Billionaire Red McCombs, Colin Cowherd Trying To Lure Raiders To San Antonio
Rick Chandler 01:48 pm, January 15th, 2016
The Raiders got pushed out of the Los Angeles sweepstakes earlier this week, and still have no real prospects for getting a new stadium in Oakland. So where is an oppressed group of American fighters supposed to go to make a stand? They head to The Alamo, of course.
Red McCombs, the 88-year-old San Antonio automotive and communications billionaire and former owner the Minnesota Vikings, has been trying to convince Raiders owner Mark Davis to move his team to San Antonio. That would make sense, says McCombs, because:
-- Davis already owns land there. He bought it in 2014 when he was looking for escape destinations if negotiations with the O.co Coliseum went sour.
-- Davis could stick it to Jerry Jones. The most likely site for a stadium would be midway between Austin and San Antonio, and that would cut into the Cowboys fan base. Jones was a major advocate of bringing the Rams and Chargers to LA, and leaving Oakland out.
-- The San Antonio area wants the NFL, and mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement this week welcoming the Raiders if they chose to move there.
According to Bleacher Report, Davis already owns land in San Antonio and McCombs insisted in the radio interview there are “several locations that would work” to build a stadium in the San Antonio area. McCombs also said he has 12 corporate sponsors ready to welcome the Raiders. The billionaire also said he would be open in buying the Raiders from Davis if need be.
Meanwhile, Colin Cowherd called the Raiders "The UPN Network of NFL franchises," further ripped the city of Oakland, and declared that moving the team to San Antonio was one of the best ideas he's ever heard.