Bolts should move with Raiders

Antelope Valley Press - - Sports -

Can the Raiders take the Car­son Charg­ers with them to Las Ve­gas? The Raiders play their fi­nal game in Cal­i­for­nia Sun­day, in the Charg­ers’ fi­nal game at ROKiT Field at Dig­nity Health Sports Park.

What an amaz­ing irony, hav­ing the word “dig­nity” in the same sen­tence with the Charg­ers and the Raiders.

They wanted to go in to­gether on a shared sta­dium in Car­son in 2016.

Fi­nally, on Sun­day, they will.

Never mind the bilge that last week’s loss to the Jacksonvil­le Jaguars marked the Raiders’ fi­nal home game in Oak­land.

Sun­day will be a home game for the Raiders, just as every game in Car­son has been a home game for the vis­it­ing team.

At least the Raiders can look for­ward to Al­le­giant Sta­dium astride the 15 free­way in down­town Las Ve­gas next year.

The NFL prob­a­bly un­der­stands the re­luc­tance of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to send the bo­gus ar­ti­cles of Im­peach­ment across the hall to the United States Se­nate.

Do they re­ally want to send the Charg­ers to SoFi Sta­dium, where in­stead of 28,000 fans of the vis­it­ing team, there’ll be closer to 60,000?

The game sto­ries from there will have the at­ten­dance fig­ures as prom­i­nent as the fi­nal score.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke is right­fully out­raged by the cost over­runs in In­gle­wood, where a $2 bil­lion price tag is now closer to $5 bil­lion.

And the Charg­ers are go­ing to show their grat­i­tude by acres of empty seats next sea­son?

The Charg­ers should have never left San Diego.

Af­ter the fail­ure of the new sta­dium ini­tia­tive on the 2016 bal­lot that was dis­torted by Trump Derange­ment Syn­drome.

They should have taken another shot in 2018.

But owner Dean Spanos’ eyes were filled with greedy delu­sions of cash in L.A.

Just like Al Davis did in 1982.

Three years af­ter they in­vited them­selves north, the Charg­ers re­main vis­i­tors in Los An­ge­les.

It’s not fair to any­one in pow­der blue.

Per­haps Oak­land will be­come an op­tion, or maybe St. Louis.

We may hear Merry Christ­mas give way to Viva Las Ve­gas.

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