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Report: Raiders could move to San Antonio

Daniel Snyder, Mark Davis AP

Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn’t make threats.  He makes plans.

With the Raiders on a one-year lease at O.co Coliseum and with the A’s possibly getting a 10-year lease that would complicate efforts to tear the Cow (Pie) Palace down and build a new venue on the same site, Davis is exploring options in a state that already has a pair of NFL teams.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Davis and a pair of “top lieutenants” recently met with San Antonio officials to talk about a move of the Raiders.

Per the report, the meeting began on July 18, with Davis and company touring the Alamodome and other locations during a two-to-three day visit.

If a move happens, the Alamodome likely would be the temporary home until a new stadium is built.

Davis reportedly wants “a small, intimate” stadium in front of which he can place a statue of his father, the late Al Davis.

“We don’t have any information about it, so there is no reason for us to comment,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Express-News on Tuesday. “We have received no applications from any of our teams to relocate at this point, so there is nothing for us to respond to.”

The window for filing an application to relocate opens after the season, and it’s possible that Davis will make an application to move somewhere/anywhere absent a tangible plan to build a new home for the Raiders in the Bay Area.

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  1. 4thquartermagic says: Jul 29, 2014 6:04 PM

    Aren’t there enough mediocre football teams in Texas?

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Jul 29, 2014 6:05 PM

    the raiders will be the best nfl team in texas

  3. veence69 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:05 PM

    He should move them to the bottom of the ocean.

  4. hogue34 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:06 PM

    San Antonio Raiders kinda has a nice ring to it….just sayin’

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 29, 2014 6:09 PM

    Translation: If tax payers don’t buy me a new stadium I’m taking my ball somewhere else.

  6. kehav1 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:09 PM

    no…! keep the raiders out of texas…we don’t want anymore mediocre teams….we have cowboys and texans..

  7. dethsupport says: Jul 29, 2014 6:10 PM

    Great, another team in Texas. Thanks a lot Obama!

  8. kylexitron says: Jul 29, 2014 6:11 PM

    I hate this idea. Raider should stay on the west coast.

    being a Seattle resident I would love to have another team nearby in Portland. They could sustain an NFL team better than Oakland is able to do.

  9. slugbaitspace says: Jul 29, 2014 6:11 PM

    4thquartermagic says:
    Jul 29, 2014 6:04 PM
    Aren’t there enough mediocre football teams in Texas?
    —————–
    Florida probably doesn’t think so…

  10. Hard On For Harden says: Jul 29, 2014 6:11 PM

    Pretty awesome, send the A’s there as well.

  11. chief4ever says: Jul 29, 2014 6:12 PM

    I think a move to San Antonio would be a good thing for the Raiders and the NFL. At least it wouldn’t be L.A. or London, which the NFL really doesn’t need.

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 29, 2014 6:12 PM

    Source: Raiders fans don’t want the team to leave Oakland. If they do have to leave, they prefer a town in Texas closer to the boarder. They could make several “work” trips a year and also catch a game.

  13. lionsnati0n says: Jul 29, 2014 6:13 PM

    You see the Raiders fans now with there patches and spiked shoulderpads, in San Antonio they would where chaps and fire pistols in the air. La Raidasssss

  14. thedrowsy1 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:13 PM

    Sup with Oakland. They have chances to make the city great.

    – 1st the Wayans Don’t get their movie studio.

    – Now they are gonna pass on Coliseum City?

    Like they don’t want to make it an attraction.

  15. the8man says: Jul 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    Far more viable market than LA…

    Color scheme matches another team already there.

  16. tedmurph says: Jul 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    If they moved to SAntonio, wouldn’t matter if the Raiders keep screwing up the draft. They could just sign all 60,ooo children pouring over the border to futures contracts. Even the Raiders could hit on 1 or 2(probably a kicker). Deport the rest, problem solved.

  17. uglydingo says: Jul 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    Well that is better than London.

  18. echech88 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    Even Al would pick a more realistic city to scare Oakland with. This is about as hollow a threat as it gets.

  19. wawa33 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    Mark Davis should trade franchises with the other loser “richie-Rich” son, Jim Buss and both vow to wear open silk shirts with medallions like their fathers.

  20. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    I actually think that makes alot of sense. San Antonio Raiders does sound like a good fit.

