Every drive to Santa Clara brings all those cranes into towering, majestic view. Every visit makes it more and more real - the 49ers are actually building a shiny, brand-new, 21st century stadium.
And, every time, the thought surfaces: The Raiders also should play there.
This is not groundbreaking news, we know, but the long-simmering idea of the 49ers and Raiders sharing a stadium remains stuffed in the background. It's time both teams set aside their pride, listen to their practical side and seriously talk about making this happen.