The Q is ours! Uh, so what should we do with the crumbling hulk?

img_2833

Remember that immediately irrelevant thing I wrote last week about stadium options? Sadly, we’re now in a post-Chargers world in San Diego and that conversation has to begin in earnest (as AKH covered).

Like most everyone I’m a bit stunned by all of this. I’m a lifelong, third-generation Chargers fan who is sad to lose our team. But pleased as punch to lose the Spanos family! I guess that puts me in good company because San Diego State has to be feeling similarly today. Check out this U-T article about SDSU’s experience as Qualcomm Stadium’s lesser tenant trying to deal with the Chargers.

As we talked about last week, Qualcomm Stadium is a dump. San Diego State attempted to do the following to make it less of a dump:

  • Upgrade video boards
  • Upgrade advertising boards
  • Improve wireless access

The Chargers didn’t want any part of it. It’s clear now that their plan all along was to make the stadium look as awful as possible and let everybody else do their work for them. Clearly, that plan worked spectacularly.

Continue reading “The Q is ours! Uh, so what should we do with the crumbling hulk?”

Advertisements

It’s time to put on the big boy pants

4yiou

Of course you know the news by now.

Continue reading “It’s time to put on the big boy pants”

Aztecs appear well positioned no matter how Chargers drama shakes out (UPDATED)

 

Check this out: Qualcomm Stadium is awful and decrepit.

Okay, there are great memories that go along with the place. Aztecs fans have had the pleasure of watching Kabeer (and Akbar) Gbaja-Biamila, Marshall Faulk, Donnel Pumphrey Jr., La’Roi Glover, Kassim Osgood, Ryan Lindley, Kirk Morrison, Darnay Scott, and in their D-I infancy, Brian Sipe and early Air Coryell. Jack Murphy/Qualcomm saw two World Series, two All-Star Games and the entirety of Tony Gwynn’s career. San Diego hosted the Super Bowl there in 1988, 1998 and 2003, plus 39 Holiday Bowls, and um, 12 Poinsettias.

And most of all, Junior Seau, LT, Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow and the rest of the Chargers. That was before the Spanos heir allowed his family franchise to decay similarly to the building they’ve called home for its entire 49-year history.

Whether we like it or not, San Diego State’s football home of the future is uncertain and tied to the Chargers’ fate. But we can be pretty certain of two possible outcomes.

Actually, both seem pretty good. Let’s wade through it.

Continue reading “Aztecs appear well positioned no matter how Chargers drama shakes out (UPDATED)”