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OAKLAND CITY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Proposed Coliseum City stadium plan bad for Oakland Raiders

Information from the secretive financing plan regarding a new Bay Area stadium for the Oakland Raiders has surfaced, and it doesn’t look good for the Silver and Black. San Diego-based businessman Floyd Kephart’s 19-page proposal for the $4.2 billion Coliseum City project was obtained by the Contra Costa Times. It explains that the Raiders, NFL and future stadium revenues would...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carson project lights a fire under Oakland’s City Council

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has been trying to get a new stadium built ever since he took over the franchise for his late father, Al Davis. In that time, the fan base has seen him flirt with Portland Oregon and San Antonio Texas in an attempt to push the City of Oakland closer to getting a stadium built. Both of those tactics fell flat on their faces as no one truly took them...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New Raiders safety Nate Allen speaks out on stadium issue

The Oakland Raiders have a new safety in Nate Allen and he hopes that the team remains the Oakland Raiders. All this LA talk sounds like nonsense. Oakland is where I want to be. — Nate Allen (@NAllen29) March 24, 2015 As part of the courting process for Allen, Raiders defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson attended a Golden State Warriors game with the then free agent safety...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Board approves Raiders' lease to play at Oakland Coliseum in 2015

The Oakland Raiders' lease to play the 2015 season at the Coliseum has been approved by the board that runs the site. The Joint Powers Authority on Friday approved the extension that had previously been agreed to by both sides. The Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors still must vote on the lease. The Raiders will pay $400,000 in December and an additional...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coliseum authority approves Raiders 2015 lease in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders' lease to play the 2015 season at the Coliseum has been approved by the board that runs the site. The Joint Powers Authority on Friday approved the extension that had previously been agreed to by both sides. The Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors still must vote on the lease. The Raiders will pay $400,000 in December...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Peay pulls away from Oakland City 76-52

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Freshman Josh Robinson came off the bench to hit seven 3-pointers and score 23 points on Thursday as Austin Peay pulled away from Oakland City 76-52. Chris Horton and Ed Dyson added 13 points apiece, with Horton grabbing 14 rebounds. Khalil Davis had 12 points and 9 rebounds for the Governors (4-7). The Mighty Oaks (7-2), a Division II school from Indiana...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Can a new stadium save Reggie McKenzie’s job?

The Raiders 0-6 start has a lot of buzz that comes with it. There have been several reasons presented, ranging from the referees in at least 2 of the losses to talent level, coaching, lack of performance from the free agents on defense and GM Reggie McKenzie’s all around job at acquiring talent. The argument has been presented that quality free agents are reluctant to sign with...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics News: Oakland agrees to stay 10 more years

After speculation that the Athletics would leave from the city of Oakland, the A's and the city of Oakland have agreed to a 10-year lease extension according to city officials and a report from Yahoo Sports:"The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday." "After reviewing several modifications made by the...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Oakland eyeing a move to San Antonio or Montreal?

The Oakland Athletics recently voiced their intent to leave the city if they are not given a 10-year extension on their lease with the Coliseum. According to Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid, the A's have options and he does not think the club is bluffing with their threat to move. He further added that San Antonio, Texas and Montreal in Canada would be potential landing spots...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Low-budget A’s make big-market play

On some Major League teams this year Tommy Milone, with his six wins and 3.55 ERA, would be approaching the level of Ace.  On this year’s Oakland Athletics squad, even with season-ending injuries to AJ Griffin and Jarrod Parker, he has been reduced,  to the role of Triple-A insurance policy. The A’s have been the league’s most dominant team this year, at least according to...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Lease Could be Detrimental to the Raiders Stadium Bid

I recently interviewed Raiders Ultimate fan, Ray “Dr. Death” Perez and at that time there were not many details of the new Oakland Athletics lease available. Since then, I have seen a copy of the lease and there is concern for the future of the Raiders in Oakland. I must point out that only the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has approved this lease so far. It still has to be approved...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Interview: Raiders superfan “Dr. Death” speaks out about the stadium issue

On Sunday, I had an opportunity to conduct a phone interview Oakland Raiders Superfan, Ray “Dr. Death” Perez. Dr. Death has been at the fore-front of the issue concerning not only the Raiders Stadium situation, but the Athletics as well since the two seem to be interlaced. He is a fan of Oakland sports and has taken to heart the issue of keeping the Oakland teams (Raiders and...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider Nation Holds Rally to Keep Team in Oakland

On Saturday, May 10, members of Raider Nation participated in a rally organized by Super-fan Ray “Dr. Death” Perez. I was on hand for the event. The purpose was to show support and thanks to the Davis Family for their commitment to stay in Oakland and to convince Mayor Jean Quan and the City of Oakland to move forward with building a new stadium for the Raiders as soon as possible...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider Nation salute to the veterans

Members of the Raider Nation held events in multiple states for veterans including California on February 15, 2014. The event in California was held in the Oakland City Hall and was attended by many of the most well known members of the Raider Nation. These week long events were held for the sole purpose of honoring our military veterans. In Oakland, veterans and their families who...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Majok powers Ball St past Oakland City, 94-58

Majok Majok scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to power Ball State past Division-II Oakland City, 94-58, Friday night. Coming off an 18-point, 14-rebound effort against James Madison in his last game, Majok blocked a pair of shots and was 7 of 10 from the field. He was 11 of 12 from the free throw line - scoring 18 points in the first half, sparking...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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