Whiskey for Bolts if Spanos moves team?

August 11, 2016 GMT

When Dean Spanos kept his football team in San Diego for another season, look what his Chargers players missed out on.

Free whiskey.

Each player on the NFL team that did move to Los Angeles got a bottle of whiskey a few grade levels above hootch, courtesy of Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw gave each player on the Los Angeles Rams roster a $230 bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label to welcome the team to town. (He bought more than a little extra.) Each bottle includes the inscription: “Welcome Home! LA all day.” (Source: ESPN)

As a boy, Kershaw played football for teams in his afffluent Dallas suburb. You’ll never guess his position: center.


Gifting the Rams is an expression of his L.A. pride and love of sports, he told CBS Los Angeles..

It’s awesome to welcome the Rams back to Los Angeles. L.A. is a great sports city and I’ve loved playing baseball here. I know our loyal L.A. fan base has been waiting for this moment for a long time. To celebrate their return and welcome the Rams back to our city, it seemed fitting to send the team limited edition bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label: Year of the Ram. I look forward to watching them play for many seasons to come. Here’s to a new beginning, great success and a winning season!

Will Kershaw spring for Bolts booze next year, should the Chargers stadium initiative fail in the November election?

While Spanos is believed to have a deal to become a tenant in the Inglewood stadium that Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s development partners are building, The Blog figures the Chargers will remain in San Diego for the 2017 season regardless of how the vote turns out.

Here’s why: 1) The Chargers would operate under a sweetheart lease that actually profits the team, 2) Staying in San Diego an additional year lowers the team’s exit fee to get out of the lease, 3) the Chargers would be the third team, behind the Rams and USC, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Also, if the initiative is voted down, who’s to say a similar plan wouldn’t get resurrected in 2017?

Yep, we could be staring at another year of the NFL Stadium Game in San Diego. Bartender, make mine a double.