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« Reply #157 on: April 20, 2014, 09:29:25 PM »
This is just another purpose why it is important for Raider fans especially those of us from Oakland to call the Mayor's, Alameda Supervisor's, City Councils' offices..

If she wants votes she has to make sure she completes what is right for the City of Oakland..Growing up I've seen so much taken away from my home and it started mainly around after the Raiders moved to L.A..Then the violence increased, more drug dealers were increasing, etc..

Why? Because jobs were taken away and depression from the lack of things to do.

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Re: Turns out Oakland mayor's princely claim was royal fib
« Reply #156 on: April 20, 2014, 09:49:04 AM »
Turns out Oakland mayor's princely claim was royal fib
Levi Damien, SB Nation

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2014/4/12/5608542/turns-out-oakland-mayors-princely-claim-was-royal-fib

Is she up for re-election this year? If so, she may be on her way out.

Yes she is up for re-election.
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Re: Turns out Oakland mayor's princely claim was royal fib
« Reply #155 on: April 14, 2014, 07:06:29 PM »
Turns out Oakland mayor's princely claim was royal fib
Levi Damien, SB Nation

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2014/4/12/5608542/turns-out-oakland-mayors-princely-claim-was-royal-fib

Is she up for re-election this year? If so, she may be on her way out.

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Turns out Oakland mayor's princely claim was royal fib
« Reply #154 on: April 12, 2014, 07:20:36 PM »
Turns out Oakland mayor's princely claim was royal fib
Levi Damien, SB Nation

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2014/4/12/5608542/turns-out-oakland-mayors-princely-claim-was-royal-fib

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Woman jumps from Coliseum's 3rd deck - 61 y/o US Marine Vet breaks her fall
« Reply #153 on: November 25, 2013, 01:10:20 PM »
Woman jumps from Coliseum's 3rd deck - 61 y/o US Marine Vet breaks her fall
David DeBolt, InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_24593320/woman-jumps-from-third-deck-coliseum

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Coliseum board considers lease extensions for Raiders, Athletics
« Reply #152 on: November 25, 2013, 01:04:57 PM »
Coliseum board considers lease extensions for Raiders, Athletics
David DeBolt, InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_24592634/oakland-coliseum-board-considers-lease-extensions-raiders-athletics

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League tells teams not to cut their own L.A. deals
« Reply #151 on: November 11, 2013, 04:00:17 PM »

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #150 on: October 24, 2013, 10:51:55 AM »
It's the Dolphins by the way , when you've finished arguing amongst yourselves.

Who's Coming to London! ?   8)
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #149 on: October 21, 2013, 02:09:14 PM »
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You confirmed ...I GOT YOU! ....thanks for the good laugh ...it's great having puppets on strings like you ....it cheers Me up!

Please PM me your address so I can FedEx your Tebow jersey to you...Bronco Mike...has a nice ring to it




Your hilarious!...talk about crying like a baby!...Thanks for all the time you spent posting about Me...I don't give out autographs sorry.... I GOT YOU!  Hahahahaha

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #148 on: October 21, 2013, 05:12:42 AM »
Come on Now..

Lets settle down with the name calling, We might not agree on who's city this team is but there is no need to make wild accusations like we are Broncos fans.

As for Coliseum City.. What a joke. This was a meeting attended by fans and councilmen. no team owners, no deep pocket investors in attendance. these Saudi Arabians better start talking (then walking) about a commitment to this development if it's only 1 team. I can gaurentee you that unless Lew Wolff sells his team the A's ain't staying in Oakland.

The Warriors have put money into this SF project. but i could see a team like the Kings, Bucks etc moving to the East Bay and then the Bay Area becoming a 2 hoop team town.

But i struggle to see how this development can succeed honestly with only 8 football games a year where it would be built on the back of a restaurant/entertainment precint which would be more beneficiial if they had baseballs 81 home games and hoops 41 homes games a year.

but time will tell.. and time is ticking!!!

Mark Davis saying all the right things which is positivie.. time to speak up "Deep Pocketed Investors"

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Re: Is Coliseum City idea Oakland's final shot to keep Raiders?
« Reply #147 on: October 20, 2013, 11:14:05 AM »
Is Coliseum City idea Oakland's final shot to keep Raiders?
TIM KAWAKAMI, San Jose Mercury News

http://www.insidebayarea.com/tim-kawakami/ci_24330948/kawakami-is-coliseum-city-idea-oaklands-final-shot


Raiders fans cheer Oakland council's backing for stadium push
Matthew Artz, Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_24323040/raiders-fans-cheer-oakland-councils-backing-stadium-push

This most likely is the last gasp at keeping the raiders in the Oakland area.
Even the brain-dead city council voted 6-0 for the concept. easy on their part, they're not committing any money to the project, and have dropped it into the prospective investors laps to see where it goes.
Basically the council punted. At least they're not standing in the way, unless demands for bowling alleys, and ice cream shops gets in the way...

Now it's up the the Raiders, Bay Investment Group, and Colony Capital. The next couple of months will tell if these investment partners are truly serious, and if Davis must sell part of his ownership stake to ante up his commitment in lieu of cash, which he ain't got. Which he would most likely have to do if it comes to a L.A deal.

By April we'll know for sure (hopefully) which way the Raiders ships heads...we indeed are living in interesting times in the Raiders history...

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #146 on: October 20, 2013, 10:52:18 AM »
Wow...just wow ??? settle down Sonny-Jim.

By the way my intellectually challenged friend, by your bizarre reasoning your response to my post means...I GOT YOU. ;)

Now please, calm down. Your childish ramblings are an embarrassment to the Raider Nation. Any fans of other clubs would think us gibbering neanderthals if they should perchance stumble upon one of your dissembling rants.

