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Mark Davis calls Vegas “new home for the entire Raider Nation”

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 02: Principal owner and managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders Mark Davis watches his team warm up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 2, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Getty Images

Raiders owner Mark Davis does not have the necessary approval from his fellow NFL owners to move his team to Las Vegas. But he seems confident that move is happening.

After the Nevada Assembly voted to spend $750 million to build a new football stadium in Las Vegas, the Raiders released a statement from Davis referring to Nevada as the team’s new home.

“I would like to thank Governor Sandoval, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, and the members of the Nevada Legislature on this historic day,” Davis said. “All parties have worked extremely hard to develop and approve this tremendous stadium project that will serve as a proud new home for the entire Raider Nation.”

NFL rules say a team can’t move without the approval of three-fourths of the other teams. Davis’s statement suggests either that he’s already been assured that his fellow owners will approve his move, or that he’s going to move whether he gets the approval of his fellow owners or not.

Davis’s father, Al Davis, went to court to win the right to move the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982, against the wishes of his fellow owners. Davis sounds ready to follow in his father’s footsteps and move his team where he wants, whether or not he gets the NFL’s permission.

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  1. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 14, 2016 5:05 PM

    Or…. its a move designed to get to light a fire under some politicians in Oakland to get something done.

  2. atwatercrushesokoye says: Oct 14, 2016 5:05 PM

    Hopefully he can find a decent barber in Las Vegas…

  3. DerekCarrsGoldenArm says: Oct 14, 2016 5:07 PM

    Like I said on the other post, either there’s been assurances from Roger or he’s UHaulin’ in the middle of the night……

  4. gbbvan says: Oct 14, 2016 5:08 PM

    The haircut is slightly better…

  5. andyreidsbossoms says: Oct 14, 2016 5:08 PM

    I swear that guy is Ben mcadoo’s dad. Just amazing hair.

  6. JSpicoli says: Oct 14, 2016 5:08 PM

    Leverage

  7. joefakeraiderfantoronto says: Oct 14, 2016 5:09 PM

    Part time Browns fans need not comment, especially those who gloat about 1st place only 5 weeks into the season. The real Nation fans know better.

  8. imodan says: Oct 14, 2016 5:09 PM

    Oh Boy! More legalese for Florio to talk about. Just what the NFL fan wants, more courtroom drama. I swear the NFL should start a new NFL Court TV cable channel.

  9. chippys lost binky says: Oct 14, 2016 5:09 PM

    Just Vegas Baby!
    What a great location for a Super Bowl.

  10. teamgale88 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:10 PM

    Where will they play until stadium gets built? Sam hoyd is too old and too small

  11. possumsauce says: Oct 14, 2016 5:12 PM

    That’s funny, I thought Lloyd Christmas’s destination was supposed to be Aspen. He’s like two states off.

  12. niners816 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:13 PM

    If Moe Howard and Ben Mcadoo had a child, it would be the birthing of Mark Davis.

  13. scrp2 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:13 PM

    Oakland has counter offered Vegas with a rusty nickel, two coupons and a high five.

  14. weepingjebus says: Oct 14, 2016 5:14 PM

    The hair is indeed impressive, but is that a white t shirt paired with an off white jacket? Not sure Vegas knows what it’s getting into here.

  15. chrisk61 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:15 PM

    davis should just turn his back on oak and move forward with vegas. both oak and vegas deserve the respective actions.

    good couple yrs for vegas…hockey and football !

  16. tnt2003 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:16 PM

    The NFL owners are just like that annoying HOA who is constantly driving around your neighborhood looking to see if you have your garage door open.

    His team and his money. Sounds like this is a sweet deal for the Raiders and for the NFL. SB in Las Vegas would draw exponentially more than many other NFL cities.

    I too dig the lettuce on this guy.

  17. bsizemore68 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:16 PM

    You have Oakland vs. Vegas as a fan or player, where would you want to play? Bill

  18. riraider says: Oct 14, 2016 5:18 PM

    Chip off the old block! Al’s hairdo was nothing to write home about either!
    Go Raiders!