    Hopefully though they stay in Oakland. Would hate Oakland to lose them if they want to keep them.

  21. sdchicken says: Jul 29, 2014 6:16 PM

    Spurs and raiders…opposite ends of the winning spectrum over the past 15 years.

  22. 49faithful says: Jul 29, 2014 6:16 PM

    Well bye then

  23. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Jul 29, 2014 6:16 PM

    If it means I get to hear more jokes from Sir Charles about the women of San Antonio then by all means…

    I won’t buy it until the league office makes a big huff about it.

  24. eoyguy says: Jul 29, 2014 6:17 PM

    Actually not the worst sounding plan. Their colors are very similar to the Spurs, and with a little tweaking, the whole Raider motif could take on a whole new Texas flavor. Maybe call themselves the Texas Raiders.

  25. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 29, 2014 6:17 PM

    San Antonio Raiding Spurs

    Gotta try and convert some B-ball money to A+ball.

  26. rubicon202 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:18 PM

    @kehav1

    Trust, last place we want to be is in Texas!

  27. filthymcfunny1 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:19 PM

    Move to Milwaukee,then Wisconsin will have a team with real ownership and their own money!

  28. freddiec8 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:19 PM

    What the hell the president have to do with the raiders , quite being a hater and stick to sports, stop being stupid keep it about sports. Now my real comment for the raiders do like MJD wants move to London he said they need a team.

  29. scoops1 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:20 PM

    well back in the early 90s…there was the San Antonio RIDERS of the World Football League…

  30. beavertonsteve says: Jul 29, 2014 6:21 PM

    That market has two of the largest and fastest growing cities in the US along with plenty of large business money and rabid football fans. You could argue that San Antonio/Austin is a better market for a team than Los Angeles is.

  31. dmarado says: Jul 29, 2014 6:21 PM

    Oakland should tell Davis to not let the door hit him where the good lord split him. The lies the NFL tells about what teams do for cities are insane. They add no more jobs than a grocery store. Teams that demand taxpayer-funded stadiums are the worst leeching scum there is, and yes, I’m looking at you Cincinnati.

  32. muathjam21 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:21 PM

    There are already two teams in Texas. Why not to a state or region that doesn’t have a team? Portland, Utah, or even Oklahoma make some sense. Heck, even a Canadian-based team makes more sense.

    On a semi-related note, there shouldn’t be 3 teams in Florida, either.

  33. youpeopleareallthesame says: Jul 29, 2014 6:22 PM

    With all of this London and LA talk, this is out of left field for sure. Whoa

  34. nehxas says: Jul 29, 2014 6:22 PM

    @sdchicken they do kinda wear the same colors though. That’s pretty nifty.

  35. bresilhac says: Jul 29, 2014 6:22 PM

    I would have have hoped for a team with more recent success but being that SA has no current franchise the Raiders would do just fine. As a lifelong NFL fan (Redskins, Oilers) living in San Antonio, I believe an NFL franchise would enjoy tremendous support and success here. Despite there being many Dallas and Houston fans in the area a local NFL team would build up a solid fan base in no time and enjoy great prosperity over time. Especially with a new Dome to be built.

  36. fumblenuts says: Jul 29, 2014 6:23 PM

    Keep the Raiders on the West Coast, Portland Oregon.

  37. kdsr38 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:24 PM

    Al is probably rolling in his grave with this one.

  38. Brown Anchor says: Jul 29, 2014 6:24 PM

    Why not just move to LA? They’ve done it before.

  39. Marshawn Lunch says: Jul 29, 2014 6:25 PM

    We can’t wait to have a big statue of Al Davis in San Antonio

    Said no-one – ever.

  40. daaabears says: Jul 29, 2014 6:28 PM

    Then they could be Quantrills’ Raiders.

  41. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 29, 2014 6:30 PM

    Although if he’s taking requests I would love to see and it would be more fair in terms of state distribution with:

    Grand Rapids Raiders (“GRR!!”)

    Yeah this quaint little cozy place is so intimate for visitors, feel free to plan your vacations here.

  42. robgilman says: Jul 29, 2014 6:32 PM

    The league has made the game bad enough with all the commercials and rule changes. If the Raiders go to San Antonio that would be it for me. Al’s gone, new regime and a new city (in freaking Texas), would not be a team that has any meaning to me.

