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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(03-27-2017 02:12 PM)TardisCaptain Wrote:  
(03-27-2017 02:05 PM)Wedge Wrote:  31-1. Dolphins' owner was the no vote.

I wonder why Miami voted no?

Stephen Ross (Dolphins owner) spoke about giving the communities a chance to keep their teams, seeing as how they mean so much (That's the very brief version). As a Dolphins fan, this is probably the proudest I've ever been to be a fan of them, other than them miraculously making the Playoffs this past season. Kind of sad when you think about it.
03-27-2017 07:12 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(03-27-2017 07:12 PM)Blazer4Life14 Wrote:  
(03-27-2017 02:12 PM)TardisCaptain Wrote:  
(03-27-2017 02:05 PM)Wedge Wrote:  31-1. Dolphins' owner was the no vote.

I wonder why Miami voted no?

Stephen Ross (Dolphins owner) spoke about giving the communities a chance to keep their teams, seeing as how they mean so much (That's the very brief version). As a Dolphins fan, this is probably the proudest I've ever been to be a fan of them, other than them miraculously making the Playoffs this past season. Kind of sad when you think about it.

Now, aside from "The Stadium Game" politics of Pro Sports, hadn't Oakland (and for that matter San Diego ) been trying for a long time to get new facilities built in their respective market?
03-27-2017 07:17 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
I wonder if they do something to the logo now that they will move...
03-27-2017 07:26 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(03-27-2017 07:26 PM)PirateTreasureNC Wrote:  I wonder if they do something to the logo now that they will move...

Other than the Cowboys and Yankees, I don't think there is a better logo than the Raiders. I think Vegas and the Raiders is a match made in Heav-- er Sin City!
03-27-2017 10:31 PM
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(01-14-2017 12:13 PM)bluesox Wrote:  Can Las Vegas support the NFL and NHL ? If so won't unlv take a hit? San Diego would be a nice spot for NHL now

The NHL is gonna flop in Vegas imo but the perfect sport for Vegas is the NBA. Boy, if the Lakers ever moved out there, they'd be a big hit with all of those LA transplants.
03-27-2017 11:36 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Yeah, the Vegas NHL franchise is the biggest loser in the Raiders move.

Las Vegas isn't a wealthy market - drive a mile away from the Strip, and you might as well be in San Bernardino or Barstow. Ticket sales and premium seating sales for both pro franchises will be heavily dependent on the casinos, and do the casinos need both franchises enough to pay top dollar to entertain at both venues? A major concert or fight or MMA event is going to be much more popular with the casinos and their whales than ice hockey.
03-27-2017 11:55 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Vegas support isn't that wealthy but it's okay. The luck for them is that the NFL is a weekend sport with 8-12 home dates a year, so they could get support from other places.
03-28-2017 12:35 AM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
NFL is so popular that you could put a team in 100 different places and make it work, especially if the franchise gets the financial head start the Raiders are getting with public money for a stadium.

NHL is several orders of magnitude lower in popularity in the USA, especially in the south and west.
03-28-2017 01:57 AM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Roger Goodell is saying what I've already said on here: the NFL does want the Oakland market, but Oakland has got to play by the NFL rules. Vegas played by the rules, Oakland didn't. I think after the A's get their ballpark, I believe that Ronnie Lott and the City of Oakland might be able to land the Jaguars, and kill this NFL to London foolishness!!!
03-28-2017 02:12 AM
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What Oakland market? If they lose Oakland not only will Southern portions of the Raiders fanbase activate but many casual Raider fans in the Bay Area will just become 9er fans.

I said casual fans, don't overreact.
03-28-2017 05:16 AM
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