Any chance we could pitch in, and purchase a Broncos jersey for you to wear? It would help us all out a lot. Thanks.

LMFAO....you know when someone personally attacks or acts like you do....You know their lost and are desperate to get a reaction to their satisfaction.... Well... Thank you Bud!...you confirmed ...I GOT YOU! ....thanks for the good laugh ...it's great having puppets on strings like you ....it cheers Me up!

Hmmm, I've watched for some time before commenting on your ignorant treatment of other members of the Raider Nation.
You personally attack at the drop of a hat, yet, bizarrely claim others are "desperate to get a reaction".

Yes, you are the forum troll king, congratulations, this being your ownly accomplishment in your very young life I'm sure.
I of course have contributed to this, as giving you the only attention you'll ever receive in life. Sad really, for both of us.

Now, Mike, can I call you Mike? Or is it Micheal?
I've been in touch with the Bronco's concerning your leaving the Raider nation, and joining their fan base.
They were very excited to see you become one of them.
By leaving the Raider nation, and joining the Bronco whatevers you would have the dual accomplishment of raising the average IQ of both groups simultaneously. Bravo, my friend, bravo.

To help you in your transition I've purchased a Bronco's jersey to help you get used to wearing orange all the time.
They were out of Manning jerseys, but I got a smokin' deal on a Tebow. I got it in small, as I surmise from your posts you are a small man. If not one of the little people.
That is no insult, I adore you little folk, after all, what would Lord of the Rings be without your type?

Please PM me your address so I can FedEx your Tebow jersey to you...Bronco Mike...has a nice ring to it...
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #145 on: October 18, 2013, 12:49:34 AM »
Wow...just wow ??? settle down Sonny-Jim.

By the way my intellectually challenged friend, by your bizarre reasoning your response to my post means...I GOT YOU. ;)

Now please, calm down. Your childish ramblings are an embarrassment to the Raider Nation. Any fans of other clubs would think us gibbering neanderthals if they should perchance stumble upon one of your dissembling rants.

Any chance we could pitch in, and purchase a Broncos jersey for you to wear? It would help us all out a lot. Thanks.

LMFAO....you know when someone personally attacks or acts like you do....You know their lost and are desperate to get a reaction to their satisfaction.... Well... Thank you Bud!...you confirmed ...I GOT YOU! ....thanks for the good laugh ...it's great having puppets on strings like you ....it cheers Me up!

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Is Coliseum City idea Oakland's final shot to keep Raiders?
« Reply #144 on: October 17, 2013, 10:55:57 PM »
Is Coliseum City idea Oakland's final shot to keep Raiders?
TIM KAWAKAMI, San Jose Mercury News

http://www.insidebayarea.com/tim-kawakami/ci_24330948/kawakami-is-coliseum-city-idea-oaklands-final-shot


Raiders fans cheer Oakland council's backing for stadium push
Matthew Artz, Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_24323040/raiders-fans-cheer-oakland-councils-backing-stadium-push
« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 11:03:47 PM by Randy »

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #143 on: October 16, 2013, 10:54:08 PM »
Time to drop your divisive attitude toward

Time for you to STFU... And thanks for responding to my post.....It Shows I got you!  .....Now go make suggestions to people who care

Wow...just wow ??? settle down Sonny-Jim.

By the way my intellectually challenged friend, by your bizarre reasoning your response to my post means...I GOT YOU. ;)

Now please, calm down. Your childish ramblings are an embarrassment to the Raider Nation. Any fans of other clubs would think us gibbering neanderthals if they should perchance stumble upon one of your dissembling rants.

Any chance we could pitch in, and purchase a Broncos jersey for you to wear? It would help us all out a lot. Thanks.
"I've been here 23 years. I've been here when it was glory hole days and I've been here when it wasn't. And, so, having said that, I want me some glory hole."
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #142 on: October 14, 2013, 10:22:48 PM »
Time to drop your divisive attitude toward

Time for you to STFU... And thanks for responding to my post.....It Shows I got you!  .....Now go make suggestions to people who care

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #141 on: October 14, 2013, 12:49:12 PM »
That's nationalistic nonsense. "My loyalty is better than your loyalty. Why? Because I say so. USA! USA!".

 If someone wants to post about how foreigners can never understand ... whatever it is they think foreigners can't understand

Hey Robert Why don't you just say what you really want to say.. and say it directly to Me... instead of talking shit ....The Hypocrisy is sickening and cowardly

He quoted you directly, then responded to your statements.
That pretty much fulfills the responding directly to you definition.
Now,  time to drop your divisive attitude toward those of the Raider NATION who don't live within 10 ft of Oco Coliseum.
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #140 on: October 14, 2013, 08:55:30 AM »
That's nationalistic nonsense. "My loyalty is better than your loyalty. Why? Because I say so. USA! USA!".

 If someone wants to post about how foreigners can never understand ... whatever it is they think foreigners can't understand

Hey Robert Why don't you just say what you really want to say.. and say it directly to Me... instead of talking shit ....The Hypocrisy is sickening and cowardly

I'll post what I want where I want. I said what I wanted to say. Interpret it however you wish.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #139 on: October 11, 2013, 01:56:46 AM »
The Raiders are moving to L.A. probably anyway... The Mayor doesn't care and no one cares enough to stand up for it.... Except Mark Davis...  So their gone... Either way I'll be happy when the stadium gets built and put this fucking bullshit to bed... i am so sick of hearing about it

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #138 on: October 11, 2013, 01:50:09 AM »
That's nationalistic nonsense. "My loyalty is better than your loyalty. Why? Because I say so. USA! USA!".

