NFL owners just walked into their opening session of a meeting at which they’ll decide the destination of the Raiders.
And there’s not much suspense left as to how the vote is going to go.
The sense of optimism as the owners walked into the Arizona Biltmore Resort was real, and no one expects anything but affirmation for the Raiders’ proposed move to Las Vegas.
“We’ll find out tomorrow,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said as he walked into the meeting. “It’s gonna be an exciting day for Vegas.”
When Patriots owner Robert Kraft walked by moments earlier, he was asked if he thought the Raiders had the votes need (24) to approve the move.
“Hope so,” Kraft said as he passed.
That was the prevailing sentiment, as commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN earlier there wasn’t much reason to think another outcome was possible.
“I think we will have a vote, and I think we will have a positive vote,” Goodell said. “I think we are in pretty good shape.”
The actually balloting will happen tomorrow, but no one has voiced any opposition, with Chargers owner Dean Spanos among those saying he’d vote for the proposal as well.