Sep 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes (18) runs with the ball after making a catch against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at Coliseum. The Texans defeated the Raiders 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


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Chase Ruttig, editor

Chase Ruttig is a 21 year old journalist from Yorkton Saskatchewan, Canada, the Siberia of North American pro sports. Chase is the editor of Just Blog Baby as well as the sports editor at The News Review in Yorkton. You can contact Chase by email at ruttigchase@gmail[email protected] or follow him on twitter @ChaseRuttig

Shane Schilperoort, Staff Writer

Shane Schilperoort is a retired 17 year veteran of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). He has lived and worked in Los Angeles, the Central Valley, the Bay Area, and Northern California. Prior to the Highway Patrol, Shane served his country in the United States Navy (USN) during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Shane has been an Oakland Raiders fan since his birth in 1972, or at least as far back as he can remember. He is passionate about the silver and black, and he is a proud member of Raider Nation. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Carl Cockerham, Staff Writer

I'm from the Bay Area and was raised on Raider football!

mlorsch, Staff Writer

Lifelong Raider fan and Marine Veteran.

brazy, Staff Writer

I'm a life long Raiders fan, born and raised in South Los Angeles, now making roots in Las Vegas. I have been rhyming for 20+ years and HipHop is my religion. I hold an Accounting Degree from California State University Long Beach.

Brianna Taylor, Staff Writer

Brianna is a 21 year old writer and Raider fan from Sacramento, CA. You can contact Brianna at [email protected] Follow her on most social media sites under the handle craziebrianna.

Jordan Trask, The Only Nation

I'm originally from Indianapolis, IN and now reside in Phoenix, AZ. Participated in basketball, track, and football while attending Franklin Central High School. I also participated in art and mass media. In 2008 I graduated with a bachelor's degree from Ball State University after studying communications and playing 4 years of college football. Although being raised a midwestern kid, I grew up a die hard Oakland Raiders fan. I am a former season ticket holder even though I reside in the valley. I enjoy the direction of the team as it is a new era in Oakland. Since becoming a fan at a young age, I can count the number of winning seasons with one hand unfortunately. A lot of us Raider fans have stayed loyal the last decade; I tip my hat to you.... I too, long for the team of the decades to return and I'll continue and bleed silver and black throughout. I currently work for Falling Up Media downtown Phoenix and reside in Surprise, AZ. I have a wife and 3 kids to go along with my pit pull, Cali. Hopefully you appreciate my writing and I look forward to analyzing the Raiders in 2014.

Rory Anderson, Staff Writer

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Vic Lopez, Staff Writer

Raider Since Birth.....Bleed Silver N Black.....Born in Cali, Raised in AZ, Stuck in Canada....

Larry Farrauto, Staff Writer

Opinionated on many NFL hotbutton issues such as rule changes, refereeing, scab refereeing (was there REALLY any difference?), suspensions, play-off structure, fines, etc. Fantasy Football projections, opinions, and advice for leagues, drafts, and weekly line-ups. and of course everything Raiiiiiidas! Scouting Report: Often comedic, likes to play Devil's Advocate, ALWAYS an interesting take! any questions, comments, or takes? hit me up! @TheMagnet32 Football Bio: Canadian Junior Football League Defensive Player of the Year and Schenley Award winner. Set Canadian Junior Football League Record for interceptions in a season, According to The Hamilton Spectator, "his violent play and ball-hawking ability led to the nickname, The Magnet". Inducted in to the Hamilton Hurricanes Hall of Fame 2009 Teams played for: Westmount Secondary Hamilton Hurricanes Mayville State Toronto Raiders/Athletics Great Britain Spartans Football related Injuries: Herniated disc - lower back 1992 - surgery Left Achilles - 1995 - surgery Right Achilles - 1997 - surgery Life related injuries: Head - from banging it against the wall! Retired in 1999 Personal Bio: Attended the Super Bowl as a guest of Budweiser in 2008 University of Western Ontario High-School football camp guest coach 2011-12 DC London Silverbacks Semi-Pro Football Club 2011-12 Contributor - Just Blog Baby 2014- :)

Pete D. Camarillo, Staff Writer

Besides being a journalist from the greater Los Angeles Area, I have also been a Raider fan since birth.

Mariano Hernandez, Staff Writer

I have been an avid Raiders fan since Marcus Allen was running all over The Washington Redskins in SB XVIII (1984). I am a proud member of the Raider Nation and also a season ticket holder in the Black Hole. My goal is to bring you honest posts about our favorite team and have positive conversations with other members of the Raider Nation, THE ONLY NATION! I have traveled to many places thanks to my time as a Navy Corpsman and I currently live in the Sacramento area with my wife of ten years and our two children. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

J.R., Staff Writer

21 year old college student at Kennesaw State by way of Lodi, Ca. #RaiderNation

Sebastian Cosentino, Staff Writer

Sebastian Cosentino is the co-editor of He currently resides near Sacramento, California. Follow him on Twitter @sebjbb

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