The Raiders value has more than tripled since Mark Davis inherited a stake in the team from his late father seven years ago. The popularity of the NFL helps, no doubt, but the overriding factor is the Raiders’ pending move to Las Vegas and a state-of-the-art new stadium. In 2011, Forbes magazine pegged the Raiders
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."