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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2010, 03:08:20 PM »
The slight possibility that Raiders return to LA would cause some anger for sure amoung the Oakland locals.  But that didnt stop Al Davis before and it most likely won't stop him again (if he decides to move). 

About all the blackouts the past few or so seasons - someone posted that it was due to the rebellion of the raider nation because of the shitty product on the field (Jamarcus Russell) - BULLSHIT!!!...the Raiders, a few years prior to Russell being drafted, lets just look at 1995 through 2005 ...88 home games and only 24 sell outs!...I'm sure someone will come up with some other EXCUSE why we didnt sell out, but facts are facts...either people come see the team, or they dont...and I dont really care how long the wait list was for tickets 15-20 years ago, ticket availability IS NOT everlasting like a Superbowl trophy or a HOF induction.


Also, I think it is absolutely HILARIOUS that THE SAME PEOPLE who claim that they are the "faithfull" are the SAME EXACT people who claim they won't spend one more dollar on the Raiders and even try to spread the "Dont spend your money or time on the Raiders" propoganda until they put a better product on the field! So which is it? Faithful?...or I'll only be 'faithfull' if they win?

And finally, I will say this,  Just because some people are geographically closer to where the Raiders play DOES NOT make you more of a "faithful fan"...that's ridiculous!  Some people have responsibilities outside of obsessing over the Raiders 24/7, like families, house payments, etc.

Spending more of your $$MONEY$$ and attending games doesnt make you a better fan, all that means is that you have a disposable income and more free time than other fans...buying tickets doesnt make you any more "faithful".

Last time I checked...It's called RAIDER NATION!...not Oakland/Alameda Nation.

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2010, 12:37:52 PM »
Lets me say this, If the Raiders were to come back to L.A. the fan base since the 80's has increased and SOME of that criminal element is gone, no less than what goes on there at the coliseum today.There will be no problem filling a stadium full of Raider fans in L.A. Why do you think they have Raider Image stores in L.A., Inland Empire, Riverside communities not just for show. Dont just look at that 80's fan base that was there the fan base is strong, big and sells alot of merchandise today. If you drive down the freeways in L.A. to San Diego you wont miss a vehicle without a Raiders bumpersticker, window decals etc.....I would love for the Raiders to come back to L.A. but at this point as a long life Raider fan, I could care the fuck less where their from!...They can move to New York, England, China.....lol..... I would still be a RAIDER fan...FUCK a city name.....this is the years of  2010's not 1980's.....a whole different ballgame.....NOW ITS ALL ABOUT THE RAIDERNATION!!! 8) 8)
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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2010, 06:01:18 AM »
I guess another thing that's irks me about Raidermike's comments is the fact that he doesn't think the Los Angeles faithful could sell out there stadium.

The Raiders can't even sell out in the staduim they are in now...7 Straight black outs last year after the opener against San Diego...FUCK!...since returning to Oakland (15 years), the Raiders have only sold out 44 of 120 home games...almost half of the 44 sell outs were during the Gruden years...hell, the Raiders had problems selling out when they were in Los Angeles also, but then again, the LA Coliseum held 90,000 plus seats...more wins will put more asses in the seats - band wagon fans, fair weather fans, mixed in with the die hard faithfull.

As Raiderfan Until Death duely pointed out was back in the day the Raiders were playing in a stadium in front of 90,000 people in one of the most dangerous parts of the planet... Now i for one know that where these stadiums are proposed to be built in Los Angeles is in BOOM PRIME REDEVELOPMENT land.

There's the stadium which will be built in Downtown Los Angeles near the Staples Center & then the project out at the City of Industry (im pretty sure City of Industry isn't a crime free area) but i don't think Roger Goodell would allow that Gang Violence of the L.A Raiders of the 80's/90's to happen again as the football team is basically a extension of the National Football League & every effort would be undertaken to make sure it's a family friendly area.(L.A is a different city post RODNEY KING)

Plus i think the Los Angeles fans would be Foaming rabid at the mouth for a NFL team (my mates in L.A in particular, put there Raiders love on the backburner and followed USC religiously) But the City of Los Angeles is ready to embrace a NFL team. (They haven't had a team for over 15 years) plus if the Raiders left Oakland then there's always the option of what happened to a good proportion of their fanbase in the early 80's & that's you could jump ship and follow the San Francisco 49'ers! (not a option for the hardcore i guess)
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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #64 on: June 10, 2010, 04:28:52 AM »
An alternate international viewpoint;

If the Raiders move I would still support the team from afar but I would not, under any circumstances, travel to see them play in LA.
Despite the fact they were the LA Raiders when I started following them, this team is the OAKLAND Raiders. Period.

