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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: June 16, 2014

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

SD can't afford to host Super Bowl - Nick Canepa (paywall)
San Diego can’t even celebrate the 100th anniversary of Balboa Park without botching it, or build fountains at the County Administration Building without needing rental cops to keep kids off the sprinklers.

Chargers to Thank Fans on Monday -
"Last year’s ‘Thank You San Diego Day’ was such a hit that we’re heading out again on Monday to say thank you to Chargers fans and get them ready for the season," said A.G. Spanos, the team’s chief executive officer.  "We can feel the optimism in the air about this season and the possibilities that lie ahead, and we want our fans to feel that same excitement."

Four Downs: AFC West - Tom Gower
Family time continues, as the Chargers signed tight end Michael Flacco, Joe's younger brother. If he makes the team, he would be the first New Haven player since offensive lineman Phil Bogle started six games for the 2003 Chargers as a rookie undrafted free agent. Safety Alden Darby led Arizona State in tackles the past two seasons. Given the lack of quality depth at cornerback, Iron Bowl hero Chris Davis could have a shot as well.

WR Size: Is It Valid Analysis? By Chase Stuart and Matt Waldman
I’m a fan of applying analytics to football. Those who do it best possess rigorous statistical training or are disciplined about maintaining limits with its application. Brian Burke wrote that at its core, football analytics is no different than the classic scientific method. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are some bad scientists out there, who behave more like religious zealots than statisticians.