Today, the gloves come off, and the men get back to work. The guessing game is over. The reset button has been pushed, and the 2014 Oakland Raiders begin anew. It doesn’t matter what happened in 2013, because it’s a new year, time, and era. New faces become new leaders and mentors. It’s Training Camp baby!
The record is 0-0, and anything is possible. The excitement will continue to build as the team progresses toward its first meeting with the Minnesota Vikings on August 8th. That’s when the Raider Nation will get their first glimpse of this new team. Yet all will be welcomed as they wear the Silver and Black colors into battle.
This is the time of year that all fans of football pray that their players remain healthy. The health of our team will determine the progress of its future, and nobody wants to lose their brand new set of weapons. However unfortunate they are, injuries play a huge role in a team’s yearly outcome. Keep your fingers crossed Raider Nation.
The Oakland Raiders have suffered enough scrutiny. Their fans have suffered enough shame and dismay. Now is the time that we, Raider Nation, rise up and cheer our team to victory. Rise up and defend your team, cheer for your team, your players, and the progress of this new organization. It’s time for the Raiders to “Just Win Baby!” Get hyped, because we’re “All-In!” Go Raiders!