I really want to know why people are still going to games in Oakland to watch the Oakland Raiders play? Seriously!
Not only have they announced they are moving, they have basically said they don’t care about the city or the people who live there. They are moving away from Oakland a second time.
For those of you who may be unaware, the Oakland Raiders have announced that they are leaving for Las Vegas who gave them a sweet deal on a new stadium. This is even when the Raiders could not fill the stadium they are currently playing in. It will probably end up like the home stadium the Los Angeles Chargers are playing in, being dominated by the visiting fans and not the home team.
The Oakland Raiders first left Oakland in 1982, defying the National Football League, abandoning their fans. Up until this point, I was a die-hard Raiders fan. I would go to the games with my grandfather, who had season tickets. I would emulate the players in the backyard. I had all the gear. I even had the pleasure of attending the 1976 AFC Championship game between the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers. What a game and experience.
After that, I was done with the Raiders and the rest of my family. The Raiders even had the gall to call my grandfather when they were moving back to Oakland in 1995 and he told them where to put the tickets. After the abandoned us that first time, I was done with the Raiders.
It was once a great franchise, but it was run into the ground by the Davis family who has no loyalty to anyone. If you believe they do, then you are mistaken.
They are now leaving Oakland for a second time and I think their fans need to ask themselves, why in the hell to I still root for a team that gives a crap about me.
If you are a fan of the Raiders, please let me know why you support a team that does not care about you.
2 Replies to “How can people still support the Oakland Raiders when they have abandoned the city twice?”
Interesting! I mean you have to remember that it is a business and if you recall the Oakland fans haven’t always been filling up that stadium, but It has been due to their terrible record over the years. The owner wants to move the team and Raiders fans are always going to be there no matter where they move. I did like the post bud. Keep them coming maybe we can have a debate on here!
No doubt. I think the time is coming to end where cities bow down to the billionaires. But after rooting for them, there comes a time when the goodwill of supporting your team will end.