Don't get me wrong. I hate the Chargers (almost as much as I hate the Raiders) but I want to break the backs of their fans - not their hearts. Of course, there aren't enough Chargers fans in San Diego to sell out games, which is one reason that the franchise might be moving to Los Angeles. It's hard to cry for a city that consistently fails to show up to see it's team play. Still, I know plenty of people who live and die by the Chargers - people who literally cried when they let L.T. move on. I will feel pretty badly for those people when and if the Chargers relocate to L.A..
At least three teams have been rumored to be headed to the City of Angels; the Vikings, the Jaguars and the Chargers. Recent developments have put the boys in powder blue at the top of that list.
Denver businessman Philip Anschutz and his company AEG (I assume that stands for Anschutz Entertainment Group) are interested in purchasing 35% of the team. Meanwhile, former Laker, Magic Johnson, has announced that he will be teaming up with AEG to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles. All this adds up to one thing: Anschutz wants to move the Chargers to L.A..
According to Pro Football Talk, 35% equity in the team would be enough for Anschutz to control it. If he controls it, he is likely to move it.