Make the NFL Draft Al Davis-Proof: A Plea from a Weary Raiders Fan

April 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The image still burns brightly in my mind.
There the frog was, sitting in a putrid swamp, strumming a banjo, and singing about how difficult it was to wear his colors. I thought, "What a weak, pathetic creature."
Why not?
I was in the prime of my life, and my favorite NFL team, the Los Angeles Raiders, had won their second Super Bowl.
Life was good. At no time did I question my Silver and Black colors. And yet as I gazed at the TV, this amphibian—much like New England Patriots fans of the '80s—showed little faith in its banner as "people passed them by."
Pathetic creature.
It has been over 20 years since that crowning achievement for the Raiders. Since then, this once-proud franchise has taken its loyal fanbase to new lows.
I now find myself alone on a log, in a putrid media swamp, singing about how hard it is being Silver and Black.
As a Raiders fan, the regular season and offseason have become as pleasant as having jalapeno oil on y...

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