If the Chargers and the city were dance-fighting before, their capoeira number started to look more like thrash metal this week.

All hell broke loose for Chargers fans and civic observers when the team announced it was pairing with the Oakland Raiders to explore a shared stadium in L.A. “If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises,” the team said in a statement Thursday night.

That was news to our mayor, who according to his staff, heard about the plan from the L.A. Times, not the team.

One bonus bit that became clear with this unholy Chargers-Raiders marriage: The sports team rivalries you hold so dear are basically a “puppet show,” as VOSD Radio co-host Scott Lewis put it on this week’s podcast.

Also on the show: a Fact Check on the Chargers’ rent and one that could factor heavily into our region’s climate change plans, and why Kevin Faulconer is our Hero of the Week but the entire city is our Goat.

Listen to the podcast hereon Stitcher or on iTunes.

Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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