Neal Barton's POV

Raiding San Antonio

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 5:49pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 9:29am

The Dallas Morning News reported Mark, the son of Al Davis, is shopping the Raiders in San Antonio. You've heard this before.

A rich owner is shopping his team trying to get a new stadium with skyboxes in their home town or somewhere, but I think this is a good idea.

San Antonio is a great city. It's a rabid sports town. If you've even been downtown during a Spurs game day, you know what I'm talking about.

There is all the blah blah being talked about it's on a small 30s TV market. When the Spurs were kicking the Heat's tail a few weeks ago, that didn't seem to matter. People love a winner.

The other reason I think it would be a great idea: competition is good for everyone. You hear me go on and on here all the time about what's wrong with government. You have employees who are not competing with anything and things grind to a halt.

The owner of the Dallas Cowboys could use a nudge. I heard one of our sports guys say a few days ago, the Pokes have won one playoff game in 19 years. That's Cleveland Browns territory, yet they limp along with a lot of popularity.

Some of you are saying it would never work, but I was living in Dallas when Jerry fired Tom. Hoards of fans swore they'd never bleed silver and blue again. They didn't, until Jethro and Jimmy started winning (stealing from the best, Randy Galloway).

Funny, I didn't hear to much about Landry when that was going on. We can all use a swift kick in the keister every now and then.

Maybe the Texans and Cowboys could use some good old competition from "duh Raidas."

It probably will never happen, but it would be rich. Just win, baby.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at POV@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.  

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Mexico would change the TV market size by just a bit, dontcha think? The Cowboys currently have the Mexico market, but a SA team, especially one as nasty as the Raiders would change that in a hurry- and that's a HUGE TV market.
But ESPN says SA is a backwater and Charles Barkley says it's just a dump populated by fat women with an open sewer running through it. And those are the experts of course.

If it happened, wouldn't this be the 4th time they moved, Oakland to L.A., back to Oakland? Not to say yes or no to the prospect, but it makes me wonder how long they'd stay.

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