Celebrated A-lister Tom Hanks is certainly one of America’s most cherished Hollywood talents.
He’s entertained moviegoers for many years, but in terms of his own entertainment, Hanks says he won’t be tuning in for Raiders football games when the franchise relocates to Las Vegas.
As soon as the Oakland Raiders relocate to Las Vegas, expected to take place in 2020, don’t look for Tom Hanks in the sidelines.
There’s no crying in baseball, as Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan so memorably said in ‘A League of these very Own,’ but when it comes to soccer and Hanks’ beloved Raiders, apparently there was.
Appearing at a fundraiser in San Francisco to help local training, Hanks told attendees he’s going on a two-year moratorium from watching the NFL after the Raiders jump town for Sin City. Raised and born in the Bay Area, Hanks attended Skyline High School in Oakland, that is just five miles from where the Raiders have played their games since 1995.
While Hanks was on-hand to raise money for education, and so they did to the tune of over $500,000, the celebrity also took time for you to educate those around him on why the Raiders moving to Nevada is wrong.
‘You cannot take the Silver and Ebony, put them in an dome that is air-conditioned the desert, make them play on artificial turn within a stone’s throw associated with fountains of Caesars’ Palace, and call them the Raiders,’ Hanks opined, as reported by t