(Farmer’s Field, the future home of T.J. Simers getting-in-for-free)

Coming on strong like a left coast Phil Mushnick (albeit one who presses “return” twice every sentence), the LA Times’ T.J. Simers takes a dim view of the toll extracted in order to attend a sporting event in person, citing both the inflated ticket prices and the likelihood being knifed in the Chavez Ravine parking lot. “You want to attend a game these days, and beyond guts it takes a loan,” complains Simers. “One way or another, you’re gonna get hurt.”

When is the last time you stood in line to go to the bathroom in your own home?

As it is, the folks in the Los Angeles area should understand better than anyone, it’s no great loss staying home.

You take two NFL teams away at the same time and don’t replace them for a span of 17 years, and as anyone here could tell you, it makes for great TV.

Yes, I’m excited about the return of the Chargers, but only because I look forward to tormenting the Goofs.

The rest of you should be very upset; many of you no longer will get as many NFL games on TV once the Chargers arrive.

And for those among you who intend to buy tickets, you are about to be ripped off.

It’s going to cost at least a car payment to attend a Chargers game, but that won’t be enough for the Chargers and the NFL. The NFL has a long-standing policy of ripping off fans.

Those who purchase season tickets are required to buy tickets to the team’s preseason games as well, and at full price. That means San Diego fans saw Philip Rivers for 10 plays against Seattle, and at full price.

Everyone in and around football understands this is highway robbery, and yet no one goes to jail.