Backyard Memories of Oakland Raiders on Memorial Day

May 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Memorial Day Tribute 2010
Youth is a blessing. Senior years are good, too. The advantage of our senior years is that we can sit, sip our coffee, and remember both the good and hard times of the Oakland Raiders. On Memorial Day 2010, we remember the contributions of others.
The seniors tell the story so that the younger generation can eventually gain the depth and understanding to lead and move forward.
This writer became a Oakland Raiders fan in the '60s, and observed the good times of Raider Nation. It is uplifting to remember that our team was a winning team.
We felt elevated because our team was elevated. In a '60s society wretched with assassinations and protests, we still felt like winners. 
Al Davis, the Advocate in the NFL
Al Davis, the Raiders' owner, seemed to select men who represented disenfranchised communities. As those men won the NFL games, those communities somehow captured the spirit of the team.
Those commu...

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