STEVE KERR 5:36 PM
TIM RYAN 605
*NBA turning into soccer
*Raiders moving - filing on tick rule day , what will the fan base be there, playing in Oakland for 2 years?
*NBA ASG - Curry, Harden, Westbrook - Curry doesn't deserve to start
*Dyrant as MVP
*GM search hurt by Shanahan power? Wolf out - Already 2nd in charge
*Warriors at midway - Better, worse, same
RAIDERS ANNOUNCE RELOCATION ON TUCK RULE DAY - 15 YEARS AGO ---
-If they go -- Will fans go to games? Raiders plan on playing two years in Oakland ---Awkward......Oilers did it for one year before moving to Tennessee....
The stunning move, one that should be made official in the coming days, is expected to add a new city to the NFL's ever-changing landscape. The Raiders would need 24 votes from the league's owners to formally make the move, a vote that will come this spring.
If the Raiders are given the green light to move from NFL owners, they would likely play at least the next two years in Oakland before relocating to Las Vegas for the 2020 season.
When the Raiders officially file, the league and its owners will begin a process that should take several weeks. The membership just went through a similar process before the Rams moved to Los Angeles and this one will be familiar.
The filing would include a statement explaining the Raiders' decision, then potentially words from Goodell. There would be committee meetings to analyze the move from all sides, then a vote of all the owners. Between the analysis, vetting, and discussion, it's likely it would take about 4-6 weeks.
That would set up a vote of the owners to send the Raiders to Vegas during the late-March league meetings in Arizona -- with 24 votes needing to pass. The other option would be to call a special league meeting, which doesn't appear likely.
As for the support from the room of owners, it's described as making progress and gathering momentum. There isn't nearly the opposition some anticipated originally. And it continues to build, with some of the most prominent owners vocally in favor of it.
No sources would estimate a vote count, but it's headed in the right direction.
Raiders owner Mark Davis has said publicly that even if the team moves, he plans on playing for the next couple seasons in Oakland while his new stadium is built. After that, pending the vote from the owners, it's off to Vegas, baby. Vegas.
-What kind of NFL crowd -- It will be sold out --But a Raiders home field or NFL fans? No home field advantage?
-Will teams always fly in on Saturday night?
-Raiders players in Vegas?
-Free agent advntage? No state taxes.....
OAKLAND: Tough being an Oakland fan right now - IN the same week, Warriors put shovels in the ground and raiders announce intentions to move to Vegas....
-What kind of chance do you give it? It only takes 9 owners to say no....
-I get the sense owners want relocation to be done ---Rames, Chargers, raiders all move...Done.
-Does this ipen door for A's ?
-Wolf pulls out -- I think we are seeing how GM's will react......Most of these guys want control they don't have now and won't get with 49ers...Why leave?
-They need a under new management sign.....Maybe Jed needs to go....
-What if Shanny changes mind----cherry on the sundae....
-Read a piece saying Manziel is working out again and Shanny could sign him as a third string reclmation project....
|Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder)|
Kyle Shanahan-led offenses (YPG):
08 - 3rd
09 - 4th
10 - 18th
11 - 16th
12 - 5th
13 - 9th
14 - 23rd (Oh, Cleveland.)
15 - 7th
16 - 2nd
2018: BALLOTT-- HOFFMAN AND VLAD GET IN , EDGAR LIKELY ---1ST TIMERS:
CHIPPER JONES, JIM THOME - 602 HRS
-NBA LOOKING INTO ZA ZA V WESTBROOK - NBA BECOMING SOCCER ---ACTING IS TERRIBLE --WESTBROOK A 6/4 200 LB TOUGH MAN ---HURT BY THAT??? WOULD HE ACT THAT WAY ON THE STREEET? THESE ARE DIVES...TO DRAW FLAGRANTS WHICH OFFICIALS ARE FALLING FOR....THE MORE PLAYERS ARE REWARDED...THE MORE THEY WILL DIVE
-More impressive: Durant and what he has done ot Westbrook 's triple double ---MVP:
ASG: Curry not likely a starter:
Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 66th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. All current NBA players and a panel of basketball media will account for 25 percent each, with each participant completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three frontcourt players from both conferences.
Front court fans: Durant, ZA ZA Leonard---ID GO DURANT, LEONARD, ANTHONY DAVIS
BACK COURT FANS WAS: CURRY, HARDEM, I'D GO WESTBROOK, HARDEN
Durant, Leonard, Westbrook, Harden
East: James, GIANNIS, LOVE WAS FAN VOTE---I'D REPLACE LOVE WITH BUTLER ---BACK COURT: FANS WAS IRVING AND WADE....I'D GO IRVING AND DEROZEN...
MIDWAY POINT FOR WARRIORS: BETTER, WHAT YOU EXPECTED , WORSE....70 WIN PACE.....
Warriors at midway:
1. Durant evolving game - Defense rebounding and still lethal scorer
2. Curry competing against old self
3. Will big teams give them trouble in playoffs?
4. How can they stay motivated every night
5. Will Draymond win DPOY and keep himslef in check
-SPEARS: DURANT AND WESTBROOK LIKELY TO BE TEAMMATES AT 4 PM TODAY
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