  19. kcchefs58 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:20 PM

    Rivalry aside, this sucks for fans in and around Oakland. Total BS.

  20. vancouversportsbro says: Oct 14, 2016 5:20 PM

    The Vegas raiders.

    Sounds good to me like the Toronto bills

  21. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 14, 2016 5:21 PM

    And these bozos wonder why the ratings are down.

    I hate the Raiders. I also recognize that they’ve got one of the most demonically loyal fan bases in sports. In Oakland.

    Didn’t these guys learn when the Raiders got yawned out of L.A.?

    So I guess we can say goodbye to those nuts who dress up in those amazing costumes, you know, who’ve pumped their money into the team all these years. Hey thanks for the support Oakland, so long, ‘cuz we’re a “nation” now!

    Sad.

  22. mvp43 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:22 PM

    What are the Vegas odds on the approval of this move.

  23. thebillscouldeventuallymove says: Oct 14, 2016 5:22 PM

    He really Has nothing to lose by moving without permission. What are they going to do? Have the Refs make even more bad/non-calls against the Raiders? Maybe the could just put a concrete barricade on Mack’s side instead of pretending to not see him getting held on every play

  24. vipod4ever says: Oct 14, 2016 5:23 PM

    “I’m goin’ in to Sin City
    I’m gonna win in Sin City
    Where the lights are bright
    Do the town tonight
    I’m gonna win in Sin City”

    – Sin City by AC/DC

    Move over Back in Black….maybe?

  25. joetoronto says: Oct 14, 2016 5:24 PM

    You can count the number of teams that could move to Vegas and keep their fanbase on one hand and still have a couple of fingers left over.

    The Raiders are global.

    Teams like the Donkeys, Bills, Chiefs, Bungals, etc are merely regional.

    Just win baby.

  26. bronco1st says: Oct 14, 2016 5:25 PM

    atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Oct 14, 2016 5:05 PM
    Hopefully he can find a decent barber in Las Vegas…

    ———

    Ya, the one he has shows too much face…

  27. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    Why wouldn’t the other owners approve it? The league needs a shot of adrenalin right now, and this is the rig to deliver it.

  28. dansardo says: Oct 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    Lol at poverty franchises that can’t finance their own stadiums.

  29. djvh2 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    I feel for Oakland Raider fans and older people (like me, a Packer fan who appreciates tradition) who remember the AFL, the Oakland Raiders teams from the 1960s and 1970s. More greed, just what is needed right now. This just doesn’t feel right, and is a another thing that will help me to not care about the current league. Honestly, it’s more interesting to watch youtube videos of TWIPF.

  30. loumann says: Oct 14, 2016 5:33 PM

    Vegas cannot even support lousy hookers anymore…. football???? Never!

  31. hawkwind8 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:33 PM

    Will gambling on them be permitted in Nevada?

  32. wogggs says: Oct 14, 2016 5:33 PM

    This is a great day for Nevada lawyers…

  33. mmack66 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:34 PM

    The Oakland Raiders at Las Vegas.

  34. loumann says: Oct 14, 2016 5:39 PM

    Al Davis story. I once saw him pull up to the curb in a limo. He was having a little problem it seemed trying to open the door and get out so I stepped over to give him a hand. He was very nice. I asked him for his autograph and he said “sorry, only for Raider fans”….I was wearing my Steelers Jersey. I still don’t know whether to admire that or hate it?

  35. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Oct 14, 2016 5:39 PM

    I have been a Raider fan since Oakland Raiders V1.0….

    Can’t wait until they more to Vegas and get to play in a Start of the Art Stadium instead of a mini-Oakland Stadium that might get built in 20 years…. Raiders also need the revenue the Stadium in Vegas will generate….

    Raiders will be the 1st team to win a Lombardi in 3 different cities….

