It’s not everyday Raider Nation gets to share the same space as the most powerful man in football but that’s what will take place tonight as the commish does the Black Hole. Roger Goodell will be on hand for tonight’s contest against Denver where he’ll participate in a pregame forum with Howie Long and John Elway.
No doubt Goodell will be taking a good look at the stadium situation in Oakland while onsite. Quiet as kept there is a storm brewing in the East Bay. With the 49ers slated to enter new digs the Raiders are next on the docket for NFL modernization. Whether that means getting a renovation in Oakland or a new home in Los Angeles remains to be seen.
What else remains to be seen is how Goodell plans on handling any possible relocation of franchises. Clearly the NFL wants football in Los Angeles. But getting a team or two there will require offending a few fan bases out there. Will Raider Nation be just such a fan base? Time will tell.