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #63 on: June 10, 2010, 03:25:48 AM »
i see where mikes coming from big time i know im in oakland every home game i would not want them raiders to move period. They belong in oakland however it doesnt matter to you oscar you dont leave here you are still going to go to your 1 or 2 games a year me if they move will be much more difficult to so saying that you would rather have them in LA strikes many nerves. You wont hear that kind of talk from anyone thats local around here if they have season tickets or not that are Raider fans plain and simple. For Al to pick up and move when he has had loyal fan base come in week in and week out and witness 7 years of trash and still keep coming and then moves after lets say a decent season in 2010-2011 would just be cruel and unusual punishment to the best fans in sports! It would break myself and many raider fans and it would be a arm shoved up your ass pull your heart out stomp on it many times then re shove it back up your ass! I meen why would you care where they move right?? you live in austrailia its the same for you whether there in oakland or not! but this is where the franchise was brought in and given a birthplace a seed was planted and sprouted then moved to LA and back thank god they moved back now talk of moving back to LA is a low blow to many fans!

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« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2010, 02:57:53 AM »
@Raidermike - thanks for taking the time to address my questions... I just need to get a feel where your coming from as a OAKLAND raider Fanatic, I've broken down one of your paragraphs to let you know how i feel part of the international raider community.


I am talking about YOU!... You don' care... in fact you want to see us suffer more by losing our team again!

As a International fan, My loyalties are neither to L.A nor Oakland... You know if the Raiders did pack up & move i'd be like "here's a tissue Greg, Randy, Mike & Juan" I'd be hella cut up about your depression, but on the flipside i got friends in L.A who'd be STOKED that their boys had returned.

But if you expect me to be PROAKLAND & Anti L.A on the RNP messageboard out of respect of my friends & not even discuss L.A as a option, well then that won't be happening.

If you didn't and DID care about us why even talk about all of this or say you want to them to go to L.A. so they can get better players?...

Like you pointed out in a previous post bro, this is just stupid offseason talk to have on slow news days.

Obviously i'm not going to be beating this drum come September thru December, But with the question marks surrounding the OAKLAND COLLESIUM lease, there'll be OTHER FANS (just not me) who will wonder where too next with the Raiders.

Obviously this offseason chatter is all "SPECULATIVE" "WHAT IF" But if you were to ask me of any other current NFL Teams who might be swindled into moving into one of these great big new Los Angeles Stadiums, well it's the Oakland Raiders (& it's because of there lease agreement & history there)

These Stadiums should be built and paid for come 2013 (when ironically the Raiders lease is up)


HUH? WTF are you talking about? doesn't fucking matter where they are if players come to the Raiders they come PERIOD!

The Raiders playing in Los Angeles i feel would have a better chance of bringing in free agents cause of the lifestyle factor, Don't get me wrong OAKLAND & THE EAST BAY is a magnificant city, But generally across America it has a bad rep as being filled with Gangstas and Drugdealers

If we were in Los Angeles we wouldn't be forced to overpay chumps like DeAngelo Hall or Javon Walker, because they would be coming to a decorated franchise in one of the Worlds Premiere Cities.


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« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2010, 01:03:34 AM »
I agree with you raidermike that Al davis priority is winning and getting a new stadiumm would be 2nd in priority to building a winning roster.

But bro. Remember my 'fish bowl' remark the other week. It sure looks like that with some of your views. It baffles me as to how u can't see this Santa Clara stadium (if successful in getting constructted) & how it affects the raiders long term future in Oakland. Nfl owner won't commit finance to 2 new bay area stadiums

 Do you admit that the Raiders current lease runs til 2013? What happens after that. For a owner to sign a 3 year lease shows to me he is flexible to alternative venues (granted he's waiting on what happens with the oakland athletics and the sam francisco Niners)

raidermike, do u also acknowledge the fact that Al Davis returned to Oakland because he was in a public battle with Los Angeles officials and there flat out broken promises of him being able to build corporate suites? I'm toes the impression this is one of the reasons he returned?

