By Liz Alper
January 13, 2016 (Houston, Tx.) - It's over.
Years and years of reading about this in the Tribune is over.
Or is it?
On Tuesday, all 32 NFL owners met in Houston to vote on who gets to go to LA: the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders, or the Chargers.
The Raiders made it easy on the gang by bowing out of the fiasco. Shout out to Mark Davis.
By 5:30 p.m. San Diego time, the deal was done. The Rams are going to LA. Inglewood, if you want to be specific. The Chargers have the option to join them until January 16, 2017 and work out a deal to stay the San Diego Chargers. After that, the vote goes back to the Raiders, who should probably mov.
The Chargers will be given $300 million (an extra $100 million in addition to the usual $200 million allotted for building stadiums) by the NFL to build a new stadium in San Diego, should they want to remain here.
So, San Diego. There is still hope. Unless Dean Spanos and the city change their minds and Mark Fabiani is still the Chargers' spokesman, there is hope.