  43. krebsy34 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:33 PM

    I’d just like to point out that if L.A. really wants a team they would move the Raiders to L.A. It wouldn’t be a good look for a team in Cali to move to Texas instead of L.A.

  44. krebsy34 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:33 PM

    By good look, I mean it wont look for for L.A.

  45. tomtravis76 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:33 PM

    Just move to DC, there is no football in the district. Washington Raiders is much better than that team that plays in Landover, MD with team offices in Ashburn,VA.

  46. leagueobservr says: Jul 29, 2014 6:35 PM

    As an NFL traditionalist, I would hate to see the Raiders leave Oakland again, but the difference in tax climate between Texas and California is like night and day, so from a financial viewpoint this is a no-brainer…

  47. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 29, 2014 6:36 PM

    The Raiders have only moved the franchise twice before.

    The Cleveland Rams are now in St Louis.
    The Chicago Cardinals left St Louis for Arizona.

    Movement is progress.
    Al Davis would commit any act for a dollar.
    His morality should live on in the Raiders wherever they move next.

  48. Bearfan54 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:36 PM

    As a Bears fan living in Austin, I would like to see it happen. It would at least give me a local team to root for as the other 2 teams here in Texas don’t really turn me on.

  49. mrlaloosh says: Jul 29, 2014 6:37 PM

    No WAY, No HOW….will jerry Jones allow a team in San Antonio. That’s Cowboys territory. No a chance of that EVER happening.

  50. Dogsweat says: Jul 29, 2014 6:37 PM

    San Antonio is perfect for the Raiders, sellouts every game and loyal South Texas fans, not to mention they would compliment the San Antonio Spurs.

  51. coltzfan166 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:37 PM

    Why not just move to LA then?

  52. biggs13 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:38 PM

    If the Raiders leave as the Warriors are about to, Oakland is in serious trouble.

  53. dartwick says: Jul 29, 2014 6:38 PM

    Considering the quality of their play they would be a better fit in Texas than in California.

  54. chunkderrrty says: Jul 29, 2014 6:39 PM

    There is absolutely no loyalty from the nfl anymore if they keep pulling these stunts every time they need taxpayers money to fund a new stadium, fans will eventually get sick of it and stop following the game.

  55. sportsfan18 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:39 PM

    Move?

    How about contract?

    The Raiders have the FEWEST wins in the NFL over the past 10 seasons (2004 – 2013).

    They managed to win fewer games during the past 10 yrs than the Detroit Lions.

    Think about that ya’ll.

    The Lions were 0 & 16 in 2008

    The Lions were 2 & 14 in 2009

    And yet, the Raiders could not win more games over the past 10 seasons even with the Lions going 2 and 30 over the course of two consecutive seasons.

    Oh, in 2006 the Lions were 3 & 13.

    The Lions did ALL the could to be the worst team the past 10 seasons Oakland, but you wouldn’t be outdone by the Lions.

    The Raiders are the worst pro football team over the last 10 seasons based on wins and losses.

  56. innovativethinking87 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:39 PM

    Portland would be such a better option. Besides it still being close and on the west coast, Portland is a lot bigger on the TV market size as well being ranking around 20 compared to mid 30s that SA is

  57. blogatron2000 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:40 PM

    At this point, this is likely just the Raiders trying to make Oakland believe the team will leave in hopes of gaining some leverage. They’re a long way from seriously considering moving to Texas.

    Besides, putting a statue of Al Davis in San Antonio is like putting a statue of Lamar Hunt in Miami. It would have no meaning to any of those fans and IMO would be a slap in the face to the current Raider nation. It just doesn’t make any sense.

  58. leagueobservr says: Jul 29, 2014 6:41 PM

    echech88 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    Even Al would pick a more realistic city to scare Oakland with. This is about as hollow a threat as it gets.

    I’m not so sure about that. San Antonio is a fast growing city, and they have had that AlamoDome sitting there for the last several years, just waiting for an NFL team to take up residence…

  59. El Pollo Loco says: Jul 29, 2014 6:42 PM

    Just relocate Baby.San Antonio is from what I hear a cool city.And there will be lots of beaners with neck tats and low riders to fill the Alamodome

  60. ducksk says: Jul 29, 2014 6:42 PM

    God bless al Davis. Genetics is something u can’t run from.