 If someone wants to post about how foreigners can never understand ... whatever it is they think foreigners can't understand

Hey Robert Why don't you just say what you really want to say.. and say it directly to Me... instead of talking shit ....The Hypocrisy is sickening and cowardly

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #137 on: October 10, 2013, 01:04:59 PM »
News just broke that the Raiders are set to play a home game in London next year

great for the UK Raider Nation obviously  , but not so great for you guys over there

RaiderNationPodcast - International Edition :)

Greg, Randy, Robert, Mike, Juan, Oscar, Rodney, Kev and all the rest of you guys - make the trip, it's gonna be a blast!
   be great to get all you guys here     I will be over for the titans game in november will be on a recruitment drive for you to come to london

Les:

Do you have any idea what we will have to do to get tickets for the game? Don't they have a lottery for tickets? Will we have to buy them from a ticket broker who resells them? Any recommendations? It's sort of strange being that it's technically a "home" Raiders game, but Raiders season ticket holders who normally purchase 8 home game tickets for regular season will not have this London game included in their home game ticket book as I understand it. I wonder if our season ticket package will be cheaper next year as a result. So someone who pays $100 per game for two seats and normally pays $1600 for the season (8 x $200) will only have to pay $1400 for the season (7 x $200)?

I think they do reserve an allocation for "home" fans - certainly when I was there a good number of Bostonians were present following the brady bunch.

Failing that, you can buy club packages direct from Wembley for around $500 if you lose out / don't want the hassle of the uk registration process.

Ticketmaster are the official partner.

What do those club packages from Wembley include? Two tickets? What are the "club" seats like? I'm not holding out much hope of getting tickets through the Raiders. When they went to the Superbowl vs Tampa Bay they had a lottery for about 5,000 tickets. Each person could buy 4 seats. With about 20,000 season ticket holders, not a very high percentage of them were selected. I was one who was not, and ended up paying $1700 for one ticket on eBay! THAT was sure money I wished I could get back about 15 minutes into the game.

The "Club Wembley" $500 package gets you one ticket(!) but gives you some benefits like a dedicated entrance for quick access, free food and drink for two hours before and after the game + halftime, a programme and lanyard (wow!), and a much less busy bar during the game. It's overpriced but it's only the packages Wembley sell direct. You can get just a club seat for about $200 but need to go through the official process.

The club seats are on the middle "belt" around the stadium, similar to the Coliseum. If you check the Wembley website I think they show you the view from any selected seat.

I seem to remember the NFL also offer official "experience" packages including tickets, travel etc for US fans. Again though, I'd expect it to be less expensive if you book travel / accomodation independently.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #136 on: October 10, 2013, 09:44:02 AM »
News just broke that the Raiders are set to play a home game in London next year

great for the UK Raider Nation obviously  , but not so great for you guys over there

RaiderNationPodcast - International Edition :)

Greg, Randy, Robert, Mike, Juan, Oscar, Rodney, Kev and all the rest of you guys - make the trip, it's gonna be a blast!
   be great to get all you guys here     I will be over for the titans game in november will be on a recruitment drive for you to come to london

Les:

Do you have any idea what we will have to do to get tickets for the game? Don't they have a lottery for tickets? Will we have to buy them from a ticket broker who resells them? Any recommendations? It's sort of strange being that it's technically a "home" Raiders game, but Raiders season ticket holders who normally purchase 8 home game tickets for regular season will not have this London game included in their home game ticket book as I understand it. I wonder if our season ticket package will be cheaper next year as a result. So someone who pays $100 per game for two seats and normally pays $1600 for the season (8 x $200) will only have to pay $1400 for the season (7 x $200)?

I think they do reserve an allocation for "home" fans - certainly when I was there a good number of Bostonians were present following the brady bunch.

Failing that, you can buy club packages direct from Wembley for around $500 if you lose out / don't want the hassle of the uk registration process.

Ticketmaster are the official partner.

What do those club packages from Wembley include? Two tickets? What are the "club" seats like? I'm not holding out much hope of getting tickets through the Raiders. When they went to the Superbowl vs Tampa Bay they had a lottery for about 5,000 tickets. Each person could buy 4 seats. With about 20,000 season ticket holders, not a very high percentage of them were selected. I was one who was not, and ended up paying $1700 for one ticket on eBay! THAT was sure money I wished I could get back about 15 minutes into the game.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2013, 09:04:46 AM »
News just broke that the Raiders are set to play a home game in London next year

great for the UK Raider Nation obviously  , but not so great for you guys over there

RaiderNationPodcast - International Edition :)

Greg, Randy, Robert, Mike, Juan, Oscar, Rodney, Kev and all the rest of you guys - make the trip, it's gonna be a blast!
   be great to get all you guys here     I will be over for the titans game in november will be on a recruitment drive for you to come to london

Les:

Do you have any idea what we will have to do to get tickets for the game? Don't they have a lottery for tickets? Will we have to buy them from a ticket broker who resells them? Any recommendations? It's sort of strange being that it's technically a "home" Raiders game, but Raiders season ticket holders who normally purchase 8 home game tickets for regular season will not have this London game included in their home game ticket book as I understand it. I wonder if our season ticket package will be cheaper next year as a result. So someone who pays $100 per game for two seats and normally pays $1600 for the season (8 x $200) will only have to pay $1400 for the season (7 x $200)?

I think they do reserve an allocation for "home" fans - certainly when I was there a good number of Bostonians were present following the brady bunch.

Failing that, you can buy club packages direct from Wembley for around $500 if you lose out / don't want the hassle of the uk registration process.

