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S.A. may be home of Los Raiders
San Antonio Express-News ^ | July 29, 2014 (upd: July 30) | Tom Orsborn

Posted on 07/30/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

San Antonio - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, local leaders involved in the talks confirmed Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football; nfl; oakland; raiders; sanantonio
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The usage of "Los" in such a headline stands out.
1 posted on 07/30/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is this satire? That would be so hilarious.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 12:36:43 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Are they converting to soccer?


3 posted on 07/30/2014 12:36:44 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ConservativeStatement

Jerry Jones will never let it happen.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 12:37:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

If this happens, or even gets close to happening, expect the diehard Oakland Raider fans to go Batty, completely Ape-Sh3t and throw a series of public tantrums. Don’t Take Their Kodachrome away! Or maybe not so much anymore. The prices on many season’s tickets are very high nowadays, triple digits and more, worse than opera tickets, expense-wise.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 12:40:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: dfwgator

I thought the reference about the similarity to the Spurs’ team colors was a bit odd.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 12:41:53 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: demshateGod

No, this is just a gimmick to frighten Oakland officials into putting up a half-billion (or more) in city $$$ for a new stadium or the team may move to San Antonio.

Its a tried and true ploy. We’ll see what happens.

What we WON’t see is a football team in San Antonio.


7 posted on 07/30/2014 12:43:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Isn’t the owner of this team the guy who habitually manipulates and blackmails cities to line his pockets?


8 posted on 07/30/2014 12:44:38 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
What we WON’t see is a football team in San Antonio.

They don't have a football team in Oakland, neither.

9 posted on 07/30/2014 12:44:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

Maybe they can bring Lane Kiffin back....*LOL*


10 posted on 07/30/2014 12:45:47 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: Responsibility2nd
I wouldn't bet on it. The Alamodome blows away the Oakland Coliseum and would make an excellent temporary home for an NFL team.
11 posted on 07/30/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT by tatown ("So a Hispanic shoots a black and is acquitted by women, but it's still white men's fault.")
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To: dfwgator

(RIMSHOT!)


12 posted on 07/30/2014 12:47:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Boonie

They can have Monte.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 12:48:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Los Raiders?

LOL!!


14 posted on 07/30/2014 12:48:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Mastador1

I don’t know too much of Mark Davis but his dad Al, who has since passed, was a controversial figure.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 12:48:25 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: tatown

But seriously, San Antonio is Cowboys country, and Jerry Jones will never cede that market to another team.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 12:49:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mastador1

No it’s his kid. Al died. Though he was never really that great at manipulating cities, most other teams have gotten 2 or 3 stadium deals while Al barely got a minor remodel. He was really good at suing the NFL though.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: tatown

Maybe so. After all, San Antonio DID build a state of the art football arena (20 years ago) and we had no football team to play in it.

So its not unreasonable to think that we would build another one IF the Raiders committed to moving here.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 12:50:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dfwgator

You win my laugh of the day!


19 posted on 07/30/2014 12:52:41 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Turmoil in the Middle East? Quick Obama, show them your Peace Prize!)
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To: dfwgator
Lol...funny...

At least my team won't ever move...

Putting on my cheesehead hat and my Aaron Rogers jersey. Go Pack...

20 posted on 07/30/2014 12:53:16 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: dfwgator

It’s over 100 miles so Jones won’t have veto. He might be able to get enough people to vote no, but he’ll have to wield influence.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 12:54:16 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: dfwgator
Time to get out before La Raza gets control of the territory.
22 posted on 07/30/2014 12:55:40 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: discostu

I think Jerry holds a lot of influence over other owners.

He may a total cock-up as a GM....But he didn’t make his money by being stupid.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 12:55:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He’s generally considered the leader of the “rich owner” block (as opposed to the “not as rich as the other owners” block), but that block’s pretty small and loses the CBA fight almost every year. Just given the fact that he’s almost always against the current CBA and it passes anyway makes me think he won’t be able to stop a move to SA.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 12:58:55 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: Mastador1

“Isn’t the owner of this team the guy who habitually manipulates and blackmails cities to line his pockets?”

You need to be a little more specific. That statement applies to just about EVERY professional sports team owner.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 12:59:24 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name (\w)
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To: dfwgator

Just like LA was ‘Rams country’ prior to the Raiders move to the City of Angels. I’m not holding my breath about a Raiders relocation to Texas but I don’t think it is that far fetched either.