  61. snowdood163 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:42 PM

    Commitment to Texellence.

  62. seahawkswilson says: Jul 29, 2014 6:43 PM

    It’s cute when Portland thinks they could get a team. Nfl would move to Vancouver BC before Portland would get any consideration.

  63. Big Ant TV says: Jul 29, 2014 6:44 PM

    hmm
    texas tech red raiders
    oakland/San Antonio Raiders
    sounds bout right
    but sheesh going weird having 3 nfl teams in texas

  64. naes says: Jul 29, 2014 6:46 PM

    I wonder if they’ll change the logo? Pirate Raiders as they’re currently depicted makes zero sense in San Antonio. But cattle Raiders makes sense.

    They could keep the same colors and name but change the logo from the eye patch guy to one of a skeleton (perhaps with an eye patch) on a horse.

  65. mackcarrington says: Jul 29, 2014 6:46 PM

    This is intriguing. So tired of the “move to LA” talk. That’s never going to happen unless the NFL builds a stadium or Davis sells an interest of the team to someone who will privately finance a stadium. If the taxpayers of San Antonio are willing to foot the bill, why not?

  66. thefiesty1 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:49 PM

    With two bad teams in Texas now, thanks, but no thanks. Stay in California or at least on the west coast.

  67. RavenzGunnerz says: Jul 29, 2014 6:49 PM

    Spurs & Raiders would go hand in hand though. Also, that would solve Austin Not having a pro team issue.

    I really do not think Oakland would lose much. To tell you the truth, NFL teams don’t create jobs. There are only 16 games/yr. How much jobs can you create in that span?

    Baseball has 81… Forking out such enormous amount of money to rich owners, who are making billions, and leaving the community almost bankrupt, does not make sense.

    Almost as a bad idea, as that stadium in Manaus.

  68. stevent92 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:50 PM

    I can see it working out. San Antonio is a decent-sized population base in a football-crazed state.

    Per the census statistics, San Antonio metro has 2.2M people, similar to the markets of Charlotte & Pittsburgh (2.3M) . Considering Austin and its 1.8M residents are just over an hour away, it makes for a decent-sized market to draw fans from.

    It is slightly larger than 9 current markets that have a team:

    Cincinnati (2.1M)
    Cleveland (2.0M)
    Kansas City (2.0M)
    New Orleans/Baton Rouge (2.0)
    Indianapolis (1.9M)
    Milwaukee/Green Bay (1.8M)
    Nashville (1.7M)
    Jacksonville (1.4M)
    Buffalo (1.1M)

  69. thefiesty1 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:51 PM

    Bring back the Gunslingers instead.

  70. skinfangray says: Jul 29, 2014 6:51 PM

    With Davis and his top Lieutenants visiting the Alamodome and touring the city of San Antonio, he has already done 2 things that 90% of Cowboys fans have never done.

    Found the state of Texas on a map, and actually stepped foot in the state.

  71. apsmith307 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:52 PM

    Just leverage for moving back to L.A!

  72. ncphinsfan says: Jul 29, 2014 6:52 PM

    Um… Sounds like the Tax Payers of Oakland need to brace themselves for a new Bond. You all can make fun of Dolphins owner Steve Ross, but he is the only one in the past few years who never threatened to move the Team AND ponied up his own money to fix the Miami Stadium. We all know the NFL loves the SB’s there; as well as the Fans. Be honest with yourselves… February: Sunny South Florida or just off the Turnpike in NJ?

  73. 1nationraidernation says: Jul 29, 2014 6:53 PM

    never say never, but i say will say never….bottom line only 1.3 million people in San Antonio….20 million plus in so ca…..He wants to keep them in oakland…..so that is where they will stay.

  74. mark1021 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:58 PM

    “filthymcfunny1 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:19 PM – Move to Milwaukee,then Wisconsin will have a team with real ownership and their own money!”

    Leave it to a Viking troll to make this comment on an article about the Oakland Raiders and San Antonio Texas. Nothing like the fans of the Purple Sisters of the Poor.

  75. godenbroncos says: Jul 29, 2014 6:58 PM

    This sucks. Why would you move a storied franchise, even one mired in mediocrity for the past decade plus. I guess money always wins. Don’t get me wrong, I HATE the Raiders, less so since they have become noncompetitive, but still…I feel bad for their fans.

