In or out? How far are you willing to go to see the home game? Would you prefer to see the team in your city or in a city nearby? Seems it would take a miracle for the Oakland Raiders to actually stay in Oakland. They seem destined to be lost to the East-East Bay Raider Nation.
However, there are some teams in the NFL that actually play, practice, do press conferences and have offices in another city – a city other than what is part of the team’s name. Let’s name some teams off the top:
1. Dallas Cowboys – currently play in Arlington, TX
2. Washington Redskins – currently play in Landover, MD
In the near future - San Francisco 49ers will play in Santa Clara,
and next could be…La Raiders.
Personally I am okay with the potential move. As long as they won’t be the Oakland Raiders playing in Reno, or Boise! No, that is where thick lines are drawn. Staying regional, in one’s own backyard, so to speak, is a win-win. Oakland may keep all the money off its name in the team’s title including taxes, sales, copyrights, TV rights, etc. In the end places change, names stay the same and memories are what we have.
*Double points if you can identify the image at the top! Click it to see the answer.