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Wile_E_Coyote
04-27-2006, 10:15 AM
<A name=306987>Chargers | Las Vegas calls
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Ronald W. Powell, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman contacted the San Diego Chargers (http://www.kffl.com/team/31/nfl) this week about the possibility of beginning talks that could end with relocating the Chargers (http://www.kffl.com/team/31/nfl) to Las Vegas. The Chargers (http://www.kffl.com/team/31/nfl) responded with a letter informing Goodman that their lease with San Diego prohibits them from talking with other cities until Jan. 1. Goodman said Wednesday, April 26, that he is not deterred. Goodman's overture came as a result of the announcement last week by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders that he supports allowing the Chargers (http://www.kffl.com/team/31/nfl) to explore relocating to other cities in the county in the team's pursuit of a new stadium.

What are the odds that even a bad team in Las Vegas would have a sold out stadium?

Deberg_1990
04-27-2006, 10:16 AM
I thought sports franchises tended to shy away from Vegas due to the whole "gambling" aspect???

Rooster
04-27-2006, 10:18 AM
I thought sports franchises tended to shy away from Vegas due to the whole "gambling" aspect???

I thought that too.

ct
04-27-2006, 10:19 AM
I vote yes. Why? Purely selfish reasons. If I ever wanted to go to a Chiefs road game, the air/hotel packages to Vegas are dirt friggin cheap!!

morphius
04-27-2006, 10:21 AM
I thought that too.
They do. But the city has grown a lot to, so it is becoming more realistic.

StcChief
04-27-2006, 10:24 AM
An away game with other stuff to do....

Wile_E_Coyote
04-27-2006, 10:26 AM
a NFL team in Las Vegas could have the worst home field advantage, bar none

Wile_E_Coyote
04-27-2006, 11:52 AM
not going to die this easy

ENDelt260
04-27-2006, 11:54 AM
That could be horrible for me. I'd fly out every year and miss the game.

Carlota69
04-27-2006, 12:02 PM
Believe me when I tell you that bring a pro sports team to Vegas will happen. It's just a matter of time.

There have been tons of rumors about baseball, but not football. But maybe when tagliaboo-hoo ends his reign we have a shot.

The hotels, Caesars in paticluar, have already offered to build the stadium, they are just bitching over where to put it.

As far as gambling is concerned, that's really not an issue, you just can't bet on the team when they are home, and any team that's playing them. I heard that's how they deal with college games. people make it a bigger issue than it really is.


Thats what we hear in Sin city anyways.

As far as homefield advantage, yeah, vegas would be just like San Diego is now (have you ever gone to a Charger home game?), so it really wouldn't be much different..;-)

Amnorix
04-27-2006, 12:06 PM
I thought sports franchises tended to shy away from Vegas due to the whole "gambling" aspect???


Word, especially the NFL, which was built and lives on gambling and gamblers, but pretends as hard as it can that this isn't the case.

But don't fudge your injury report or else!! :spank: :whip:

sd4chiefs
04-27-2006, 12:11 PM
a NFL team in Las Vegas could have the worst home field advantage, bar none

It could not be much worst than home field advantage in San Diego.

ct
04-27-2006, 12:13 PM
Word, especially the NFL, which was built and lives on gambling and gamblers, but pretends as hard as it can that this isn't the case.

But don't fudge your injury report or else!! :spank: :whip:

Or leave your jersey untucked, or wear colored socks. And you damn sure better not celebrate after you score a TD!!

ENDelt260
04-27-2006, 12:17 PM
Or leave your jersey untucked, or wear colored socks. And you damn sure better not celebrate after you score a TD!!
What the hell do untucked jerseys, colored socks, and TD celebrations have to do with point spreads?

Amnorix
04-27-2006, 12:22 PM
Or leave your jersey untucked, or wear colored socks. And you damn sure better not celebrate after you score a TD!!

That's part of the image-consciousness of the NFL, and that's all fine.

What I'm talking about is the hypocrisy of the NFL when it comes to the whole gambling thang... I don't expect them to come out and say "we love gamblers and Vegas and the mob and want to get into bed with them", but what they DO versus what they SAY are light-years apart.

ct
04-27-2006, 12:25 PM
I'm only illustrating the vanity of the league. Spending so much time on "image" to cover up crap exactly like you're talking about Amnorix.

meStevo
04-27-2006, 11:07 PM
I think it will happen someday, but don't think it will be this soon, San Diego will move before a stadium will be built, they can't agree where to put one really at the moment - that debate has been going for years. Leave it to Goodman to get it straightened out.

Even as a Chiefs fan, it would be friggen great to have a team here. I'd buy season tickets just to help support it (along with my friends) and enjoy the games we can watch in person.

