Is Oakland, a city with some of the most passionate fans in sports, destined to lose its professional teams?
By Jordan Conn
The threat was there in April, on the night Steph Curry shot his way to superstardom, when, for a few moments, Oracle Arena seemed to levitate by the force of fans’ screams. It was there last October, when the A’s crowd stunned the visiting Tigers by standing and cheering for 20 minutes, all to celebrate a season that had just ended with a loss. And it was there again this September, when the parking lot outside O.co Coliseum filled before 7 a.m. with football’s most degenerate tailgaters, there for their terrible Raiders’ game against the even-more-terrible Jaguars.