Dear Oakland Raiders: Make My Christmas Wish Come True, Beat the Colts on Sunday

December 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's been tough to be a Raider fan the last seven years. Living in Evansville, Indiana, in the heart of Colts country, hasn't made it any easier.
When the Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984, residents of my area had a choice to make: support the new local team and abandon the team they had previously supported, or remain a fan of their present team.
Being a Raider fan, for me the choice was easy. As long as there was a horseshoe on the helmet, they were still the Colts and I still disliked them. Not to mention the fact the Raiders were coming off their third Super Bowl victory.
No thank you, the locals could have their "new" team.
When the Colts slogged through the 80's and into the 90's without a whole lot of success, you rarely saw these Colts fans making much noise. All that changed on April 18, 1998.
That was the day the Colts made the decision to take Peyton Manning over Ryan Leaf. Soon after, the bandwagon jumping was in full force.
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