While Nicki Jhabvala did an excellent job on breaking the news of John Bowlen (Pat’s brother) wanting to sell his share of the Broncos (around one third of the team), it got lost in the mix of it being, y’know, being broke the same day the Broncos would host the Raiders. Jhabvala followed up yesterday by being able to get Bowlen on the record to state his desire to sell, a followup that finally caught the eye of more in the media, such as ProFootballTalk.
As I’ve noted before, the question of the future ownership of the Broncos should be deep in the minds of Broncos fans, as success of a sports franchise always starts with the owner. So what should be considered upon hearing this news? Continue reading John Bowlen Wants To Sell: Now What?
San Diego Los Angeles Chargers have now played three straight games at Jack Murphy Qualcomm the StubHub Center, and the attendance reviews have been utterly mocked. Not only has the 27,000 arena struggled to fill up, but it has been filled with plenty of Dolphins, Chiefs and Eagles fans. (While the Eagles fanbase in particular was impressive with its showing, just wait until the Broncos and Raiders come to town.)
This has led many in the media to question what on earth the NFL was thinking in allowing the Chargers to move, just one year after the Rams made their return to Los Angeles after a 21 year hiatus in St. Louis. In order to answer that question, it’s important to step back many years before Dean Spanos made his fateful decision to depart San Diego, and observe many decisions the NFL and its teams made to make this possible. Continue reading Reviewing How The Los Angeles Chargers Came To Be