By a vote of 31-1, the NFL made it official on Monday: The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas. Here’s the story.
There’s still a lot to sort out, like where the team will play in 2018 and beyond. But the reaction to the news was surreal on Twitter, and we’ve compiled some of the best tweets.
days like today are why I always chuckle when fans side with ownership and blast players for wanting to get paid
— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) March 27, 2017
RIP Oakland Raiders. The story of pro football in America will never be told without you.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) March 27, 2017
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 27, 2017
For every player on the #Raiders, the move will save them between $130-140k on every million earned.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 27, 2017
— Mike Rosenberg (@ByRosenberg) March 27, 2017
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) March 27, 2017
Oakland loses the Raiders, but gains Jose Canseco as an A's analyst. This seems like a fair deal.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 27, 2017
I mean the Raiders are basically doing a Frank McCourt deal with Vegas. Putting up almost no money, taking on gigantic debt. But whatevs
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) March 27, 2017
Wow. Mark Davis said fans who had already put down season ticket deposits for the #Raiders can get refunds. Class move.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2017
2017: Oakland Raiders
2018: Oakland Raiders
2019: TBD Raiders
2020: Las Vegas Raiders
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 27, 2017
Raiders to LV means sending 20 yr. old millionaires to a place built to prey on excess. This relocation has "disaster" tattooed on it's neck
— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) March 27, 2017
Davis said there's a prospect the Raiders could play the 2019 season at Oakland Coliseum as well
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) March 27, 2017
My dude got a baby in the bar celebrating at 11:30 AM on a Monday VEGAS RAIDERS KILLIN IT ALREADY pic.twitter.com/Ev9dnI8LUB
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 27, 2017
"I know [Mark Davis] has exhausted everything he could possibly do to stay in Oakland." – Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden pic.twitter.com/o9HPPyJcbh
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 27, 2017
As a Bay Area native, I truly feel for Oakland losing the Warriors & Raiders. I saw my first NFL and NBA games as a kid in Oakland. #SadDay
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) March 27, 2017
The Las Vegas Raiders. pic.twitter.com/4wlmo0w35M
— NFL (@NFL) March 27, 2017