Ticketmaster are the official partner.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #134 on: October 09, 2013, 05:44:06 PM »
News just broke that the Raiders are set to play a home game in London next year

great for the UK Raider Nation obviously  , but not so great for you guys over there

RaiderNationPodcast - International Edition :)

Greg, Randy, Robert, Mike, Juan, Oscar, Rodney, Kev and all the rest of you guys - make the trip, it's gonna be a blast!
   be great to get all you guys here     I will be over for the titans game in november will be on a recruitment drive for you to come to london

Les:

Do you have any idea what we will have to do to get tickets for the game? Don't they have a lottery for tickets? Will we have to buy them from a ticket broker who resells them? Any recommendations? It's sort of strange being that it's technically a "home" Raiders game, but Raiders season ticket holders who normally purchase 8 home game tickets for regular season will not have this London game included in their home game ticket book as I understand it. I wonder if our season ticket package will be cheaper next year as a result. So someone who pays $100 per game for two seats and normally pays $1600 for the season (8 x $200) will only have to pay $1400 for the season (7 x $200)?

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #133 on: October 09, 2013, 03:53:45 PM »
News just broke that the Raiders are set to play a home game in London next year

great for the UK Raider Nation obviously  , but not so great for you guys over there

RaiderNationPodcast - International Edition :)

Greg, Randy, Robert, Mike, Juan, Oscar, Rodney, Kev and all the rest of you guys - make the trip, it's gonna be a blast!
   be great to get all you guys here     I will be over for the titans game in november will be on a recruitment drive for you to come to london 
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #132 on: October 08, 2013, 04:34:40 PM »
News just broke that the Raiders are set to play a home game in London next year

great for the UK Raider Nation obviously  , but not so great for you guys over there

RaiderNationPodcast - International Edition :)

Greg, Randy, Robert, Mike, Juan, Oscar, Rodney, Kev and all the rest of you guys - make the trip, it's gonna be a blast!

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2013, 03:21:12 PM »
News just broke that the Raiders are set to play a home game in London next year

great for the UK Raider Nation obviously  , but not so great for you guys over there
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #130 on: October 07, 2013, 09:30:36 AM »
The Concord Stadium article is Irwindale 2013.

Mark probably just looking at Concord to start creating
 a) leverage &
b) sense of urgency by the Oakland Council to get shit done at the current site.

It makes sense for the team to have a backup plan, and Concord isn't as far out in the middle of nowhere as Irwindale was. With BART nearby, the naval station isn't too bad. How far is it from the freeway and Caltrain?

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #129 on: October 07, 2013, 04:48:53 AM »
The Concord Stadium article in Irwindale 2013.

Mark probably just looking at Concord to start creating
 a) leverage &
b) sense of urgency by the Oakland Council to get shit done at the current site.


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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #128 on: October 06, 2013, 03:17:58 AM »
I don't expect a foreigner like you to understand what that means....your just a visitor when you come here not a citizen of the U.S. so you don't understand the value of loyalty to your country or city

Wow. I came on here to post about the Raiders looking into building a stadium in Concord, on the old naval weapons station site (http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Raiders-owner-scouts-Concord-site-for-new-stadium-4872699.php) but then I find this shit?

Let's examine the logic of these sentences. A tourist in the US won't understand the value of loyalty to their own country or city ... because ... why? Let's say a Spaniard from Madrid comes to the US to visit, and while he's in the US, he can't understand loyalty to Spain or Madrid? If he goes back to Spain, would he regain that understanding? Is it jet lag that makes him not understand?

What I think it means is that Americans supposedly have some special claim to loyalty. Someone who's visiting the US, and who's not an American citizen, can't understand what loyalty means to Americans. But that's ridiculous. This isn't some exclusive feeling that only Americans have. That's nationalistic nonsense. "My loyalty is better than your loyalty. Why? Because I say so. USA! USA!" I'm teaching a class this semester on nationalism ... but this BS isn't on the syllabus.

Can we stick to talking about football here? If someone wants to post about how foreigners can never understand ... whatever it is they think foreigners can't understand ... then I would like to respectfully suggest that they post that somewhere else. There's a ton of sites out there that cater to that topic. I say this knowing full well that I do not control this site, and am only a very thankful friend and fan of Greg and Randy's work.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #127 on: October 05, 2013, 12:03:30 PM »
....Like Pittsburgh Steelers....you think their fan base would stay strong if they moved to L.A.?  lol....or how About the NYG or N.E. or any historic franchise that's NEVER moved...do you think those cities wouldn't care cause it's about the team not city?  ....I don't expect a foreigner like you to understand what that means....your just a visitor when you come here not a citizen of the U.S. so you don't understand the value of loyalty to your country or city ....fans that watch on TV are not "Die Hard" the ones that go to every game are!  And if you did ....you'd know it's more then just about the team....

Firstly, Steelers, Giants, and Patriots are not "nations". Whereas the Raider Nation is truly a worldwide phenomena. The rest of these so-called "nations" are pale facsimiles. Fugazis.

I did not care for the move to L.A the first time, but that's how it played out. I was stoked that they moved back to Oakland where they belong. I hope, despite the utter incompetence of Oakland's city council, that a Oakland solution can be worked out.
Sharing a stadium with the Fortywhiners? I'd rather see them move to East Butthump Anywhereland.

From what I gather the only "true fan" is one who lives in Oakland, and can drive across town to the stadium.
If that was true, which it is not, then the Raider nation would be no nation at all. It would just like the Giants, Steelers, Pats, etc.

Since I live in a Fore-i-en country, and have only managed to attend one game, therefore I cannot be a "die-hard" fan? Bollocks to you, sir. Pretty easy to trash others because they don't incur the expense of traveling great distances to attend a game, when you have only, in comparison, have only to cross the street.

