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 Post subject: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:11 pm 
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It's official- the NFL will have a franchise in Sin City.

Ian Crapoport just reported the owners approved the Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas.

Seems fitting on so many levels...

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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:21 pm 
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Apparently Miami was the only team to vote against it.

On a personal aside, I hope that these moves to LA and LV fail miserably. This whole process of sports leagues extorting cities for new stadiums/arenas and tax breaks is bullshit and needs to stop.

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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:20 pm 
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They will be in Oakland for a few more seasons.

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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:27 pm 
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So how long will they be in Vegas before they start whining about moving again?

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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Jobus Rum wrote:
So how long will they be in Vegas before they start whining about moving again?


The question will be will they actually MAKE it to Vegas before they start whining again?

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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Jeemie wrote:
Jobus Rum wrote:
So how long will they be in Vegas before they start whining about moving again?


The question will be will they actually MAKE it to Vegas before they start whining again?

True! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:36 pm 
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Why would this ever stop if they keep getting rewarded for it? Why stop extorting if extortion works?

Las Vegas is a much better market than Oakland, unless Plan B was to move further south to San Jose.

Now Raiders have a fan base in three cities.

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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:55 pm 
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I remember reading an article once saying that Al Davis should just buy an aircraft carrier and play his games on it. Then he could sail it up and down the coast as the mood strikes him.


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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:03 am 
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Necessary move. $450 billion in debt, the state has been run by corrupt thieves that have destroyed cities like Oakland and pockets of SF, once were jewel towns. Explosive growth in Phoenix Denver Vegas Nashville powered in part by people & companies fleeing CA. Taxes are oppressive to fund all of the self destructive policies. Voluntary resettlement. Mark had no choice, under the prudent man theory most would do the same thing given the facts. Sad to see the decay and decline.

Miami objection was political only. Franchises hate each other, Don loathed Davis.


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 Post subject: Re: Las Vegas Raiders
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:35 am 
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Old School is correct. Even the nicest parts of the Bay area are pretty much an outside sewer/Bedlam. Because it would be wrong to judge. Detroit with better weather.

Can you imagine the 70s Raiders in Vegas? Or the 90s Cowboys? Tooz, Irvin etc. would have gotten into so much trouble.

“Las Vegas turns women into men and men into idiots.” ~ Bugsy Siegel

No team will have as many off-field issues.

Winner: ESPN talk shows...so much more filler now.

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