So sick of going to San Diego to watch the Chiefs get beat (haven't seen them win there on any of my visits), this way it will be a shorter ride home.

Garcia Bronco
04-28-2006, 08:05 AM
If they moved a team to Vegas I would assume games would be fixed and stop watching the NFL all together

Ultra Peanut
04-28-2006, 08:23 AM
If they moved a team to Vegas I would assume games would be fixed and stop watching the NFL all togetherIf you're that paranoid, why not assume they are now?

Crush
04-28-2006, 09:14 AM
We all know that the Chargers will be moving to L.A. in the near future.

HC_Chief
04-28-2006, 09:20 AM
If SD were to move to LV I'd be <i>less</i> likely to buy tix for the game.

SD > LV

Crush
04-28-2006, 09:24 AM
Also, I really doubt the NFL would allow a team to be located in Vegas. That would create a Mecca of paranoia.

Carlota69
04-28-2006, 09:32 AM
I think it will happen someday, but don't think it will be this soon, San Diego will move before a stadium will be built, they can't agree where to put one really at the moment - that debate has been going for years. Leave it to Goodman to get it straightened out.

Even as a Chiefs fan, it would be friggen great to have a team here. I'd buy season tickets just to help support it (along with my friends) and enjoy the games we can watch in person.

So sick of going to San Diego to watch the Chiefs get beat (haven't seen them win there on any of my visits), this way it will be a shorter ride home.


I agree, and so does most of LV. I work with ESPN Radio here in Vegas and that has been the big topic of discussion. ALthough we all agree that the chances are very slim, we would support it fully. We would buy season tickets so we could go to all the games and I would show up every chance I got to root against the Chargers, unless it would benefit the Chiefs if the Chargers won.

People are so worried about the gambling, but that goes on now, so what would be the big difference? The reason the Super Bowl is the biggest game is sports is becasue of the gambling. I dont get the paranoia at all.

JBucc
04-28-2006, 09:33 AM
If you're that paranoid, why not assume they are now?Exactomundoley. It's not like gambling is limited to Vegas nowadays. What with the telegraph and internet under the table dealings can happen anywhere.

Carlota69
04-28-2006, 09:36 AM
Exactomundoley. It's not like gambling is limited to Vegas nowadays. What with the telegraph and internet under the table dealings can happen anywhere.

Amen. Joe Blow from NY can go to sites like sportsbook.com and bet on the Giants game. Whats the difference when it comes to Vegas?

Kerberos
04-28-2006, 09:38 AM
I agree, and so does most of LV. I work with ESPN Radio here in Vegas and that has been the big topic of discussion. ALthough we all agree that the chances are very slim, we would support it fully. We would buy season tickets so we could go to all the games and I would show up every chance I got to root against the Chargers, unless it would benefit the Chiefs if the Chargers won.

People are so worried about the gambling, but that goes on now, so what would be the big difference? The reason the Super Bowl is the biggest game is sports is becasue of the gambling. I dont get the paranoia at all.


Is there enough empty space out by the strip to build something like a staduim W/Parking??? Or would they have to think about putting it more out towards Henderson??

My mom and dad retired and moved to Henderson 8 years ago and I would love to spend a vacation out there and go watch a chiefs game while I was there. But it wouldn't matter where they put the stadium cause I would go either way. It would just be closer via Henderson.

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cadmonkey
04-28-2006, 09:43 AM
No way the NFL lets this happen. to many outside problems to have a team so close to people in vegas to influence the game.

Carlota69
04-28-2006, 02:20 PM
Is there enough empty space out by the strip to build something like a staduim W/Parking??? Or would they have to think about putting it more out towards Henderson??

My mom and dad retired and moved to Henderson 8 years ago and I would love to spend a vacation out there and go watch a chiefs game while I was there. But it wouldn't matter where they put the stadium cause I would go either way. It would just be closer via Henderson.

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I think the powers that be were talking about the land by old downtown. There is a huge spot available for a stadium, but again, this talk has always been about th NBA or MLB, not NFL.

But hey, one can hope...

BIG_DADDY
04-28-2006, 02:22 PM
If they can use an existing one great. If not then no there are already too many teams.

RedDread
04-28-2006, 02:23 PM
It could not be much worst than home field advantage in San Diego.

Agreed, every time I see the Broncos/Raiders play in SD I see so many colors from the away team it's ridiculous.

Rain Man
04-28-2006, 04:28 PM
If they moved a team to Las Vegas, I think the team name should be the Las Vegas Mafia.

JBucc
04-28-2006, 04:46 PM
If they moved a team to Las Vegas, I think the team name should be the Las Vegas Mafia.That would be cool, but everyone's too PR obsessed to do that.