Oakland Raiders: An Outsider’s Perspective

January 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I'm not a Raiders "insider". I have no connection to the team, other than being a passionate, loyal and sometimes overly optimistic fan for over thirty years. I do feel, however, I have spent enough of my life following Raiders football to feel connected in some way.
So, for argument's sake and for the point of this article, let's define "outsider" as someone who has no passion or hatred for the silver and black. Someone who is knowledgeable, and what I would consider objective, in an assessment of the Raiders.
Facebook is a wonderful thing. I was browsing through the other day and happened across the profile of a childhood friend. I sent a friend request and she accepted.
Carrie was the little girl who could compete and compete well with all the boys in the neighborhood. Her dad was my first football coach. If she'd have been a boy she would have played football and played well.
She sent me a message earlier. I had not talked to her in over two decades. The messa...

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