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good thinking

 

Vegas with a team? Amazing,hard to get my head around.  Think it'll be a real expensive ticket, or might the casinos promo them? Gambling in the stadium? hmmmm....  well its the NFL as it is now. 

 

but I suppose they could change the name along with the move

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There are a couple of interesting dynamics that always were in play with a team in Las Vegas. First, there was a rule in place banning Las Vegas from putting out a spread or taking action on any team from Nevada. I remember this being in effect with the UNLV team in college basketball during the 90's. It has never been tested in pro football as Nevada never had a team. Imagine a superbowl involving the Raiders and Vegas couldn't take action on it. But I believe that rule has been rescinded.

 

Second, I wonder how much of a home field advantage the Raiders will have. Vegas is a premier tourist town. Much of it's population is transient at any given time. I would imagine road teams will have quite a contingent of fans following them to Vegas for any Raider home games against their team. All NFL teams have roosts and clubs which put together travel packages for fans willing to go see their team play in other cities. I would think a road game in Vegas is going to be one of each teams most popular package. That means the Raiders will be in the unenviable position of playing every home game in front of a large contingent of fans that are rooting for the other team. The city isn't likely to want to stop that either. More fans in town means more money spent at casinos.

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There are a couple of interesting dynamics that always were in play with a team in Las Vegas. First, there was a rule in place banning Las Vegas from putting out a spread or taking action on any team from Nevada. I remember this being in effect with the UNLV team in college basketball during the 90's. It has never been tested in pro football as Nevada never had a team. Imagine a superbowl involving the Raiders and Vegas couldn't take action on it. But I believe that rule has been rescinded.

 

Second, I wonder how much of a home field advantage the Raiders will have. Vegas is a premier tourist town. Much of it's population is transient at any given time. I would imagine road teams will have quite a contingent of fans following them to Vegas for any Raider home games against their team. All NFL teams have roosts and clubs which put together travel packages for fans willing to go see their team play in other cities. I would think a road game in Vegas is going to be one of each teams most popular package. That means the Raiders will be in the unenviable position of playing every home game in front of a large contingent of fans that are rooting for the other team. The city isn't likely to want to stop that either. More fans in town means more money spent at casinos.

The NFL is already playing games in London, and there's a sports book or two or three or four on just about every block in that city.

 

I agree that the situation in Oakland is about to get very awkward and possibly ugly. It's like filing for divorce and still living with your spouse. The Raiders are venturing into uncharted territory in that they'll be playing not one, but two lame duck seasons in Oakland. Are those jilted fans in Oakland going to keep buying tickets knowing that they'll soon be abandoned? Or will they show their displeasure by not showing up in droves? What really sucks for Oakland fans is that, after years of futility, the Raiders are built to win right now and yet they already have one foot out the door.

 

Isn't it rather ironic that this is being discussed on the 33rd anniversary of the Colts covert exodus from Baltimore? Then, as now, fans are the last ones the NFL really cares about.

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Honestly, you cannot blame Mark Davis for moving the team.  Oakland has had decades to address that joke of a stadium they play in, and failed to do so. 

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Honestly, you cannot blame Mark Davis for moving the team.  Oakland has had decades to address that joke of a stadium they play in, and failed to do so. 

 

   I agree that the Coliseum is a dump, however the Raiders knew this when they moved back to Oakland in 1995. Further, I do not blame the citizens and politicians of

   Oakland for not financing a billion dollar stadium project for a billionaire owner. IMO, the Raiders are going to have a hot mess playing in Oakland the next couple of 

   years. The fan base is arguably one of the most violent in the league and you now have the additional angst of the team's inevitable move. Further, in addition to Davis' skills of 

   procuring domain names, ( I 'd bet he has domain names for San Antonio Raiders, London Raiders, Bejing Raiders, etc.) He's quite the public relations man as well. I believe that He stated that he would be "happy" to refund ticket money to disgruntled fans, however, 

   He also stated that He would not be " thrilled" about it. Mark Davis is a clown.

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   I agree that the Coliseum is a dump, however the Raiders knew this when they moved back to Oakland in 1995. Further, I do not blame the citizens and politicians of

   Oakland for not financing a billion dollar stadium project for a billionaire owner. IMO, the Raiders are going to have a hot mess playing in Oakland the next couple of 

   years. The fan base is arguably one of the most violent in the league and you now have the additional angst of the team's inevitable move. Further, in addition to Davis' skills of 

   procuring domain names, ( I 'd bet he has domain names for San Antonio Raiders, London Raiders, Bejing Raiders, etc.) He's quite the public relations man as well. I believe that He stated that he would be "happy" to refund ticket money to disgruntled fans, however, 

   He also stated that He would not be " thrilled" about it. Mark Davis is a clown.

 

I agree.  Can't blame Oakland for not subsidizing a billionaire's profits especially considering Davis is going to pay a $350 million relocation fee to move to Vegas.

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Honestly, you cannot blame Mark Davis for moving the team.  Oakland has had decades to address that joke of a stadium they play in, and failed to do so.

 

Why should the city of Oakland have to pony up dime one? Davis wants a stadium, Davis should write a check for the stadium or the loans necessary to build one. I think Oakland and California should participate in developing the infrastructure leading to the stadium, but everything else should be at the owner's investment risk.

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Why should the city of Oakland have to pony up dime one? Davis wants a stadium, Davis should write a check for the stadium or the loans necessary to build one. I think Oakland and California should participate in developing the infrastructure leading to the stadium, but everything else should be at the owner's investment risk.

 

Umm don't most cities, including Baltimore, contribute to the funding of stadium construction?  It's a mutually beneficial arrangement. 

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