Memorial Weekend: Remember The Oakland Raiders Who Paved The Way

May 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Once upon a time, the Raiders were what the Colts and Patriots are today. They were always in contention and always playing into January and February.
Guys like Jack Tatum, Howie Long, Marcus Allen, Ken Stabler and Jim Plunkett wore the same jersey's and numbers that current Raider players can wear today.  The Raiders do not retire jersey numbers.
You can see guys like Chaz Schilens, Jacoby Ford, and Mario Henderson wear the numbers of Tim Brown, Ken Stabler and Howie Long. The Raiders from the past, along with the coaches, and owner Al Davis created the raider mystique.
They made the Silver and Black one of the most recognized teams in the world. The renegade attitude, the hard hits, and the winning all defined the Raiders. The Autumn Wind was alive and well.
Recently the struggles of the Raiders have made them the joke of the league for some media outlets, and have given other fans a reason to laugh at the Raider Nation.
The memories of the Raiders winni...

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