More Football is Always a Good Thing
On my show, Mayor Ron Nirenberg as said that he sees an NFL team in the Alamo City within the next 10 years. We've already hosted the Saints for a season in 2005 following the devastation of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and we showed well. It was announced this year that San Antonio would be one of the 8 cities in the inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football and, as I wrote last week, the fan support is there. Could the Raiders be the third audition for San Antonio to NFL investors?
I'm not putting the proverbial horse before the cart here, as we discussed on The Chris Duel Show yesterday, the city of Oakland is suing the Raiders franchise and the NFL for violation of anti-trust laws. With this lawsuit, Oakland wouldn't appear open to hosting the team next season, and Raiders aren't scheduled to move to their new home in Las Vegas until the 2020 season. See where I'm going? They could be homeless in 2019, and what better city to host them than right here in San Antonio?
Here are facts:
- We LOOOOOOVE football.
- The city has an affliction for the colors Silver and Black (Spurs, Rampage, San Antonio FC).
- We already have a stadium that could support an NFL crowd - The Alamodome.
- We've done this already.
Would you support the Raiders if they came to San Antonio? We asked Twitter, and you can see the results below. Check out the podcast for the full discussion, and what some callers had to say about it.
Image credit with permission: Joe Garcia @twoshotspodcast