  76. thraiderskin says: Jul 29, 2014 7:01 PM

    The thought of the Raiders not in California makes my stomach churn, but its something I’ll have to deal with.

  77. whatjusthapped says: Jul 29, 2014 7:01 PM

    My money is on a move to LA.

  78. justintuckrule says: Jul 29, 2014 7:03 PM

    props to consistency. He takes them from one hellhole to the next.

  79. hjb99992013 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:06 PM

    The league would haveto run this by Bob Kraft first

  80. sixtysfool says: Jul 29, 2014 7:07 PM

    both LA and Oakland fans have shown that they will not support a team. look at the empty seats at the games. If not San Antonio perhaps Portland. Would be a perfect solution to all except those in <LA and Oakland who already have shown on more than 1 occasion they don't care enough to warrant a team.

  81. dannymac17 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:08 PM

    Closer to the border to suit their fanbase!

  82. r8rsfan says: Jul 29, 2014 7:08 PM

    This would rip Raider Nation apart. Can’t even imagine the team in Tejas.

  83. darkneptune73 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:09 PM

    This state ain’t big enough for the three of us.

    (Cowboys, Texans, and Raiders)

  84. coltzfan166 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:10 PM

    Potential changes to the NFL in the next 5-10 years:

    San Antonio Raiders
    Los Angeles Chargers
    Los Angeles Rams
    Toronto Bills
    London Jaguars
    Washington Warriors (name change from Redskins)

    I know, crazy to think about. Even though none of this is really that likely.

  85. longsufferingkcfan says: Jul 29, 2014 7:12 PM

    dmarado says:
    Jul 29, 2014 6:21 PM
    Oakland should tell Davis to not let the door hit him where the good lord split him. The lies the NFL tells about what teams do for cities are insane. They add no more jobs than a grocery store. Teams that demand taxpayer-funded stadiums are the worst leeching scum there is, and yes, I’m looking at you Cincinnati.

    ____________________________________

    Amen, brother. Different sport, but what Jeffrey Loria did to the city of Miami is also a great example. If you can afford a team, you can afford to build your own stadium. If you can’t, sell the team to someone who can.

  86. carlsbadboltfan says: Jul 29, 2014 7:13 PM

    What’s NOT being reported is that those same San Antonio officials said that the team can come, but that their fans can’t.

    Choo! Choo!

  87. ubepunkedagain says: Jul 29, 2014 7:14 PM

    32nd ranked attendance and probably dead last in merchandise sales as well. Mark Davis probably wants to make some money like the rest of the NFL owners…outside of St. Louis that is.

  88. raymondtx says: Jul 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    Come to Houston… We have so many unwanted CA transplants here already, I guess 53 more wouldn’t hurt.

    Signed,
    H town.

  89. catquick says: Jul 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    If the state of California would just not pay hordes of tax dollars to foreigners they could finance all the things actual Ca residents would like, like a team in L.A. keep one in San Deigo and Oakland, etc. Keep voting for liberals. No wonder teams want to go to Europe.

  90. carlsbadboltfan says: Jul 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    1nationraidernation says: Jul 29, 2014 6:53 PM

    never say never, but i say will say never….bottom line only 1.3 million people in San Antonio….20 million plus in so ca…..He wants to keep them in oakland…..so that is where they will stay.
    ————————————————————————————————-

    What? They have to tarp the seats AND sell only 85% of the remaining seats to lift blackouts in Oakland. All those “fans” and they won’t come to a game.

    Choo! Choo!

  91. htowntexan says: Jul 29, 2014 7:19 PM

    while it makes sense to move the franchise to San Antonio/Austin–business climate/taxes better and very fast growing area–Jerry Jones will never let it happen. Most people in San Antonia are big Cowboys fans.

    And Bob McNair would not let it happen either. While Texans are a very distant second, it would be a significant hit to the them as well.

    And the person talking about three teams in the state is too much doesn’t understand the distance b/n these cities. This isn’t Baltimore/Philly/DC/NYC distances. These cities are 3.5 to 4.5 hours apart.

  92. coltsjason says: Jul 29, 2014 7:22 PM

    It seems like a good idea come on oakland chose the a’s so cant blame them think san Antonio is good as anywhere else

  93. kingpel says: Jul 29, 2014 7:26 PM

    Raider and Spur gear is interchangeable with the silver and black.