Due to your Homeland Insecurity rules some of us can no longer enter the Republic, however I see that terrorists, and Mexican gardeners are under no such prohibition. ;)

But that gem of xenophobic ignorance was breathtaking. Somehow only 'Muricuns can possibly understand loyalty to one's country, or city. Having served in my countries armed forces, I should think I have some idea as to what loyalty means. Perhaps when you're old enough, you too can serve your country the same way. ;D




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Re: Deep Pocketed Investors sign up for "Coliseum City" in Oakland
« Reply #126 on: October 03, 2013, 03:01:00 AM »
http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_24209664/deep-pocketed-developers-sign-up-coliseum-city

this article was funny. mayor quan says she wants a bowling alley and a roller skating rink ... what? maybe she also wants a drive-in movie theater, a malt shop, a record store ... there's a reason no one is building those places anymore.

but best of all was her comment that the deep-pocketed investors will pay for her to build whatever she wants. she has that backwards. they invest so they can build what THEY want, not what you want. and that ain't gonna be a fucking bowling alley or a roller skating rink.

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Deep Pocketed Investors sign up for "Coliseum City" in Oakland
« Reply #125 on: October 02, 2013, 02:24:38 AM »
http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders/ci_24209664/deep-pocketed-developers-sign-up-coliseum-city


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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #124 on: September 16, 2013, 03:33:04 PM »
I was really impressed with the noise coming from the O.Co yesterday!!! Oakland definitely deserves a stadium for it's passioante fan base. Do I think that shits gonna get done? (not that confident on account of the public money needed)

But even with the tarps on Mt Davis, it was really fucking loud..Seattle has nothing on us when it comes to cheering for our team.

 I cannot wait to experience the atmosphere in October/November! 

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #123 on: September 02, 2013, 05:33:37 PM »
The fans are doing great for the raiders staying in Oakland, the petition getting signed &
By the looks the tickets sales are looking good (judging by availability on icketmaster etc)

It's the Oakland council & the raiders org pussyfooting around. Raiders need to hire someone like a Amy Trask who's sole focus is on this stadium. I don't believe Mark Davis has the business savvy to connect the dots and get shovels breaking on our new digs.

The OAKLAND council is the biggest joke. 12 months ago it was all about the coliseum city when they knew full well 2 out of 3 tenants planned on moving. They should've focused on the 56k stadium years ago and not wasted all these dollars with the pipe dream which is Coliseum Ciry
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I interviewed Dr. Death about his chat with Rick Tripp, and the Raiders staying
« Reply #122 on: September 01, 2013, 11:11:31 AM »
I interviewed Dr. Death https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=578620212194729&l=1e3a4ed50a

'The Admins' Interview with Dr. Death
By:Autumn Wind Williams

Me:
On this segment of The Admin Oakland Raiders series:
This week we are sitting down with Oakland Raiders Superfan
Dr. Death. To get to know his thoughts on not only the Oakland Raiders, but how can we keep the Raiders in Oakland.
Thank you Dr. Death for this interview! You, and I have these pages along with Save Oakland Sports, and a few others to try making the Raiders stay in Oakland not even a question. And the most important question I have to ask you is what else we can do to keep the Raiders in Oakland?

Dr.Death:
First and for most thank you very much for asking for this interview, very much appreciated. First I humbly ask every one to sign my petition to keep the Raiders in Oakland at change.org/saveoakland. Once I get 56k signatures I am going to print out all the signatures and give it to Mark Davis and Mayor Quan all the signatures. The petition is a symbolic gesture that the city of Oakland has us as fans and as a community support the Raiders in Oakland. Other things you can do GO TO GAMES. GO TO GAMES period win or lose. FILL THE SEATS. Also if you are in the bay area PLEASE if you have time and the energy get involved with Save Oakland Sports and be part of the solution, how can you help? You may be of HUGE help and you don’t even know it.

Me:
Not trying to be a preacher but that's what I been trying to explain to folks out there that got the spirit but, need to walk the talk. I like the www.blogtalkradio.com/drdeath26 radio show you do, and this past week it had some interesting topics. One of the highlights of the show was the interview with Rick Tripp. He mentioned how he wants to invest all this money to build a new stadium in Oakland. Do you care to speak on that? And do you feel it's more of a political issue than money issue right now involving the Raiders staying in Oakland? Also, one your callers mentioned "what's in it for him?"

Dr.Death:
Well first I’d like to thank you for listening to my radio show, I appreciate all my supporters. Through this process of working and doing anything I possibly can to keep the Raiders in Oakland I’ve been lucky to befriend key people such as architects like Lamphier and Gregory(Who are going to be on my show in a few weeks) and Rick Tripp. The common thing most key figures like L&G and Tripp have, is they are both genuine individuals who want to get this thing done, period. I consider my self a good judge of character and I have full confidence and take their word at face value.
Like I just mentioned through this saving Oakland process I have delved into “the behind the scenes” stuff if you will and I find more things here and there and recently I have come to a firm conclusion. This stadium ordeal has little to nothing to do with money, I strongly believe that. It is all completely political and trying to take a stronger role in Save Oakland sports and being a “Do-er” I have come across politics. Keep in mind I try my best to stay out of it I want almost nothing to do with Oakland politics, all I want is to keep my teams in Oakland, but no matter where ago, turn I take, its always political, that’s just the fact of the matter we all have to embrace.
What’s in it for Mr.Tripp? In my opinion it’s a couple of things. 1. This is a business so one thing I think is money of course 2. Credibility. If he can get this done Oakland then he can get it done any where else such as a San Diego new stadium or when it comes to building new soccer stadiums in new cities who are welcoming of other sports, this can potentially put him on the map. Do I know exact details how Tripp is going to get it done? No and honestly I don’t care to know until it is all unveiled publicly.

