Raiders potentially moving to ...Oklahoma?

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  1. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    I have heard an unsubstantiated rumor that the Oakland Raiders are considering a move to Oklahoma. Has anyone else heard this rumor, and is there any truth to it?
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Where would they play?
  3. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    I would assume the Oklahoma City area. The word on the street is that they have broken ground on a new stadium but that it is all hush hush. Keep in mind Chesapeake Arena was built before the Thunder moved here.
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I live in Oklahoma, a little over an hour south of the City, and I doubt this very seriously.
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  5. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member

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    The NFL needs a team in Alabama for freaks sake. Enough of this talk about a team in London.
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    You can't keep a billion dollar project hush hush. Especially if they have already broken ground on the project.

    I found this with a quick google search:

    http://rustyhilger.com/oakland-raiders-stadium-plan-a-field-of-dreams-in-oklahoma-city/
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    They already have one in the Crimson Tide.
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  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    This seems nothing more than a ploy using idle threats to get a new stadium in Oakland. They have done this before in Sacramento and Los Angeles. They are using what leverage they have left.

    Oklahoma may very well get the Raiders or another team, but I would bet this is not Oakland's first or second choice.
  9. revospeed

    revospeed Well-Known Member

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    That's not going to happen. OKC barely has the facilities to support the Thunder with their practice facility being a roller rink. There is no way that OKC could support a two pro teams at one time.
  10. DallasCowboysRule!

    DallasCowboysRule! Well-Known Member

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    The interesting thing would be to see if an NFL franchise could cut into the rabid popularity of the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Living in Oklahoma I have my doubts by Oklahomans love football enough that if the state fell in love with the team it could work.
  11. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    This would be as foolish as putting a team in San Antonio as Oklahoma is solid Dallas Cowboy territory...
  12. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I agree and at least SA already has the football stadium in place.
  13. landroverking

    landroverking Well-Known Member

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    Lets see Bay Area or Tornado alley?
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I see what you did there.
  15. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Houston needs a team
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  16. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    The Thunder have moved out of the old Rockin Roller rink. Nice, new sales tax built practice building.
  17. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Roll Tide!
  18. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Both Alabama and Mississippi deserve a team. Florida shouldnt have three.
  19. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Mississippi? Might as well give Arkansas one too while were at it. Heck, what about Nebraska or South Dakota?

    Every team is fine with where they reside with the exception of JAX. I agree there, Florida should not have three teams.
  20. DuceizBak

    DuceizBak Active Member

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    Why even entertain it; if you know deep down that it's BS?

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