Greetings Raider Nation,
I just finished reading an article that was titles “5 Cities that Don’t Deserve Their Franchise” by Chris Furry. Needless to say, this article labeled Oakland, California (specifically the Oakland Raiders) as the number one city on the list. Are you kidding me Chris? His only foundation for his list was poor decisions from the front office creating absenteeism or non-sellout at the Coliseum. Really? That’s it?
The Raiders fan base is the most loyal fan base in the NFL and maybe even pro sports. The Raider fans will defend their team against any and all Raider haters out there. The one thing that Raider fans have no problem with is speaking their minds. When Al Davis would do something crazy like hire 7 coaches in 8 years, we, the Raider Nation had to defend why he did it. Pick a kicker in the FIRST round of the NFL draft, man that was a tough one to defend. Pay players like Tommy Kelly and Stanford Routt INSANE contracts. We as fans have had it rough.
During these last few years, Al Davis has put us so far into a hole, that Raider fans are still seeing red. Raider fans, like all fans of sport, are not going to put out $50-80 of hard earned cash per game if the product on the field is crap. We are fans, not a bunch of window lickers like my pit bull. Every year, Raiders fan are the most hopeful fans in the NFL. Every year is “our year”. We made it through the Russel years and all the other BS! Now it’s a new day, a new mission, a new franchise.
If Reggie builds it, they will come! Go Raiders.
Staff Writer JBB
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