Me:
I have to agree on that! And he does have a genuine demeanor from what I've heard on the last show "Till Death Do Us Part!" Which is a perfect name by the way for that segment. I liked how you mentioned in the bay area that it could be potential sponsors of a new stadium. I was like, "FINALLY SOMEBODY THINKING LIKE ME!!!!" We have so many corporations/possible investors that can help pitch in money to help get this going to where season ticket holders like us don't have to pay SBL fees. What main companies do you think we should reach out to?

Dr.Death:
Like I mentioned before I have taken initiative to become more involved with Save Oakland Sports and be part of the solution. As of right now SOS is in the middle of reaching out to the fortune 500 companies such as the Chevron’s, the Google’s, the Apple computer’s, the list goes on and on and on. This part of the game plan in my opinion takes a lot of team work on all levels, such as Save Oakland Sports, The city and Mayor Quan, to the Oakland Raiders. Save Oakland Sports is holding a Business Summit meeting inviting all businesses from mom and pop to big corporations Like Clorox and the other mentioned companies to attend this summit meeting in hopes to potentially invest in the City of Oakland and the Raiders. I can say this right now, Currently as we speak my self and a handful of loyal passionate Raider fans who come from different professional back grounds and areas of expertise are devoting our time to make this Business Summit meeting work.

Me:
I can feel that! However. as an Oakland Raider fan we get left out in the dark unless we attend meetings along with Save Oakland Sports. And since I work full time I have to at least be a source online for my team based on info provided from either you, or Save Oakland Sports. What are you hearing and seeing at the meetings and the visits to City Hall?

Dr.Death:
Well I totally feel where you come from working full time, any fans who want to go can’t because they have families to support and take care of. Right now i'm lucky i'm single and working in a restaurant my schedule is flexible. But by being able to go to these meetings like I said before in my previous answer, its just straight political. Certain people, such as politician or people who have clout carry their own agenda. However there are some key figures who are genuine. In my honest opinion I think things will get done. The reason why? There are people who are working tirelessly behind the scenes, some I keep in contact with on a professional level to see how can I help. I see people who could have easily given up on this process 2 years ago but are still trying their best to find solutions.

Me:
Right...You mentioned also on your radio show how your co-host Brian created a petition to move the Raiders back to L.A. and I can understand how you were upset about that. I also understand how you couldn't just shut him out as a friend due to disagreeing about a football teams movement. But what was his reason behind the whole rival page creation? And did he apologize or give any valid reason for that?

Dr. Death:
Out side of my radio show I maintain a good relationships with my co hosts and I confide in them about many things even not football but about life in general. Brian and I did talk and he made clear points which made complete sense. He wanted to see how much support LA would actually get by starting a petition. Its easy to say “move to LA” but would it actually work, would people be accepting of the Raiders. Its an honest question that has to be asked, would people even be accepting of the Raiders in Oakland? My petition is approaching 9 thousand his and a few others haven’t even sniffed 200 I think. Brian is a very smart guy, he has reasons for everything, which is why I like having him as a co host.

Me:
That's respectable..And you said SNIFFING 200 signatures huh, lmfao!! Which brings me to the video I loved watching about you, and your dad via ustream. "Why the Raiders will not move back to L.A." He was right! Us Raiders around that time never bought any Raider gear that had L.A. on it if we were from Oakland. And I can see that being a big reason why they won't leave Oakland. There is too much finances that will be lost from sports apparel. Nobody will buy a Louisville Woodson jersey, a Streater Alabama jersey, or Mcfadden L.A. jersey. How is that man cave coming along? Did he finish it up yet?

Dr. Death:
In all honestly I don’t think our Raider man cave will ever be finished lol. We still have so much in boxes we haven’t even put up yet, we are always being given paraphernalia and buying things, it’s like its never ending.

Me:
That's fucking great in my opinion! I myself can never get tired of raider memorabelia. Now for those that don't know former Oakland Raider Skip Thomas was the original Dr. Death. Did your dad show you videos to where you decided to carry on the great name of him so it will never be forgotten?

Dr. Death:
I actually took it upon my self to watch videos of the soul patrol and Skip Thomas in action.I love those videos gives me goose bumps.

Me:
That's dope! I don't know how much I myself watch those videos. Pure Epic History! Alright, before we end this interview I want to know who is your line up for offense, and defense as if you are Dennis Allen
"At the End of the Day" Lol?!?

Dr. Death:
Oh boy this is off the top of my head LT Watson LG Bergstrom C wiz RG-Brisiel, RT-Barron(for now)
Qb-Pryor, Flynn, and Mcgloin
RB-Mcfadden, and Murray
WR-Streater, Brice B, Moore, Ford, and Criner
Te-( not too keen on them) Ausbury, and Rivera (but not solid picks)
Of course my boy REECE!!!
DLINE-Houston, Hunter, Walker, Simms
Lbers-Sio, Roach, Burnett, Maiava( i'm missing someone its 2 am just got off work not thinking right lol)
Dbs-Hayden, Jenkins, Porter, Adams (Taiwan
Safety-C-wood, Branch, and I like whats his face #36 used to play for niners name is slippin my mind right now he has been all over the field.
P-King

Me:
Dope picks to me for starters! Unfortunately, Smith and Bergstrom are gone but ya never know..they could be returning back. Anyway, thank you Dr. Death for this interview and I will see you at HOME/Oakland Coliseum in the Black Hole..
But, my final question..What is your favorite Al Davis quote out of the many?

