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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 3, 2016.

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  1. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    Hah, Rapaport just brought up an interesting point. Visiting teams are going to have their hands full when going to LV trying to keep their guys off the strip. Honestly never thought about that. My guess is Lake Las Vegas could be getting very busy about 8 weekends a year.
     
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    It will be interesting if this is now added incentive for Marshawn so that Oakland can go out with a bang or if he sees this as a slight to his hometown. I heard over the weekend that they were back in on Brown, but it was more due to him circling back around after not getting the offers he thought were coming. It'd be sweet to get him, Lynch AND somehow Aldon Smith is reinstated and not off to prison. That D could be legendary.
     
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    RAIDERS could have their hands full keeping their own guys fully in line as well.
    WR Brandon Marshall made a good point..the locker room is key..must have strong leadership.
    Carr, Mack, Del Rio, McKenzie..RAIDERS currently have very strong leadership, but of course it's going to have to continue on past the point of these guys' careers.
    It'll be a challenge, but getting off to a good start with those guys already in place figures to be the best case scenario
     
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    Brown is almost in the same position that Dozier was..few ILB openings around the league and the teams that do need them ( aside from the RAIDERS) aren't very good so no real incentive to pay him that much.
    He's trying to use Miami as leverage against the RAIDERS, but Miami just signed 2 starting ILB's - Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons.
    McKenzie is just waiting for him to come back around and he'll probably get a 1yr deal..maybe 2yrs or 1 and 1..I'd be shocked if he didn't land w/the RAIDERS, but stranger things have happened.
    Marshawn, I've heard, is trying to be a good guy and not hurt any feelings in Seattle where he's still a fan favorite..he wants to be released and the second he unretires he probably will be released.
    Seattle has 14M in cap space and 6M of that is going to the draft..which of course leaves them w/9M and Marshawn's actual cap number is 9M.
    Seattle literally cannot afford for him to unretire, can't go about normal operations if he does, so it's pretty much all a PR sandwich right now that everyone's chewing on.
    Aldon is done..RAIDERS don't even have to release him because his contract is void until he's reinstated.
    He needs real help..away from the NFL-type of help because that hasn't worked thus far in his career.
     
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    I actually think it will be fun to see this, since they should get a high number of road fans at every game. With a huge fanbase in SoCal they should still outdraw road fans, but it won't be the same as it was in Oakland where no one wants to go. I like thinking about the vibe that the city will have on game weekends. If you are ever on the Strip or Downtown during a NASCAR weekend, you can always tell - and I imagine Raider weekends will have the same vibe with the thousands of fans visiting. As a former Las Vegan, I find this is exciting. I'm not a Raiders fan, but I'm 100x more likely to trek to Las Vegas for a game than I am to go 20 miles up the 405 to a Chargers game.
     
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    LOL at the thought of teams sequestering their players at Lake Las Vegas. Honestly, not a bad idea for the area to start working on selling that idea since the place is one step away from becoming a ghost town.
     
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    We went there when I feel like they first opened. I really enjoyed it since I was too young for the strip and this place had bomb food and a decent atmosphere.
     
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    Have a cousin that's pretty big in the fight game who has a place there, so I've been to Vegas more times than I care to remember.
    Don't know about NASCAR, but the atmosphere during a big fight weekend alone is off the charts, can't wait to see how the NFL does.
    But yeah, speaking of the fight game..watch out for old UFC guy/Vegas big wig Lorenzo Fertitta trying to get his share of the RAIDERS in the future, pretty loud whispers there.
    Anyway, sometimes I stay at the Aria just because of the atmosphere
     
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    not to mention the brothels
     
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    There aren't any brothels in Las Vegas, at least not officially. Everything is done on the DL. As far as actual brothels in Pahrump etc... I've never been, but from what I've heard/read, they aren't exactly the most desirable places to visit.
     
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    I was also there around the time places were just opening up. It's a gorgeous area, and it wasn't crowded yet because it was all new. I went there again probably 4-5 years later (after the recession started), just to check it out, and there were even less people - seemed like not nearly enough people to keep the area afloat.
     
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    hmm, that's too bad, but that is definitely a spot that is going to attract an odd crowd for LV. Like I could see my GF and I staying there if we ever had a reason to go as we both don't care much for the gambling scene. So they're really just relying on that crowd which there probably aren't many. It was funny though, that pool was packed with beautiful 20-somethings that seemed out of place among all the families.
     
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    The first time I went I was living in Vegas and had received some specials in the mail, we went kayaking and I think it was $10 for the day for 2 people. It could be that all the 20-somethings at the pool were locals who got deals to hang out. Truth be told, attracting the non-gambling crowd is not good business, so if that's the crowd showing up then they aren't happy. It's an odd area, out of the way and you have to have a car to get there. I'd like to see it do well, like I said it's a beautiful area, but if you stay there you are kind of committing yourself to not visiting any other area of Vegas.
     
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    Wonder if they gave any thought at all to " Sin City " RAIDERS
    Would probably be tough to get backing there tho
     
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    Haha, this is actually the name I was hoping for. It fits the organization and it is not like it is unheard of in sports, ie Golden State
     
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    My guess is it'll be tossed around in an informal type of way
    Would've definitely been cool to get that on an official level
     
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    That would be cool, but I think at best you are looking at that as an informal nickname. With all the money the city is dumping in, I'm sure they want to use it as an opportunity to further brand "Las Vegas". Or to put it in Vegas terms: The name "Sin City Raiders" is a 500:1 shot.
     
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    I could see both the NFL and actually the city of Las Vegas fighting it somewhat, but boy would I like it. The Sin City Raiders! It's also sneaky good marketing, I feel like it would be viewed by some fans as "Our Team" not a Las Vegas team since it does stick with persona of an organization who will now have moved 3 times in under 40 years.
     
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    RAIDERS looking to be the 1st franchise to win a Super Bowl for 3 different cities.
    Maybe San Diego should fear not?
    Maybe one day.......naaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
     
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    Yeah I think so too, long shot


    Yeah, agreed, I think it would sort of placate to the fans in Oakland and LA as well
    It's interesting for sure from a marketing standpoint..I know I'm done counting the RAIDERS out of anything..I have lived to see the day that Vegas has a NFL team.

     
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