NFL SD Hearing Wednesday October 28

Are you going to the NFL Townhall meeting tomorrow?? Awesome! Here are some suggestions for being effective and making the best use of your time. All speakers will be given 3 minutes.

> Prepare your words ahead of time. Write them out on notecards, type them up and print them beforehand – or even type it out on your phone.
> Time your speech – make sure you keep it under three minutes.
> It doesn’t help to insult Dean Spanos, Mark Fabiani or Roger Goodell. Of course, you can talk about their actions but getting personal or insulting about the players in this situation is not helpful.
>Chargers gear is fine, but remember that your message will be heard by those relaying messages back to the owners. Be mindful of how you present yourself.
> Take a minute to review the issues on all sides. If you don’t know what to say, talk about the time and money you have invested before talking about the emotions of them leaving.
>SPEAK FROM THE HEART – It is better to do that than not speak at all.

As a reminder:
Free parking will be available at the Evan V. Jones Parkade (1265 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101), beginning at 5:00pm. It is 2 blocks from Spreckles Theater where the forum is being held.

For media inquiries, please reach out to Thomas Powell, Johnny “Boltpride” Abundez or David Agranoff who will be on hand as of 5pm Wednesday to discuss. Any additional questions, please reach out to us via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram: @SaveOurBoltsSD

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NFL To Hold Public Town Hall Meeting

The NFL announced today that it will conduct public hearings later this month in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego as part of the league’s procedures for evaluating potential franchise relocations. The hearings will take place on October 27 (St. Louis), October 28 (San Diego) and October 29 (Oakland).

The purpose of these hearings is to provide an opportunity for fans and others in the community to ask questions and express their views directly to the NFL before any decisions are made about potential relocation of a club or clubs from a current market. Members of Commissioner Goodell’s executive staff will be in attendance to listen to comments and answer questions from the audience.

Each hearing will take place from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM local time and will be streamed live on NFL.com.

The hearings are open to the public and a free entry pass is required to attend. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER. Pre-registration to request an entry pass begins tomorrow at 8am. Information on how to submit your request is provided below.

Entry passes will be reserved for season ticket members of each team on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members of the community who are not season ticket members will also have the opportunity to request an entry pass on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Details and information on how to register for free entry: 

  • Online pre-registration and a non-transferable entry pass with a valid barcode is required for entry.
  • Those interested in pre-registering to request an entry pass should visit the appropriate web page listed below.
  • Registration availability is based on a first-come, first-serve basis and is subject to the available seating at each venue.
  • Audience members who have the opportunity to provide comments will be allotted THREE MINUTES in order to enable as many people as possible to have their voice heard.

More information:

  • The San Diego hearing will take place on October 28 at the Spreckels Theater (121 Broadway #600). The pre-registration site is www.nfl.com/sdhearing and registration begins 8:00 AM PT tomorrow. Written comments may be submitted to sd.hearing@nfl.com tomorrow through November 13, 2015.

We suggest that you do the following:

1. Pre-register
2. Prepare your notes, questions, comments PRIOR to 10/28
3. Be clear, concise and respectful of the NFL executives providing us the opportunity to speak.

Any questions, please contact @SaveOurboltsSD on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Press Release: Chargers Fans Take the National Stage to Express their Outrage!

Before Philip Rivers and his Chargers take the national stage on Monday Night Football, ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown show will air a story about Save Our Bolts and the fan Movement to keep the team in San Diego. The story is set to air in the second hour of the show.

“It’s about time the national media pays attention to the movement here. Between Save Our Bolts, Bring Back the Los Angeles Rams and Forever Oakland, California fans have organized thousands of fans. This story affects all NFL fans because these changes threatened the fabric of the league. They could be ending rivalries that have lasted for half century. Could you imagine asking Yankees fans to accept moving the team to Boston to share a stadium with the Red Sox? All the passion we show this team we are beyond frustrated,” said David Agranoff of Save Our Bolts – one of the members of the group to be interviewed for the story.

ESPN sent reporter to Rick Reilly to interview fans in an empty Qualcomm stadium. Spending a whole day talking to fans about the issues related to the stadium and its possible relocation.

Sean Patrick Farrell works with Save Our Bolts and the popular Facebook Community “You Know You’re a Chargers when…”, “Feels to us like the stadium issue here has not received enough national attention. The producer from ESPN actually recognized this and asked how us fans were feeling. I feel in tune with the fans, since I am constantly talking to them through my community, they are blue collar middle class fans, and don’t have the free time to attend interviews, city council meetings, so I feel a responsible to speak with passion for them.”

Fatigue has set in with many fans. Marisa Cali, a season ticket holder and organizer with Save Our Bolts sat down with ESPN, “This has been going on for months, years and fans like myself and my friends continue to show our support for the team. We want and need the team in San Diego, give us that support and let’s work together!”

The countdown show is normally three hours of X’s and O’s football talk, ESPN giving air time to the fans shows that the national media is catching on the story behind this season of Chargers football. “The integrity and the history of the game are important to us,” said David Agranoff of Save Our Bolts. “But it is so much more than game day. This is about San Diego.”

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @SaveourboltsSD. For media inquiries, please direct them to Thomas Powell (@tpowell619)

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