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Rumor Control: Raiders are not tanking for move to L.A.

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02:13 AM ET 11.21 | No way would Mark Davis allow his team be this awful for the sake of netting new digs in a familiar location. We don't fully know his ownership style just yet, but I'm giving a 100 percent guarantee that's not a play in his book. The news of the Rose Bowl being voted on to expand from 12 to 25 events a year has begun to stoke a few previously cooling coals. This would mean the sacred grounds in Pasadena could be used to house a team in transition as the NFL returns to its biggest missing market. Naturally any time there is talk of the NFL returning to Los Angeles, the Raiders come up in conversation. Some are so disgusted with what we've been seeing on Sundays that it might be more tolerable to pass off the Raiders' poor play as intentional. That too is impossible. This team might not be playing with much pride these days but no professional would ever roll over so the men at the top can get richer. As we know there isn't one man whose job is safe once this season ends. So, intentional tanking is a great way to get a pink slip. Who wants that?

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November 21, 2012  04:05 PM ET






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November 21, 2012  04:38 PM ET

Can't fake sucking this bad...

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November 21, 2012  05:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Raiders back in L.A.?That would be a good thing.

I disagree. A move back to LA would lose a good portion of the Oakland fanbase. It stung the first time, but a second time? Fool me once...

November 21, 2012  06:17 PM ET

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

November 21, 2012  07:43 PM ET
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Can't fake sucking this bad...

LMAO - It is OSCAR worthy. :)

November 21, 2012  07:51 PM ET

You don't suck for a ticket to LA. You suck to get a high draft choice.

Suck away, Raiders.

November 21, 2012  07:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Raiders back in L.A.?That would be a good thing.

That would be horrible. Dodger fans are bad enough; we sure as hell don't need Raider fans. Raider fans in Pasadena? Blasphemy!

November 21, 2012  07:53 PM ET
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The Chiefs must want to play in Pasadena more.

Matt Cassel is used to not playing in the Rose Bowl...

November 21, 2012  07:54 PM ET

Happy Turkey Day People !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 21, 2012  07:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That would be horrible. Dodger fans are bad enough; we sure as hell don't need Raider fans. Raider fans in Pasadena? Blasphemy!

Maybe they would liven the place up a bit

November 21, 2012  07:59 PM ET
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Maybe they would liven the place up a bit

Ugh. No thanks. We have enough riffraff as it is. We don't need to import 60,000 of them 8 Sundays a year.

November 21, 2012  08:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Ugh. No thanks. We have enough riffraff as it is. We don't need to import 60,000 of them 8 Sundays a year.

Riffraff? Not a kind way to speak of your fellow Californians and NFL fans. A little tolerance Willie!

November 21, 2012  08:30 PM ET
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Riffraff? Not a kind way to speak of your fellow Californians and NFL fans. A little tolerance Willie!

Tolerence is overrated. It's just another way of saying we should just accept mediocrity. Although, in fairness, the Raiders and their fans would have to improve by leaps and bounds to approach mediocrity.

November 21, 2012  08:36 PM ET
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Tolerence is overrated. It's just another way of saying we should just accept mediocrity. Although, in fairness, the Raiders and their fans would have to improve by leaps and bounds to approach mediocrity.

Willie, Willie , Willie be nice it's thanksgiving. Besides that the Raiders have certainly had their moments of glory over the years.

November 21, 2012  08:42 PM ET
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Willie, Willie , Willie be nice it's thanksgiving. Besides that the Raiders have certainly had their moments of glory over the years.

Fair enough. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will be thankful that the Raiders are still in Oakland where they belong....

Happy Thanksgiving, Steeler.

November 21, 2012  08:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Fair enough. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will be thankful that the Raiders are still in Oakland where they belong....Happy Thanksgiving, Steeler.

Touche Willie! Have a great one

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