Also your comment about people not from the Bay Area not caring about the raiders agony of last 7 years wasn't cool- there's people in L.a, england, scotland or oz who are just as pissed about what's going on the last few years but just cause they not in seats doesn't mean we don't care?

& Al comment at the end of the doco about building a stadium then knock on his door should at least get u a little concerned? Hey & what about when Al passes us n the franchise is in the hands of mark davis? I wonder if he's son will stay loyal or move the team back to Southern California?

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2010, 11:21:03 PM »
if they were to move id be fucking pissed!!! i got season tix at such a young age and dont plan giving them up!!!! i cant remember who said this but its so true maybe it was greg? but no one can afford season tickets its a bill its something we have to pay off one way or another its an addiction and were getting our fix! i got front row seats cheerleaders 10 feet away from me just awesome i would be fucking PISSED IF THE RAIDERS WERE TO LEAVE THE PLACE THEY BELONG TO OAKLAND!!!!!

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« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2010, 11:19:34 PM »
I think the people of Oakland are more defensive about a move because they've lost them once they don't want it to happen again. The fans are passionate in the bay area but they see los angeles as a threat cause they know al only returned cause he was playing hardball with Los angeles govt officials

but i honestly don't think the city of Los angeles needs the raiders like oakland does. If the raiders left oakland. You'd probably never see a franchise in east bay again. Whilst L.A there's always a team wanting to move there

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« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2010, 11:09:23 PM »
cant speak to the quality of viewing games because I have never been so I will take your word for it,  but the name Oakland Raiders  rings true.  LA Raiders or anything else sounds completely ridiculous!


Yeah. That sounds ridiculous doesn't it.

Not sure why all the hate for Los Angeles. I will assume jealousy.

As for this "criminal", "riff raff", and "violent" element that existed in L.A. during Raider games. Oakland is not immune. I have been to a game in Oakland. I watched many a Raider fan escorted out of the stadium during the game. Many of whom were fighting with other Raider fans.

The Oakland Raiders are just that, the Oakland Raiders. But at one time they were the Los Angeles Raiders(winning a Super Bowl in the process), and they were embraced by the people of L.A. and still are in huge numbers. I could care less where they play. No matter the city, they are the Raiders. I will root for them no matter what.

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« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2010, 10:32:50 PM »
 I hear ya raider mike. It's all speculation until we told otherwise!

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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2010, 10:30:56 PM »
To be fair on the people of Los Angeles. What happened at the L.A collesium back in the 80's probably wouldn't happen today. (the criminal element)

i could see a very profitable situation for the raiders in los angeles as games are more family friendly now a days & i think with the way these stadium projects are being financed. It probably means tickets would be affordable (AL'S TEAM BUT PRIVATELY BUILT STADIUM)

my main dream is a joint stadium with Niners in Oakland (nothing would pleasure me more knowing there's whiners complaining about visiting home of the raiders)

but should be interesting how this all unfolds for the raiders.

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« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2010, 10:02:25 PM »
The Raiders can't even sell out in the staduim they are in now...7 Straight black outs last year after the opener against San Diego...FUCK!...since returning to Oakland (15 years), the Raiders have only sold out 44 of 120 home games...almost half of the 44 sell outs were during the Gruden years...hell, the Raiders had problems selling out when they were in Los Angeles also, but then again, the LA Coliseum held 90,000 plus seats...more wins will put more asses in the seats - band wagon fans, fair weather fans, mixed in with the die hard faithfull.
Let us NOT forget......The Raiders had a "2" year waiting list for seats BEFORE they left for the "So called" promise land in L.A.. You had to pay big money at the time to see a game then if you were not a season ticket holder. Another thing.....The Coliseum was NEVER ment to be the state of the art stadium and its old and its not fancy BUT.........I would rather watch a game there Than ANY PLACE in the country. Best fans......Best venue (if you wear Silver and Black) and Very little Riff-Raff to speak of......I sat in the stadium in LA and it  was Over the top Violent....No thanks.....OAKLAND RAIDERS....Thats the name of the team.  8) 8) 8)
cant speak to the quality of viewing games because I have never been so I will take your word for it,  but the name Oakland Raiders  rings true.  LA Raiders or anything else sounds completely ridiculous!

