The Dublin Raiders?


Update: A Raiders spokesman called to say the club was continuing to negotiate in good faith with Oakland and Alameda County regarding a stadium lease extension and that the Dublin visit was purely educational in nature.

In a revised version of the story in the East Bay Business Times, director of finance and technology Tom Blanda said his comments regarding Dublin were “hypothetical and not based on any desire to move the club.”

Dublin Mayor Janet Lockhart told the East Bay Business Times Friday that the Raiders are interested in building a stadium on the 180 acres of Camp Parks, currently by the U.S. Army Reserve and NASA.

Mark Davis, the son of Al Davis, and Tom Blanda, the Raiders director of finance and technology, made the pitch Thursday.

To say Lockhart isn’t interested is an understatement.

“My personal opinion is it would destroy the city of Dublin if we even considered it,” Lockhart told the Times.

According to Lockhart, Davis and Blanda said:

“‘We think the Raiders belong out here. We think we should put a stadium on this land.”

On the bright side, it presents a scenario where the Raiders are looking to stay in the East Bay when their lease expires in 2010.

(On a purely selfish note, being a Dublin resident, it would make it possible for me to ride my bike to work on game day).


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Say Townsend,
    Quentin Moses played in 7 games for the Dolphins had 7 tackles and 1 and a half sacks. THAT EXTRAPLILATES TO 3 SACKS FOR THE YEAR!!!!!

    Dave Tollefson played in 6 games and had THREE TACKLES. No, that’s not sacks, that’s THREE FREAKING TACKLES!!!!!

    Atlanta CUT KEVIN HUNTLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rashad Moore played one game in New England.

    You said for the Raider Jacksonville game, Jacksonville runs 70% of the time on first down. Well, they threw 70% on first down vs. the Raiders. 70% is pretty close, because every time I’ve fact checked your work, Townsend or Soul Patrol, OR WHATEVER you call yourself, you’ve been WRONG!!!! Seriously wrong. Sometimes you have good imput and insight, but most times, including personnel and your views on defense are waaay wrong. I would rather have Rob Ryan kick me in the nuts, than have the Raiders take your advice. Get your facts right. Just saying.

  • Hey Nation,…enyone else using this message board have their seats in the north endzone?..Im in 131,…northeast corner.

  • Lee

    Where are the next round of questions from Jerry??

  • jrussell

    raider Nation, I GOT YOU…Ride my back homies, it’s on no matter what the organizatino status is, I GOT YOU, One LOVE… RAIDER NATION…IM IN…….

  • Native

    RR was nothing but a special team coordinator and linebackers coach for the patsies Another of AD dum @$$ moves thinking he’s going to turn chicken sh!T into chicken soup, IF RR is such a brilliant Defensive mind the weasel billicheat would have promoted him to D-coordinator when Cronell left!! The defense has been horrible and kiffin must rid himself of Ryan if he is to have any chance!!!

  • townsend93

    hey oaklglenn or raider dell , whoever i am never wrong with my facts , NEVER!!!!you on the other hand are so dis- ingenuious that you think just sounding like you are correcting someone , male you rite & them wrong!

    tollefosn 1 play vs tampa 1 sack!!!moses played in only 63snaps for miami! w/ 2 sacks and constant double teams!!! clemosn playedin over 425 snaps & got wow 8 sacks! etc !!!!!!!!!11

    look ryans’ gone al is lettin him twist in the wind!!! thats it !!!! go follow him to st.louis!!

  • Mistabrown

    I remember back in the day when our corners used to make plays at the line of scrimmage on run plays..

    When is the last time we saw that ? Albert Lewis Terry McDaniel era ?

  • Chargers and Pats in the AFC championship is my worst nightmare come true. While there is little chance of the Dolts beating the Pats, we all know the age old adage of “On Any Given Sunday” can rear it’s ugly head at any time. The fact that Norv’s team beat Indy with LT and that punk of a QB on the bench is a surprising.

    As for the Raiders, Kiffin just needs to bunker down, and get on with building a playoff caliber team. Raiders will be in the playoffs next year.

  • jo

    we do need a stadiam so be it . if you bild it they will come.

  • Raider tom

    Dublin?Damn I liked the fact the airport was so close to the Coliseum. but the Raiders have needed a new stadium for years. Even in the LA years!