Dr Death:
Hah oh man, if you listen to any of my speeches or interviews I do in the media tend to sometime subtly quote Coach Davis, and I think I’ve quoted some of his sayings quite a bit. But one that I tend to live by and has exemplified what I do through this whole stadium process is “ I don’t take whats given to me I take what I want.”
Just win baby!
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Dr. Death interviews Rick Tripp on this segment Till Death Do Us Part
« Reply #121 on: September 01, 2013, 11:08:06 AM »
Dr. Death interviews Rick Tripp on this segment Till Death Do Us Part

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drdeath26/2013/08/29/til-death-do-us-part-1
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City of Oakland makes strong pitch to keep A's
« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2013, 01:53:38 AM »
City of Oakland makes strong pitch to keep A's
Monte Poole, BayAreaNewsGroup

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sports/ci_23657083/poole-city-oakland-makes-strong-pitch-keep?source=most_viewed

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CLICK TO THE LINK BELOW TO SEE

Oakland Raiders Super Fan Dr. Death and his father recorded a discussion last night on Ustream about where our team belongs. Without putting down L.A. fans his father explained why he feels the Raiders will never again be the L. A. Raiders.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/35153087

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #117 on: June 28, 2013, 07:02:00 PM »
Living outside of the bay area or can't afford to attend games do not make you any less of a die hard raider. The ones I laugh at that claim they are die hard are the ones that don't attend a single game, live near the coliseum, and can afford it. Funny how they have nerve to be pissed off if the game isn't on t.v. (those are the ones I call couch fans)!!!

I think that's hella cool how we got fans all over in other countries and states and that's why we are the Raider Nation more like Universe really. However, bottom line they were created as The Oakland Raiders so they should remain that way.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #116 on: June 28, 2013, 06:32:38 PM »

Man, you and Mike have this out every year, usually around this time when there's no actual news goin on!

One question on the exposure - don't you get Gamepass? Then you can watch every Raider game......

I know it's my only option cos the Raiders are never on tv here.

Unfortunately Colin, the Internet in my country is really slow. I have had gamepass & the quality of image is only slightly better then watching a free stream. Broadband fibre optic is not expected to my house for another 8 years. Watching games on TV is my preferred option.

The raiders are barely ever on TV in Australia. A move to Los Angeles makes them one of those attractive teams such as the Cowboys where it doesn't matter how good their record is that they'll still be due 4 or 5 national primetime TV slot teams.

Ahh man, that sucks. Gamepass is my lifeline away from a steady diet of the usual suspects.

Same deal here - they are pretty much only on when they have to be - MNF, TNF, late sunday games or thanksgiving.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #115 on: June 28, 2013, 05:52:53 PM »

Man, you and Mike have this out every year, usually around this time when there's no actual news goin on!

One question on the exposure - don't you get Gamepass? Then you can watch every Raider game......

I know it's my only option cos the Raiders are never on tv here.

Unfortunately Colin, the Internet in my country is really slow. I have had gamepass & the quality of image is only slightly better then watching a free stream. Broadband fibre optic is not expected to my house for another 8 years. Watching games on TV is my preferred option.

The raiders are barely ever on TV in Australia. A move to Los Angeles makes them one of those attractive teams such as the Cowboys where it doesn't matter how good their record is that they'll still be due 4 or 5 national primetime TV slot teams.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #114 on: June 28, 2013, 05:45:17 PM »
Raider Mike I honestly appreciate the time you have taken to reply to my post but I've got nothing really more else to say to you. I am entitled to my opinions (which at the moment that's all it is) I'm allowed to make observations about the writing on the wall. I love how you're a hardcore fan but unfortunately many others in Oakland are not (hence the reason for the tarps)

If you want to belittle me on the video cast because I have a vision for what I think is best for this team, then go right ahead mate! I will stand by my words. We are the Raider Nation & not the Oakland Nation!!! Majority of the fanbase will
Stiill support this team wherever they may play.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #113 on: June 28, 2013, 05:29:15 PM »
Not the "die hard" argument again! Can't we all just be Raider fans (Raider Nation anyone?).

Does being thousands of miles away and taking a day's vacation / getting up at 0200 to watch the Raiders on MNF make me less of a fan than someone who lives a few miles from the stadium going to the game?

I'll bet everyone here does what they can within their own circumstances (finances / location / free time).

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #112 on: June 28, 2013, 05:19:52 PM »

Oscar you've been begging the Raiders to move to L.A. Since I've known you!...just so your flight pattern will be easier....to me that's treason!


Actually, It's got nothing to do with my flight pattern to attend games. (although it is a shorter route) 

I want the Raiders in Los Angeles because SoCAL helps with free agency, It helps with our National Exposure (which in affect helps us International fans get to see more games)

I'm a Raider fan wherever they play. hell the Raiders could move to Candlestick and change their name to the San Francisco Raiders & Imma still support that Silver & Black shield because I'm about the team & not the city.

Man, you and Mike have this out every year, usually around this time when there's no actual news goin on!

One question on the exposure - don't you get Gamepass? Then you can watch every Raider game......

I know it's my only option cos the Raiders are never on tv here.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #111 on: June 28, 2013, 11:51:29 AM »
I got only one thing else to say about this and that's about the T.V. exposure. It shouldn't matter about T.V. exposure if you are a real raider fan and capable of going to the game. So you have a choice of proving you are a raider fan by showing up for games and supporting your team. OR being considered a COUCH FAN vegetating in your Mam' Cave during home games.

I really wish everybody realized if all tickets were being sold we wouldn't be tarping mount davis, talking about a new stadium, questioning if they are leaving again, or even having this conversation.