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2010, 09:59:22 PM »
The Raiders can't even sell out in the staduim they are in now...7 Straight black outs last year after the opener against San Diego...FUCK!...since returning to Oakland (15 years), the Raiders have only sold out 44 of 120 home games...almost half of the 44 sell outs were during the Gruden years...hell, the Raiders had problems selling out when they were in Los Angeles also, but then again, the LA Coliseum held 90,000 plus seats...more wins will put more asses in the seats - band wagon fans, fair weather fans, mixed in with the die hard faithfull.
Let us NOT forget......The Raiders had a "2" year waiting list for seats BEFORE they left for the "So called" promise land in L.A.. You had to pay big money at the time to see a game then if you were not a season ticket holder. Another thing.....The Coliseum was NEVER ment to be the state of the art stadium and its old and its not fancy BUT.........I would rather watch a game there Than ANY PLACE in the country. Best fans......Best venue (if you wear Silver and Black) and Very little Riff-Raff to speak of......I sat in the stadium in LA and it  was Over the top Violent....No thanks.....OAKLAND RAIDERS....Thats the name of the team.  8) 8) 8) Oh.....One more thing....Even when they were winning...They didn't sell out in LA Anyway near Oakland.......
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« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2010, 09:27:12 PM »
I totally agree Juan. Last years attendance level was due to russell and 7 year boycott.

Winning this year goes along way to the raiders staying in Oakland. I'm pretty sure Al davis has new stadium on his mind and if gets the numbers through the gates this year then he will probably reward his North Cali fanbase

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2010, 09:16:06 PM »
well of course we didnt sell out any games who wants to drive to see stupid ass #2 behind center? NOBODY!! we will sell out more this year! Winning solves everything i think the raider nation is rejuvinated but still hold the past 7 years in the back of our minds until we start winning! new hope sure new inspiration CHECK new optimism DOUBLE CHECK wins? remains to be seen! does it look like it? YESS will it happen I FUCKING HOPE SO!! All the raider fans that drove up from san diego or los angeles stopped because they didnt agree with the direction of the team and/or the anchor that was holding this team down thats right Ja-DOUBLEDOUBLEWITCHEESEANIMALSTYLE

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2010, 07:45:09 PM »
The Raiders can't even sell out in the staduim they are in now...7 Straight black outs last year after the opener against San Diego...FUCK!...since returning to Oakland (15 years), the Raiders have only sold out 44 of 120 home games...almost half of the 44 sell outs were during the Gruden years...hell, the Raiders had problems selling out when they were in Los Angeles also, but then again, the LA Coliseum held 90,000 plus seats...more wins will put more asses in the seats - band wagon fans, fair weather fans, mixed in with the die hard faithfull.

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« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2010, 07:00:19 PM »
Raidermike. U can choose to believe that i want to see loyal fans get screwed over but that's furtherest from the truth. If the raiders packed up n left the bay area it's because nfl owners would not want to fund 2 seperate projects in the bay area. The reason i posted the Santa Clara stadium development as it throws a spanner into the works in regards to the raiders future in the bay area.

If u must know why i'm supportive of the Raiders moving to Los Angeles (granted im supportive of them staying too, not really phased) it's because i believe raiders would have a easier time recruiting free agents if they were in Los Angeles (whether that's to do FA's wanting to move to a larger media market or whether it's due to Oakland's bad rep as a crime city of america)

but i don't want to see a fanbase getting screwed. If they move don't blame Al. Blame the 31 other owners who wouldn't finance a 2nd bay area stadium

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2010, 06:18:26 PM »
So guys, With yesterdays successful vote of the Santa Clara Stadium project, i think this COULD potentially increase the likelyhood of the raiders moving back to L.A...Obviously Jed York needs to secure funding for this project, for my L.A Suspicions to grow stronger!!!

You're right about the needing the funding part.....the DeBartolos had their new stadium project approved by the voters years ago, but that never got built. Actually, according to the article below....they had the funding, but it fell through anyway.


