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January 5, 1990 | Dave Distel
Wait a minute. Let me see if I have this straight. The Chargers have hired a general manager who is open, fun-loving, opinionated, laid-back and maybe even a little bit irreverent? Who'd they hire? Lee Trevino? Steve Martin? Or did Alex Spanos enlist his old buddy, Bob Hope? Wait a minute. Let me see if I have this straight. The guy they hired is all those things, and he knows football? Who is this, Duffy Daugherty's ghost?
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January 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Bobby Beathard officially became San Diego Chargers general manager on Wednesday, and went to work to build the team his way with a promise of non-interference from club owner Alex Spanos. "I told him when I accepted the job that I would like to be put in the same position we were in in Washington. We don't want to use the excuse that the owner has handicapped us," the former Redskins general manager said.
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January 4, 1990 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bobby Beathard took the lectern Wednesday looking as if he were relieved to be back wheeling and dealing with football players rather than football rumors. Then the former Washington Redskin executive, who will complete one year with NBC on Jan. 14, was formally and finally introduced as the new general manager of the San Diego Chargers. Owner Alex Spanos was brief as he introduced Beathard, the replacement for Steve Ortmayer, who was fired Dec. 18.
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January 4, 1990 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE
Bobby Beathard took the lectern Wednesday looking like a man relieved to be back wheeling and dealing with football players rather than football rumors. Then the former Washington Redskins executive, who will complete one year with NBC on Jan. 14, was formally and finally introduced as the new general manager of the Chargers. Owner Alex Spanos was brief as he introduced Beathard, who will immediately take over the post left open when Steve Ortmayer was fired Dec. 18.
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January 3, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bobby Beathard is presented this afternoon as the Chargers' general manager, owner Alex Spanos said Tuesday, one of the first things he'll have to do is hire a player personnel department. Spanos confirmed Tuesday for the first time that virtually the entire Charger front office has been fired. "I don't like to use that word (fired)," Spanos said from his Stockton office. "Let's just say everyone's been released." Whatever the verb, Spanos said that everyone actually was dismissed Dec.
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January 1, 1990 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE
Quelling weeks of speculation, former Washington Redskins executive Bobby Beathard said Sunday he has agreed to become the Chargers' general manager. Beathard announced his intentions to a national television audience tuned in to NBC's NFL pregame show Sunday afternoon. Beathard, in his first year as a commentator for the program, said he will honor his network contract, which runs out Jan. 15.
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January 1, 1990 | TOM FRIEND, WASHINGTON POST
Former Washington Redskin executive Bobby Beathard, 52, who moved to San Diego last summer for a reason, announced on NBC-TV Sunday that he has verbally agreed to become the Charger general manager. Sources close to him said he will finalize his deal Tuesday with Charger owner Alex Spanos, and will officially start the job Wednesday. Then, it becomes a question of how many Redskin scouts he brings with him.
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May 14, 1989 | VITO STELLINO, The Baltimore Sun
When the San Diego Chargers honored retired quarterback Dan Fouts at a game last year, the frustrated fans booed owner Alex Spanos. Don't be surprised if they wind up cheering Spanos this year. After a 6-10 season, he's had as good an off-season as any owner in the National Football League. In an era of transition, he may be destined to become one of the league's major figures. He's proving to be about as slick as the police inspector in "Casablanca" who said--while pocketing his winnings--he was "shocked" to find gambling going on at Rick's.
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May 11, 1989 | Dave Distel
Just leave civilization for 10 days and watch what happens to the world of sports hereabouts. What had been a placid pond has turned into a boiling caldron. Everything had been going so smoothly. The Padres had made the transition from Camp Tranquility to an Appetizing April. The Chargers were applauding the fruits of their draft. Even the Sockers were sailing comfortably into the playoffs. Cup-of-tea time. It's amazing how quickly things can get turned upside down by controversies and concerns.
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