Oakland Raiders: Reasons why moving to London is a terrible idea

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The Oakland Raiders are in serious discussions to play the 2019 NFL season in London at White Hart Lane. Let’s have a conversation about why that’s a terrible idea.

The Oakland Raiders are in a difficult situation right now. With a year to go before their new home in Las Vegas is ready, owner Mark Davis has been forced into a corner when it comes to working out a deal to remain in the Bay Area for that final season.

As a result, the Raiders’ attention has turned to London. The NFL is desperate to test how the market would respond to a full season of action. While moving the Raiders there for one year may seem like the ideal opportunity to perform said test, the potential negatives of the scenario far outweigh the positives.

Well, Davis apparently doesn’t see it. According to the Daily Mail’s Derek Hunter, the Raiders are in discussions with Tottenham Hotspur to share their stadium in 2019. Construction is still under way, but the belief is it’ll be ready by the time the upcoming NFL season begins in September.

So is it a good idea? Should we have a season of the London Raiders before they make their permanent move to Sin City? If you ask me, I’d tell you it was a terrible idea.

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Now that you know my stance on the subject, let me go into further detail. Hopefully by the time you’re done reading this, you’ll agree that the Raiders playing a single season in London is one of the worst ideas we’ve heard in some time.