Celebrated A-lister Tom Hanks is one of America’s most cherished Hollywood talents.
He’s entertained moviegoers for decades, but when it comes to their very own entertainment, Hanks claims he won’t be tuning in for Raiders football games when the franchise relocates to Las Vegas.
Once the Oakland Raiders relocate to Las Vegas, expected to occur in 2020, do not look for Tom Hanks on the sidelines.
There’s no crying in baseball, as Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan so memorably said in ‘A League of Their very Own,’ but as it pertains to football and Hanks’ beloved Raiders, apparently there clearly was.
Appearing at a fundraiser in bay area to help local training, Hanks told attendees he’s going on a two-year moratorium from viewing the NFL following the Raiders jump town for Sin City. Raised and born in the Bay Area, Hanks attended Skyline High School in Oakland, which is just five miles from where the Raiders have actually played their games since 1995.
While Hanks was on-hand to raise cash for education, and additionally they did to the tune of over $500,000, the celebrity also took time and energy to educate those around him on why the Raiders moving to Nevada is wrong.
‘You cannot just take the Silver and Black, put them within an dome that is air-conditioned the desert, make them use artificial change within a stone’s throw associated with the fountains of Caesars’ Palace, and call them the Raiders