It's Saturday, during the off-season, where every football fan's fancy turns to the stimulating and exciting storyline that is the CBA negotiations. Okay, maybe not so much. There wasn't much in the way of CBA negotiations done yesterday, and in fact a lot of the news coming out is that it's going to be quite a while as both sides are very far apart on the issues.
If you read only one link today, make it the Chainsaw story on the CBA and new stadium in LA. It's an entertaining, if not insightful read.
Is that enough of an intro? I think so.
Chainsaw: CBA means LA for SD | 619Sports
For Chargers Nation, this could be the tipping point; when ticket prices rise beyond all justification, and die-hard tailgaters are forced into the "I like my own toilet" camp.
Collective bargaining requires patience for the plays to develop - SignOnSanDiego.com
Like quilting, scrimshaw and ice dancing, collective bargaining has severe limitations as a spectator sport.
Scout.com: Chargers Not Likely to Let Jackson Leave
The Chargers love Vincent Jackson - for what he does on the field. Jackson loves the Chargers - if they compensate him in the manner he feels he deserves. That said, can these two parties - after such an acrimonious 2010 - find common ground.
AFC questions - Don Banks - SI.com
Which popular Charger has likely played his last game in a Bolts uniform?
Contender or Pretender? | National Football Post
The NFL model for failing to meet expectations, the Chargers got their asses kicked in two must-win games last season against the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals.
Chat wrap: Can Chargers grab Julio Jones? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Among the topics that were broached in our AFC West chat, which was held earlier Thursday, was what it would take for San Diego to draft Alabama star receiver Julio Jones.
Is Philip Rivers The Best QB Without A Super Bowl Ring? | BoltHype
Now that both Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers have the title of Super Bowl champion to add to their respective resumes, Chargers' signal caller Philip Rivers has been dubbed the best quarterback without a ring in the NFL.
Ted Tollner likely will call it a career, after 47 years | ProFootballTalk
After the 2010 season, the Raiders parted ways with passing game coordinator Ted Tollner. According to Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the 47-year coaching veteran says he's ready to retire.
Cowboys Stadium official waited until January to seek permit
Records show a Cowboys Stadium official didn't seek a permit for construction of temporary Super Bowl seating until the game was less than a month away, even though the city hosting the game asked for plans five months earlier.
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas Tears Achilles, Requires Surgery - Mile High Report
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas suffered Achilles tendon tear that will require surgery. The Broncos are estimating that his recovery will take 6-to-8 months