  36. thejesusofcool says: Oct 14, 2016 5:40 PM

    Notice, not even a goodbye to the many loyal fans in Oakland who will never be able to afford a trip to Vegas to see their beloved team. Screw them, right? Juse beg baby. Build me my stadium using third-party money. Ain’t that cool!

  37. abninf says: Oct 14, 2016 5:40 PM

    Kelly’s Chronicles says:

    Or…. its a move designed to get to light a fire under some politicians in Oakland to get something done.
    ==================================

    No, man. They’re moving. That was obvious from the start.

  38. bert1913 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:43 PM

    first the niners, now the raiders? at least they still have baseball

  39. mmack66 says: Oct 14, 2016 5:46 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Oct 14, 2016 5:24 PM

    You can count the number of teams that could move to Vegas and keep their fanbase on one hand and still have a couple of fingers left over.

    The Raiders are global.

    Teams like the Donkeys, Bills, Chiefs, Bungals, etc are merely regional.

    Just win baby.
    ———————————

    The Raiders don’t even have a fan base in their own city. Those Skeletor outfitted bozos aren’t going to travel to Vegas for every home game.

  40. rcali says: Oct 14, 2016 5:47 PM

    Well that should be enough to get that hypocrite Baddell to finally embrace more legalized sports betting availability in the country.

  41. rolloversports says: Oct 14, 2016 5:49 PM

    What Happens in Oakland….?

  42. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 14, 2016 5:49 PM

    Surely that haircut qualifies him to run for president or something.

  43. iamthorny says: Oct 14, 2016 5:54 PM

    Is it true he was almost cast in the movie, MASK, to save money on makeup but they found he just couldn’t quite act well enough?

  44. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 14, 2016 6:06 PM

    Mark Davis has hair that only Vladimir Putin could love.

  45. charliecharger says: Oct 14, 2016 6:09 PM

    I think it would be a great idea to put a team in Las Vegas, just not the Raiders. They belong in Oakland. The best scenario would be for Eddie DeBartolo to buy the team from Mark Davis, and keep them in Oakland. That way everybody wins. The Raiders would be dominant again under the direction of the greatest owner in pro sports history.

  46. aben444 says: Oct 14, 2016 6:16 PM

    Better be indoors

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

  47. azwildcats96 says: Oct 14, 2016 6:17 PM

    I hear Oakland will pay the City of Las Vegas an extra $100 million if they will take all of the local Raider Fans as well.

  48. mmack66 says: Oct 14, 2016 6:17 PM

    rolloversports says:
    Oct 14, 2016 5:49 PM

    What Happens in Oakland….?
    ———————-

    Something involving dynamite and bulldozers, more than likely.

  49. rocoop says: Oct 14, 2016 6:19 PM

    Clueless Joe says Global…???? Don’t the Raiders tarp half their stadium and for years took advantage of the 85% rule on game days????

  50. justbegbaby says: Oct 14, 2016 6:24 PM

    Like I said on the other post, either there’s been assurances from Roger or he’s UHaulin’ in the middle of the night……
    ____________________________________

    Dear Fan Boy Army. This isn’t Goodell’s decision even though you believe he owns and runs the NFL. Allowing the Raiders to move is a decision made by 32 owners and they have yet to vote. There, fixed it.

  51. 52crabcakes says: Oct 14, 2016 6:28 PM

    I feel sad for Raiders Nation.

  52. finchy74 says: Oct 14, 2016 6:39 PM

    Raiders Nation, I’m sincerely sorry.

    You guys have been messed with by NFL owners far more than most cities. And now your inbred owner is trying to move the team to a city where professional sports of any kind should never be played for the most obvious of reasons.

  53. captainwhodat says: Oct 14, 2016 6:39 PM

    the decline of the nfl continues…just look at that photo…

  54. goattoday says: Oct 14, 2016 6:46 PM

    Raiders belong in Oakland! Hate this for their fans, especially now that they’re competitive again. Vegas can buy their own team.

