Billion Dollar Lie, #Chargers will never leave San Diego
The Billion Dollar Lie… (and common business negotiation tactics)
The San Diego Chargers are claiming they are moving to Los Angeles to become the Los Angeles Chargers. Do not believe the lie. The Chargers will never leave San Diego. The relocation announcement today by the San Diego Chargers has been mapped out by mega negotiators and super lawyers for well over a year. There is a hidden agenda, and a pre-mapped timeline, that the NFL (and Chargers) are using to budge the city of San Diego to do something different about the stadium issue now. The NFL is using the media (as they always do) as leverage tool, as relocation threats are the only negotiation tactics available to the Chargers.
Until you see an actual Chargers regular season game played in Los Angeles, do not believe the NFL lawyers and the Chargers owners. It is leverage, money, public relation spin and negotiation tactics of a Billion Dollar Juggernaut teasing you.
The November 2016 vote of “Measure C” (and The Citizens Initiative) to fund a new stadium in downtown San Diego with an increases in the Transient Occupancy (hotel) Tax was never expected to pass. It was a city wide only ballot that needed two-thirds vote to be passed, an impossible achievement (66.7% is very difficult). Also, only the “city” of San Diego was allowed to vote on “Measure C”, not the entire San Diego County. Limits were set to impossible…
“The Chargers Aren’t Going Anywhere… Rest Assured, The Chargers Will Be Here (in San Diego) Forever” AJ Smith said “They have to do a deal.” (A.J. Smith was General Manager of the team from 2003–2012)