For the third time in franchise history, the Raiders are on the move. If youâre keeping score at home, the Raiders also moved after the 1981 season (from Oakland to Los Angeles) and after the 1994 season (from Los Angeles to Oakland).
The big difference this time around though is that -- unlike 1981 and 1994 -- Twitter now exists, making it much, much easier for jilted fans to complain about the Raiders, and thatâs exactly what happened on Monday.
As soon as the Raiders officially announced the move, the floodgates opened, and everyone in Oakland started to let them have it.
Letâs start with this guy.
@RAIDERS thanks for letting Oakland down— Scott (@ScottyD_007) March 27, 2017
Ouch. That was short and to the point.
If the Raiders get tired of Vegas (like they did with Los Angeles in 1994), fans in Oakland donât even want them back this time around.
@RAIDERS been a fan since '83. I hope this greedy, heartless move fails spectacularly and the CA legislature bars you from returning.— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) March 27, 2017
Thereâs also this.
Betraying one of the most loyal fans in all of sports for money. Y'all should be ashamed. @RAIDERS— Jacoby (@JacobyFC) March 27, 2017
It definitely doesnât sound like heâll be cheering for the Raiders anymore.
The Raidersâ move to Vegas passed with a 31-1 vote. So who was the owner who went against it? This guy has the answer.
@RAIDERS Dolphins were the only team to vote against it... need a new team, Raiders fans?— Andrew Weiss (@WeissHockeyQ) March 27, 2017
Raiders players were slightly more diplomatic about the move.
Derek Carr, who grew up in California, shared a poignant message after the move was announced. The Raiders quarterback said he âfeels the painâ of fans in Oakland, but Carr added that the team will be bringing a âpiece of Oaklandâ to Vegas.
March 27, 2017
Carr uses Verizon. Thatâs nice to know. Jilted Raiders fans are probably all going to cancel their service now.
Anyway, on the Vegas end of things, letâs just say the city seems pretty excited about the announcement. Like, seriously, the actual city tweeted about it.
It's official. Welcome, Raiders! 🏈🎉💯 #LVRaiders pic.twitter.com/rSWUvCwXF0— City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) March 27, 2017
As most of you probably know, you canât have a celebration in Vegas unless itâs at a bar, and the people below clearly know this.
Las Vegas just found out about the NFL owners vote. pic.twitter.com/ryqf5uQ1xd— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 27, 2017
Bonus points to the guy on the far right who brought his baby with him to the celebration. Guessing sheâll be a Raiders fan for life.
You know what, letâs get a better look at that baby, who is somehow sleeping through this entire ordeal.
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
Thatâs impressive, especially for a baby.
The wildest part about the Raidersâ being in Vegas means Raiders fans in Vegas, which means...
The Black Hole in Las Vegas for Raiders games is going to be the most drunk place in the sporting world.— Matthew Harold (@MatthewHarold83) March 27, 2017
Yeah, that could get interesting.
Speaking of getting drunk, this isnât a horrible idea for a new logo.
The Las Vegas Raiders logo should be a drunk pirate protesting as he's thrown out of the Bellagio— The DC3 Hijacker (@VJ_Ostrowski) March 27, 2017
Of course, as we all know, you canât do a tweet round-up and not include someone making fun of the Browns, so letâs end on that.
Did You Know: Following the Raiders move to Las Vegas, the largest American city without a NFL team is now Cleveland.— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) March 27, 2017