  94. jacunn2000 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:28 PM

    San Antonio will welcome this team with open arms. I may have to become a SA Raider fan. Do it Tommy Boy!!

  95. abninf says: Jul 29, 2014 7:35 PM

    Half of California has already moved here to Texas for a better life. May as well bring one of their teams.

  96. u4iadman says: Jul 29, 2014 7:37 PM

    SARS…San Antonio Raiders…man that sounds like a disease you get in Asia.

    But I will still love the Autumn Wind.

  97. pftcoachmen says: Jul 29, 2014 7:47 PM

    Every state should only be allowed 2 teams.

    The third team is always lack luster in attendance and competition. Raiders and Jags should move. (Bills don’t count since they are the only team that plays in Ny)

  98. robert831 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:47 PM

    I’m very disappointed in my comments continually being screened out for no reason at all. I spend a lot of time on this site and recommend it to others, but when this happens I have a hard time understanding. I have simply pointed out inaccuracy in your article and it’s sad you won’t acknowledge it, fix it, or even post my comment. The Cow Palace is not in Oakland!

  99. thetruthcampaign says: Jul 29, 2014 7:51 PM

    Can the Raiders just go away and not come back. Then, replace them with a new team?

  100. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: Jul 29, 2014 7:55 PM

    I don’t know why people keep bringing up Portland. A huge percentage (nearly half, perhaps) of the Seahawks’ fan base is Portland Metro. No way Paul Allen and Roger Goodell sign off on that.

    And where exactly would they play? The closest possible temporary venues are in Corvallis (84 mi), and Eugene (110 mi).

  101. braceyourselffor12 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:56 PM

    To all the Raider fans who tried to insult the new Niner stadium in Santa Clara, in the words of Nelson Muntz….

    HA HA!

  102. jacunn2000 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:57 PM

    Born in Dallas, grew up in San Antonio, live in Houston. San Antonio is a million times more passionate about pro sports than any other city in Texas. SA is currently a Dallas Cowboy city, and with Jarrah running the show SA is left with a loopy taste in its mouth over the paste 15 years. Every game will sell out. Season tickets will have a long waiting list. Jersey sells will be near the top of the league. Pull the trigger Davis!

  103. texansdan says: Jul 29, 2014 7:59 PM

    Totally called this one!

    San Antonio Padres, by the way. Just a guess.

  104. threatlevelxmidnight says: Jul 29, 2014 8:01 PM

    I hear San Francisco would like a football team again…

  105. jagsfan1996 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:11 PM

    The nfl needs to let a team move to San Antonio. It’s the 7th largest city in the United States. Even though texas already has 2 teams, it is the second largest state.

  106. dalcow4 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:21 PM

    What a crackup– You are an NFL team and no one wants you.

  107. nickinneohio says: Jul 29, 2014 8:24 PM

    Incomplete headline.
    ……and nobody would notice.

  108. rajbais says: Jul 29, 2014 8:24 PM

    Thanks a lot NFL! Do your brat like behavior you’re causing the Oakland Raiders to move to an area that cannot help them profit. Let the move to Los Angeles because that is the most the love team there by Jersey and merchandise sales and San Antonio has enough affection for the Cowboys.

  109. scmems07 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:25 PM

    Spurs fans are the most passionate and loyal fans, if there was to be a nfl team in sa they would sell out every game, Davis could take some pointers from the best owner in Puerto shorts Peter Holt. This would be awesome, and silver and black would go good in sa.

  110. nflfan1326 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:25 PM

    Jerry Jones would never approve of another team in Texas. Neither will McNair for that matter.

  111. bittersportspills says: Jul 29, 2014 8:28 PM

    I live in San Antonio, been a long time Raiders fan, would love for NFL football to come here (permanently), but it’s not going to happen. San Antonio is large population wise but has little metro area, a large conservative population adverse to any tax increases (i.e., no new taxpayer-funded stadium) and a small corporate base. Once the novelty wears off … Or the team turns out not to be very good …the fans will stay away in droves. Throw in the fact the Cowboys have a very strong fan base here.

  112. nflfan1326 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:28 PM

    After Davis toured the AlamoDome, he realized it was a bigger dump than the Oakland Coliseum. At least Oakland has premium seating.

