Did The Raiders Just Try To Slip The Fact That They're Moving To Vegas Past Their Fans On A Friday Afternoon?
Raiders.com - "I would like to thank Governor Sandoval, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, and the members of the Nevada Legislature on this historic day, " said Raiders owner Mark Davis. "All parties have worked extremely hard to develop and approve this tremendous stadium project that will serve as a proud new home for the entire Raider Nation."
I don't claim to be a genius or anything, but doesn't the fact that the Raiders website just released an official statement saying that their stadium proposal has been approved mean that their move to Las Vegas is basically imminent?
Far more importantly, was that approximately a 30 word press release about RELOCATING their franchise?! Not only that, but one that was hidden behind the guise of a COMPLETELY inconspicuous tweet? The Raiders (ahem, Mark Davis) just treated the news that they are leaving some of the most psychotic fans in football behind to move to nothing more than a tourist trap like they were announcing a bobblehead promotion. That nonchalant "goodbye...forever" would make my last one night stand feel good about the way things ended.
Two sentences? TWO SENTENCES! And don't even try to tell me it's a coincidence that they made it sound super positive while not including eye-catching words like the name of the departing or the arriving destination. They attempted to slip that "little" tidbit by their fans like it was nothing more than an update to the injury report, and they did so by sticking a heart-wrenching message in the "hope you're already drinking and stopped looking at Twitter" time slot. Just took Oakland's team right out from under their noses on a Friday afternoon. That's the most cold-blooded shit I have ever seen from a professional organization, and I vividly remember Stan Kroenke shitting all over St. Louis during a flyover to Los Angeles.
Hey Raider nation - NBD or anything - buttttttt your football team is one owner's vote away from getting the FUCK outta dodge...Enjoy your weekend!!!