NFL Still Does Not ‘Get’ Las Vegas, Even With Raiders

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist

LAS VEGAS (AP) ā€” Sometimes the bumbling bozos in charge of the NFL just can’t help themselves.

Or maybe they’ve been so afraid of Las Vegas for so long that they automatically start hyperventilating every time a player buys a plane ticket to this gambling town.

Blame it on their outdated and misguided beliefs about gambling and casinos ā€” all of which have long been dismissed by other sports leagues. Blame it on their sheer paranoia that somehow their golden goose will go away if players happen to walk by a blackjack table.

But, really, doesn’t the league realize its owners just voted 31-1 to allow the Oakland Raiders to move here?


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