  113. charlottenation says: Jul 29, 2014 8:29 PM

    Say what you will about the team, but the Raiders fan base is loyal and unique. They don’t deserve to lose the team they love over NFL politics.

  114. mikeinthevine says: Jul 29, 2014 8:35 PM

    More extortion by a rich NFL owner.

  115. Raddion says: Jul 29, 2014 8:38 PM

    Tradition does mean a lot, but tarps and blackouts don’t lie I guess. Hopefully someday San Antonio will get their team, but I do hope the Raiders stay put. Too bad more teams don’t look at how Kraft kept the Patriots in Foxboro without PSL’s and without major public funding – he simply doubled and tripled the prices of tickets, concessions and parking!

  116. drudema says: Jul 29, 2014 8:40 PM

    Do it!! You bowl cut wearing pansy. Do something so crazy that even your father’s ghost would stop and say “Whoa! Thats nuts!”

    I live in L.A. Like most people I’m a transplant and already have a team. So I don’t really care if we get a team or not. I would never pay that kind of money to see a game/park the car/get ripped off for beers. So it makes no difference to me if we get a team or not. But when the NFL finally a finds a billionaire owner who will build a stadium here. The money in this town will print itself. But like most billionaires, they are too busy looking for the public to build them a stadium for it to happen. Nothing like subsidizing football for the 1% of the 1%.

  117. raiderapologist says: Jul 29, 2014 8:41 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says: Jul 29, 2014 6:12 PM

    Source: Raiders fans don’t want the team to leave Oakland. If they do have to leave, they prefer a town in Texas closer to the boarder. They could make several “work” trips a year and also catch a game.
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    We call it a “border”, but humbly defer to your native tongue.

  118. raiderapologist says: Jul 29, 2014 8:53 PM

    carlsbadboltfan says: Jul 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    1nationraidernation says: Jul 29, 2014 6:53 PM

    never say never, but i say will say never….bottom line only 1.3 million people in San Antonio….20 million plus in so ca…..He wants to keep them in oakland…..so that is where they will stay.
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    What? They have to tarp the seats AND sell only 85% of the remaining seats to lift blackouts in Oakland. All those “fans” and they won’t come to a game.

    Choo! Choo!
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    Somebody has to wake up an old rich guy in San Diego every year and ask him to buy tickets to avoid a prime time blackout in that disinterested town.

  119. shatho1 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:54 PM

    @rubic202

    the last place Texas wants u in is Texas so move them some where else

  120. blackbug99 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:57 PM

    Could station the Raiders at the border. But, they haven’t blocked anything in decades! We’d still have a border issue!

  121. 5to46hawkfan says: Jul 29, 2014 8:57 PM

    Nooooooooo. I’m moving to Texas…. Please deny the traitors a move to texas……they will be crappy wherever they play… Lol send them to Canada

  122. platinumraider32 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:59 PM

    What exactly is the plan for the city of Oakland??? Is their one and how is it coming along???

  123. oaktowngreek says: Jul 29, 2014 9:07 PM

    Typical Oakland failed politics. They sign a lease with a the A’s that is just buying them time to move elsewhere. The Raiders, who want to stay, and are the only reason anyone would ever make trip to visit Oakland. Mark, don’t do it. Oakland is your only shot at greatness

  124. thatstinks says: Jul 29, 2014 9:11 PM

    Weird as a huge Raider fan I can all I think of is how did Pee Wee Hermans bike get there ? I remember the fat kid/man took it but how did it get to the Alamo ? Anyhow it makes a lot sense .MD would get his stadium and an expending market . I would like them to stay in Oakland but I think they know a much needed stadium isn’t gonna happen . SA I’m sure will gladly build him his small stadium with no sewage issues and a lawn statue of Al in shades . I would go to a game .

  125. vipod4ever says: Jul 29, 2014 9:12 PM

    well, Dennis Allen would essentially be going back home. He gets no love in Oakland. Either way, smart move by M.Davis, needs to provide leverage vs. Oakland City Council and those real estate billionaires in LA. I been saying SA or Austin for a couple of years now. San Antonio Raiders, no changr to the unis and they develop a Texas rivalry while saying in the AFC West. Win-Win imo!

