Oakland Raiders Diary #4 & #5: Why I Was Upset When The Broncos Signed Peyton & Carson Palmer: League’s Worst Tackler

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I took two weeks off after the Bronco game. Seeing the Raiders play so poorly after the upset of the Steelers was disheartening. You can imagine how elated I was this past Sunday when I got to see my second full Raiders game at a local sports bar and they were on the verge of winning, but more on that heartbreak later. Continue reading

Oakland Raiders Diary #1: 1983 Was A Long Time Ago

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I am a Raiders fan. Go ahead and make your remarks and jokes, I’ve heard them all by now. Yes, I’m aware that we were last in the Super Bowl in 2003 when we got beat by the same coach who constructed our team. Yes, I know that we haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1984 (it was my first birthday).[1. One of the greatest birthday presents of my lifetime and I don’t remember it. I’m not sure if my father even remembers it. All I know is that Marcus Allen ran all over the hated Redskins and I have no memory of it at all. It’s disappointing. And it reminds me that I should get a copy of Super Bowl XVIII.] Yes, I’m aware that (God bless him) Al Davis shitcanned Tom Cable after a very promising .500 season. Yes, I’m aware that Hue Jackson got the same treatment despite a mini collapse down the stretch. Yes, I’m aware Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen are promising a New Era Of Excellence. Continue reading