Raiders to Vegas


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    • #31863

      Stone
      Ute Fan
      @stone

      NFL owners have officially approved the move. Vegas will now have NHL and NFL. Will be interesting to see how the teams do in attendance.

      The Vegas Bowl just got a very nice upgrade. Maybe decades from now our Vegas Bowl appearances/wins will seem incredible to those that did not know it back when.

    • #31864

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      Not an NFL fan, but I’d probably make the drive down there once or twice a year to go to a game.

    • #31865
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      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      Crazy. I hope this means that the PAC-12 can get another top level bowl game. I’d bet you could do a game the end of the first week of January against an SEC team 3rd PAC-12 vs 5th or 6th SEC team. 

      That would be awesome.

      • #31870
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        stats guy
        Ute Fan
        @statsguy

        I heard a sports radio broadcaster here in Phoenix say on Friday that his sources were telling him that the Vegas thing was likely, and then he “predicted” that UNLV would be in the PAC-12 in 5 years, and that the conference would expand to 16 teams at that time…

        I have serious doubts about that.

         

        • #31875
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          Utah
          Ute Fan
          @utah

          Texas, Oklahoma, UNLV…who is the last team? Kansas? That would be sweet. 

          • #31910
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            noneyadb
            Ute Fan
            @noneyadb

            Texas, Oklahoma, UNLV…who is the last team? Kansas? That would be sweet. 

            My response… USU would be absolutely hilarious.

      • #31876

        jamarcus24
        Ute Fan
        @jamarcus24

        So just make the Vegas Bowl a higher profile game?  I’m curious to see if a brand new, shiny stadium nets the city of Las Vegas a New Year’s Day bowl.

        I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Pac-12 moved the conference championship game to Vegas either.

        • #31944

          Guba
          Ute Fan
          @guba

          It is unlikely that the Vegas Bowl would move to New Years Day. New Years is a very busy time for Vegas which is why the current bowl game is pre-Christmas. The timing is an effort to bring people into town during an otherwise quiet period. I could see a move to Christmas Day perhaps but even then they are fairly busy in Vegas already.

    • #31871

      Tacoma Ute
      Ute Fan
      @tacomaute

      It sounds like the plan is to play 2 lame duck seasons in Oaktown and then move there in 2019.

      • #31905
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        PorterRockwell
        Ute Fan
        @porterrockwell

        How will two lame duck seasons for Oakland be any different thst the last fifteen years? 🙂

    • #31872

      leftyjace
      Ute Fan
      @leftyjace

      So… this does damage to my hopes of an MLB team in SLC someday.

      Or does it?

      • #31881

        blockuatmos
        Ute Fan
        @blockuatmos

        I wish Major League would come to SLC, but this is still a long ways away regardless of what the Raiders do.

    • #31873
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      SkinyUte
      Ute Fan
      @skinyute

      I’m conflicted. I’ve been a Raiders fan my whole life, mainly because my parents lived in the Bay Area before I was born and my dad adopted the team. While I’m not all that passionate of an NFL fan any more, they’ve still been my team through thick and thin for 40+ years now.

      Problem is, I hate Las Vegas. Every time I visit there, I feel like I just want to shower 50 times and leave. I can’t stand anything about it: the attitude, the glitz, the club scene, the casinos, all of it. Everything about Vegas is just…blech. You couldn’t pay me to spend any time there and I avoid it like the damn plague.

      So I find myself in a weird spot. Do I stick with my team even though they’ve moved to a city I absolutely hate? Or do I become one of “those fans”, jump ship. and find a new team?

      • #31874
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        Utah
        Ute Fan
        @utah

        Stick with them. This is what we do: 

        We stay at the airport or outside of Vegas in a hotel. It’s much more normal. We hit what we want to hit (in this case, a game), then immediately head to Southern California for the rest of the week. 

      • #31877
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        Ute Bc
        Ute Fan
        @utebc

        My suggestion, given your response, stop staying on the Strip.  Go out to Summerlin or Lake Las Vegas, they have some great hotels, golf, restaurants and you won’t know you are in LV.

        • #31879

          leftyjace
          Ute Fan
          @leftyjace

          Agreed.

          Red Rock is a great place to stay, and it’s waaaay off of the strip.

          • #31913
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            Utah
            Ute Fan
            @utah

            This. Heck, with all the added taxes that Vegas adds in, we stayed in St. George last time. Saved about 30 bucks that first night. 

            If you get off the strip, it’s just another city…but covered in dust. Vegas is a hell hole. 

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