  55. mdintino1420 says: Oct 14, 2016 6:47 PM

    This is cause for celebration. I have supported the stadium project the entire time. Southern Nevada is a deserving and growing market. The new stadium in Las Vegas will host many everts, besides Raider football. The economic potential is off the charts!!!!!!!!!!

  56. cosmicconvoy says: Oct 14, 2016 7:10 PM

    Captain Kangaroo owns the Raiders?

  57. exinsidetrader says: Oct 14, 2016 7:13 PM

    “It’s always great when tax money can be used to enrich crony capitalists and donors”

    — H. Clinton

  58. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: Oct 14, 2016 7:18 PM

    I don’t think the Mayor of Oakland wants the Raiders there. She has thwarted every attempt to build a new stadium regardless of who is offering to pay for it.

    Viva Las Raiders..!

  59. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 14, 2016 7:20 PM

    52crabcakes says:
    Oct 14, 2016 6:28 PM
    I feel sad for Raiders Nation.
    ———————————————————–

    I’m with you, 52. I talk a lot of crap about Raider Nation (because, Chiefs!), but I love the Nation’s rich history, and I can’t begin to put myself in their shoes, with a dead-end sign staring me down. This whole thing is such a bummer for the Nation that I hope the Chiefs destroy the Raiders this Sunday, and put them out of their misery. Mercy is due to the Nation at this point. I’m praying for a complete blowout on Sunday. I’m so sad that I’m going to kneel (do the Tebow) and say a prayer for the Nation prior to kickoff, just to make it official that I really mean it this time.

  60. charger383 says: Oct 14, 2016 7:25 PM

    Raider fan from AFL times, and I approve this move
    (Name Charger 383 comes from my car)

  61. rayjayjohnsonjr says: Oct 14, 2016 7:27 PM

    The older version of Howdy Doody….much older.

  62. upnorthvikesfan says: Oct 14, 2016 7:30 PM

    I have a strong feeling the Raiders got a “wink wink” approval from the league last year when the entire Rams & maybe Chargers to LA deal went down. My guess is seeing as the Raiders were kind of the odd team out on that deal, the league gave them a behind closed doors approval if Davis could get the stadium approval in Las Vegas. Lets think about it. All the San Antonio talk quickly vanished and the Las Vegas talk started picking up steam right around the same time as the LA deal was approved.

  63. thejesusofcool says: Oct 14, 2016 7:34 PM

    Except in 2002 when Gruden smoked AL in the SB, the Raiders have been largely irrelevant for the last 30 years. Sorry, there is only one global team in the NFL and that’s the Cowboys. BTW, they dont beg and rob the public. Win or lose, the Star is always cool. Raiders might be gang global but that’s it.

  64. coltsjason says: Oct 14, 2016 7:40 PM

    Listen guys the lettuce on his head not to bad but then I suffer hair envy only place it grows now is out my ears

  65. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Oct 14, 2016 7:44 PM

    exinsidetrader says:
    Oct 14, 2016 7:13 PM
    “It’s always great when tax money can be used to enrich crony capitalists and donors”

    — H. Clinton
    ————————————————————–

    I like to expose my own dumbness by fraudulently attributing quotes that I pulled out of my a__.

    ~ exinsidetrader

  66. asthebeaver says: Oct 14, 2016 7:47 PM

    Only in America do taxpayers subsidize a billionaires while teachers have to buy supplies for their classrooms out of their own pockets.

  67. manzaniac says: Oct 14, 2016 7:48 PM

    Just sin, baby!

  68. jacoby66forhof says: Oct 14, 2016 7:57 PM

    With the 49er’s playing 40 miles away in Santa Clara, if the Raiders leave for Vegas that means no NFL presence in the San Fran/Oakland area for the 1st time since 1950. Thats a big deal.

  69. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Oct 14, 2016 8:02 PM

    Well, Vegas has plenty of Elvis impersonators, I’m sure they have room for a Chucky impersonator.

