San Diego voters could face “dueling stadium proposals” for the Chargers in November, reports NBC 7 San Diego. What does that mean? Here’s what NBC 7 says about it:
Now, San Diegans are even looking at the possibility of dueling stadium proposals.
(Read to bottom of article. Go back to top of article, read again. Scroll through article backwards, figuring maybe something will show up this way. Watch the damn video at the top of the article, cringing at what poor female TV journalists are expected to do to their hair. Finally give up any hope that this information is actually provided by NBC 7 San Diego, the headline notwithstanding.)
Anyway, Chargers owner Dean Spanos did hire a new point person to work on their stadium initiative: Fred Maas, who formerly ran the city’s downtown redevelopment agency, and so is well-positioned both to figure out how to run a development initiative campaign and to go through his phone contacts to figure out who to talk to to make this happen. (If nothing else, Maas almost certainly gets along with San Diego’s mayor better than their current stadium point man.) He’s also a guy who once said following one of the many, many stadium planning meetings that went nowhere (this was in 2011), “I’m not a person who just decides to lie down and throw up the white flag because we’ve been confronted with hurdles we never expected.” Stadium or no, Spanos should get some outstanding mixed metaphors for his money.