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Re: NFL

Postby Bandit72 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:33 am

Las Vegas Raiders?

Doesn't that just piss off the fan base in Oakland?......and errrr.....Los Angeles?
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Re: NFL

Postby Xizen47 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:37 am

Yeah,, it sucks.... Fuck Davis, the NFL and the City of Oakland!
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Re: NFL

Postby kv » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:06 am

Raiders have been trying to get a new stadium since before they left Oakland to come to LA in the early eighties...Much like the chargers, the cities couldn't afford to keep them. Tons of butthurt raider fans who will get over it once football season starts and be booking flights to Vegas once they move.... LA has zero reason to cry, once the chargers came there was no chance for the raiders to come here.

As for the chargers and their "no fans in LA" they have sold out season tickets and now have a wait list...Granted they are playing in the smallest stadium around but I knew limited seats would create high demand...Smart call on their behalf... While the raiders will play a few more seasons in Oakland with a furious fan base...All the tatted up raider fans crying on TV make me laugh...You put corporate logos on your skin then get pissed when they move in a smart business move... It's PRO football...Not some local highschool moving...Don't see people getting many McDonald's or Walmart tattoos :bored:
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Re: NFL

Postby SR » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:39 pm

Glad to hear. I wonder how many of those tix are company PR. Too, the Raider fans here and the more relaxed fan folk will flock to Vegas for fun and a game.
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Re: NFL

Postby Bandit72 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:36 am

Makes no odds to me them moving as I'll just sit in my living room watching them from 5,000 miles away as usual :lol:

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Re: NFL

Postby creep » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:13 am

I just don't think an NFL franchise will be successful in Las Vegas. It will be an odd home crowd. I would guess the visiting team will get a lot of people traveling to Vegas to watch their team but will the Raiders have a big following from the people that live there? The Las Vegas Metro area is pretty small.
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Re: NFL

Postby kv » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:34 am

Green Bay does fine :noclue:....A lot of people travel for games they'll pull from norcal and socal big time...Guy who had chargers Tix next to me for years drove from Vegas...Plus all the casinos will give tickets away... It's only 10 games...Charger games were always packed with raider fans
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Re: NFL

Postby creep » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:41 am

kv wrote:Green Bay does fine :noclue:


You know they are the exception. West Coast fan base is much different. How were those Raider crowds in Los Angeles which has nearly 10 times the population?
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Re: NFL

Postby kv » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:44 am

That was 20 years ago...And when they were winning they were huge here....Just like anything
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Re: NFL

Postby Xizen47 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:59 am

Even if they're shitty in Vegas you'll get plenty of visiting team fans. It's a great excuse for a weekend in Vegas.
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Re: NFL

Postby Artemis » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:30 pm

Is the state of Nevada offering some tax breaks or some other incentives to get an NFL and an NHL team in a short period of time ?
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Re: NFL

Postby SR » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:06 pm

Corporate welfare stadium dollars, big dollars.
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Re: NFL

Postby creep » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:18 pm

I do give the NFL a better chance than an NBA team in Vegas.

I just wonder how many Raider fans from California (at least the ones out on bail or on parole) are willing to hitchhike or carjack all the way to Vegas to see their team.
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Re: NFL

Postby Xizen47 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:42 am

creep wrote:I do give the NFL a better chance than an NBA team in Vegas.

I just wonder how many Raider fans from California (at least the ones out on bail or on parole) are willing to hitchhike or carjack all the way to Vegas to see their team.


I went to see them in Arizona 5 or 6 years ago and id say it was about 40-50% Raiders fans.. Most Raider fans outside the Bay Area seem to like the move from what I'm seeing
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Re: NFL

Postby Bandit72 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:44 pm

Is there any 'fierce' rivalry between NFL fans? What I mean is enough to cause trouble. Everyone knows the trouble we have between fans over here, I was just wondering if there was much hatred between certain teams in the states?

LA Rams and Raiders in the 80's? Jets and Giants? That kind of thing. Or does everyone get on?
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Re: NFL

Postby creep » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:59 pm

Bandit72 wrote:Is there any 'fierce' rivalry between NFL fans? What I mean is enough to cause trouble. Everyone knows the trouble we have between fans over here, I was just wondering if there was much hatred between certain teams in the states?

LA Rams and Raiders in the 80's? Jets and Giants? That kind of thing. Or does everyone get on?


The Eagles vs Cowboys and Packers vs Bears are probably the biggest. Nothing gets too crazy in the NFL. As a 49er fan some of the best rivalries we had when we were good were vs the Cowboys and the Seahawks. It's always fun to talk shit about the Raiders and their fans.
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Re: NFL

Postby mockbee » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:52 pm

creep wrote:
Bandit72 wrote:Is there any 'fierce' rivalry between NFL fans? What I mean is enough to cause trouble. Everyone knows the trouble we have between fans over here, I was just wondering if there was much hatred between certain teams in the states?

LA Rams and Raiders in the 80's? Jets and Giants? That kind of thing. Or does everyone get on?


The Eagles vs Cowboys and Packers vs Bears are probably the biggest. Nothing gets too crazy in the NFL. As a 49er fan some of the best rivalries we had when we were good were vs the Cowboys and the Seahawks. It's always fun to talk shit about the Raiders and their fans.


I think what he meant was more along the lines of assaults and shootings due to fan affiliations at "rivalry" games. :noclue:

So yeah, 49ers/Raiders is a thing, but they hardly play each other because they are in different leagues.

Rivalries are embedded in the fabric of sports.

But sometimes rivalries transcend the boundaries of the playing field and go to a much darker place.

After Saturday night's preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park, two men were shot outside the stadium and one man was beaten unconscious in one of the stadium's bathrooms.

Because of this, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury-News is reporting that an NFL source has told him the 49ers and Raiders will discontinue their exhibition games from here on out.

At the time of the incident, one man donning an anti-49ers T-shirt was deemed to be in critical condition after getting shot "two to four" times in the stomach. The only reason he has been upgraded to fair condition is because he was able to drive his truck to security and stumble out onto the pavement.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/815700-raiders-vs-49ers-fan-brawl-why-nfl-made-right-call-ending-preseason-rivalry
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Re: NFL

Postby Hokahey » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:01 pm

I've been to over 50 NFL games, and I've seen fights at most of them. As I've upgraded to better and better seats I see fewer of them, but things get pretty dicey in the nosebleeds, especially during divisional games.

As much as I love to tailgate, people get absolutely shit bombed before walking in to the stadium. I honestly wish the NFL did a better job of dealing with grossly intoxicated fans. No entry if you're obviously piss drunk, and ejected for the same.
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Re: NFL

Postby kv » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:57 pm

But those drunk people are where they make their money selling 10-20 dollar beers


Crazy first round...I wanted 1 of 5 players...3 of the players were left by the bolts pick...Then me drafted somebody else... I'm ok with the pick I guess :noclue: sure wish the vikes had a pick today but the vikes had to trade for.Sam Bradford...Oh and Teddy Bridgewater will prob never play for us again...So we lost Peterson and Bridgewater... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee gogo round 2 and 3 tomorrow!
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Re: NFL

Postby creep » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:57 am

Jerome Bettis sighting in the Philadelphia airport along with a creeper pic taken.
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