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(CBS Sports)   Raiders' owner threatens to leave Oakland if new stadium isn't built. If only another city in California needed a pro football team   (cbssports.com) divider line 14
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2014-02-27 12:18:34 AM
3 votes:
Los Angeles doesn't need an NFL team.

On the other hand, plenty of NFL teams need Los Angeles, mainly as a tool to provide leverage to get other cities to give them more money while never seriously considering actually moving there.
2014-02-27 12:11:40 AM
2 votes:
fark that. Move the A's and make the Raiduhs stay until every dime of Mt. Davis is paid off. Because fark those people, seriously.
2014-02-27 12:59:26 PM
1 votes:

llortcM_yllort: bhcompy: We don't want the Raiders.  We'll accept the Chargers seeing as they threaten to opt out of their stadium contract every year, but people aren't fans of Spanos family, either.  Best option is a new franchise.

Beggars can't be choosers.


L.A. isn't begging and doesn't care, is the point. They've gone this long without one.
2014-02-27 11:05:46 AM
1 votes:

TheZorker: LA's never going to get a team until they prove they can prove at least one of their fanbases (Lakers, Kings, whatever) can stay through an entire game.


Bullshiat.  The Kings max capacity year in and year out, the Dodgers and Angels draw over 3million a year, the Clippers and Lakers sell out the vast majority of their games, and the Galaxy even do alright.  The problem with football in LA has never been the fans, it's been the owners.  When your teams are owned by Al Davis and Georgia Frontiere you wouldn't attend games, either. Fark giving those tools even a dollar of my money.
2014-02-27 10:49:29 AM
1 votes:
It would be great if politicians and fans would tell owners "You want a new stadium, you build it" instead of holding cities hostage. Around here they are talking about moving the Redskins back into DC. One of the ideas for the new stadium will be a dome, so Snyder can have his superbowl and a waterpark.
2014-02-27 10:35:20 AM
1 votes:

organizmx: If I were smart and rich (hint: I'm not either), I'd buy the Raiders and move them to Brooklyn. fark it, even Queens.

Having an NFL team actually inside New York City, that New Yorkers could actually get to would be huge.


Ignoring the fact that the NFL will do everything it can to prevent you from putting a third team in the NYC area, you'd still have to find a place to build it.  When the Jets were looking for a new stadium (before they decided to cohabitate with the Giants), they tried to build a stadium in Queens.  It failed because:any large scale construction project in NYC proper requires a lot of political support to get done, which the Jets couldn't get.  This meant they couldn't get a location and couldn't build their stadium in NYC.  The same thing would happen to you (or someone else) if they tried to build a football stadium.
2014-02-27 09:19:43 AM
1 votes:
If I were smart and rich (hint: I'm not either), I'd buy the Raiders and move them to Brooklyn. fark it, even Queens.

Having an NFL team actually inside New York City, that New Yorkers could actually get to would be huge.
2014-02-27 09:05:23 AM
1 votes:

JSam21: That stadium is a shiathole... literally. How many times last year alone did the dugouts and clubhouse fill with raw sewage?


I love it. I've been attending A's games there since their move from Kansas City, and it's home. The Raiders have done their damnedest to fark it up, and have largely succeeded in bleeding the charm from the place, but I'll always think of it as home.

I can get cheap tickets the day of the game, watch quality baseball unadulterated by circus sideshows (unlike across the bay), and I can get there and leave by using well-designed and efficient rapid transit. I don't need a palace or monument to baseball, I just need a green ball-yard, and a place to sit. What's not to love?
2014-02-27 08:01:29 AM
1 votes:
What a farking con the pro leagues have going.
2014-02-27 01:15:43 AM
1 votes:

TheZorker: LA's never going to get a team until they prove they can prove at least one of their fanbases (Lakers, Kings, whatever) can stay through an entire game.


Better than not showing up at all.
2014-02-27 01:15:11 AM
1 votes:
Move to Kansas City, Kansas. Call yourself the Rams.

Confuse everyone.
2014-02-27 12:33:31 AM
1 votes:
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2014-02-27 12:33:20 AM
1 votes:

kevinatilusa: Los Angeles doesn't need an NFL team.

On the other hand, plenty of NFL teams need Los Angeles, mainly as a tool to provide leverage to get other cities to give them more money while never seriously considering actually moving there.


LA's not going to allow itself to be without a team forever. Sooner or later they're going to swipe somebody.
2014-02-27 12:12:55 AM
1 votes:
God gawd Mark. Lose the prince valiant haircut before making any more ultimatums OK?

Also moving to Los Angeles is a good idea if they'll build you stadium.
 
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