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Al Davis would listen to offers to move to L.A.

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Florio had Paul Gutierrez of CSNCalifornia.com on PFT Live for a wide-ranging segment that had to include some discussion about Oakland’s tenudous stadium situation.

“You hear the Raiders involved with L.A. all the time because I think Al Davis still believes that’s his territory,” Gutierrez says.

Davis has said he would listen to offers from Los Angeles, but Gutierrez admits it’s far-fetched.  Davis believes the best spot for a stadium is in the Bay Area on the same land where the Colosseum resides.  Plus the folks in L.A. reportedly don’t want to deal with Davis anyhow.

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31 Responses to “Al Davis would listen to offers to move to L.A.”
  1. bengalsown says: Apr 18, 2011 3:34 PM

    Davis wouldn’t even be alive by the time the Stadium is constructed.

    Why would they worry about that?

  2. hobartbaker says: Apr 18, 2011 3:34 PM

    Well, Al, it is the city of angels. Which is better than the alternative. Don’t take too long to decide.

  3. raiderinpa says: Apr 18, 2011 3:41 PM

    The Silver & Black only belongs in one place and that’s OAKLAND!!

  4. blaz0037 says: Apr 18, 2011 3:42 PM

    15 professional sports franchises.

    What a joke.

  5. JSpicoli says: Apr 18, 2011 3:42 PM

    Translation:

    There was a story 10 years ago, but then it stopped being a story.

    Today, someone was bored and talked about it.

  6. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Apr 18, 2011 3:43 PM

    Come back!

  7. tomwill21 says: Apr 18, 2011 4:06 PM

    Davis would listen to offers, but wants to stay in the Bay area. People in LA don’t want to deal with Davis.
    ——————–
    Why is this news?

  8. acerockefellar says: Apr 18, 2011 4:24 PM

    Sounds like a logical choice for everyone. Davis would get more money, the team would only be moving 5 hours away so the fans would probably be pissed but at least its still decently close. LA gets a team that i would assume a lot of football fans from LA are already fans of the raiders since its close.

  9. david7590 says: Apr 18, 2011 4:32 PM

    Senile old fool must think it’s 1980 again. Make sure you ask Pete Rozell what he thinks first.

  10. rolltide510 says: Apr 18, 2011 4:56 PM

    Sadly, I think most bay area fans would love the Raiders to move to LA, that way the games wouldn’t be blacked out in the bay area and they could watch them.

  11. richgannon says: Apr 18, 2011 5:01 PM

    Forget L.A

    What about Irwindale?

  12. phoenix727 says: Apr 18, 2011 5:18 PM

    Since when does PFT post a story about Al Davis and the Raiders and not have some picture of Davis looking like he’s five minutes from Death? I was totally expecting the bloody band-aid on the forehead picture as soon as I clicked on the story link. What gives?

  13. snnyjcbs says: Apr 18, 2011 5:36 PM

    Al Davis has been there and done that. He is well aware that moving to LA the 1st time was a huge mistake. They won a Super Bowl with what was really still an Oakland Team when they first got down there and they have never been the same since.

    Even when they were down there the first time Al Davis still kept his home in Oakland. The Raiders lost that toughness in time once they moved to LA and it has taken them all this time to start to find some of that again and get back to playing Oakland Football. LA?, it is the place of Fruits and Nuts and any team going there will fail with time.

  14. realfann says: Apr 18, 2011 5:49 PM

    @rolltide510

    now that’s funny.

  15. nashvilletrojan says: Apr 18, 2011 6:06 PM

    richgannon says:
    Apr 18, 2011 5:01 PM
    Forget L.A

    What about Irwindale?

    =====================

    LOL!! That’s right, didn’t he pocket about $10m of their money as a good faith deposit back in the 80′s??

  16. jayniner says: Apr 18, 2011 6:18 PM

    Nooooooooooooo!

    We don’t want him, or them, back…

  17. tdk24 says: Apr 18, 2011 6:21 PM

    For the love of god Al, move them back to L.A. now!

  18. richgannon says: Apr 18, 2011 6:23 PM

    nashvilletrojan says: Apr 18, 2011 6:06 PM

    LOL!! That’s right, didn’t he pocket about $10m of their money as a good faith deposit back in the 80′s??

    Just win Baby!

  19. NoHomeTeam says: Apr 18, 2011 6:35 PM

    No.
    Just . . . no.

    All kinds of no.

    We don’t want them.
    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I would rather have no team here than the Raiders.

    We exchange a pretty good slate of games on TV every season for a dysfunctional team that considers an 8-8 season a return to the Glory Days? Gee, what a swell deal.

    The only way I accept the relocation of The Team From Oakland to Los Angeles is if: 1a) Al Davis sells the team, or 1b) goes off to the Colosseum In the Sky, and 2) all traces of “Raider Nation” — colors, logos, records, and fans remains in the Bay Area.

  20. FoozieGrooler says: Apr 18, 2011 7:02 PM

    Al says “throw in a cemetery plot and you gotta deal.”

  21. donttouchthedirtypenny says: Apr 18, 2011 7:03 PM

    Bury Al in one of the new stadium’s end zones.

  22. thetooloftools says: Apr 18, 2011 7:07 PM

    They/We are the Oakland Raiders.
    After what Al Davis did to Marcus Allen though… so be it.
    He thinks he owns the Raiders legacy… when in fact he has run it into the ground.
    “Get over it” Al.
    Jam Russ will take Al to his grave.
    He just BURNED $ on him.

  23. minnesomalia says: Apr 18, 2011 7:08 PM

    Los Angeles Raiders 2012………….

