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Best hope of Raiders sticking around past 2015 season? Carson deal falls apart

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Given the parameters of the plan submitted by developer Floyd Kephart to Oakland and Alameda County as reported by Matthew Artz, the best chance for the Raiders remaining in Oakland beyond 2015 is if the Carson opportunity falls apart.

As reported in Bay Area News Group publications, Raiders owner Mark Davis would have to sell a 20 percent stake in the team and another $300 million in borrowed funding. No comment from the Raiders, but as experts in the field have noted, it’s almost assuredly not what Davis and Co. had in mind.

The Raiders owner has taken a “wait and see” approach with regard to Kephart and as recently as last week had seen nothing concrete in terms of a cogent plan to keep the Raiders in Oakland.

When Davis does choose to go on the record, it will be interesting to see if the narrative changes with regard to his desire to keep the team in Oakland. The Carson deal, which also includes the San Diego Chargers, remains the most legitimate threat to move the club back to Southern California.

Look for Davis to keep the Raiders on a “parallel track” and retain the public stance of finding a way to remain in Oakland. After all, the Raiders are renovating their Alameda facility, are looking forward to a much-improved product in 2015 and want to sell as many tickets as possible.

But given the city and county’s understandable reluctance to utilize public money for any stadium project, the East Bay’s best hope may be a Southern California scenario that excludes the Raider. That would leave the franchise faced with perhaps another one-year lease while they attempt to find a way other than Kephart to keep the team in Oakland.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • MaddenRaider916

    My father has the book, Snake. Read it when I was in my early 20s. That’s how I know about Kenny and his off seasons in gulf shores.

  • the monstrous dr robert

    MaddenRaider916 • a few seconds ago

    My father thinks I’m awesome.

  • the monstrous dr robert

    for ur amusement:

    MaddenRaider916 • a few seconds ago

    Rob, I AM a down white guy.

    MaddenRaider916 • a few seconds ago

    Damn right I’m a gangsta chillin in SacTown. One Cheerleader (NBA), thank you. And, yes, I chopped it up with the Buffalo Soldiers.

    MaddenRaider916 • a minute ago

    I’m just telling you, I’d defer to Tupac as to what a real black person is. I have a lot of respect for him. Reminds me of a lot of peopel I knew growing up.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Rocky 3 was the franchise’s magnum opus.
    This is original MR movie criticism as well!

  • MaddenRaider916

    lol. You already won the imaginary fight on the internet.

  • MaddenRaider916

    I stand by all of that

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  • R8der4evr

    Later bro

  • MaddenRaider916

    Good fathers do, Robert.

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    New post

  • the monstrous dr robert

    i know. that’s what’s so funny.

  • the monstrous dr robert

    ur a “down white guy”, a “gangsta chillin’ in sactown”, tupac “reminds u of people u grew up with”.

    classic dumb white guy trying really hard.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I had no doubt you could read and even comprehend at at an elementary level. Alas.

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    apparently ur father is a lot like u.

    shivers.

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    if ur dad was a good dad, he woulda never let u end up being who u are.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    I knew it was coming. Took longer than I thought to wake him up.

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    he thinks jaws 2, one of the most widely panned sequels in history, is a gem while Jaws. one of the most celebrated american films, is overrated.

    he is either the stupidest person on earth or pathetic and dediated troll.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    _Mista_ • an hour ago

    40 monkeys beat 1 white guy to a bloody pulp. You can hear the racist animals taunting and verbally assaulting him while he lays on the ground in blood bath.

    Gumby still says he’s never made a racist comment.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Hurts to sit down today?

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    I can’t believe there isn’t a new post for Snake yet. Geez did Jerry go the way of Cork? I know Jerry was a big fan of his too. Mentioned stuff about him over the years I picked up on.

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    I know the Rams also had a Jim Youngblood but I’m nit sure if they were brothers.

  • GG
  • RaidingTexas

    Did I say that? I’m guessing you’re referring to Huebris. I do not in any way endorse what that jackovv did.