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Houston 5th-grader skips school to stand up for keeping Raiders in Oakland

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They don’t wear face paint or treat every Sunday in autumn like its Halloween, but several Raiders fans living in Houston are stationed outside the Westin hotel here urging the NFL to keep their team in Oakland.

“That’s where they belong,” said Yvonne Nunez, a member of the 80-person strong Space City Raiders Booster Club.

Nunez (right) even brought her fifth-grade daughter Isabella to the hotel on a school day. “She’s an honor student.” Nunez said. “She choose to be here.”

A couple of old familiar Cal faces were also outside the hotel: Dr. Death in full regalia and Godfather Griz, who wondered when I would write anything pro-Oakland. Sigh.

There were also two Rams fan and a lone Chargers fan.

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  • TrevJo

    It’s not a win win win. We still don’t have enough money for a legit new NFL stadium, we still don’t have the land/stadium plan figured out, fan base and local economy are an issue. We’ll be the 2nd most popular team in the Bay Area and the 3rd most popular team in LA. Our division rival (Chargers) will be getting a better stadium, and we’ll still be traveling 7000 miles a year for division games alone.

  • PlunkforHOF

    I hate all people. No prejudice here.

  • SB3

    So who breaks the news first? Schefter, Bonsignore, Sam Farmer etc?

  • TrevJo

    I don’t need to hear the official results to know that the Raiders lost. It’s gonna be Rams/Chargers in LA.

  • SB3

    Why do people hate the middle class?
    Kidding, that’s all I could come up with lol.

  • Ajemerso

    Yep go raiders

  • Raider 8

    i know. i’m just throwing it out there as a dream scenario. can’t stand that guy.

  • Breaking_Black

    If we get boxed out of LA, The Raiders are back at square 1 looking for a new stadium unless Mark immediately calls up San Antonio.

    The same politicians will be in oakland and mark will have more money but less leverage.

  • SB3

    Ur doc apt go well?

  • Raider 8

    at the least it would seem to even the playing field.

  • TrevJo

    And when I mention the fan base, what I mean is… the Raiders have great fans of course… but there aren’t enough of them locally that have enough expendable income to support the ticket revenue a team needs.

  • RaidingTexas

    One flight each to LA, Denver and KC = 7000 miles???

  • Ajemerso

    You do know that San Antonio is just a smoke screen right like I’ve been saying Rams Chargers in LA Raiders will get funding to stay in Oakland Either to renovate the old stadium or to build a new one

  • SB3

    Best ever in the old blog format when I just read comments, when Stanford Routt was drafted, a poster said, “who and what the f v ck is a Stanford Routt!?!?!”.

  • Raider 8

    the raider fans in oakland can bring the heat on them for leverage.

  • Ajemerso

    So you are saying Oakland has no Raider fans wow

  • Breaking_Black

    Mark will absolutely not agree to renovate. Like I said it puts us back at square 1.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Disney owns LA..

  • Ajemerso

    And how do you know that are you Mark Davis are you reading his mind

  • TrevJo

    KC: 3600 round trip
    Den: 2500 round trip
    LA: 700 round trip
    I guess that’s driving distance though, so flying would be maybe closer to 6k. Still Raiders/Chargers will probably have the most division travel of any team once Seattle doesn’t have to travel to St. Louis anymore.

  • TrevJo

    one word: tarp

  • Breaking_Black

    It was already reported that Mark was not interested in renovation.

  • PlunkforHOF

    1:15 pm. Couldn’t sleep, went to an early AA meeting.

  • Raider 8

    spanos brought one thing that kroenke couldn’t….a heartfelt “help my family out here” angle…that might play to the owner’s sympathies. kroenke sure as heck can’t do that.

  • RaidingTexas

    Yup. This is directly from the previous blog post:

    Still, McKibben noted that Mark Davis doesn’t like the idea. And, of course, where would that leave the A’s?

  • RAY NJ

    People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world. How’s that, Plunk?

  • SilverandBlack666

    ….and the last renovation didn’t work out that well and there is still a lot of money owed on it…common sense would tell you Mark will not want to renovate

  • Davy Jones

    I don’t know that he will have less leverage. A politician like Libby Schaff could look at Kroenke, Spanos, and Davis and see that Mark was third in line for a two team

  • Breaking_Black

    That works under the assumption that the NFL owners have hearts.

  • RaiderGuy50

    In unrelated moving drama- Our man Amari Cooper gave his all the Alabama players beat studio headphones by Dr dre to help them beat Clemson. Told them to finish strong- prior to last nights game. Nice kid with big heart, team player, and We have him ! He’s only 21 and love his character.

  • Sir Truth

    Yes, I am sure Mark set out to fail in every effort and have to resort to welfare as a means to stay in a smaller market. I’m sure him and Amy Trask planned for her to fail in her attempts as well just for this very moment.

    The way some fans are spinning this is hilarious.

  • Ajemerso

    Lol

  • Breaking_Black

    They’re breaking for lunch! lmao
    This will take forever.

  • Goldie7

    new post

  • RaidingTexas

    This is an outdated post.

  • DanfromVegas

    New post

  • Raider 8

    lol. true.

  • RaidingTexas

    Yikes. Yeah, I guess it is close, probably even by flight.

    I’d hate to break up old rivalries, but maybe realignment would be a good idea.

  • RAY NJ

    Should hear something soon.

  • Back-N-Black

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  • Back-N-Black

    Mark is not going to renovate. That is just silly talk.

  • Back-N-Black

    “One camp is focused on the projects, the other on the owners/teams involved. The project-centric camp, led by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, is focused on the best possible outcome in L.A., after 21 years away, and favors the Rams’ more advanced Inglewood proposal. The owner/team-centric camp, led by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, is more wrapped up in which groups are neediest and have done the most for the league, and, as such, backs Chargers owner Dean Spanos in his partnership with the Raiders in Carson.”

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000619470/article/notebook-top-qb-draft-prospects-kirk-cousins-value-and-more