  24. raider8er says: Apr 18, 2011 7:30 PM

    Nobody in LA in their right mind would deal with Al Davis again. He screwed them and he fooled the city of Oakland. He is the biggest pain in the butt owners ever.

  25. db3300 says: Apr 18, 2011 7:46 PM

    “Since when does PFT post a story about Al Davis and the Raiders and not have some picture of Davis looking like he’s five minutes from Death?”

    That’s because every picture of him *does* look like he’s 5 minutes from death.

  26. minnesomalia says: Apr 18, 2011 7:52 PM

    Nobody in LA in their right mind would deal with Al Davis again. He screwed them and he fooled the city of Oakland. He is the biggest pain in the butt owners ever.

    AL Davis got over on Oakland …………Twice!

    L.A. kicked Davis to the curb. Los Angeles promised him a venue with Luxury Boxes—–Via Hollywood Park.

    Remember?

    He used Oakland twice.

    Once Los Angeles comes through with a new venue, Davis will be gone to Southern California!!!

    L.A. Raiders baby!!!

  27. jgrange says: Apr 18, 2011 7:59 PM

    I guess nobody remembers the stadium that Al had planned which would’ve been in a nicer area than the LA Coliseum. The Raiders were stuck with that stadium in a bad area and had difficulties selling out. He had a good plan for a new stadium which was continually denied by the league owners. He tried to fight it through courts and was repeatedly denied. I guess you can spin it how you want but it didn’t work out they moved back. Then the league also designated LA as a Chargers’ market when there are more Raider fans in LA than Chargers which hurt the Raiders chances in LA even more. Paul Tagliabue did his best to screw over Al. They have a lot of history together.

  28. radrntn says: Apr 18, 2011 8:22 PM

    well if guiterrez said it , then it must be true…he has about the same knowledge about the raiders as anybody else, which means he knows nothing. I guess if I paid several million for something I would think I still own it as well…..just go back to the 2003 lawsuit against the league and the infringement on the raiders trademark, where they rested immediately after Taglibue testified the raiders paid for the rights to LA…that is how that lawsuit ended…

  29. recon163 says: Apr 18, 2011 9:00 PM

    @ jgrange:

    “I guess nobody remembers the stadium that Al had planned which would’ve been in a nicer area than the LA Coliseum.”
    Well in reality Inglewood and Expo Park are pretty much a toss up.

    “He had a good plan for a new stadium which was continually denied by the league owners.”
    Not exactly. Here is what the Raiders claimed in 2001:

    Facts Leading to the Raiders’ Move from Los Angeles . . .Unlike newer stadiums, the Coliseum’s facilities did not permit the team to derive revenues from items such as luxury suites, club seats, naming rights, or other sponsorships.
    Throughout the end of 1994 and the first half of 1995, the Raiders negotiated with individuals representing Hollywood Park, a racetrack, for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art stadium in Inglewood in Southern California. In March 1995, the parties reached an agreement that required the Raiders to secure from the NFL a contribution of $20 million and a commitment that at least two Super Bowl games would be played in the new stadium at Hollywood Park between 2000 and 2004. The NFL, however, offered only to schedule one Super Bowl at Hollywood Park during the period in question. The NFL proposed to invest some money in the project, but less than the Raiders had requested. It offered to provide additional assistance on the condition that a second NFL team be permitted to play at the stadium for several years.”

    So the Raiders wanted the NFL to award two Super Bowls and give them $20 million and then were shocked (Shocked, Capt Renault) the NFL said ‘no’?

    “He tried to fight it through courts and was repeatedly denied.”

    “Then the league also designated LA as a Chargers’ market . . .”

    Secondary market, which is based on distance not number of fans.

    “Paul Tagliabue did his best to screw over Al.”

    Uh no…..more like Al does his best to screw everyone else over for his gain. And sometimes guys like that lose.

  30. recon163 says: Apr 18, 2011 9:19 PM

    radrntn:

    “I guess if I paid several million for something I would think I still own it as well…..”

    Are you also the kind of guy who abandons something then comes back years later and claim it’s yours?

    “just go back to the 2003 lawsuit against the league and the infringement on the raiders trademark, where they rested immediately after Taglibue testified the raiders paid for the rights to LA…that is how that lawsuit ended…”

    Not exactly…….

    Oakland Raiders Lose Again as California Supreme Court Rules for NFL
    The Oakland Raiders have suffered yet another loss, and the NFL season doesn’t start for several months. The California Supreme Court has ended
    a lawsuit against the NFL worth about $1.2 billion, according to InsideBayArea.com.

    The ruling upholds a 2001 verdict in “The Oakland Raiders v. National Football League,” a conspiracy case in which the Raiders claimed the NFL interfered with a deal the team had made to build a new stadium. The Raiders lost that trial by a 9-3 verdict. . .

    In the 2001 ruling , jurors decided the league did not interfere with the Raiders building a new stadium and since the team didn’t own a right to site a team in LA, they were not entitled to compensation.

  31. recon163 says: Apr 18, 2011 10:48 PM

    @blaz0037:
    “15 professional sports franchises. What a joke.”

    Why is that a joke according to you?

    We actually have 20 professional major league sports franchises, hosted 3 Olympics, one men’s World Cup, and two women’s World Cups.

    We also have 1o minor league baseball clubs, 3 minor league hockey teams, 1 NBA Developmental League team, 1 AIFA team, 1 Arena League team, 1 UFL team, 7 of the 9 teams of the WCPBL, and 7 Division 1 NCAA football teams.

    And soon to add one or two more NFL teams to the list. If you lack entertainment wherever you live, maybe you should move out here we have plenty…..

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