Oakland Raiders: Mark Davis Would Be Wrong to Move Raiders to LA

They are the Raider nation, the Silver and Black, and arguably the franchise with the most tradition in the NFL.

This Oakland Raiders franchise, despite playing the last 17 years in Oakland, may be on its way out shortly and on it's way back to Los Angeles.

According to CBS Sports, Mark Davis is contemplating the idea of moving the Raiders franchise back to L.A.  where the team played from 1982-1994. Davis said that no stadium and a competitive market are some of the driving forces.

"It's such a competitive business," Davis said. "It really is competitive. We can't compete for a lot of the players that other teams can, at times."

On one end, it would seem the perfect move for a franchise that has brought in new general management, has to bring in a new head coach and needs to play in a new stadium regardless.

It would also mean that the team goes back to L.A., the place where this team was able to play over a decade of football before moving over to Oakland.

Yet when it's all said and done, this is a move that would destroy a fanbase that the organization has built in Oakland. Inevitably, the team would develop a new fanbase in L.A. yet at the expense of each Oakland Raiders fan in the city of Oakland.

From a business perspective, it may or may not be the correct decision to make financially.

However, looking at the move from an NFL follower's perspective, it is a move that destroys the fanbase that has developed in Oakland. 

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