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Mark O

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In Topic: NFL OWNERS' MEETING SUNDAY- WEDNESDAY

Today, 02:34 PM

They are playing in Oakland in 2017.   That should be interesting.


In Topic: NFL OWNERS' MEETING SUNDAY- WEDNESDAY

Today, 12:54 PM

I'm sure there are a lot of Raiders fans who will refuse to follow the team to Vegas, however there are probably just as many that don't care and will be fans of the Vegas Raiders just like they were the Oakland/LA/Oakland again Raiders.  

 

The Raiders are by far the most popular team in LA and even in SoCal.   The Raiders fans completely took over Qualcomm stadium for the Chargers home game in December.  It was so obvious, the Chargers even decided to not introduce the team before the game so they wouldn't have to listen to the Raiders crowd boo each player. 

 

Just driving around out here you see much more Raiders stuff in stores and on cars and all that then you do Chargers and Rams combined.


In Topic: The Las Vegas Raiders

Today, 12:19 PM

This doesn't seem like it would be much better than playing in either Paul Brown Stadium in Massillon or in Fawcett Stadium in Canton, though, you know it  may not be any worse than the stadium the Chargers are playing in for a while.

 

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Those metal bleachers are going to be a great place to be sitting in September when the average temperature in Vegas is like 90 degrees.   The league will have lawsuits when people die in the stands from heat stroke.


In Topic: NFL OWNERS' MEETING SUNDAY- WEDNESDAY

Today, 12:11 PM

 

 

 

That and there probably is not going to be too many of the Oakland Raiders fan base that will be switching to the LV Raiders.

 

Based on the number of fans in LA that are still Oakland Raiders fans, I think the Raiders fans will follow that team anywhere as long as they're silver and black and called the Raiders.   There is no question that the Raiders are by far the most popular team in LA and they haven't played in LA in 20 years.


In Topic: NFL OWNERS' MEETING SUNDAY- WEDNESDAY

Today, 12:00 PM

Owners like Jerry Jones and Stan Kroenke and a number of others don't give a rat's ass about the fans....if it puts more money in their pockets.  All they see as the measure of success is $$$$.  

I DO think that interest in the sport could wane.

E.g....and I know a lot think it is gay, but San Diego is now working hard to get an MLS team there in lieu of the NFL team.  Could it, like say Portland become a soccer town?  A large Hispanic/Mexican population that likes that sport could say yes. 

The MLS plans to expand by 4 teams  It is looking at 11 sites.  Four of them are St. Louis, Sacramento, San Antonio, and San Diego.  (others include Detroit, Phoenix, Tampa, Nashville, Indy, Cincy, Charlotte.)  If I were the MLS I would specifically target those markets that have been abandoned by the NFL:  SD, St.L, Sac...sort of.

 

 

I don't think there is any question that San Diego can become a soccer town like Portland.   The mexican league team in Tijuana sells out it's 30k stadium nearly every game and there is a good percentage of those fans that go across the border from SD.