On Sunday at 12 p.m. PT, the Las Vegas Aces host Game 1 of the WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun. The Las Vegas Raiders play their season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers some 280 miles distant and 85 minutes later.
Owner Mark Davis of both Las Vegas teams is now in Southern California for the season-opening of his favorite football club. But before deciding, he told ESPN on Saturday night, that he would make a list of the benefits and drawbacks.
Mark Davis To Attend Sunday’s Raiders Season Opening
Davis said, “As I’ve stated previously, I feel like a single mom with two children and each one of them has something different to do on the same day at the same time, and you have to make a choice.”
The Aces were playing at home, and after giving it some thought, I decided to go to the Raiders game since it was Josh McDaniels’ first game as coach of the team. I don’t think I’ll be missed as much since (the Aces) have a passionate (fan) base in Las Vegas.
On Sunday, We’ll Play Our Fourth Game Of The Season, And It Will Be In Connecticut
“Therefore, it was logical to act in that way. I plan on going to the Aces game next Sunday unless we have to play the fourth game the following week in Connecticut.”
In what would normally be Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, the Raiders visit the Arizona Cardinals. Davis said he has not missed a Raiders game in quite some time.
“What I’ve also stated is the Aces are not a pastime; it’s the real thing to me,” Davis said. “That is an idea I wholeheartedly support. They’re pros, and I’m hoping we can bring a title to Sin City.
If you think back to 1990 and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team, you’ll remember that Jerry Tarkanian was able to turn around a losing season.”
Who Was Mobbed For Selfies In The Team Hotel Lobby?
Davis, who was surrounded by fans wanting selfies in the foyer of the team hotel and complied with their requests for photos, also expressed his displeasure with the fact that Game 1 of the WNBA Finals was scheduled to take place on the same weekend as the opening weekend for the NFL season.
He said that he had a hard time comprehending the “why” and “how” of the situation. “I don’t know who made that choice; I don’t know whether it was the league, the networks, or all of them together.
I don’t know who made that decision. Nevertheless, it is clear that they need to reconsider it. It makes absolutely no sense to schedule the first game of the WNBA Finals to take place on the same day as the first game of the National Football League season.
I really hope that others will hear this, and if they do, maybe they will turn on two televisions in their pubs. In all seriousness, I would really appreciate it if folks would. make sure that one of the televisions was tuned to the WNBA game while they were watching football.
Get Media Contracts By Promoting The WNBA
“It doesn’t make any sense to me, especially because attracting viewers is key to securing lucrative media contracts for the WNBA.
One of our primary goals at the moment is to get a media deal that will allow these ladies to earn more money, or at the very least, allow the teams to function. This makes things much more difficult.
They could counter with, “Well, look at your Finals (ratings), they didn’t garner many eyes,” making your case weaker. That will be a negotiating tool for them. It won’t deter us, however. We’re almost there.”
Since the Raiders’ top players, including quarterback Derek Carr, wide receivers Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow, and tight end Darren Waller.
Left tackle Kolton Miller, defensive ends Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones, and linebacker Denzel Perryman, who did not participate in the preseason, Davis claims he does not know “enough” about the team on the eve of the season opener.
During McDaniels’ tenure as head coach, the Raiders swept their preseason games. While Davis has seen some practice and preseason action, he has yet to see “the ones” in action. That’s something to keep an eye on. It’s a thrilling prospect.
Our offensive is armed and ready to go. We now have a fantastic offensive unit, and the defense, well, we’ll see how it goes. Exciting moments often occur on defense. Okay, well, we’ll see.
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