The San Diego Padres reportedly are going to be sold in the near future. John Moores, the Texas tycoon who's owned them since 1994, apparently is prepared to cash out his chips, and the club will introduce a new owner at 19 Tony Gwynn Drive. We here at Playbook want a fast start for the new boss. To that end, free of charge, we're offering, along with a plate of fish tacos, a piece of winning advice for the incoming millionaire or billionaire.
It’s not easy to kill myths that make us feel good. But that’s what happened a year ago this week when Dean Spanos, with the NFL’s support, moved Chargers Football Company, LLC, out of San Diego. San Diegans one and all were made to see the inconvenient truth that the San Diego Chargers belonged not to them but to the Spanos family headed by Dean and his three siblings. The only approval the Spanos family needed to move their company, as it turned out, was that of the NFL.
Defense still matters in the NFL, like it or not. The league tilts its rules heavily toward offense because touchdowns are good for profits, but the four teams still playing in this Vitamin-D fortified Super Bowl tournament all placed among the top five in scoring defense this past season. While plenty of points were scored last weekend, several defensive players stood out.
@BobbyL_AZ Good point, Bob. Also, there's a connection in their position-coach ranks. Haley will have options -- but I wonder if they will chat him up. Sometimes, if there's not an opening and the coach wants to downshift a bit, consultant-type jobs are arranged.
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