  70. 3yrsnfl says: Oct 14, 2016 8:06 PM

    Have ya been to the Oakland Coloseum?

  71. lightninglucci says: Oct 14, 2016 8:14 PM

    I thought the NFL said we couldn’t have gambling here in NJ because there was football here.

  72. edwicy says: Oct 14, 2016 8:14 PM

    Mr Davis, can you tell me how many Colt fans remain in Baltimore. The Vegas Raiders will be just like the Tampa Bay Ray’s, you will many games which have the opponents fan base out number home fans

  73. phantomgremlin says: Oct 14, 2016 8:23 PM

    If I were in the Nevada legislature, I’d only allocate $749,999,985 for the stadium. I’d pay for Davis to visit Supercuts for a $15 haircut. It couldn’t be worse that what he has now.

  74. manzaniac says: Oct 14, 2016 8:24 PM

    NJ is no Las Vegas

  75. BIG RED says: Oct 14, 2016 8:27 PM

    Wow.

    What a phenomenal waste of money.

    Congrats!

  76. iamapatsfan says: Oct 14, 2016 8:49 PM

    exinsidetrader says:
    Oct 14, 2016 7:13 PM
    “It’s always great when tax money can be used to enrich crony capitalists and donors”

    — H. Clinton

    ——

    Couple issues with this…

    1. She’s not even President yet.

    2. I’m pretty sure you could do a google search and find that in the past, there has been one or two other stadiums in the NFL that have done the same thing. Just once or twice, before Hillary became a candidate.

    3. Do you feel Trump would not allow this, given his business connections and his obvious desire to make money rather more than help the little people? If so, I’m actually a Nigerian Prince who… I think you get the point. Or probably not.

  77. tb12bestqbevah says: Oct 14, 2016 8:50 PM

    Vegas may want to check in with the Oakland Police Department about what sort of fans attend Raiderz games.

    I’ve been to many pro games (football, hockey, etc…) at many venues and I’ve never seen anything like it.

    It’s the closest thing to a prison riot you’ll ever see.

  78. bastardfromhell says: Oct 14, 2016 8:52 PM

    If you are a Raiders fan or a fan of any opposing team playing the Raiders in Las Vegas. I bet you will be circling that date on your calendar to travel to Las Vegas to see your team play. So much to see and do there. It’s the entertainment capital of the world.

  79. swhy19 says: Oct 14, 2016 9:11 PM

    I give full credit to all Raider fans (esp season ticket holders in LA and Oakland) who stuck with that team. Jerry Jones is just as big a goofball as Al was, but at least Jerry keeps the team in one spot. Five yrs after they move to Vegas, I’m sure Mark Davis will be looking to move them elsewhere.

  80. justsayin70 says: Oct 14, 2016 9:13 PM

    Sin City is an appropriate place for the Raiders’ reprobate fans.

  81. pastabelly says: Oct 14, 2016 9:29 PM

    I’m not a Raiders fan, but I am rooting for them on this one. The league already exacted its revenge on the Davis family by putting them 3rd on the LA priority list. If the NFL really wants them to stay in Oakland, then the NFL can build a stadium for the Raiders. Their current situation is awful. As far as the LA option goes, that’s a one team market. It’s our pleasure to watch LA fans whine about Fisher.

  82. firedup1 says: Oct 14, 2016 10:00 PM

    Mark Davis would make a good coupe with Hillary Clinton.

  83. joenash72 says: Oct 14, 2016 10:01 PM

    Sin City Raiders😉

  84. friscokid49 says: Oct 14, 2016 10:16 PM

    No one going to mention that public money (taxpayers) is going to fund private enterprise?

    $750,000,000

    The NFL made $7.6 BILLION last year.

    The owners can fund two of their own stadiums a year and still make over $5 Billion.

  85. whathaveyou55 says: Oct 14, 2016 10:39 PM

    “Rivalry aside, this sucks for fans in and around Oakland. Total BS.”

