Nearly 20 Years After Their Current Owner (Potentially) Registered LasVegasRaiders.com, The Raiders Are Officially Moving To Las Vegas
Full disclosure? The possibility - or even probability - exists that someone other than the Raiders current owner registered LasVegasRaiders.com in 1998, and that only recently did he purchase the site from that person. Fortunately, I don't want to live in a world where there is someone that's actually weirder than Mark Davis who spent Christmas - of all days - prematurely buying up domains of non-existent sports teams when the internet was still in it's infancy. Therefore, I have no choice but to assume that the heartless bastard that - ironically enough - looks like the neighbor that the parents of 'WhoVille' don't trust around their children preemptively stole Oakland's football team on Christmas.
Something tells me that Al let his (close enough to) red-headed (possibly step) child unwrap the gift of eventual Las Vegas relocation. Probably told a then 40 year old Mark - who was definitely jumping on the couch in his candy cane PJ's - that he could take the necessary online steps on their 150 pound, fat-back family computer, but couldn't put the plan into execution until well after he passed away. Raiders fans have been loyally showing up to the 'The Blackhole' for the last 19 (predominantly) shitty seasons, and they didn't even know the organization they were supporting was basically a savings bond that was collecting interest until they were valuable enough to move. They've been spending far too much money on intimidating costumes for the vast majority of the last two decades, and - if my wildly unsubstantiated assumptions are correct - they've just been unknowingly waiting for the person that somehow looks like an elderly infant to cash in on his late-90's Christmas present.
Even if that's not the case - and it's more than likely not - you'd have a tough time convincing the Raider nation diehards that basically spend Sunday mornings bathing in black and silver paint that the boyishly bowl-cutted beatnik wasn't patiently waiting to pull the rug out from under them only to jazz it up and have it rival that of his soon-to-be neighbors at the 'Bellagio'.