March 27, 1961

Columnist George Ross argued in today’s Tribune that if Raider fans didn’t support the team when it played in San Francisco they’d never get a chance to support them in Oakland. “Our golden egg,” he wrote, “will wind up in somebody else’s nest–in Sacramento, or San Jose, or Fresno, or out of state–and we’ll be in Bushville, by the Bay.” He cited an assertion by the city of Minneapolis that the addition of the Twins and Vikings represented “a $15 million addition to the local economy,” and exhorted his readers to start buying up those season tickets or say goodbye to the team forever.

Oakland Tribune

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