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100% agree with Lowell here. Let Raiders walk, keep the A’s.
I think Sheldon is the hooker in the convertible though.
I wonder if 24 owners are willing to get into the car.
You were missed…I hope all is well…
As a former resident of Henderson for a brief period of time, I look forward to them relocating to the Entertainment Capitol of the World (that’s how they’re billed on local radio – and when you think about it, they are).
Well stated. I never thought of Vegas and London in terms of gambling, but you are absolutely right. I think the Raiders would do well in Vegas.
Whenever I come home from Vegas I always love telling my wife what a hot looking guy I must be because so many women are asking me out on dates!
Royal straight flush is redundant. (If it’s royal, it’s straight.)
I was born into being a Raider fan in 1970, my family had season tickets. I stuck with the team through the LA relocation and occasionally made it to games. I also stuck through the team in the down years of the 1990s (competitive teams, no Super Bowls) and the really really down years from 2003 until this past year.
I literally cannot imagine rooting for another team as being a Raider fan is actually part of my identity; I remember the team’s name from day one almost as well as my own first name.
While I would like nothing more than the Raiders to find a beautiful new modern home, I cannot relate to Las Vegas at all. And the idea of the Raiders playing there in some awful dome is just meaningless. It’s more like a new arena football team than Raider football. They belong in the outdoors in California even if it’s LA.
I too feel sorry for Mark and frankly want to see him stick his fingers in the eyes of the other NFL owners. The current crop of narcissistic billionaires like Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and Stan Kroenke look down on owners like Mark Davis and Alex Spanos for not being as wealthy as they are (MD is worth a mere $500 million). If they had their way they’d force Mark and Alex out and sell their teams out from under them to other a-hole billionaires. They came up with a great plan in Carson with big time people (Iger) and got smacked by Jerry Jones and his ilk.
The Davis and Spanos families are football families and I’d like to see them keep their teams and get new stadiums.
I just want it to be outdoors in CA and I don’t know if I can stay with them as a fan if they go to Vegas. I find the town distasteful in all respects; I have to go once a year for a big trade show and beyond that cannot be paid to step foot in that town.
Boo again on the A’s for their role in all this. Bill Beane and the rest of that sad sack ownership group has been dragging their feet and cashing their revenue sharing checks and trading away all their talent while crying poor for decades. If they were already downtown and the coliseum was clear things might be different.
In the end, it is entertainment and a business.
End of story.
And whether we like it or not, it is and always has been that way.
Lowell Cohn has been covering Bay Area sports for more than 30 years and he’s never run out of things to say.