Found July 16, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Good news! The Radiers, unlike their professional sports brethren in Oakland, actually want to stay in the city long-term. The bad news? It appears they’re not able to afford their share of the cost for a potential new stadium. Cue the following sound effect: The team is reportedly eyeing a proposed 56,500-seat stadium — the smallest capacity in the NFL — on the current Coliseum site. City of Oakland and Alameda County officials are being advised that such an undertaking would cost an estimated $800 million (the 49ers’ 68,000-capacity Levi’s Stadium is costing $1.3 billion, just for comparison’s sake). The Raiders, however, are reportedly only willing to foot about $300 million of that bill. Assuming the NFL could kick in $200 million for the project, as Roger Goodell has has said he is open to do, that leaves about a $300 million check left to write for somebody who probably doesn’t want to end up writing it. All of this was discussed Monday in the city-and-county-run Coliseum Au...

Oakland Raiders: Matt Flynn Could be Just The Understated Leader The Team Needs

Danny Elzner, the sports director at KETK TV in Tyler, Texas might just be the most knowledgeable source on football matters in the eastern half of the state. He is also bursting with insights about new Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn with whom he shares a hometown. When I asked Elzner, who’s been with the NBC affiliate for the past 19 years, if Flynn is ready to be a starter...

Raiders willing to contribute $300 million towards a new stadium in Oakland

According to Mathew Artz of the Oakland Tribune,  the Raiders would like to build a new 50,000 stadium in the city of Oakland, which would be the smallest stadium in the NFL.  The problem is they need help funding it. A team-commissioned study found enough demand in Oakland for a 50,000-seat football stadium that would cost roughly $800 million, said David Stone, whose firm, AECOM... introduces a new Oakland Raider Forum!

What up RaiderNation? I would like to personally invite you all to check out our new Oakland Raider forum. I am not sure how many of you followed the ESPN Raider forum, but ESPN, in it’s infinite wisdom, decided to close the boards for good yesterday (perhaps you can sense the sarcasm here). This left hundreds of regular posters scrambling [...]

Raiders superfan campaigns for stadium

According to Deadspin, the The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority held a meeting today to discuss the possibility of building a new stadium in order to keep the Raiders from leaving. Diehard Raider fan “Dr. Death” was in attendance and actually spoke at the meeting. “Good afternoon. My name is Dr. Death, said “Dr. Death.” “Behind this face paint and the knives...

Darren McFadden motivated as he enters a contract year in Oakland

According to Soctt Blair of, Raiders running back Darren McFadden is motivated as the 2013 season approaches and he plays out the final year of his contract. McFadden couldn’t be more motivated heading into a contract year. Last year’s frustration is this season’s drive, and he’s vowed to be the dynamic workhorse of years past. New coordinator Greg Olson installed...

A Look at the Raiders Training Camp Competition

The football season is vastly approaching as training camp is right around the corner. The Raiders open camp with a completely different team than last year and will host a camp full of heavy competition. Here’s a look at some of the notable positions that the men in silver and black will battle for. First off, the corner backs. Last year the Raiders secondary struggled and...

Why Darren McFadden is a Fantasy Football Risk Worth Taking in 2013

When discussing Darren McFadden, the initial reflex among pundits is often to point out what he has not accomplished as a professional.He has never participated in more than 13 games in any of his five seasons, and only one of his limited campaigns has yielded more than 1,000 yards rushing.He has never faced significant competition in the backfield, but still makes a habit of squandering...

Considering the running back ‘couldn’t be more motivated,’ expect Raider Darren McFadden to thrive in ‘The Town’ this autumn

Entering the final season of a six-year deal worth $60.1 million, CSN Bay Area reports Raiders running back Darren McFadden “couldn’t be more motivated” for 2013. Battling a high-ankle sprain and struggling to produce in asinine formations created by axed offensive coordinator Greg Knapp in 2012, the 25-year-old McFadden averaged a hideous 3.27 yards per carry. With his ...

Raiders Want to Build NFL’s Smallest Stadium, Ask City of Oakland, NFL to Give Them $500 Million

The Oakland Raiders want a new stadium, but they don’t want to pay for it. The Raiders currently reside inside the far-too-comfy confines of the Stadium, which was built while Lyndon Johnson still sat in office in 1966. So, it’s no wonder that owner Mark Davis and the rest of the Raiders’ organization would want to upgrade their severely outdated stadium, and it would...
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