The Raiders Were Just Using San Antonio To Make Oakland And L.A. Jealous
Confirming the obvious, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report was reportedly told by three sources that there's "no way" the Raiders will move to San Antonio, despite the fact that Mark Davis visited the city over the summer and was wined and dined there with a "once in a lifetime tour" by local officials. Ouch.
The Raiders need a new stadium now that their lease with O.co Stadium (which is a baseball field, for the record) is up this season, but San Antonio was seemingly just a leverage ploy by Davis, who has made plenty of threats over the last several years to move the team if a deal can't be struck with Oakland. Possible relocation sites include Portland -- where the team will be expected to change their name to something related to marijuana -- or a return to Los Angeles, which the NFL would likely support.
So, does San Antonio know that they were just a pretty face that the Raiders were using to make their, um, current and former and possibly future girlfriends jealous? Apparently not: the team's brass and a group of San Antonio's governmental and civic leaders were scheduled to meet in the Bay Area today to discuss the possible (read: not possible) move. Just yesterday, the San Antonio Express-News said that former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros put the city's chances of landing the Raiders at "50-50."
We get that playing the political game is necessary in these situations, but maybe the Raiders should stop wasting everyone's time if this is truly a charade. Must be nice to be rich enough to spend a day taking a helicopter tour of San Antonio for no particular reason.
The Raiders are 0-8.
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