    They didn’t learn from their experience when the Raiduhs moved to LA. They had their chance to lean on the politicians and other lower life forms, and they didn’t. They had their chance to throw the bums out and replace them with other lower life forms who would be more cooperative, and didn’t.

    Sometimes you have to stop with the bleating and hand-wringing and DO something besides feel sorry for yourselves.

  86. MDRaider says: Oct 14, 2016 10:45 PM

    thejesusofcool says:
    Oct 14, 2016 7:34 PM
    Except in 2002 when Gruden smoked AL in the SB, the Raiders have been largely irrelevant for the last 30 years. Sorry, there is only one global team in the NFL and that’s the Cowboys. BTW, they dont beg and rob the public. Win or lose, the Star is always cool. Raiders might be gang global but that’s it.

    Wrong. Arlington voters approved the increase of the city’s sales tax by 0.5%, the hotel occupancy tax by 2%, and car rental tax by 5%. The City of Arlington provided over $325 million (including interest) in bonds as funding.

    Nice try, though…

  87. imodan says: Oct 14, 2016 11:06 PM

    So does this mean they remove the gun from Oakland taxpayers heads and shove it in taxpayer faces of the latest franchise city that feels their billion dollar franchise deserves a handout?

  88. chrisdacommish says: Oct 14, 2016 11:18 PM

    What is this ? Back To The Future Pt V ?
    The Vegas Raiders sounds lame….
    Any chance the “Raiders” naming rights stays in Oakland? How did Cleveland get to keep their previous teams name ?

  89. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 14, 2016 11:52 PM

    This is just a desperate move made by a relatively poor desperate owner – who really shouldn’t be a owner in the NFL.

    Only Mark fricken Davis would look at a city like Las Vegas and say …”this is home” and allow his team to become a glorified side show act to attract gamablers.

    Too bad he’s not smart enough to see beyond the short upfront money and see the long term dues he’s gonna have to pay the proverbial Devil. It’s a suckers’deal and fools’ gold.

  90. davemishsr says: Oct 14, 2016 11:53 PM

    I am not a fan of the Raiders. However, they have the worst venue in the NFL. That dirt infield alone for the first month of the season makes it the worst stadium in the league. It is also one of the oldest venues in the league. If the Raiders cannot get a new stadium in Oakland (and they can’t) then the league owners should allow them to leave for Vegas. It’s not like the NFL has such a stellar image that may be tarnished by having a team based in Sin City.

  91. punxrawk124 says: Oct 15, 2016 12:12 AM

    I get a kick out of the few remaining idiots screaming Leverage.
    the Raiders will thrive in Vegas and sorry to the few haters on here but the Raiders are one of the few National teams. Don’t believe me when the Raiders are on the road look at how many of their fans are in those stadiums. Steelers Cowboys Packers are similar to the Raiders in that respect. sucks they’re leaving Oakland but they had more than enough time to keep them if they were willing to

  92. the610limited says: Oct 15, 2016 12:19 AM

    Unless it’s changed in recent years, I think the state bans betting on games played in Nevada or involves a team from Nevada. Don’t think you see odds posted on Univ of Nevada or UNLV games. I know the casinos couldn’t place odds or take bets on UNLV basketball games during their heyday of the late 80s/early 90s, especially when UNLV played Duke for the basketball championship. So if a Super Bowl was played in the new stadium and involved out-of-state teams, will the fans attending spend more money than those who go to Vegas, bet on every thing offered on the game and watch it in their hotel rooms?

  93. 6stn says: Oct 15, 2016 12:24 AM

    “NFL rules say…,” What rules?

  94. stampnhawk says: Oct 15, 2016 12:32 AM

    All those Raider fans illegally crossing the California state line is going to put food on a lot of Nevada bail bounty hunter tables.

