September 10, 2000 |
Times Staff Writer Steve Springer poses--and answers--the burning questions for this week's games: Question: Is there a reason to encourage the Oakland Raiders to come back to L.A.? Answer: Yes, the Lakers could repeat as NBA champions without having to worry about riots in the streets.
November 21, 1999
Times writer Steve Springer poses--and answers--the burning questions for this week's games: 1. Question: Is there any any chance the Oakland Raiders will come back to L.A.? Answer: Let's see. Raider boss Al Davis still maintains a place here. The team and the city of Oakland are locked in a legal battle. The initial roar over their return to Oakland is down to a faint hum. And the number of empty seats for home games is growing at an alarming rate. So what do you think? 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1998 |
Echoing the sentiment of the vast majority of whatever percentage of Los Angeles residents really care, the Los Angeles City Council took an unusually unequivocal stand on a pretty simple issue Friday: The city will not seek the return of the Raiders--or of their owner, Al Davis--to the Coliseum. "I don't think the welcome mat should ever be out," said Councilman Hal Bernson, who wrote the motion. "We have to be cognizant of what transpired when Mr. Davis was here before."
July 30, 1998 |
The following is a public service advisory. The NFL is in town today, but until it has finished pillaging Cleveland, it will not be able to dictate terms of surrender to those in Los Angeles working for the return of football.
August 29, 1995 |
Ray Ratto in the San Francisco Examiner: "With seven shopping days before the season opener, the [Oakland] Coliseum is still only three-fifths full, which means that the Raiders' homecoming is going to seem an awful lot like a Cincinnati-Tampa Bay game in December. "For much of this, you can thank Al Davis, whose customer-service skills could be matched by a KGB agent who just had an argument with his wife.
June 24, 1995 |
Last Nov. 13, the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys played "the game of the season," but it wasn't televised by Fox in Los Angeles. A Ram-Raider game that day at Anaheim Stadium had sold out, freeing it to be televised by NBC at 1 p.m. NFL television policies did not permit Fox to show another 1 p.m. game opposite the Rams and Raiders. The 49er-Cowboy game in San Francisco was also starting at 1. So Fox gave L.A. Chicago and Miami at 10 a.m.