The Raiders were 0-8 and looking for a new stadium deal. McCallum was invited to attend the game as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service Weekend, recognizing Veterans Day. He was in charge of lighting the ceremonial eternal flame honoring late Raiders owner Al Davis. Afterward, on the field, he made his case for Las Vegas to Mark Davis.
I know you’re trying to move out of Oakland and are working on the deal to L.A., McCallum said to Davis, but have you ever thought about coming to Las Vegas
According to McCallum, Davis said that he had considered it and even discussed it informally with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman, who suggested a potential stadium site out by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, roughly 12 miles north of downtown. (It was revealed later that Davis had purchased the website domain for LasVegasRaiders.com in 1998).
McCallum didn’t like the speedway location and offered an alternative.
You need to come down to Las Vegas and meet with UNLV, he told Davis. I think it would be a great partnership there, and I think there’s money here to help get this done.
Apparently one network feels the reduced amount of breaks worked last season and will continue to use them. At the annual NFL owners meeting, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said that he was happy with the changes to the game presentation that took effect last season. He added that there won’t be any more major changes coming to the way we watch NFL games on TV in 2018.
Will anyone catch the Astros Can the Dodgers return to the World Series A new MLB season is here.
Taylor’s ascension is more than the story of a player finding himself mid-career. It reflects a key trait about the way the Dodgers operate. It’s not just about financial resources. It’s not just about paying equal attention to the traditional areas of scouting and minor league development. It’s also about finding diamonds in the rough and having a coaching staff that helps second-chance veterans become better versions of themselves.
Part of having depth is also creating opportunity, Zaidi said. We can talk about depth, but no player wants to view themselves as depth. Every player believes in his ability to be a big leaguer and believes he has a chance to impact the team, given that chance.