Scott Reid of the Orange County Register reports that San Diego Chargers chairman Dean Spanos is scheduled to meet with Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke to discuss a potential partnership on the Inglewood stadium project. It’s the first substantive talks between the two regarding Inglewood.
My take: Reid offers a pretty good breakdown on the two options Spanos has in Inglewood, either as an equity partner or a tenant. He’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of each offer, comparing them to what’s available in San Diego.
Aaron Steckelberg of the San Diego Union-Tribune published this poll in partnership with ABC Channel 10 in San Diego asking if voters locally would support spending $350 million in public money to build a new stadium. Out of the 500 adults polled, 44 percent of the respondents would support the project.
My take: The vote would need a simple majority, so that’s not a bad number considering there’s been no campaign and the Chargers have not got behind the project up until this point.
Former Chargers general manager A.J. Smith, writing for the New York Daily News, offers an insider’s guide on how to pick a head coach in the NFL. Smith finishes with this zinger: “So you pick the guy and then you remember -- you really don't have a clue.”
My take: It’s a fun read and a good glimpse inside some the guesswork that goes into hiring a head coach.
Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com previews Saturday's East-West Shrine game with a look at the offensive players who will participate.
My take: In terms of San Diego’s needs, I’m particularly interested in watching some of the offensive linemen in this one.