26 posted on 07/30/2014 12:59:28 PM PDT by tatown ("So a Hispanic shoots a black and is acquitted by women, but it's still white men's fault.")
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To: discostu

Certainly the Texans won’t want to move either, nor the Saints (lot’s of Katrina-ites in the area)


27 posted on 07/30/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All

I heard Sterling wants to buy the team..........


28 posted on 07/30/2014 1:00:48 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: Boonie

That would be funny.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 1:01:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

From what I read, 24 “yes” votes are needed for approval. That would mean Jones needs eight other teams to vote in the negative category. Could the Rams return to Los Angeles? Maybe that would be part of regaining a bigger TV market if they lost Oakland to San Antonio or as others have said it is just a ploy.

It would be entertaining if Davis tried to resurrect the USFL nickname of the (San Antonio) Gunslingers. Imagine the PC crowd? Watch the collective heads on ESPN explode!


30 posted on 07/30/2014 1:01:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: discostu

I guess you don’t know about the millions Al Davis got from the city of Irwindale for doing absolutely nothing.


31 posted on 07/30/2014 1:02:04 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: ConservativeStatement
Could the Rams return to Los Angeles?

Why do you think they were the ones that drafted Michael Sam?

32 posted on 07/30/2014 1:02:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lee martell

I am a huge Raider Fan. If this happens that will be it for me!!! The ticket prices are really not that bad. I plan on attending a game this year with my brother who is a bigger fan than I am.


33 posted on 07/30/2014 1:03:28 PM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: dfwgator

Sam I Am, Sam the Ram.


34 posted on 07/30/2014 1:05:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Farmer Dean

San Antonio La Raza Raiders


35 posted on 07/30/2014 1:06:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dfwgator

Well Benson used to openly talk about moving the Saints to SA up until Katrina and Tagliabeau ended all that (would love to have heard that conversation). It’s hard to tell how he’d break now that he pretty much will never be able to make that move. Houston might actually like it as the next time there’s a realignment they’d probably wind up in the same division and they could actually get a legit close proximity rivalry going.

Of course in the end this is all just the usual ploy to get a new stadium so nothing will happen. It’s why there will never be a team in LA, it’s just too useful as a threat, the league gets more free stadiums not having a team there.


36 posted on 07/30/2014 1:07:46 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: Farmer Dean

San Antonio La Raza Los Raiders

They like long names...


37 posted on 07/30/2014 1:07:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Compared to the close to a billion (and sometimes more than a billion) most of the rest of the owners have gotten to build stadiums with Al was never that successful at the city blackmail game.


38 posted on 07/30/2014 1:09:22 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: waxer1

“...I am a huge Raider Fan...”

I’m sorry.............


39 posted on 07/30/2014 1:09:23 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: ConservativeStatement
Just win move, Baby!
40 posted on 07/30/2014 1:12:25 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How many hundreds of millions of taxpayer lucre they asking for?


41 posted on 07/30/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ConservativeStatement

These idiots are bummed, dude.

42 posted on 07/30/2014 1:15:43 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: GeronL
There is an article in today's San Francisco Chronicle titles "Is Raiders stadium roof proposal over the top?" (I can't copy the link from here) that mentions plans for a mostly privately financed stadium in the Bay Area which would cost in the $1b range. That would include a potential retractable roof. It is tough to put a price tag on your question because it depends on many extrnal and internal issues. This happened with the recent stadium vote approval in Minnesota which was subsequently awarded a future Super Bowl.
43 posted on 07/30/2014 1:25:38 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: GeronL

How many do they have?


44 posted on 07/30/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: discostu

lol

exactly


45 posted on 07/30/2014 1:29:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: I cannot think of a name

True but this one is slimier than most.


46 posted on 07/30/2014 1:52:46 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Boonie

Ha ha. I’m not. ;-)


47 posted on 07/30/2014 1:53:22 PM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: dfwgator

The San Antonio Bandits.

Has a nice ring to it.


48 posted on 07/30/2014 1:53:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Dear Oakland: Mark is jerking your chain. Now, if he were talking about bringing it back south, that might be different. The Raiders have a fan base in Southern California from the last time. Why would they move to Texas to build up something they already have?
49 posted on 07/30/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: dfwgator

I think maybe he doing as leverage he may not be seriously move the Raiders to Texas

I think Raiders would back to LA before that ever happen


50 posted on 07/30/2014 3:50:28 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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