The 1997 plan

San Francisco voters in 1997 approved $100 million in city spending to build a new stadium and an attached shopping mall at Candlestick Point. However, even after voter approval to grant economic help for the project, the stadium was not constructed as the project failed to get off the ground. Mills Corporation, the company tapped by the 49ers, was unable to put together a plan to successfully construct a new stadium for the team. NFL owners had gone as far as awarding the new stadium the rights to host Super Bowl XXXVII. When the stadium plans stalled, the game went to Qualcomm Stadium instead.

For years, the city and team ownership were embattled over attempts to gain funding and a green-light for construction of a new stadium. None of these attempts proved to be successful.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposed_new_49ers_stadium
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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!! (Santa Clara Stadium Implications)
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2010, 04:33:06 PM »
So guys, With yesterdays successful vote of the Santa Clara Stadium project, i think this COULD potentially increase the likelyhood of the raiders moving back to L.A

My reasoning for that is Roger Goodell has always wanted the 2 Bay Area teams to play in the same Bay Area Stadium, & i just don't see Al Davis moving into this complex because it's too far of a journey for his fanbase.

It'll be interesting to see what happens with our RAIDERS in the next few years, Amy Trask has gone on record saying stuff about the Raiders committed to Oakland (YADAYADYA) Until i see something in writing, then i'll believe it when i see it.

Allthough if the Oakland Athletics do pack up & leave, that could leave us in a unique position where we could just upgrade the current stadium to house more seats etc.

(If any renovations do happened to the Collesium & it was to affect our playing season, i'd be open to a return to L.A for one season & play out of the Collesium down there)

Sorry guys, i know some of you might not be open to a debate about the Raiders moving, But i just see the writing on the wall (in a potential) pack up & leave scenario, as i see Al Davis last season renegotiating his lease at the Collesium til 2013 as a short term fix with a "Wait & see" what happens elsewhere.

Obviously Jed York needs to secure funding for this project, for my L.A Suspicions to grow stronger!!!
« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 06:16:30 PM by Randy »

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« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2010, 10:31:43 AM »
Yeah Australia is Britan's version of Alcatraz (the island where they shipped off all the thiefs) but the ironic thing about it all is... No one wants to escape from this island. In fact living in Britain England today is well punishment enough! :-)

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« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2010, 08:13:56 AM »
Yeah Australia is Britan's version of Alcatraz (the island where they shipped off all the thiefs) but the ironic thing about it all is... No one wants to escape from this island. In fact living in Britain England today is well punishment enough! :-)

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2010, 01:05:09 AM »
well those crocs will be belts,boots and key chains in 2 hours homeboy!!!

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« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2010, 01:02:23 AM »
Whilst i appreciate your sales skills from Sears & have no doubt you could sell the boots & belts down at a flea market or garage sale.

You just going need to research my country homey. Alligators are a placid animal & are only found in America. But the man eating buffalo feeding crocodiles of Australia & Papa New Guini would refer to Juan Jorge as a after dinnermint or tic tac. I myself don't go swimming at beaches or riverbeds north of the tropic of capricorn cause the jellyfish, sharks, crocodiles, seasnakes & stingrays freak me out enough on tv- let alone in the wild. (& don't get me started on the jane animals Fuckin snakes & koalas just give me the ja'biebers)

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2010, 12:11:59 AM »
mannn if you put me and my family in australia all the crocs and alligators would go missing give us a day and we will have belts and boots for sale!!!!

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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2010, 11:29:05 PM »
Yeah Australia is Britan's version of Alcatraz (the island where they shipped off all the thiefs) but the ironic thing about it all is... No one wants to escape from this island. In fact living in Britan today is well punishment enough! :-)

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2010, 11:19:22 PM »
Easy RaiderWilde, we have enough wars to worry about right now lol  Don't make the double J mad! Weren't all Aussies criminals at one time?  :D

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« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2010, 09:30:32 PM »
Ok Juan. So Wikipedia might not be the best source of legitimacy but Vikings are definately Pirates. Perhaps u all didn't learn about European History in American classrooms (you should have though cause those Pirates were some of the first boat people to reach american shores)

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2010, 09:05:36 PM »
vikings are not pirates sir and if wikipedia is where you get all your info that says a lot!

