Monday, March 27, 2017
I was going to go on a long diatribe about the history of the Raiders moving and the desire to have a stadium without a dirt in-field and unpainted concrete walls. It just doesn't seem right. What is weird is having a carrot dangled in front of you. Just the idea of my team moving to my town is a bit crazy. Think about it yourself for a moment. Let's just say that your favorite team (which has a long history but problems with a current and foreseeable business dilemma) mentions where you live as a possible landing spot. I admit to a lot of denial early on. With the roller coaster the team has been on with moving, it would have been worse if I got excited about it. But, I guess things are looking good. We are hours away from the vote by the NFL owners on the relocation.
Having a good season made for an exciting year as a fan but also to see the excitement of my wife and son is priceless. I even saw the Mrs. tear up when Derek Carr broke his leg. Yet, it's even more interesting to see local football fans come to the realization that they could have games come to their town. They could have something that brings the city together. I have even heard several talk about a Las Vegas first emotion taking over where they will always pull for a home team win despite being a Cowboys, Steelers or Packers fan. Pretty crazy. I guess, it will be an interesting day. No matter how it goes, it is amazing that it has even become possibility.