Kick the NFL through the goalposts of California

John Seiler:
Oct. 6, 2010

At a time when governments and citizens of California are bankrupt, the NFL could build at least one incredibly expensive stadium in the Bay Area: $735 million for the Oakland Raiders (formerly the L.A. Traitors). And $937 million for the San Francisco (gold-digging) 49ers.

The 49ers stadium would be paid with a lot of tax money. Tax dollars likely would be needed for an Oakland stadium, too. Even though Oakland still is paying off the debt on its existing stadium, the Coliseum!

Oh, and let’s remember that 20 years ago the Raiders ripped off the City of Irwindale for $10 million — just for considering moving to the city, which the team didn’t!

Here’s a better idea: Tell these teams to take a hike out of the state.

Southern California lost the Raiders and the Rams more than a decade ago. We don’t miss them. Who needs these tax-sucking parasites? If you want to watch the NFL, turn on the TV on Sunday and Monday.

Let the Raiders and 49ers go to another state. They’ve raided our tax dollars enough.

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  1. Tylerle13
    Tylerle13 7 October, 2010, 09:33

    John, They have to do something to save California sporting teams since the Dodgers are probably going to be torn apart by divorce and the A’s are going to move somewhere. Atleast the people in Santa Clara voted on whether or not they wanted to partially fund the new 49ers stadium & it passed by a pretty big margin, so its not like the effected taxpayers did not have a say in the matter. Besides, its much better to get that team out of that crumbling “Stadium” in SFO and put them in a nice city instead of moving them out to a contaminated Naval yard, at Hunters Point, that the taxpayers will pay to remediate. The additional amount of economic activity (Food, Clothes, Parking, Tickets, and the over flow business to the surrouding businesses) will atleast partially make up for the cost of the stadium. I dont even think that stadium is going to be built for approx 4 years, so its not a drain on their budget just quite yet.

    And regarding a Raiders Stadium, that idea is even farther down the road that the 49er stadium. As a matter of fact, there were some talks of the 49ers & Raiders going in together on a joint stadium, like the Jets & Giants. That probably wont happen, but it just goes to show that the Raiders really have no idea what direction they are going regarding a new stadium, so there will most likely not be anything done for atleast 7-10 years.

    Southern California should be more concerned about the New Stadium that Arnold fast tracked down in the City of Industry. He has been helping them cut through the red tape(i.e. Environmental Impact Reports) in order to build the stadium so they can either lure an existing NFL team there or try to get an expansion team to play there. I believe The Raiders & Niners were on the list of teams that the Developer was trying to lure there.

    If they get this Stadium going, then you will have 3 new stadiums in California over the next 10 years. If your going to be mad about a new stadium being built, I would focus my frustration on the one being built without having a team to play in it. Once again, they are investing heavily with the “Field of Dreams” mentality of “If you build it, they will come”

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