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« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2010, 05:48:50 PM »
@RANDY . I Think they'd still have a case. & plus Al Davis will sue anyone for anything. I don't know any precedents cases but you should really look @ Wikipedia & search Vikings (the original pillaging norweigan sailors). . . I've always thought how cool it would be if the Nfl had a pirate division (raiders, Bucs, Vikings & patriots<they wear sailor hats>). You could also have a Cat division (lions. Bengals panthers & jags) & u can't forget how many bird teams there are in the nfl.

@TARTAN . Lol British teeth. Least he's not like that Jerry Jones who spends his offseason getting cosmetic enhancements

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« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2010, 05:33:39 PM »
watched the documentary online.  have to say it was actually very well done, even if i did have to put up with Snoop Dogg's fucking monotone-sounds-like-he has swallowed chewing tobacco as a child and its lodged down there voice!

Dont like Ice Cube claiming that LA is the Raiders real home, cos well....its fucking not!

But it was totally enjoyable, and Al Davis really looks like a corpse.  He does not look like he is rich at all, its weird.  he has British teeth! lol.

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2010, 04:58:28 PM »
If Minnesota was successful in a move to Los Angeles, would Al Davis have a case in the court of law in bringing another Pirate franchise to L.A? L.A RAIDERS & L.A Vikings is way too similar for my liking. Also L.A Vikings is too similar of a name to the N H L team the Kings.
Why would Al Davis have a case? The Raiders aren't in L.A., and they don't have any rights to the L.A. area.
Plus, that's the first time I've ever heard vikings referred to as pirates.

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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2010, 04:50:17 PM »
If Minnesota was successful in a move to Los Angeles, would Al Davis have a case in the court of law in bringing another Pirate franchise to L.A? L.A RAIDERS & L.A Vikings is way too similar for my liking. Also L.A Vikings is too similar of a name to the N H L team the Kings.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2010, 06:37:36 PM »
anyone know a site i could stream the show on?

Me too.......if anybody does, PLEASE post it on the forum.

http://www.amazon.com/ESPN-Films-30-Straight-Outta/dp/B003BEE28I/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1273910895&sr=8-5

I just got mine ordered... :)

Brilliant! Cheers Skippy!  I will get mine ordered now too!




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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2010, 07:09:56 AM »
anyone know a site i could stream the show on?

Me too.......if anybody does, PLEASE post it on the forum.

http://www.amazon.com/ESPN-Films-30-Straight-Outta/dp/B003BEE28I/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1273910895&sr=8-5

I just got mine ordered... :)

Brilliant! Cheers Skippy!  I will get mine ordered now too!




P.S sorry could not resist the skippy joke...

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2010, 04:11:50 AM »

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2010, 05:41:35 PM »
anyone know a site i could stream the show on?

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2010, 11:16:19 PM »
I liked the documentary. Personally I'd love for the Raiders to move to LA just cuz that's closer to me, but I know it's not gonna happen (I can pretty much agree with most of the reasons why they won't/shouldn't).

Btw, Raiderboy...Fuck USC! haha
I understand if you hate GREATNESS!  And for the first part,  LA RAIDERS just does not sound correct like OAKLAND does!

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2010, 08:25:58 PM »
anyone know a site i could stream the show on?

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2010, 03:46:59 PM »
I liked the documentary. Personally I'd love for the Raiders to move to LA just cuz that's closer to me, but I know it's not gonna happen (I can pretty much agree with most of the reasons why they won't/shouldn't).

Btw, Raiderboy...Fuck USC! haha

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2010, 11:45:35 PM »
It seemed as if Ice Cube was focusing more on the Rap Gangster side of things than the Raiders. I didn't think this piece belonged on ESPN maybe MTV or VH1.

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2010, 06:38:37 PM »
LA can have the Lakers and the Dodgers, most respectable franchises in other sports.  Keep the RAIDERS where they belong!

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2010, 05:54:17 PM »
LA does not need any more pro football.  All they need is USC.  They have won more championships in football than any pro football team who has ever played there combined!  GO Trojans!

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2010, 05:51:51 PM »
Never again in "The Mausoleum" ...we'd never fill that barn in that city.
  LA isn't at all geared for pro football, there's too much other shit there..........just ask the Rams. Even the Rams couldn't go back there and that's their town.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2010, 01:28:02 PM »
it was a great documentary i laughed when ice cube asked him what happend in depth with marcus allen al davis straight up said i aint gonna tell ya hahaha al's still al! as for moving back to LA fuck that and the league simply would allow it

Does anyone know what actually happened between those two?  I find it weird after all these years not Al or Marcus Allen has come out and said anything as to the details of what transpired.

