the San Diego economy remained strong during the year that the Chargers were gone.

From the mid-1990s to last year, the U-T, radio and television stations, the hotel lobbyists, and others vehemently argued that the Chargers and Padres were big stimulants to the local economy and deserved huge public subsidies. In my U-T and Reader columns, I regularly interviewed economists who said that was a bunch of hooey.

This morning, the U-T, tail wagging between its legs, admitted it was a bunch of hooey. Hotel occupancy has risen in the year the Chargers were gone. Economists always said that few people came from out of town to watch games. There were a few exceptions: Los Angelenos who came down to watch the Dodgers play, got drunk, and stayed overnight.

Also, in 2016 when Dean Spanos and Mark Fabiani were doing their darnedest to alienate San Diegans so they would lose the election and be free to move to L.A., out-of-towners came to San Diego to see their teams play the Chargers because they could get cheap tickets in good seats at the then-named Qualcomm Stadium.

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/jan/14/ticker-local-tourism-rose-year-without-chargers/

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Re: NFL: General News & Discussion
« Reply #812 on: January 17, 2018, 09:37:55 AM »
Well... it is San Diego after all, as close to an ideal city for many as it gets in the U.S. Why waste a beautiful day watching football there when you can go to their zoo, gaslight district, that famous hotel and island, day trip to Mexico, etc.
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Re: NFL: General News & Discussion
« Reply #813 on: January 17, 2018, 10:35:17 AM »
The only city I can think of that would have a serious economic downturn if their NFL team left is Green Bay. And that's because their population almost doubles on game days.

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« Reply #814 on: January 17, 2018, 11:08:02 AM »
Well... it is San Diego after all, as close to an ideal city for many as it gets in the U.S. Why waste a beautiful day watching football there when you can go to their zoo, gaslight district, that famous hotel and island, day trip to Mexico, etc.

That's a great point. But I gotta say from my vantage point there are still tons of football fans in SD. No more Charger fans everyplace....but there are two Browns backer bars. Heck, there are TWO Patriots bars in my tiny neighborhood alone! 

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« Reply #815 on: January 17, 2018, 11:45:19 AM »
....but there are two Browns backer bars. Heck, there are TWO Patriots bars in my tiny neighborhood alone! 

How terrible.
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« Reply #816 on: January 17, 2018, 02:55:39 PM »
The obnoxious Stealers guy at my workplace didn't show up Monday or Tuesday.  You know, one of those guys who wears Stealers crap 365 days a year and has flags on his car and a terrible towel laid across the front and rear dashes. 

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« Reply #817 on: Yesterday at 11:22:56 PM »
that ref congradulating brady makes me wonder why i even bother to watch major league sports. we’re all just suckers. ugh.

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« Reply #819 on: Today at 11:35:11 AM »
I mean, just look at this: