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NFL’s nastiest word

“Subsidy,” as foul-mouthed as you can get

Radio personality Ryan Seacrest (left) had to listen to Dean Spanos lament, “It’s very difficult to get public subsidy” in San Diego.
Radio personality Ryan Seacrest (left) had to listen to Dean Spanos lament, “It’s very difficult to get public subsidy” in San Diego.

Sports media were atwitter last week after new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn made a couple of verbal faux pas. “I am so proud to be the new coach of the San Dieg — ugh, L.A. Chargers, oh my gosh,” said Lynn after his introduction at a news conference.

Later he added, “I remember the day when Bill Walsh came down to the locker room in 1996 and he grabbed me and he said ‘We need to talk,’ and I said, ‘Oh, shit, he’s about to cut me.’”

In an L.A. radio interview, Chargers owner Dean Spanos combined a “P” word with another “S” word that he and other NFL stadium promoters have long been loath to use in describing how the league finances its lavish digs. “It’s been 15 years of working very hard to try to get something done down in San Diego,” the Stockton billionaire told talk-show host Ryan Seacrest. “It’s very difficult to get public subsidy there, and there’s just not the will to do it.”

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Radio personality Ryan Seacrest (left) had to listen to Dean Spanos lament, “It’s very difficult to get public subsidy” in San Diego.
Radio personality Ryan Seacrest (left) had to listen to Dean Spanos lament, “It’s very difficult to get public subsidy” in San Diego.

Sports media were atwitter last week after new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn made a couple of verbal faux pas. “I am so proud to be the new coach of the San Dieg — ugh, L.A. Chargers, oh my gosh,” said Lynn after his introduction at a news conference.

Later he added, “I remember the day when Bill Walsh came down to the locker room in 1996 and he grabbed me and he said ‘We need to talk,’ and I said, ‘Oh, shit, he’s about to cut me.’”

In an L.A. radio interview, Chargers owner Dean Spanos combined a “P” word with another “S” word that he and other NFL stadium promoters have long been loath to use in describing how the league finances its lavish digs. “It’s been 15 years of working very hard to try to get something done down in San Diego,” the Stockton billionaire told talk-show host Ryan Seacrest. “It’s very difficult to get public subsidy there, and there’s just not the will to do it.”

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NEWSFLASH: Seems that's true in the Los Angeles area too, Dean. It's taking a multi billionaire who isn't a cheapskate like you to build his own football palace. Yeah, it's true Angelenos are kicking in few bucks on infrastructure improvements, but Stan is paying for his own stadium. He is a class act, you'll be his tenant and San Diego dodged a bullet.

Jan. 26, 2017

Dean Spanos isn't a "cheapskate". He just isn't that wealthy. Most of the Spanos family's net worth is the valuation of the Chargers. They're paupers among the other NFL owners.

Jan. 27, 2017

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