Hacksaw’s Headlines-Friday

Posted by on January 13th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….Owner Dean Spanos takes team to Los Angeles after 56-years in San Diego…Refused to talk to San Diego media…Did interviews in Los Angeles….”Time to Turn the Page”….”Looking forward not behind”…..”Leaving behind friends and memories”…..”Time to end 15-year dance to find stadium”…”My family will be moving to our new home in LA.”….Will pay 12M-buyout at Qualcomm Stadium….will vacate practice facility by July lst.

Chargers…Legendary QB-Dan Fouts says he feels “empty” by move

Chargers…NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell…”Chargers had to move-worked tirelessly with city this pat year to find stadium solution-never found it”

Chargers…Stan Kroenke-Rams..”Ready to offer Bolts unparalled experience in new stadium.”…..Robert Kraft-Patriots…”Will play in stadium they deserve to be in-well within geography for fans to travel to”…..MIchael Bidwell-Arizona-“Best decision they could make.”

Chargers…Reaction from city was angry…
Mayor Kevin Faulconer rips into Dean Spanos…”Confident of two things-city did best it could-Spanos made wrong choice”….

Ron Roberts-County Supervisor-“Spanos demanded 200M more on top of original 350M offered”……

Elliot Hershman-San Diego State-“Wed did not have good faith partner”…..

Scott Sherman-Councilman-“Ownership has always been the problem”….

Adam Day-CSAG chairman-“Our long civic nightmare is over.”

Chargers-Media reaction very negative.
NY Times..”Congrats LA-You now have 2-terrible teams”
SF Chronicle…”Allowing this move-NFL loses more of its soul”
LA Times..”Chargers logo is unoriginal and uninspired-like its owner”

OC Register..”You will witness dysfunction and irrelevant”
Riverside Press..”A bad franchise and a bad owner”
LA Daily News…”Compare Dean Spanos to another bad owner-Frank McCourt”

Chargers..Hire Anthony Lynn-ex Bills assistant as new head coach…has been with 5-different teams as an NFL assistant….Will retain Ken Whisenhunt as Off Coor

(NFL)

Rams..Hire Sean McVay-Redskins-as head coach
Rams..Hire Wade Phillips-ex Broncos-as Def Coor

49ers…Finalist for head job are Josh McDaniels-Patriots..Kyle Shanahan-Falcons

Tampa Bay…Gives coach Mike Smith a contract extension to stay as defensive coordinator.

Ravens..Hire Greg Roman as offensive consultant…was fired as Buffalo Off Coor early in season.

Buffalo..Hire Leslie Frazier-Ravens-as Def Coor

Denver..Hire Mike McCoy as Off Coor-ex Chargers coach
Denver..Fire 6-assistants including Rick Dennison-Off Coor..Joe DiCamilus-special teams.

Jaguars..Hire Joe DiCamilus-Special Teams-ex Denver.
Jaguars..Fire 3-assistants from defensive staff.

Pittsburgh…Joey Porter-LB-coach..2-serious assault charges are dropped from altercation with police…2-other less serious charges remain..obstruction justice-public drunkeness.

(Playoffs)

Seattle-at-Atlanta…Matchup of Pete Carroll-vs-Dan Quinn-his former Def Coor….Falcons red hot with Matt Ryan at QB…Russell Wilson carrying Seahawks offense…Ryan (1-4) in postseason in career…Pete Carroll (9-4) in career in playoff games

Green Bay-at-Dallas…Aaron Rodgers-blazing hot (20-TD-0Int) in last 7-wins…Cowboys coming off bye week with Dak Prescott-Ezekiel Elliot rested….Dallas (3-8) in postseason since last Super Bowl win in 1995.

Houston-at-New England.. Matchup Bill Belicheck-vs-Bill O’Brien-ex-Patriots assistant…Tom Brady (101-16) in careeer in home games at Gillette Stadium….(15-3) in postseason at home…Bill Belicheck (23-10) in postseason career.

Steelers-at-Kansas City…Ben Roethlisberger (12-6) in career in post season games…(5-2) on road…Alex Smith (2-3) in playoff games….Steelers (1-3) at Arrowhead Stadium in recent years…Chiefs coming off bye week getting injured players back healthy.

(College)

California…Offer head coaching job to Justin Wilcox-Wisconsin Def Coordinator.

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…………(Basketball)……………

Aztecs-vs-Utah State…Saturday Mountain West Conference game.
USD-vs-BYU….Toreros (8-8) hosting Cougars

USD-L-Santa Clara (59-57)…Toreros shoot 50% from floor but lose-committed 14-turnovers in loss.

Lakers-L-San Antonio (134-94)…40-point beating on road…Kawhi Leonard scores 31…Spurs shot 60%…hit 10-3’s…San Antonio scored (72) in first half.

Brooklyn Nets..Release former 1st round pick Anthony Bennett-to sign contract in Turkey.

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…………..(Baseball)………………

Twins..Sign FA-C-Chris Giminez-ex Indians
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Ramon Cabrera-ex Reds
Angels..1B-DH-Ji Man Choi-opts out of contract for free agency…hit (.170) with Halos….batted (.304) in AAA.

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……………..(Hockey)…………..

Kings-W-Blues…LA jumps to early (4-0) lead…Jake Muzzin 2-goals.
Ducks-W-Colorado…Rikard Rakell scores 17th goal of year.

Gulls..open road trip at Rockford then Iowa in Friday-Sunday junket.

Bruins..Lose G-Tuuka Rask with concussion-hit in mask with shot

Ducks..Send C-Chris Wagner back to AHL-Gulls

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……………………(General)………………….

Sony Open-Hawaii….Justin Thomas hits eagle on 18th hole to finish (-11) 59 to take first round lead…(62) Hudson Swafford…(63) Rory Sabbatini…Houston won last week at Kaapalua.

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