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Raiders owner Mark Davis says he visited San Antonio city officals while in town for induction of Cliff Branch into local Hall of Fame

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Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed a published report of a visit with San Antonio officials, but the extent of his interest in relocating his franchise there is not known.

Davis, reached by phone, said he was in San Antonio with close friend and former teammate Cliff Branch, who was being inducted into a local Hall of Fame.

“Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town,’’ Davis said. “I have nothing further to discuss on the topic.’’

According to a report in the San Antonio Express News, Davis met with Cisneros, then-mayor Julian Castro, the city manager and the president of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

Following the initial report, city manager Sheryl Scully issued the following memo to the city council, according to the Express-News:

“I was asked to meet two weeks ago with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, and members of his staff. Mr. Davis has expressed interest in a possible relocation of his NFL team to San Antonio and we are engaged in preliminary due diligience. The agenda for this visit included a tour of the Alamodome and meetings with local business leaders.’’

The Alamodome could serve as a temporary home until a new stadium is built.

According to the report, Davis was not seeking a stadium similar to the Dallas Cowboys, but a smaller, intimate stadium that would include a state of his father, Al Davis, in front.

The Raiders are in the final year of their lease in Oakland. Davis’ often-stated preference is to build a new stadium on the current site, a wish complicated by a recent 10-year lease agreement by the A’s to remain in Oakland.

Branch was inducted as a track athlete into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The PVILCA honors black athletes who excelled during the segregationist era from 1920-1970. Branch was inducted as a track athlete from Houston’s Worthing High School.

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  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Think back to the EAst Bay when we had Gannon-Gruden. The place was rockin.’ You couldn’t go to a store that didn’t sell Raider gear, people were excited.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Lmao.

  • _Mista_

    No wonder we were fed this BS.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    But they really do need…and so do the A’s….a place to play that’s not a dump.

  • plunkhead

    Yeah but then he became a Brown

  • Back-N-Black

    Jones wouldn’t stop the move. He was Al’s friend and the first person to talk to Mrs. Davis when Al passed. He is a friend to the Davis family.

  • _Mista_

    In that case…

    “Hamas is “humanitarian” org”

    -Nancy Peelosi

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Epic melt down by you today! In the 7 years I have been here I have not seen anything like it. On one had I feel sorry for you a demented little troll with anger issues that I spanked into oblivion and now you are in a catatonic state. But then I remembered how you talk about peoples mothers dying of cancer and I don’t feel so bad for spinning you out of control. You f@cked up posting your tickets and now you regret that decision because many here know where you sit (almost like KookyKell letting everyone know where he works.)

  • http://batman-news.com 559 Raider 87

    Nice. This blog has been good for a slow news day. We got the relocation piece and now we get our comedy act for the day

  • RaiderCDE

    I see your point but the new stadium was set in motion before they started winning – getting back to the NFC championship was a big help in the Santa Clara vote though.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    You are a pathetic little man who cant return his tickets so it looks like I will be seeing you on Sundays I only hope you bring your big brother to the games to protect you Jame Gumb!

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    That melt down earlier was CLASSIC! How are you not still in a catatonic state?

  • _Mista_

    No practice so…..
    Commander In Chief
    (refresh)
    LOL

  • Auric Jarrel

    Exactly my reasoning too. Winning is what greases the wheels.

  • RaiderCDE

    Watch the photos – this is what we need in Oakland. And they are going this in one year..

    http://www.floridacitrussports.com/stadium/reconstruction.aspx

  • TUCK YOU

    Would be nice to have a stadium with a retractable roof and a shopping / bar complex right outside, used to live less than 5 miles from U. of Phoenix Stadium, where the Cards play, makes the whole experience of going to a game a lot better

  • Dakota

    Your are crazy if you think Jerry jones is going to embrace losing customers and a large market for some perceived love affair between he and Al.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Did you take some Xanax? LOL You were off the hook crazy earlier it was like watching a retardedguy trying to hump a doorknob!

  • _Mista_

    Who’s thirsty ?
    Help yourself to this picture of margaritas…..LOL
    (refresh)

  • RaiderCDE

    Yeah so Mark threatening to leave is not helping. If they can put together a winning season and solid foundation moving forward its going to help tremendously.

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Epic melt down by Jame Gumb today! In the 7 years I have been here I have not seen anything like it. On one had I feel sorry for the demented little troll with anger issues that I spanked into oblivion. But then I remembered how you talk about peoples mothers dying of cancer and I don’t feel so bad for spinning you out of control. You messed up posting your tickets and now you regret that decision because many here know where you sit (almost like KookyKell letting everyone know where he works.)

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    That place is awesome.

  • Dakota

    And flashing the empty wine rack…..

  • RaidingTexas
  • SnBG

    Nope outatowner. It aint gonna happen, not even in your wildest dreams.

  • RaiderCDE
  • http://batman-news.com 559 Raider 87

    Used to live in Tucson and can attest that the Cards stadium is one hell of a stadium. There is good viewing no mater where you sit. Only down side I saw is that they play in Phoenix

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Jame Gumb….more like Jame Dumb let the entire blog know where his seats are LMFAO I bet you wish you never did that!

    Next time just post your address to your trailer park and your trailer number….DOH!!!

  • RaidingTexas

    Rolando jersey. LOL

  • The Ghost of Dave Casper

    I was going to post the one of him dancing like a fool in Africa, but this definitely tops it, haha. Them Segways is tricky.

  • seymour bush

    You’re wearing a McClain charger?

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    I was all in on that one

  • http://cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Is that the Italians inventing electricity or is that Sebass kicking a 4 point field goal in overtime?

  • RaidingTexas

    Exactly why I don’t buy player jerseys. They often become worthless. There are fools in here with Curry and Schilens jerseys hanging in the back of their closets. Maybe even one dude with a JLH one.

  • http://batman-news.com 559 Raider 87

    New Post

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    I sent my Jamarcus one to 504 Raider who said he gave it to the local boys and girls club wherever he is in Louisana.
    Maybe I should donate that one to a Decatur, AL B & G club.
    On a brighter note, I bought a C-Wood one around 1999, saved it and now get to wear it again.

  • Dakota

    New post

  • Howard Benner

    You mean Maycock? LOL. . .

    He reminds me a bit of Bill Walton. . .all the hype & off the wall proclamations. . .

    When the clips were mired in their cellar dwelling days Ralph Lawler & Bill Walton were the announcer & color commentator. . .Lawler would put Bill on all the time. . .what comic relief (in those days it was required to keep fan interest afloat. . .). . .

    But Walton & Maycock did play the game; Baseless’ record is a bit more dubious. . .couldn’t unearth any evidence of competing in sports through college, but he is renowned for his workout regimen. . .

  • Myopinion

    Preseason a couple years ago?

  • TUCK YOU

    I was there the game Jano missed the field goal to win the game, then drowned my sorrows at McFadden’s, pretty fitting name of a place for drowning sorrows

  • ixvnyc

    Hey, I remember the Alamo! That’s when we did to Mexico what Russians are now trying to do to Ukraine. OK Putin, you are off the hook. Or should we maybe just forget about the Alamo after all?

  • RediaR

    Al Davis, the 51st state.

  • Gaucho Alumni

    makes sense to move. nobody goes to raiders games anyway. stadium is usually half empty but can’t blame the fans. who wants to go watch their team lose?

  • Jayhawk_Raider

    Kind of what I find funny as well, fans from Oakland up in arms about moving the team but can’t fill the stadium and games are usually blacked out. Time to move somewhere where the locals want you.