Raiders drop “Oakland” from all social media, will add Las Vegas in March

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The Raiders are no longer the Oakland Raiders. They’re not the Las Vegas Raiders either.

For now, they’re just the Raiders.

The franchise made a change to all of its social media accounts, dropping Oakland. It will not add Las Vegas to its handle until the new league year starts in March, according to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press.

The NFL already made the switch, listing the Raiders as just the Raiders with no city attached in its releases last week to announce the 2020 draft order and 2020 opponents of each team.

The Raiders will move into Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the 2020 season after spending the past 25 seasons in Oakland following 13 seasons in Los Angeles. The Raiders also played in Oakland from 1960-81.

35 responses to “Raiders drop “Oakland” from all social media, will add Las Vegas in March

  1. That’s good. I’m always going to call the Chargers the San Diego Chargers and the Raiders the Oakland Raiders. I’m glad the Raiders are moving though. I think it’s going to be awesome having the Raiders in Las Vegas. They’re the perfect team for sin city.

  2. That will save time when writing out what team will finish last in the AFC West this year.

  3. Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders, Oakland Raiders, Las Vegas Raiders.

    They should just keep it as “The Raiders”. It will save time and trouble the next time they move, and also fits with the nomadic raider motif.

  4. danny woodson
    a 40 year old washed up backup mccown with a torn hamstring with “practice squad” players had close to a 100 passer rating and 75% completion percentage in playoff game while wentz cant beat the lions dolphins and falcons eagles would have went 13-3 this year if wentz didnt play.

  5. They’ve been the RAIDERS since they came back from LA. Show me merch from the last 20 years that says OAKLAND RAIDERS. It’s all bootleg.

  6. The Chargers announced their move to LA during the league year in 2017. On January 12th the NFL site had them listed as the Los Angeles Chargers minutes after they announced the move.

    I wonder what changed.

  7. They call it “Raider Nation” cuz in any given year, any city in the nation could be their new home city.

  8. The Raiders will move into Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the 2020 season after spending the past 25 seasons in Oakland following 13 seasons in Los Angeles. The Raiders also played in Oakland from 1960-81
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    Not sure if its true, but I heard the raiders won’t even be moving to Las vegas until after training camp. Basically just a couple weeks before the season starts.

  9. Do they actually have social media in Oakland? Welcome to Vegas where everything remains in Vegas!

  10. Raiders jerseys are like the Cowboys… old clothes from the 20th Century that nobody wants to wear anymore…

  11. Danny Woodson, your obsession with Wentz is getting too weird. It’s way beyond trolling lol. I bet you have posters of him on your walls, ray finkle-style. It’s kinda sad to see a person with so much fascination in one man that doesn’t even have a clue who you are. Did he do something to you personally? You just blurt out random comments all the time about him. Like how you mentioned McCown was playing with backups. Didnt Wentz have the same wrs? Didnt Wentz beat the Bills, packers and then the cowboys to win the division? Pretty convenient how you always troll teams but never mention who your team is. I dont even know you, but I can tell you are an insecure person who is so unhappy with themselves that they constantly jump on the internet just to troll and try to bother people. I’m glad I have my wife and kids to bring me peace and happiness. Find something that makes you genuinely happy. Maybe you won’t be so bitter.

  12. Surprising, the Las Vegas Raiders are selling PSL’s briskly. With the “LA” Charger “re-location” fiasco, I wasn’t so sure they would sell much. We’ll see. Raider Nation are like lap dogs. When they are betrayed by Davis they come back for more. They’re not too smart.

  13. Guy Hence says:
    January 10, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Surprising, the Las Vegas Raiders are selling PSL’s briskly. With the “LA” Charger “re-location” fiasco, I wasn’t so sure they would sell much. We’ll see. Raider Nation are like lap dogs. When they are betrayed by Davis they come back for more. They’re not too smart.

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    They call it Raider Nation for a reason. The Raiders could have moved to Alaska for all I care. Where the Raiders play has little to do with many of their fans.

  14. charliecharger says:
    January 10, 2020 at 6:45 pm
    That’s good. I’m always going to call the Chargers the San Diego Chargers and the Raiders the Oakland Raiders. I’m glad the Raiders are moving though. I think it’s going to be awesome having the Raiders in Las Vegas. They’re the perfect team for sin city.
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    But, do you still call the Colts the Baltimore Colts, the Cardinals the Chicago (or St. Louis) Cardinals, or the Titans the Houston Oilers?

  15. war27 says:
    Surprising, the Las Vegas Raiders are selling PSL’s briskly.
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    You can bet your 401K the largest portion of those PSLs are being purchased by Las Vegas casinos and hotels, not individual Raiders fans.

  16. Honestly anyone who is happy about this besides people in vegas are not good people. Look at it for what it is, some of the best fans in football lost their team to get it shipped to a city where nobody is actually from, or will care about them. Just like the rams and chargers in LA. NFL obsession with big markets is sickening when it’s the middle ooood the country teams that keep the NFL going. Nobody in the rest of the US cares about the New York or LA teams the way the national media portrays. Most of the time we just root for them to lose. This was a owner with a bad hair cut trying to pay the least amount of money for a publicity funded stadium, it’s nothing to celebrate. Who visiting vegas is going to want to blow a sunday at a raider game any way. I feel bad for any fans that lose their team. Just keep in mind it could happen to you.

  17. anyone who is happy about this besides people in vegas are not good people. Look at it for what it is, some of the best fans in football lost their team to get it shipped to a city where nobody is actually from, or will care about them. Just like the rams and chargers in LA. NFL obsession with big markets is sickening when it’s the middle ooood the country teams that keep the NFL going. Nobody in the rest of the US cares about the New York or LA teams the way the national media portrays. Most of the time we just root for them to lose. This was a owner with a bad hair cut trying to pay the least amount of money for a publicity funded stadium, it’s nothing to celebrate. Who visiting vegas is going to want to blow a sunday at a raider game any way. I feel bad for any fans that lose their team. Just keep in mind it could happen to you.

  18. Why not just rename to Las Vegas Raiders now? Don’t see why they would delay. Southern Nevada is their new market, and they should move there ASAP. Oakland isn’t an NFL city anymore. They were both unwilling and unable to offer the Raiders a dime for a new stadium. Las Vegas came up with $750 million.

  19. Another city lose 2 of 3 major league teams in the same year? Raiders and Warriors play their last game in Oakland during 2019. Hard pill to swallow. Especially when the fanbases supported the teams. Oakland politics played a big part in losing the Raiders.

  20. I feel for fans in the Bay Area Area who supported the Raiders. MAKE SURE YOU VOTE LIBBY SCHAAF OUT OF OFFICE. The logical thing to do is become 49er fans. Oakland and San Fran are practically next door neighbors.

  21. Vegas should enjoy the honeymoon period, before they realize how bush league is this organization. While the son doesn’t know the football his old man knew, he’s just as bush.

  22. Andrew A cites ‘…the raiders’ nomadic motif.’
    Think there’s an appropriate segue’ there:

    ‘The Oakland Also-rans will henceforth be the Vegas Vagabonds.’

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