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This may sound peripheral to the whole “expand the SD convention center” saga, but the problems with the Chargers aging Qualcomm Stadium (built in 1967) is very much in the mix as far as local politics go. The Chargers have been begging for a new stadium for ages—apparently the one they’ve got is so old it doesn’t even serve artisanal hot dogs. And now they’re one of three NFL teams begging to move to LA. The Chargers want to team up with The Raiders for a new stadium in Carson, while the St. Louis Rams want to return to their ancestral land with a new stadium in Inglewood. It’s up to the owners to decide which proposal, if any, to choose. Drama!

At any rate, if the NFL and the Chargers, a popular local fixture, can’t get the city of San Diego to figure out how to get the money to build a new facility, it puts the quandary of expanding the convention center into more perspective.

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  1. The difference is that a convention center can pay for itself and make a profit while the best thing you can hope for from a stadium is that you only put a hundred million dollars in a hole and set it on fire.

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  4. You hear the lies in high school, and middle school how playing football will develop ‘team skills’, and shows that you can ‘work as a group and a team’ to help you get work, and into college. Hello 21st Century: anyone that has a job will agree that football is bigotry, as everyday in any kind work place, especially corporate, if you cannot have a conversation about sports, and are interested in comic books, then you are automatically alienated, and people want you out of your job so that they can keep their ‘good ol boy’ comfort zone at work. If you show up to work on time, are friendly, have a work ethic, education, and you want to keep your job, all of those attributes are worthless in the ‘USA’, as ‘good ol boy’ / hick bigotry is rampant in this fake country. I could care less about sports, as it mainly is about bigotry, and hate, and alienating people just because they cannot have a conversation about sports. We get humiliated and abused our whole lives, because we read comic books, and now you write some b.s. article about good ol boy hicks that like to keep track of brand names that represent hate, and bigotry -the Chargers, and the Rams are more about merchandising and fixing their games, since most money is made from gambling and selling the brand name, than it is for the sport, just like the predictable crap from Marvel and DC, except comic book readers do not want people to lose their jobs just because someone is not interested in reading comic books. Sports in the ‘USA’ contributes to the bigotry in this fake country.

  5. You hear the lies in high school, and middle school how playing football will develop ‘team skills’, and shows that you can ‘work as a group and a team’ to help you get work, and into college. Hello 21st Century: anyone that has a job will agree that football is bigotry, as everyday in any kind work place, especially corporate, if you cannot have a conversation about sports, and are interested in comic books, then you are automatically alienated, and people want you out of your job so that they can keep their ‘good ol boy’ comfort zone at work. If you show up to work on time, are friendly, have a work ethic, education, and you want to keep your job, all of those attributes are worthless in the ‘USA’, as ‘good ol boy’ / hick bigotry is rampant in this fake country. I could care less about sports, as it mainly is about bigotry, and hate, and alienating people just because they cannot have a conversation about sports. We get humiliated and abused our whole lives, because we read comic books, and now you write some b.s. article about good ol boy hicks that like to keep track of brand names that represent hate, and bigotry -the Chargers, and the Rams are more about merchandising and fixing their games, since most money is made from gambling and selling the brand name, than it is for the sport, just like the predictable crap from Marvel and DC, except comic book readers do not want people to lose their jobs just because someone is not interested in reading comic books. Sports in the ‘USA’ contributes to the bigotry in this fake country.

  6. Why don’t you add to this article interviews with other people on how the conventions can be improved -how hard is it to call someone like Chuck Rozanski, or Thor Parker -or how about contact new store owners like Eisner Award winners at Comics Vault in A2, or people that have presented SDCC alternatives? You do not have any information on this, and you have used the word ‘drama’ to talk about some sports teams, nothing related to possible solutions to having an actual comic book convention -this website is supposed to be about comic books, right? Don’t we have to recognize this as an ‘actual’ ‘comic book convention’, which this no longer is… SDCC is over, get rid of it, and turn it into what is really is: some kind of consumer amusement park.

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