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San Diego Chargers & Oakland Raiders Heading To Carson

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San Diego Chargers & Oakland Raiders Heading To Carson!?!

Los Angeles has gone without a NFL team since the early 90s and now that’s all about to change since San Diego Chargers & Oakland Raiders Heading To Carson!

CelebNMusic247.com has just learned that the San Diego Chargers & Oakland Raiders time may be up in their cities and they are on the lookout for security so that have partnered up and will jointly pursue a shared, $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson as an alternative.

The two teams have been bitter a rivalry as any in the NFL but in a sense, they’re now partners. The official announcement was made on Friday since they have already bought the land to build the stadium.

While the city of Carson is getting two teams, the city of Inglewood may be getting the St. Louis Rams, a team that played for LA back in the day. Rams owner Stan Kroenke, announced in January that he has plans to build an 80,000-seat stadium on the land that used to be Hollywood Park.

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It’s a completely new renovation that will increase the value of Inglewood and give jobs. It’s a great fit for the city since there will be a metro rail coming through the area as well.

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While the proposal prompts dismay in San Diego, hope in Oakland the Silver & Black and the Powder Blue — the Raiders and Chargers have actually been closer over the years than many people might think.

Chargers President Dean Spanos said, referring to the late Al Davis, legendary owner of the Raiders:

“Al is also a big reason for the strong rivalry between the Raiders and the Chargers and its popularity among both teams’ fans.”

 “He personified the image and mystique of the Raiders, and that image has helped build the strength of our rivalries and the popularity of our game. There has been no one in the NFL like Al Davis.”

However, The Chargers and Raiders will continue to seek public subsidies for new stadiums in their home markets, but they are developing a detailed proposal for a privately financed Los Angeles venue in the event they can’t get deals done in San Diego and Oakland by the end of this year, according to the teams.

On Thursday, the Chargers and Raiders said:

“We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason: If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises.”

The teams are working with “Carson2gether,” a group of business and labor leaders. The coalition will announce the project Friday at a news conference near the 168-acre site, a parcel at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of the 405 Freeway and Del Amo Boulevard.

Take a look at this layout for the joint stadium planned for Carson:

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If all three teams come to Los Angeles, who are you going to call your team?

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Oakland Raiders Moving to San Antonio TX

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Oakland Raiders Moving to San Antonio TX???

According to reports Oakland may be loosing their NFL team as the Oakland Raider may be packing their bags and heading south to San Antonio, Texas.

CelebNMusic247.com learned via YahooSports who is reporting that the Oakland Raider might be heading to San Antonio, Texas if they don’t get a new stadium in the east bay.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, upset with the stadium situation, met with San Antonio officials about possibly relocating his team, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday. The Express-News said Davis met with former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros, then-mayor Julián Castro, city manager Sheryl Sculley, Mario Hernandez of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and Richard Perez and David McGee, the president and chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, respectively, on the weekend of July 18.

The meeting was confirmed when Sculley issued a memo to the city council after the Express-News story broke, describing it as “preliminary due diligence” after Davis expressed interest in a “possible relocation of his NFL team to San Antonio.”

It’s fair to wonder if this is a bluff by Davis, a move to put some heat on Oakland officials to get a new stadium. But it’s worth noting that the meeting happened about a week-and-a-half ago, and the story was leaked to a San Antonio newspaper. If the Raiders were really just engaging in a public staredown, using San Antonio as a bargaining chip, part of that process is actually making the meeting public. Unless the Raiders decided to leak it to a media outlet in Texas first, they were very quiet on the situation. 

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San Antonio could house an NFL team. The Alamodome is there, and it is the home of the University of Texas at San Antonio‘s football team. It also has hosted NFL preseason games in the past, and the Alamo Bowl. It would need some renovations, or the Raiders will need a new stadium there, but it’s not like the Raiders would need a stadium to be built to move there. There are plenty of hurdles to cross even if the Raiders decided to move, to San Antonio or anywhere else, but it’s hard to dismiss this news as insigificant.

Oakland’s lease is up at the worn out O.co Coliseum after this season. The Raiders want a new stadium. The meeting in San Antonio could be a sign that officials in Oakland are running out of time to get it done and keep the Raiders.

The Raiders put out a statement on the matter after the Express-News story came out:

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Do you think the Oakland Raiders Moving to San Antonio TX is a smart move?

We hope it’s NOT true, we love the Oakland Raiders!

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Seahawks Acquire Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor

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Seahawks Acquire Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor

In the Oakland Raiders’ 2013 preseason finale, quarterback Terrelle Pryor may not have impressed the Raiders but he did make an impact on the defending Super Bowl champions.

CelebNMusic247.com has learned that on Monday evening, the Seahawks announced that they had traded a 2014 seventh-round pick to Oakland for Pryor, who is in the last year of his rookie contract.  While the Raiders acquired quarterback Matt Schaub this offseason since the were planning to release Pryor if no trade offers were forthcoming.

General manager John Schneider said in a statement:

Terrelle is an incredibly explosive athlete and we’re excited for him to come in and compete.” 

Referring to Pryor as a “athlete” has some wondering if the Seahawks have it in mind to convert Pryor to an H-back or receiver role, which was a point of discussion among some NFL teams when he was selected by Oakland in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft. Pryor had left the Ohio State team after it was discovered that he was part of the memorabilia-for-cash scandal that cost then-head coach Jim Tressel his job. When Pryor entered the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for his first five games — the same suspension he would have received had he stayed with the Buckeyes.

Pryor didn’t attempt a pass in his first NFL regular season, and completed just 14 of 30 passes for 155 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in 2012. Last season, he was given the opportunity to take the Raiders’ starting job, but lost it to Matt McGloin late in the season. He ended his third NFL campaign with 156 completions in 272 attempts for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 picks.

 Terrelle Pryor spoke to SI after that preseason game in Seattle saying:

“Accuracy, and timing with receivers.”

“I think I’ve definitely gotten better with that. Making strides. Today, I threw one to Rod [Streater], and he wasn’t even out of his break yet. That’s just throwing with timing and understanding where he’s going to be. What I did badly today? Throwing that pick. I was late [on the throw], and that’s something that can’t happen. We were moving the ball, and got three points two times, and I believe we could have kept it moving on the first drive. We’ve just got to make that play.”

He adds:

“At the end of the day, it’s their world.”

“They get to choose and set the rules. All I can do is speak for myself. I broke rules, and I paid for it. I made those mistakes when I was 18. I took it as a man, and I’m moving on.”

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