But the best takeaway is how Oakland and Cleveland - two cities that have struggled in recent years with attendance - seem to have been hurt by their returns of football:
[T]he A’s most successful era occurred after the Raiders moved to Los Angeles. The Indians greatest success in the last 50 years occurred after the Browns abandoned Cleveland for Baltimore. The Raiders were successful for a period when they returned, and have been mediocre in the decade since. The Browns have been the AFC North’s punching bag since they returned as an expansion team. Both affected baseball teams have been unable to repeat their respective successes since the football teams returned.Obviously, Tampa Bay fans can appreciate the conflict.