Note To Ice Cube: We Are All Raiders Fans, No Matter Where Home Is

May 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You can call it a question of perspective, but after watching the Ice Cube documentary "Straight Outta L.A.", I was left with two feelings.
The first feeling is that if you grew up watching the Los Angeles Raiders and then watched the team leave, you'd be sad. Sure, you had the Silver and Black for over a decade. You got to see a team that at the start could not be beat, but then went on a roller coaster ride from the end of the Flores Era to the Art Shell/Bo Jackson Show. Those were some great times.
Secondly, you have to feel sorry for Ice Cube.  He never got to taste what the real Raiders were like, the ones that thrived before the move to L.A. He does mention watching the great 1980 Super Bowl win, but he forgets that the team existed long before L.A. was begging for a club. L.A., for all its fickle fans, lost the Rams first to Anaheim and that set the stage for the Raiders to move.
But it also shows a perspective that gives an inclination on how large of a fanb...

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