5 Reasons Why Oakland Raiders Shouldn’t Move Back To Los Angeles

5 Reasons Why Oakland Raiders Shouldn't Move Back To Los Angeles

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Los Angeles needs an NFL franchise again, and it wants the Oakland Raiders back. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon have married twice and divorced twice, but is what's normal for celebrities also healthy for NFL teams? I don't think so. The Raiders need to tightly lace some cleats on those happy feet and concentrate on winning some football games. They haven't been over .500 since 2002.

5. Don't Burn Raiders Fans Again

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5. Don't Burn Raiders Fans Again

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In 1982, the Raiders bounced to Los Angeles because Al Davis couldn't get the stadium upgrades he wanted. Although league owners unanimously voted to block the move, Davis appealed, won and moved anyway. In March of 1991, Davis announced he'd move back but changed his mind in September. Not until 1995 did the Raiders return. Whatever you or I think about the Raiders, their fans love them. Don't hurt them again.

4. Just Borrow the 49ers' Stadium

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4. Just Borrow the 49ers' Stadium

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Why stay in your crappy old stadium or build a new one when your neighbor just spent over a billion dollars on their own new pad? They only use it eight weeks a year. Leave some beer in the fridge and don't make too big a mess and they won't mind. Cover the crimson and gold with some silver and black scarves and it's all good. Sure the whole place smells like a prospector's beard, but let's play ball.

3. Raiders Fans Can Stop Migrating

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3. Raiders Fans Can Stop Migrating

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It's tough enough being a Raiders fan when your team's won only 54 games in 11 years. You root for the only team in the AFC West to not make the playoffs last year. Now you have to worry about where in the state of California your team will play? Let these loyal, passionate fans get some roots in the ground without them being pulled up every decade.

2. Just Fake it for a New Stadium

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2. Just Fake it for a New Stadium

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Play hardball like Al Davis would have. Load up the trucks and aim them south. Alameda County will surely cave in this time and allocate some funds for a new Raiders palace. If you blink, if you crack a smile, if for a moment you don't look serious about moving to Los Angeles, it ain't gonna happen. But if you can sell the bluff, they will build for you.

1. We Need a New Franchise in Los Angeles

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1. We Need a New Franchise in Los Angeles

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The NFL brand is bigger than ever. The league will add two new franchises soon. One will be in London and one in Los Angeles, no doubt. Why drag the Raiders back to L.A. again instead of building a shiny fresh new team? Rather than defibrillating the Silver and Black in southern California, let's give someone else a chance. L.A. and the league will embrace it, Oakland will be thankful and a good time will be had by all.


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  • Martin Guerrero

    Screw you man no raider fan wants to share a stadium with those punks. I dont want to drive from LA to the 9iners stupid stadium. Its not only oakland raider fans going to watch the games in oakland if you think its all oakland fans on Sunday your a idiot. A brunch of raider fans from LA and the IE go to oakland to watch the games. If they cant get they own stadium then yes try LA.

    • netraider

      And if Goodell wants them to share a stadium in LA then go to Vegas.

      • Martin Guerrero

        Really man Vegas that’s stupid

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  • netraider

    DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES share a stadium.

    First, Try for a new complex with a Rider HoF on the present site.
    While a move to LA would be fine in my book Goodell has stated that a new LA stadium must be shared by two teams. Screw that.
    I would like to see Mr. Mark Davis follow up on his father’s back-up plan if Oakland can not come through and move to Las Vegas.

    Vegas can pick up fans from San diego to Oakland, from LA to SLC, the IE and the Great Basin. Build a year-round complex by the NASCAR track with condos, hotels, outlets, expanded attractions like the Richard Petty Experience. Plan bowl games, soccer, concerts, fights, etc. A go-to destination for major sports and entertainment events could be created. Add some transit such as a monorail into the strip and Downtown and you would have a winner.