Does the Average Raider Fan Know More Than the Experts?

May 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I like to speculate about what my team, the Oakland Raiders, will do in the off-season, when it comes to free agency and the draft. This is close to the way most fans and "experts" speculate on impending moves.
The difference when a fan, such as myself, or an "expert," speculates, is the fan is doing it without the benefit of insider knowledge. Fans must rely solely on the past and a gut feeling of what our team is likely to do.
Many of our speculations are based on what we hope might happen. In my case, that would have been JaMarcus Russell maturing and becoming a successful NFL quarterback. Missed that one!
In other cases, it's based on our experience of knowing and loving our team. Something that can't be duplicated by most members of the media.
So let's go to the archives and see which ones I got right and wrong. This will be kind of a report card on myself. A comparison of hopes and feelings versus insider knowledge.
On January 18th, I wrote a satiric...

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