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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #110 on: June 28, 2013, 10:34:10 AM »

I want the Raiders in Los Angeles because SoCAL helps with free agency, It helps with our National Exposure (which in affect helps us International fans get to see more games)
Ok so all you care about is basically so you can watch games on TV more?  You sound pathetic!  .....You think because L.A. Is a huge TV market and great place to live ...the city existing itself will do Reggie's job for him?  Hahahaha what a joke!.... If that theory was accurate ....how come the NYJ, MIA, S.D., PHI, JAX, and many more BIG cites that have desirable places to get "National Exposure" have resulted in ZERO Super Bowls?  Hahaha that shit is fucking funny dude! ....no city will make a team a champion on it's own....I thought you'd know that watching football so long!....your just begging period!

I'm a Raider fan wherever they play. hell the Raiders could move to Candlestick and change their name to the San Francisco Raiders & Imma still support that Silver & Black shield because I'm about the team & not the city.

(Clapping sound)....that's good buddy!.... I am about the City and Team....they've been in Oakland for the majority of their existence and that's where they belong....I'll be a fan till I die .....but I want be "Die Hard" anymore if they leave!... Meaning no more going to games no more buying gear ....but I will always love them till I die! ... see to me being a REAL die hard fan is going to every game..... I've only missed 6 since 1995 something you'll never do in your life will be able to match!  Your not even in the same league as me in "Die Hard' status.... I've known you since 2008 (5 YEARS!) and you've been saying "they'll move they'll move"...well why are they still there?  LOL...I've heard L.A. Fans say that shit since they move in 1995 (18 YEARS AGO) that's 5 years longer then they were in L.A.....if was going to happen it would have....I remember when Al did that piece with Ice Cube and said "We'll listen" and you nutted your pants....but nothing happened...haha ...then just months ago this year they were as close as they ever were in bringing any team into L.A. and it failed....why?....FUNDING!.... So stop with you wet dream and tell me facts how will they get 1.8 Billion without a ownership change?  Or how are they gonna get support from Goddell and Owners when they hate us?  You keep dreaming...and if your so confident ....lets bet money that the Raiders stay....every one is a big man until the bet comes out....so lets make a bet big man....that they won't go anywhere!.... Let me know.... NFL teams represent their cities and have pride doing so....why do think logos and names of teams match the region?  Like Pittsburgh Steelers....you think their fan base would stay strong if they moved to L.A.?  lol....or how About the NYG or N.E. or any historic franchise that's NEVER moved...do you think those cities wouldn't care cause it's about the team not city?  ....I don't expect a foreigner like you to understand what that means....your just a visitor when you come here not a citizen of the U.S. so you don't understand the value of loyalty to your country or city ....fans that watch on TV are not "Die Hard" the ones that go to every game are!  And if you did ....you'd know it's more then just about the team....you sound lame to support this team to sell out and become the L.A. Traitors again!
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #109 on: June 28, 2013, 10:07:27 AM »
The Grandstanding & stalling on the stadium issue is a reason why I think the decision has mentally been made by Mark.

Obviously the front office is not gonna announce anything about a move to L.A.
REALLY? This is the 21st Century where an American X-NSA agent leaks info about U.S. Top secret information to to world .....yet they can conceal under the radar a deal to move a sports team to L.A.? Hahahaha you're funny Aussie!

then Mark Davis is gotta work out the shit with Farmers Field or Dodgers Stadium & then he is gotta count on his dominos falling into place with the owners votes.

ok it is just going to work itself out? You know how lame and reaching for the sky that sounds in the real business world?  You make it sound like Mark Davis has 1.8 BILLON dollars in the bank to build a stadium.... Didn't you pay attention to the facts I laid out for you?  L.A. ON THEIR OWN!  Couldn't get funding ....what does that fact not register with you? No money no team!  ....Plus the NFL owners just willingly are going across the board vote Yes to give permission to move? Hahaha after the what happened last time?  Your a funny man!  ....why would the league help the most hated franchise in the NFL?  Your high on crack!

It's a 3 horse race between Raiders, Chargers & Rams for SoCAL & none of these franchises are going to announce plans until after this season as all 3 franchises have major issues with attendance.

Really please send the link of proof of this I wanna see it!  .....sounds more like your fantasy wet dream

If the Raiders were committed to Oakland, you'd think they'd have a stadium lease renewal already organized for 2014 and beyond (at least until this pipe dream of a project Coliseum City is shovel ready with ground broken).. Does the lease expiring after this season with nothing organized at the O.Co scare any of you NoCAL fans???

No it doesn't because I visited the new stadium being built in Santa Clara and I know they have a clause in their lease to share it with another team that is on public record I can prove unlike your theories ....and as I said in my earlier post ...Mark Davis is going to see if the city of Oakland will come thru first before He takes the Santa Clara route... Plus ultimately this isn't Marks team it's his Mothers .....last time I checked she doesn't want the team to go nowhere! .....scare us fans?  You sound like an outsider when you say blasphemes like that....I'm gonna tell everyone at the tailgate and get you on camera this year in front of everybody and tell them you don't want them to stay in Oakland .....See how they feel about your loyalty to a city after that....lol ...I was going to do it last year but I spared you the embarrassment ....not this year! 
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Re: Stadium Issues
« Reply #108 on: June 28, 2013, 03:13:52 AM »

Oscar you've been begging the Raiders to move to L.A. Since I've known you!...just so your flight pattern will be easier....to me that's treason!


Actually, It's got nothing to do with my flight pattern to attend games. (although it is a shorter route) 

I want the Raiders in Los Angeles because SoCAL helps with free agency, It helps with our National Exposure (which in affect helps us International fans get to see more games)

I'm a Raider fan wherever they play. hell the Raiders could move to Candlestick and change their name to the San Francisco Raiders & Imma still support that Silver & Black shield because I'm about the team & not the city.