  95. justbegbaby says: Oct 15, 2016 1:33 AM

    If you are a Raiders fan or a fan of any opposing team playing the Raiders in Las Vegas. I bet you will be circling that date on your calendar to travel to Las Vegas to see your team play. So much to see and do there. It’s the entertainment capital of the world.
    _____________________________________
    Count me out. Vegas is good for two things. Gambling and weekly shows of dinosaur acts whose last hit was 30 years ago. Doubtful the Raiders will ever build a home field advantage there like they had in Oakland. Although few in number, that was rabid. Once the novelty wears off, Raiders will merely be another Vegas distraction by a town that doesnt care. Ten years from now, the Raiders will be looking for a new home, another stadium and more public handouts. It’s the Raider way!

  96. despenc925 says: Oct 15, 2016 3:31 AM

    as a 49ers fan…I LOVE this move, go Mark Davis! you are an amazing guy for moving the raiders to Vegas!

  97. pondbridge says: Oct 15, 2016 5:11 AM

    A barber in Las Vegas used a bowl made of pure gold to cut Mark Davis’s hair– THAT clinched the Raiders’ move to Sin City.

  98. cletuspstillwaterjr says: Oct 15, 2016 7:57 AM

    I can’t wait for my first Raiders/Dolphins game in Las Vegas. I have never wanted to travel to Miami for a game, I live in Boston. I would go to Vegas in a heartbeat. Smart move by Davis every home game will be a sellout with opposing team fans flying in for the weekend. .

  99. blynch67 says: Oct 15, 2016 8:22 AM

    That dude is creepy looking… sort of Chucky kind of creepy, lol.

  100. frostymugobeer says: Oct 15, 2016 8:24 AM

    dansardo says:
    Oct 14, 2016 5:32 PM
    Lol at poverty franchises that can’t finance their own stadiums.

    the land that the in oakland has become so valuable for business and residences , that it makes no sense for them to stay.
    sure its a bummer for the fans …but the taxpayers should rejoice,they wont have to shell out a billion dollars to help the poor Davis family keep up with the “jones’ ”
    while creating a huge boost to the cities economy !
    and dont get me started about game time traffic !!!!!! yikes

  101. gnu2308 says: Oct 15, 2016 8:32 AM

    Raiders will stuggle to dig out a home field advantage in Vegas. Every other teams fans have one road game marked on the calendar to go to. Guess where they are going to go every year? Vegas. 20% of the fans at each home game are going to be opposing teams fans.

  102. bucsorbust says: Oct 15, 2016 8:50 AM

    Having lived there, I’ll say Las Vegas is mostly inhabited by folks in the gaming industry, where employees typically have to work weekends. Most money is spent by out-of-towners who spend crazily on glitzy entertainment with wild perks. Imagine a stadium that has one deck of hotel rooms that face the field, a deck of casinos that do the same, bachelor party suites, several casino-style buffets, with amusement rides and a full day-care/night care center to care for young kids as visiting parents go frolic for a full Sunday. And of course, there are sections/levels for the “normal” fans.

  103. cafetero1075 says: Oct 15, 2016 9:11 AM

    Vegas should not be a NFL city. The Raiders belong in Oakland. Greed of the NFL is the worst and ratings will continue to go down.

  104. nhpats says: Oct 15, 2016 9:15 AM

    It is criminal that NFL owners expect taxpayers to fund $1 of these stadiums.

  105. billswillnevermove says: Oct 15, 2016 9:36 AM

    Joe is about as smart as a box of hammers.

    Just lose baby.

  106. 8oneanddones says: Oct 15, 2016 9:43 AM

    Sheldon Adelson’s net worth is $31.6 billion, #20 on the Forbes list.

    He could pay for the entire stadium with a single wire transfer and would still be #22 on the list.

  107. firedog784 says: Oct 15, 2016 9:44 AM

    It’s more probable than not that Davis already has enough owners in his pocket to make the move.

    It will be about an 8 hour drive to Vegas for Raider Nation.

  108. baldbuc says: Oct 15, 2016 9:55 AM

    Move over Jon Gruden, there’s a new “Chucky” in the NFL.

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