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Chargers Fans Scarce In Orange County

COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — Chargers fans in San Diego may be upset over the fact that their beloved team is moving to Los Angeles after 56 years. But beyond San Diego County, the sentiment is not the same. Roxy Sharefi said “I don’t know anything about the Chargers.” Demone asked: “Who’s the chargers?” “I didn’t know they were moving to L.A.,” Jose Hernandez said. Natalie Macias said she doesn’t really care. Almost every NFL team in the country has a fan club in Southern California. They gather at a restaurant or bar to watch the games. CBS2’s Stacey Butler drove around Orange County Thursday night and couldn’t find any listed for the Chargers. There is a Chargers Facebook fan page. But no one has posted on it for 14 months until Butler contacted the fan club, which said its members like Dave & Busters. Butler headed to a Dave & Buster and talked to Danielle Imlay, a Fullerton resident, who said she is not a Chargers fan and does not plan on becoming one. Ian Galloway of Anaheim..
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Report: Chargers To Hire Anthony Lynn As Head Coach

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — On the same day the team announced it is moving from San Diego to Los Angeles, the Chargers appeared Thursday evening to be on the verge of hiring a new head coach. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported the team was close to finalizing a deal with Anthony Lynn, the Buffalo Bills’ interim head coach and offensive coordinator. Chargers will hire Anthony Lynn as their next head coach. was at one point front runner for Bills job. Head to LA with the team — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 13, 2017 There was no immediate word from the team. Chargers officials interviewed Lynn Jan. 10 about the coaching position, which became vacant when Mike McCoy was fired Jan. 1. The Chargers finished the season 5-11, a slight improvement from their 4-12 mark the previous year. In his four years leading the team, McCoy had a 28-38 record. Lynn, 48, has been in the league for 17 years, beginning as an offensive assistant with the Denver Broncos. He was a..

Chargers React To Team’s Move To Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — News started to break late Wednesday night that the Chargers would be moving the franchise to Los Angeles after 50 plus years in San Diego. Members of the Chargers took to social media to share their feelings on the team’s move. #Godspeed — Flash | 28™ | A01 (@Melvingordon25) January 12, 2017 I want to say thanks to the city of #SanDiego for showing us love. Today we start a new chapter in #LosAngeles Hey #LA ⌚ #Chargers — Joshua Perry (JEP53) (@RIP_JEP) January 12, 2017 — Travis Benjamin (@TravisBenjamin3) January 12, 2017 LA chargers does not change our main goal and thats winning. LA let's make this year great. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #LaLaLand — Casey Hayward (@show_case29) January 12, 2017 — Jahleel Addae (@Do_OrAddae37) January 12, 2017 Thank you to the fans of San Diego. I'm blessed to have been able to play my rookie season in an incredible city #chargers — Drew Kaser (@drewkaser) January 12, 2017 Haven't heard if it's fact or not, but i..
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With LA Question Resolved, Chargers Still Face Coaching Vacancy

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — With the Chargers’ announcement Thursday that the team is moving to Los Angeles, they became just the latest local team looking for a head coach. The Chargers two weeks ago fired Mike McCoy after a 5-11 season — the Chargers’ second straight last-place finish in the AFC West and a third straight season out of the playoffs. “Hiring a head coach will be the biggest decision this franchise will make,” general manager Tom Telesco said earlier this month. The Rams are, of course, also deep into their search to replace Jeff Fisher. The organization has reportedly zeroed in on Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, who had his second interview with the organization Wednesday. (The 49ers are the only other remaining NFL team in the hunt for new head coach). So, who is on the Chargers’ shortlist? The team released a list of candidates Wednesday. The list includes Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn, Chiefs special..
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Chargers’ move a risky proposition for more than just the team

Gambling isn’t allowed in the NFL, but this Chargers relocation feels like one big roll of the dice. There’s extreme anger in San Diego, where betrayed fans are discarding their Chargers jerseys in front of team headquarters. And there’s apathy in Los Angeles, where the arrival of a second team...
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Double-teamed: Chargers make move to Los Angeles official

It took 21 years for the National Football League to return one team to Los Angeles. On Thursday — a year to the day after NFL owners approved the Rams’ move to L.A. — San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos completed the saga, taking a 21-minute flight in his private jet to give the city its...
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Chargers owner announces plans to move NFL team to Los Angeles

The owner of the San Diego Chargers on Thursday announced plans to move the NFL team to Los Angeles.

It’s Official: Chargers Ditching San Diego For LA

“Today, we turn the page and begin an exciting new era as the Los Angeles Chargers," owner Dean Spanos wrote.
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‘LAzy’, ‘LAme’: Social Media Reacts To LA Chargers’ New Logo

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The San Diego Chargers announced Thursday morning that they plan to move the franchise to Los Angeles for the 2017 NFL season. In doing so, they unveiled their logo they intend to use in LA, and users on social media voiced their opinion about it. The Los Angeles @Chargers⚡️ pic.twitter.com/bJmv4LcPME — NFL (@NFL) January 12, 2017 The Los Angeles @Chargers⚡️ pic.twitter.com/bJmv4LcPME — NFL (@NFL) January 12, 2017 "It's sort of like the Dodgers but the font is edgy and there's a lightning bolt" -Graphic designer that somehow got paid for this. pic.twitter.com/NNCwUtif9I — Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 12, 2017 The LA Chargers logo looks like some just peeped the Dodgers logo, clicked 'italicize' and turned it in. I'm sick pic.twitter.com/TzZoSSY4W1 — Kofie (@KofieYeboah) January 12, 2017 @NFL @Chargers pic.twitter.com/DWGyN3YROy — αℓℓɛи (@DatDudeA1len) January 12, 2017 @NFL @Chargers pic.twitter.com/EMdPlTKStO — Mike ..
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The Chargers leave San Diego for L.A. Um, welcome back?

The Chargers will become Los Angeles’ newest football team in 2017. But will the team be able to generate much enthusiasm in the city it left more than half a century ago? The move has been expected since San Diego voters said no to raising taxes to subsidize a new stadium for the team in November....
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San Diego Chargers Headquarters Egged After Reports of Team Move to Los Angeles

After ESPN reported that the San Diego Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday they are moving to Los Angeles, a few fans gathered at Chargers Park in Murphy Canyon, where one person threw eggs at the front doors of the team headquarters on Wednesday night. The person left before police arrived on the scene and a police report was filed. Security ordered people to leave the premises. Police officers told KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego that they will be at the headquarters through the night and plan to be at Qualcomm Stadium Thursday. San Diegans' reactions to the report were mixed. "It's very sad, however, I think the San Diego Chargers fans have had a lot of chances to support their team and as a result they didn't support them in a way that they should have and that's why they're moving...it is what it is and we'll continue to support them," one fan told KSWB. "My reaction to it is, 'I'll see ya.' I don't like the f..