Jason Cole of Bleacher Report sent out a series of tweets regarding the Oakland Raiders and their pursuit of a new stadium in Las Vegas.
In a series of tweets relating to the Oakland Raiders and their current stadium debacle, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report provided detailed updates on both Las Vegas and Oakland.
Here are his 8 tweets, in chronological order:
That’s quite the series of tweets. Let’s sort through it.
The first five tweets are about Mark Davis’ pursuit of the Las Vegas project, and the growing riff between Davis and Sheldon Adelson. Davis made two proposals to the NFL’s Finance and Stadium committee, one of which was a plan to move forward in Las Vegas, but without the help of Adelson.
The Owners, according to Cole, expressed concern about Davis’ ability to get something done in Las Vegas without the help of Adelson.
To provide some context, Adelson made a public statement roughly one month ago that was essentially “take it or leave it” to Mark Davis, saying that the Raiders are asking for too much. The safe assumption is Adelson wants to own part of the team, and Davis doesn’t want that to happen.
But Cole also went on to say that NFL Owners aren’t optimistic about the city of Oakland getting anything done, either. Even in light of the Ronnie Lott group trying to help get an 11th hour deal done.
So in summary, both plans suck. Las Vegas isn’t likely to happen without Adelson, and there are plenty of Owners who have concerns about Vegas, with or without Adelson.
And the city of Oakland has done very little to this point, and NFL Owners aren’t all that optimistic about this latest proposal.
This means we get to talk more about this for who knows how long. Yay.
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