Well Here we go again folks: another Oakland Raiders NFL season. As I write this, the afternoon games are kicking off and half the league has already completed their games. Fans from all over are making sweeping predictions, lamenting injuries, and scanning their teams’ schedule to find out who’s next. But most importantly, at this moment, the team adorned in Silver and Black are tuned in to Jack Del “Riverboat Gambler” Rio’s locker room victory speech.
NFL outside linebacker Aldon Smith was implicated in a domestic incident that occurred over the weekend. TMZ reported that San Francisco police were called to a home on Saturday morning where they interviewed the (now former?) NFL star and the alleged victim.
Nothing hurt worse than seeing our 25-year-old franchise quarterback suffer a broken fibula on Christmas Eve, in a Week 16 win over the Colts. Should Carr have been passing, with a 33-14 lead and only 11 minutes left in the game? Mark Davis didn’t seem to think so.
In early August it was believed that the Raiders weakest link would be it’s newly formed defense…
My dad is a sports fanatic. Growing up in Mexico his favorite sports were soccer, boxing, and eventually American football. Although there wasn’t much American football being played in Mexico, they would occasionally air Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raider games. Coming from a tough neighborhood in Mexico city, the rebellious nature of the team from Oakland, along with having a coach and quarterback of Mexican descent made it an easy choice of who to root for.
We were there…watching. Hell, the whole world was watching…
It was loud. REALLY REALLY LOUD. If you were there, there was a feeling of confidence and swagger that began in the parking lots, poured into the stadium, and spilled all over the field. The decibel level was palpable from the opening kickoff to the final kneel down. Not only did the Oakland Raiders show, but their devoted Nation of plundering piratic zealots did too. What ensued was nothing short of a demonstration of violence and strength that left their opponents ragged and sitting alone in 3rd place in the toughest division in football. The pirate ship is back, and the crew is pissed off.
My how the wait for this seasons kickoff seems so distant ago. For months in the offseason we spend time with fellow fans, both on social media and in our daily lives, debating everything possible from who the team will target in free agency, to everyone and their mom producing mock drafts that often have as much accuracy as a skeet shooter in a micro-burst. Several short weeks later and here we are at the halfway point of the season preparing for a home match up against a division rival for first place in the restored AFC West.
Last week nobody guessed the score exactly, but who would’ve thought the game was going to be THAT crazy? The Raiders? Making things interesting? C’mon!
Here we are again. Take a look at the this week’s prediction poll results.
With nearly each and every game this season, the 3rd year Quarterback for the Oakland Raiders has made his case as the league’s MVP. In what would be a nail biter game featuring the Carr-diac kids, #4 put a stamp on his MVP legitimacy.