Normally when I write something about the Chargers, like I did today, I get two types of reactions from readers: “Let Spanos leave!” or “I’ve been a fan forever and we’ve got to keep them!”

Today, the first e-mail I received, from Tom Eng, summed up the let-them-go side pretty succinctly:

I think everyone is tired of the extortion from the Spanos family and when the Chargers leave, Good riddance!

Then, I got what I thought was going to be the standard line from the I’m-a-huge-fan side. However, this time it came with a twist. From Larry Urdah:

I have lived in San Diego since 1950 and been a fan since they played in Balboa Stadium at San Diego High. I have watched in horror as our local government and state government has become dysfunctional, with no end in sight. The Chargers deserve better. I am all for them leaving to get the best deal they can.

We keep re-electing and electing incompetent public officials that cater only to special interests. So San Diegans only have themselves to blame. The sport fans deserve better and the city deserves better. I see no improvement on the horizon.

As Edmond Burke said when good men do nothing evil flourishes and that is the State of California and San Diego right now.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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