5 Reasons Why Oakland Raiders Should Move Back To Los Angeles

5 Reasons Why Oakland Raiders Should Move Back To Los Angeles

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The NFL needs a franchise in Los Angeles. Why shouldn't the Raiders move back? They know their way around, and the city knows them. The ghost of Al Davis wants it this way. Hollywood, the center of the movie business, doesn't have a football team causing tragedy, comedy and drama. The region can support two NBA teams, two MLB teams and two NHL teams, but no NFL? See why the Raiders are the perfect team to change this.

5. The Raiders Will Get a New Stadium in L.A.

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5. The Raiders Will Get a New Stadium in L.A.

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The Raiders want a new stadium in Oakland. They've been wanting that since the first time they moved to L.A. Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased 60 acres in Inglewood. Lakers and Kings co-owner Ed Roski has plans for a 75,000 seat stadium in Industry, just minutes from Disneyland, Hollywood and downtown LA. AEG owner Phil Anschutz has a billion plus and land for a stadium next to the Staples Center. He's already sold the name to Farmer's Insurance.

4. The Raiders Need Some New Energy

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4. The Raiders Need Some New Energy

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I was going to count the losses, but I don't have time. I counted the wins instead -- 54 in 11 years since losing Super Bowl XXXVII. Changing coaches six times hasn't worked. JaMarcus Russell and Darrius Heyward-Bey didn't help. Something needs to spark this once proud franchise. Maybe a change of scene and some ocean breezes will help.

3. Time for Raiders Fans to Migrate

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3. Time for Raiders Fans to Migrate

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The Raiders moved to L.A. in 1982, and they moved back in 1995. It's about that time again. Like a flock of silver-painted magpies flapping and squawking, their fans will be southbound on Interstate 5 in their hearses looking for better weather. The last decade of Raider football has made them durable and adaptable people. Besides, it's the Al Davis way. If you don't like your stadium deal, pack up and move.

2. Do the Raiders Want to Crash on the 49ers' Couch?

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2. Do the Raiders Want to Crash on the 49ers' Couch?

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There's talk about the Raiders renting the 49ers' new stadium in San Jose. Sure, the Jets and Giants share a space, but it was built for both of them. Will the Raiders hang silver and black scarves all over the crimson and gold when the 49ers are out for the weekend? C'mon man. That's just embarrassing; it's like moving back in with your parents.

1. It's Going to Happen. Why not the Raiders?

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1. It's Going to Happen. Why not the Raiders?

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Los Angeles can't stay without an NFL franchise much longer. When it happens, the new team will get a new stadium and a whole lot of fanfare. Jerseys and season tickets will be sold. Why shouldn't the Raiders sell some skull masks and spiked shoulder pads in L.A., too? The Raiders would be foolish to let some other team make margaritas with that limelight. And the Raiders aren't foolish, are they?