San Diego Chargers Daily Links: May 11, 2012

San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers first round draft pick Melvin Ingram poses for pictures during a press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Top 10 Worst Stadiums in the U.S. - Nick Carbone
Earth to the Chargers, is that an alien mothership that you play in? Qualcomm Stadium takes the form of a concrete arena surrounded by 122 acres of even more concrete – the venue’s immense parking lots that seem to pool out from the stadium. Built in the late 1960s, Qualcomm’s architects opted for a Brutalist-style arena. You can just picture how well the bland-colored monstrosity fits among the Spanish-inspired architecture and towering palms of the Mission Valley neighborhood.

Chargers lock up two more draft picks - Michael Gehlken
The latest came Thursday, as the team inked four-year deals with fourth rounder Ladarius Green and fifth rounder Johnnie Troutman. Safety Brandon Taylor, a third-round selection, and running back Edwin Baker, a seventh, remain unsigned.

Stadium gearing for Seau crowd of 60,000 - Brent Schrotenboer
Qualcomm Stadium officials are expecting a crowd of 30,000 to 60,000 for Friday’s public tribute to Junior Seau – an event that is expected to attract national media coverage and last around 90 minutes or more.

Bill Walton 'sad' he couldn't help Seau - Nick Canepa
Bill Walton literally crawled to the brink of suicide and somehow willed himself to step back. Junior Seau, for reasons we may never know and perhaps in a different kind of pain, stepped forward. And today Walton grieves for his friend, all but placing the blame for Junior’s death on himself, because he believes he could have helped.

Poll results: Chargers are good to go - Bill Williamson
After the Chargers had a solid performance in free agency, they came back with a terrific draft. They drafted three potential impact defenders in the third round in the form of Melvin Ingram, Kendall Reyes and Brandon Taylor.

Seau family announces private services - Debbi Baker
Junior Seau’s family announced Wednesday that there will be a private viewing and funeral services for the Chargers linebacker this week in Oceanside.

Chargers open dedicated Courage House - Christopher Smith
Both Casa de Amparo and the Ed Block Foundation began in 1978. The latter also focuses on raising awareness and preventing child abuse. In addition to its annual Baltimore awards banquet honoring a player from each NFL team, the foundation, named after former Baltimore Colts trainer Ed Block, is trying to establish a Courage House in every NFL city.

Brinkley honored with Ed Block Courage Award - Christopher Smith
"It was a great moment," Brinkley said of getting the award. "From where I started, not knowing if I would be able to play football again, to right now, coming out here and competing, trying to earn a role out there on the field – there were times I looked and I wasn’t on the depth chart at all."

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