Told you maniacs Raiders going to Alamo-Land was pipe dream

Told you maniacs Raiders going to Alamo-Land was pipe dream
August 12, 2014, 9:30 pm
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In other words, even hate speech is for sale. Get it while it’s hot, get it while it’s buttered.
Ray Ratto

I TOLD you maniacs that the Raiders going to San Antonio was a pipe dream – well, a dream that happened while its owner was on the pipe.

Turns out the most important industry in Alamo-Land – the Spurs – oppose the move. Unless, of course, the folks who own the Spurs magically win controlling interest of the team as well. From Tom Orsborn and Josh Baugh of the San Antonio Express News, the team would be undermined by the Raiders seeking out the same kind of local money that already goes to the Spurs – in short, the Raiders can stay if Mark Davis doesn’t.

And if Mark Davis can’t stay, Mark Davis would much prefer a different town.

Well, now you can’t say you weren’t told.

[RELATED: If relocated, Spurs would want control over Raiders]

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NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski doesn’t understand how a rule that doesn’t allow drivers to leave their cars a la Kevin Ward Jr. while on the track could possibly be enforced. I do, but let’s let him have his say first, via conference call.

“I don't know how you can enforce a rule like that unless you had a robot on the track to grab the person and put them back in the car. The only way you can enforce it is with a penalty system afterward. Really at that point, it's not effective. It's a difficult rule to try to make work.

“Whether it's racing or society, I'm not aware of any rule or law that works without the ability to enforce it. I hate to put myself in NASCAR's shoes. I think sometimes we put so many rules in place, it's almost impossible to enforce them all. I don't know what the line is or if there should be a line or an area that needs a rule. Man, I'm glad I don't have to make that decision.”

But the rule is easy to make AND enforce. Get out of your car, and your next race is over before it starts. Your sponsors and owners will get it through your thick skulls after only one slip. The technical term is taking money from the boss.

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Speaking of the boss, here’s the new one: Steve Ballmer's bid to purchase the Clippers closed Tuesday after the entry of an order by a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust. As expected.

But because there’s no fun without a lawyer hanging out the back of it, the NBA took the opportunity to file a counterclaim in federal court against Sterling and the trust, saying he caused “devastating and incalculable harm.” The league is seeking to recover damages from Sterling's final bout with madness.

In other words, even hate speech is for sale. Get it while it’s hot, get it while it’s buttered.

[RELATED: Ballmer takes over Clippers]

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And while we’re on that topic, here’s one more big score for Danny Snyder’s need to make everyone believe that he, the owner of the Washington Fighting Slurs, is really the friend of the native population. From DC SportsBog, which must cover this idiocy daily, the team just released its own two-minute video about the name that looks like the anti-name video from the Super Bowl.

The video quotes a variety of Native Americans who say that they aren’t bothered by (or actually like) the team name. Many of the people quoted are from Rocky Boy’s Reservation in Montana, which has received an influx of money from the team in recent weeks.

Again, and for all people everywhere, I ask if we can’t please get to the bribery stage, where Snyder gets paid by his partners to change the name and stop letting this be a thing.

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And finally, Roger Goodell did the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS. Fill in your own hilarious response.