NFL’s Move To Las Vegas Brings More Questions Than Answers
National Football League voted nearly unanimously to send Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. This is the third time in 14 months the NFL moved a team from a fanbase that loved them. That’s a tough pill to swallow. Roger Goodell has always been an owner-first commissioner, and he’s continuing to put these people first before looking at the players of the fans. He doesn’t give a shit about anyone but the men and women watching from their press boxes in their suits. Money comes first, but the question is when does it become too much?
Let’s just start with the last two relocations. The NFL mismanaged the holy hell out of it as Las Vegas could have easily took the Chargers. Their owner, Dean Spanos, invested a ton of money in Vegas already then sent Raiders back to Los Angeles where they have a fervent fan base. That would be too fucking easy for Goddell though. Instead, they are uprooting Raiders, one of the most public teams, and putting them in a brand new epicenter for professional sports, Las Vegas. There is going to be a Super Bowl in Las Vegas as all of these owners see dollar signs in their heads.
Also, there needs to be a realism from the other side… St. Louis’ proposal to keep Rams used way too much public money for people to get behind after going through the whole process once before. San Diego didn’t really have one. Oakland put together an interesting plan, yet NFL didn’t want to deal with a facility that wouldn’t promise Super Bowls and big-time events. It was a smaller venue that would fit the City of Oakland who I might add is going through quite a boom in terms of economy even if Raiders and Golden State Warriors are leaving. Oakland needs to try like hell and built a baseball-first stadium with that same money. Do it before anyone gets any bright ideas.
I’ve said this before, but with the hegemonic NFL, they’re going to collapse at some point. When is it going to happen? I’m not sure, but I’m starting to believe it’s going to be the greed that catches up to these people before the head injuries.