Raiders' Move to Las Vegas Shows the Only Thing That Matters in the NFL Is Money

Raiders' Move to Las Vegas Shows the Only Thing That Matters in the NFL Is Money

The stench of the greed—even for a league that cherishes money over almost anything—is staggering. Like getting used to a smog-filled city and then being hit with the pungent smell of someone who hadn't showered for several days.

Pigs rolling in an ocean of mud aren't this fat and happy. Money, money, money. This is the NFL's motto. The Raiders' move to Las Vegas proves this. Yes, it is one of many things that illustrate this point, but this is the exclamation point. Just sin, baby.

There is nothing more mercenary, and merciless, than a sports league bolting three cities in the span of 14 months—St. Louis, San Diego and now Oakland. The NFL is allowed to make money. All of us should be. But the league needs to stop pretending it's about anything more than that. There's no question now that this is the NFL's sole purpose: making cash.

 

Mike FreemanNFL National Lead Writer