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Proudiddy    9,729

I hate when any city loses a franchise, especially one that generations have grown up with.  I really wanted the Raiders to go if they insisted on having two teams in LA, mostly because those fans would stay loyal and they already had a history together.

This sucks also because it will have a snowball effect...  eventually, another team from another city will find that SD market attractive, bc it is, and will uproot another established franchise from a smaller market to go there.  That's the other reason I was hoping it would be the Raiders instead.

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Kevin Greene    12,297
1 hour ago, Proudiddy said:

I hate when any city loses a franchise, especially one that generations have grown up with.  I really wanted the Raiders to go if they insisted on having two teams in LA, mostly because those fans would stay loyal and they already had a history together.

This sucks also because it will have a snowball effect...  eventually, another team from another city will find that SD market attractive, bc it is, and will uproot another established franchise from a smaller market to go there.  That's the other reason I was hoping it would be the Raiders instead.

Fug the Raiders, we don't want them and especially don't want more of their fan base in SoCal. Raiders are in the same boat though, an owner who won't cash in and a city completely unwilling to help pay for a new stadium becuse the populace is already taxed to death.

Al Davis moved to LA those many years ago trying to blackmail cities (LA or Oakland) and the NFL to build a new stadium and failed completely. Hence the return to playing back in the same aging shythole baeball stadium they currently play in. The Raiders will leave town for the same reason the Rams did back in the 90s (St. Louis, Trans World Dome), the Chargers just did, and the Raiders may. A shiny new NFL stadium being built they can play in.

Pathetic really the Raiders have to play here:

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Kakarot    3,435
18 minutes ago, Kevin Greene said:

Fug the Raiders, we don't want them and especially don't want more of their fan base in SoCal. Raiders are in the same boat though, an owner who won't cash in and a city completely unwilling to help pay for a new stadium becuse the populace is already taxed to death.

Al Davis moved to LA those many years ago trying to blackmail cities (LA or Oakland) and the NFL to build a new stadium and failed completely. Hence the return to playing back in the same aging shythole baeball stadium they currently play in. The Raiders will leave town for the same reason the Rams did back in the 90s (St. Louis, Trans World Dome), the Chargers just did, and the Raiders may. A shiny new NFL stadium being built they can play in.

Pathetic really the Raiders have to play here:

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My best friend is from LA, and says he and his circle want the Raiders back.

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pantherclaw    3,146

I want to laugh, but the stupidity of it all, just makes me SMH.

Not 1, but 2 NFL franchises moving to an city that really couldn't care less. 

Two teams, that have been struggling to put a consistent product together, abandoning what loyal fan base they have. Good luck with that poo. Seriously. 

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Mojo    2,163

What's ironic is I'm planning to move to SD from LA in the next year. 

I like the Chargers and not liking the move at all.  LA doesn't need more teams but that's the way it goes.

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h0llywood    3,595

I'm conflicted about this. 20+ years without a team and then, bam, there's two teams in my backyard. I couldn't give away my season tickets to the Rams games, it was that bad no one wanted to go.

The Stub Hub arena in Carson where the Chargers want to play, will be sold out every game....because capacity is 27,000 for MLS. I would surmise that would be closer to 32,000-35,000 for NFL game conversion. Outside from the O Colisium (which isn't an NFL stadium), there is not a single NFL stadium that has a capacity less than 60,000 seats.

The only good thing to all this is that there is a better chance every year I can watch the Panthers come to LA.

 

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Nails    1,428
2 hours ago, Proudiddy said:

I hate when any city loses a franchise, especially one that generations have grown up with.  I really wanted the Raiders to go if they insisted on having two teams in LA, mostly because those fans would stay loyal and they already had a history together.

This sucks also because it will have a snowball effect...  eventually, another team from another city will find that SD market attractive, bc it is, and will uproot another established franchise from a smaller market to go there.  That's the other reason I was hoping it would be the Raiders instead.

Doubtful for at least a generation or more. 5 teams in a broke state that is relatively lukewarm at best to pro football?  Better chance they become their own country.

This MIGHT affect the Carolinas by giving San Diego a sympathy MLS team over Charlotte or Raleigh and because there's now less market competition there.  But that makes zero sense and IMHO would piss me off to high heaven if I were a San Diego resident and taxpayer-not doing everything to keep my six decade old franchise for a team in a two decade old FARRRRR less popular league.

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djp14    74

So, with L.A. and Vegas off the market, it looks like Toronto will now be the city that gets used to extort new stadium money.

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blackcat    1,657
11 hours ago, dardarroarroar said:


I looked it up this man has like seven kids his pull out game is weak as fug or he's really just that crazy



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