We all need a pal. The Chargers seem to have found one — maybe their very best-est one — in Bob Filner, back when he was our not-yet-disgraced mayor.
To hear Filner tell it, as he did in an rare and exclusive interview with us, he liked the idea of a new downtown stadium for the team. The Chargers liked it too.
But Filner left, eventually decamping for L.A. The team may follow. As for the downtown stadium idea, it had a lot of hurdles, including a huge one: Filner wanted the city to get a stake in the team, something that’s about as likely as a Super Bowl in Saskatchewan.
• “The two most despised characters in recent San Diego history have each other’s backs,” snarked GOP operative Ryan Clumpner on Twitter.