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Old 09-13-2015, 02:43 PM
 
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I agree about the San Antonio/Austin area including corporate bases of both. It mushrooms into the 10 to 12 media market, and that does not even include the cities of Corpus Christi, Laredo, Victoria, and the Rio Grande cities of the Valley or Monterrey, Mexico who would also support a team in San Antonio. The key proposal given by the rich movers and shakers in this area is to build a modern state of the art retractable domed stadium in between San Antonio and Austin like in San Marcos or New Braunfels along with the already proposed rail system and international airport, and maybe call the team the Texas Raiders. It fits, it works, it snaps of Poncho Villa and his raiders reading into Texas or of pirates who were raiding off of Matagorda Bay. When you add in Monterrey, which shop in S.A. All year round, plus the Valley, all of a sudden the media market size explodes into the Top 10 and the corporate bases explode even more. The Alamo Dome is a temporary 3 year venue scheduled for millions of improvements this present year, while that other TOT funded retractable roof stadium is being built between Austin and San Antonio.

 
Old 09-14-2015, 12:51 AM
 
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Agreed.
 
Old 09-14-2015, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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At least the Oilers and Browns renamed their teams so it wouldn't be so awkward. And it allowed both of those cities the option to use their old names when football returned. Cleveland said yes. Houston said no.
Not quite the same. The Baltimore Ravens were handled an expansion team. The Cleveland Browns were considered to be inactive from '96-'99. A unique situation that I don't think had happened before.
 
Old 10-24-2015, 08:23 AM
 
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San Antonio Raiders nice ring to it. A sold out Alamodome Raiders(MEN) verses cowboys (BOYS).
 
Old 10-30-2015, 09:23 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yes, San Antonio/Austin does seem like a good choice for a team, but not for the Raiders. I'd like to see the Raiders stay in the bay area. If the gentrifying techie element gets behind keeping them in Oakland, it will happen, maybe with a new stadium.
 
Old 10-31-2015, 04:34 PM
 
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I've closed this as there is a thread I've made a sticky that includes a poll, there are umpteen threads on this subject. We're only going to have one.
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