  126. teambringitstrong says: Jul 29, 2014 9:14 PM

    Sigh……………..folks, one they will never get the required approval from the owners to move. Second, M.Davis and those yahoos are friends from way back. Davis was in town so the friends arranged a visit that coincided with his trip.
    I won’t address the snarky comments and failed attempts at jokes.

  127. wisbadgfan says: Jul 29, 2014 9:47 PM

    I don’t like franchises moving—–that being said, I have been to San Antonio several times, and found it to be a great area and one that is ready for an NFL franchise.

    The move would set a great triangle of rivalry in Texas.

    I wonder what the Cowboys would think of such a move—–west Texas has always been Cowboys country and there would be a lot less fans there running around in Cowboys attire if this move is made.

    It would be a good move—–the NFL would still have the 49ers in the Bay Area tv market.

    Lets saddle up and have nfl football in SA.

  128. ravenzombie says: Jul 29, 2014 9:51 PM

    He wants a “small intimate stadium” because they won’t sell many tickets. Any of the High Schools in San Antonio will outdraw the Raiders.

  129. saintssince8 says: Jul 29, 2014 10:08 PM

    Raiders belong in Oakland and Bills belong in Buffalo. I am a life long Saints fan with a loathesome hatred for the Dallas Cowboys. That said, I would be just as ticked if the Cowturds were to leave Dallas, because they belong in Dallas, as does every team to their city. It is the principle of the matter…

  130. radrntn says: Jul 29, 2014 10:41 PM

    Raiders could move a lot of places…does not mean they will………No way the go to San Antonio…..All for 1 pre-season game in Reno/Tahoe (UNR) another preseason game in Las Vegas (UNLV), and then 5 games a year in Oakland, and another 5 games a year in LA.(TBD)….you can buy a mini regional package, or the full season.

  131. cazmosis says: Jul 29, 2014 11:33 PM

    Get rid of the “Oak” put in a “Port.” Go red and black spiked shoulder pads & face paint. Problem solved

  132. largent80 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:53 PM

    probably worth pointing out to Al’s kid that San Antonio has the 37th largest TV market in the nation. Might sound impressive…until you realize that Spartanburg, SC ranks 36th, and Kalamazoo, MI ranks 39th. And we all know what drives a lot of the decision-making in this sport.

    The largest market without an NFL team? Al’s former haunt, Los Angeles.

  133. coloradofort says: Jul 30, 2014 12:00 AM

    San Antonio? If that’s all ya got for leverage then my home town of Indian Trail, North Carolina wants to put in a bid…….

  134. docintherock says: Jul 30, 2014 12:10 AM

    They should move to Portland and call themselves the “Portland Bums”. That would be great. The Raiders logo kind of looks like the a bum.

    Don’t mean to dis any homeless people. But it would be a pretty funny name for an NFL team. I bet they would sell a ton of jerseys.

    Or Portland “Weed”. Put a pot leaf on their helmet for a logo.

  135. kombayn says: Jul 30, 2014 12:11 AM

    I think the Raiders take a 2-year lease deal at Levi’s Stadium and try to make it work in Oakland, otherwise Mark Davis will have options in Los Angeles and San Antonio.

    The Chargers are waiting for 2016 to do a vote for a stadium in Downtown San Diego. I personally think the Rams will stay in St. Louis, I just don’t see them leaving once they agree to a renovation deal.

    You can’t blame Mark Davis for taking a look at San Antonio, more favorable when it comes to taxes, a football crazed state in a market that shares one with Austin, Texas. The Capital.

    Toyota just left Torrance, CA for Plano, TX of all places because of the business practices in California when it comes to just taxes. Texas government officials have been active in trying to lure business to the state. They would welcome a 3rd NFL team.

  136. palatypus says: Jul 30, 2014 1:34 AM

    Let’s put the Raiders where is will make no sense: Salt Lake City.

  137. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 30, 2014 8:36 AM

    Texas may be the one state the Raiders could contend for the state championship.

  138. robert831 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:43 PM

    So what does the Cow Palace that has been accross the bay in Daly City since 1941 have to do with the A’s, the Raiders, and/or Oakland?

  139. bolted4life says: Aug 2, 2014 8:16 PM

    LA/Oakland will now have to watch either San Fran or the San Diego games!!

    GO BOLTS!!!!

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