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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2010, 11:56:30 AM »
Dude. I'm probably guessing your self employed & can't remember what it's like being a employee at a new company. But whenever i start a new job. I'm usually having a good look at what my work colleagues get up. If there's a culture of productivity then i usually keep my head down n get straight to work. But if there's a culture of bludging then i kick back n do nothing. RUSSELL ARRIVED at a organization with no leadership and a owner who Keeps paying the underperforming, not exactly the place u come to rejuvenate or kickstart your career. I can't ever recall Daunte being a gym junkie. The sleeping in meetings was totally unacceptable. But 100% blame in my eyes goes on the coaching staff for allowing that practice. If u want to call a vetran backup quarterback a babysitter, fine so be it. But i like to think of the role more as a P.A (like all important ceo n vip have in organizations) . . . So yeah Russell basically arrived at the raiders knowing he wasn't to be held accountable for anything & to a organisation where if your the owners pet then u qualify with getting away with murder. (PS. Why the Fuck would i have a poster of Russell on my ceiling. My bedroom ain't that big, what do u think i live in a aircraft hangar? Lol)

yeah, i'm self-employed. right. sure. can't remember what it's like. right. wow, you're like an australian dr. phil. and you totally have more work experience than i do, even though i'm older. i'll send you my CV the next time i'm on the job market.

and wow, here's a news flash, the raiders' organization is dysfunctional. you should sell your services as a management consultant. i mean, who saw that insight coming?

so sleeping in meetings is totally unacceptable, but no blame goes on the guy who fell asleep. and a veteran QB is supposed to be someone's personal assistant? WTF? maybe that's why jeff garcia left. he'd rather stay at home and bang his hot wife then be russell's servant.

and you would have a poster of russell on the ceiling over your bed so that you can look at it as you lie in bed. what you then do is none of my business.

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2010, 10:20:36 AM »
I thought it was a little weird seeing Snoop in a Bo Jackson jersey.....  little bit of a personality difference there....

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2010, 04:48:30 AM »
Your sounding like a MIDWEST FARMER FATHER & his lil daughter is threatening to run off and chase her Tinseltown dream. I don't doubt for a second the statement where you say "plus the fans are more loyal"


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& if the Raiders moved back to L.A (You could kiss the Blackhole Goodnight!!!) I mean all the costume freaks would still be living in Oakland, But i just couldn't see there fanbase playing in that stadium near Staples Center or City of Industry & having as passionate fans as the BlackHole.

But looking on it as a strictly numbers game. The Raiders would move to L.A for that Chunk of the Pie... Don't mistaken Al Davis for a guy who breathes football, he also breathes money brother. Al's probably got all those L.A Raiders banners and posters locked up in a warehouse, ready to roll out when he moves back... The Synergy of doing a Stint already in L.A & going to there OTHER HOME... Well He'd probably leave Oakland just for more dollars in Tinseltown.

But anyways bro, I know u think i'm going to keep defending this guy Russell & keep defending this guy... But his not on my team anymore & i only wanted ever to keep him here as a backup (with the possibility that it's conceivable he could of won the QB competition this offseason), So lets put this shit to rest, if you want to think im a black sheep & argue with you for the sake of arguing, Cool... You think that!

But perhaps we could get this thread back on track and have a lively discussion about the odds of the Raiders moving back to Los Angeles

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2010, 01:10:40 AM »
it was a great documentary i laughed when ice cube asked him what happend in depth with marcus allen al davis straight up said i aint gonna tell ya hahaha al's still al! as for moving back to LA fuck that and the league simply would allow it

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Re: STRAIGHT OUT OF LA!!
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2010, 01:07:39 AM »
Ice Cube couldnt of said it better, SO VERY TRUE!.....I thought Snoop Dogg was a Steeler fan?......Man, for being a millionaire owner why doesnt Al clean his teeth....or get his beyotch Herrera to do it for him...lol...good documentary though 8) 8) 8).... L.A. RAIDERS BABY!!!!
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