Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I find this article extremely interesting and at the same time hard to follow. Could be the state my brain is in at the moment, but too many potential scenarios and such, I can't keep all the possibilities straight.

 

Anyway, tell me what you guys think.

 

If someone smarter than me could flowchart this all out I'd really appreciate it.

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, let me get this straight.

 

LA is a place where there never has been an NFL team that was supported enough to be successful long term. So....now the NFL thinks they need two teams?

 

Makes sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yet another reason why professional sports sucks. Absolutely no loyalty, appreciation or respect for fans - only manipulation and abuse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Truly feel for Charger fans everywhere.... I know I was beside myself when it looked like the Vikings might head to L.A. a few years back...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How many times has pro football failed in Los Angeles?

I'm guessing three. Rams, Raiders (part I) and some USFL team. Four if you count pro wrestling XFL teams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

How many times has pro football failed in Los Angeles?

I'm guessing three. Rams, Raiders (part I) and some USFL team. Four if you count pro wrestling XFL teams

 

5 The Chargers actually started out in LA.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NFL owners vote 31-1 to approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

 

PHOENIX -- The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas after garnering enough votes from NFL owners on Monday to relocate to Southern Nevada.

 

The Raiders received 31 of 32 votes to approve the move, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Twenty-four votes were needed. The Miami Dolphins were the only team to vote against the move, a source told Schefter.

 

The Raiders will still play in Oakland in 2017 and possible longer.

 

With a 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion domed stadium to be shared with UNLV not expected to open until 2020, Raiders owner Mark Davis has told ESPN he plans on staying in Oakland the next two seasons. The team holds a pair of one-year options at the Oakland Coliseum.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bunny Ranch owner to open Raiders-themed brothel near Las Vegas

 

Now that the Oakland Raiders are officially moving to Las Vegas, at least one Nevada business mogul is hoping to score big with a new twist on the world's oldest profession.

 

Dennis Hof, the owner of the infamous Bunny Ranch brothel near Carson City, Nev., has announced plans to open a Raiders-themed bordello to cater to sports fanatics near Sin City.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The LA area is a strange market.

The “LA Basin” area is very spread out. People from all parts of the world live there. As such, they have divided loyalties if they care about sports at all. For some games, the opposition team has as many fans at the game as are the LA rooters.

For actual LA fans, they only care about teams that win or are “events” to be seen at. With few exceptions, they are just not passionate about sports. The Lakers are the team they seem to care about the most. But even there, LA basketball fans can’t compare to the rabid fans of Boston or Chicago or places like that. The idea of LA fans being “laid-back” are true. The only thing that works them up is the terrible traffic on the freeways, or if In-And-Out Burger runs out of food (no, never happens).

The owner of the Rams pulled them out of St. Louis for this big California payday. St. Louis does have issues, but they also have some good fans even for football. They did not deserve what happened to them. They are going to be paying off bonds for the St. Louis stadium yet for many years to come.

So, LA goes over 20 years with NO teams and now they have TWO. In what marketing world does that make sense? And did LA care when they had no teams?

The Rams will pick up fans because they did have a history in that town and they are good right now. But the empty seats will quickly appear when that is not the case. It happened before with the Rams, and it will happen again.

And the Chargers? They did start their history in LA but that’s back when there were two competing leagues. Charger ownership picked up their helmets and took them up to LA when San Diego refused to use taxpayer bucks to build them a stadium there. Chargers have no LA history to speak of and will be tough to get one.

The only football team that really seemed to have fans was when the Raiders played in LA. But that was wrong, too, because the Oakland fans didn’t deserve that.

Maybe all NFL teams can move out there. Move the Bears to San Bernardino, the Dolphins to Palm Springs, the Falcons to Pomona, etc. And maybe move the Cowboys to LA. When they play in LA, they get more fans there than the locals ever do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×