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.
The Oakland Raiders find themselves smack dab in the middle of the spotlight as they square off against the defending Superbowl Champions in what will be their first Sunday Night Football appearance since 2006. Though this rivalry has never cooled down at any point in either team’s history, this is undoubtedly the most meaningful matchup the two have had in over a decade. That being said, let’s take a closer look at how these two squads matchup.
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.
Last week some of you came close, but only one was perfect (JesusRAI ERjim). This is your chance to get after it once again as the Raiders take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in game 2 of this east coast double-header.
This is the first entry of an ongoing series where you, Raider Fan, gets to sound off on all things related to the Silver and Black.
This week’s entry comes to us via r8dercain, a long time east bay resident and one of the most passionate Oakland Raider fans I have ever met. Cain takes on the topic of the Oakland Raiders pending move to Las Vegas and the rift that it has created amongst the fanbase.