Colin’s passionate plea to move the Chargers back to San Diego

Colin Cowherd explains why the Chargers should be back in San Diego.

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- A story today that's very interesting. Don Banks, a respected NFL reporter-- the NFL is talking about forcing the Chargers back to San Diego. They should. We've been preaching it. They're irrelevant here. And the NFL owners know that if the Eagles, the Cowboys, the Packers, the Bears, the Giants, the Dolphins wanted to move, the league would step in. The league would absolutely step in if the Redskins wanted to move, if the Broncos wanted to move. If the Seahawks wanted to move, they'd step in.

The NFL chooses who succeeds and who doesn't when it comes to stadiums. They allow Jacksonville to stick around probably, financially, not really an NFL city, and they let San Diego walk, and it has been a dud here. I like the coach and the quarterback. Joey Bosa, Ingram can play. Nobody cares here. This was a disaster move by the NFL. Vegas is going to work because of Derek Carr. Trust me, the Rams are going to work, because they're going to make it work because of Stan Kroenke's money, this coach, and this quarterback.

And here's something I've found through the years-- it is often hard to see success. Come on, Colin. It's easy. No, it's not. Some people are late bloomers. Some people come out of childhood, don't have support, they don't succeed till 30s, 40s, 50s. Some people have a lot of talent but bad bosses and bad management. I've known a lot of people like that. Talented friends, their bosses don't see their talent. For years and years, they toil in obscurity, then they get the good boss.

It's hard to see very good. Sometimes it's hard to see great. But failure is easy to see. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton. Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett. Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox. Johnny Manziel and the Browns. Dwight Howard/Kobe and the Lakers. I mean, that stuff jumps right off the page. They're together for two days, you're like, oh, that's not going to work. It is really, really easy to see bad.

It is really, really easy to see dysfunctional. Steve Spurrier to Washington. Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football. Rush Limbaugh on ESPN. Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. That crap wasn't going to work, and you knew it, and I knew it first time you saw them kiss on TV. That ain't gonna work. Bad is easy to spot. Ed Orgeron at LSU, not going to be around in four years.

Good, though, is hard. You didn't know Nick Saban was that good when he was at Michigan State. You didn't know he was going to be the greatest college coach ever. You didn't know when Pete Carroll came from the NFL to USC he was going to be that good. Sometimes people are late bloomers. Sometimes it's hard to see that talented 29-year-old, 39-year-old exec, the female that had guys for bosses didn't respect her and all of a sudden, you're like, wow. She should have been running the company.

But bad-- and the LA Chargers is bad. It doesn't work. Nobody cares. They're playing in a soccer stadium. There's no buzz. They have real players. They can't fill the soccer stadium. This thing smells. I live 15 minutes from it. I can smell it. Put them back in San Diego, where they've got a real fan base. You know, NFL, you would saved the Eagles. You would have saved the Packers. You would have saved the Cowboys. You would have saved the Dolphins. You would have saved the Broncos. You would have saved the Steelers. You would have saved the Giants. You didn't give a rip about San Diego, because it's 3,000 miles away, and you just see it's a beach town. Put them back in San Diego.

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