Oakland Raiders: Does The Sports Media Truly Hate This NFL Team?

June 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

(This article is a detour from the typical discourse in sports writing, but I will appreciate any thorough reading and discussion.)
Over the past two years, I have written a number of articles that questioned the motivations of the sports media, especially its coverage of the Oakland Raiders, because I was discontent with the line of questions in the wake of the Spygate scandal with the New England Patriots.
I waited and waited and waited for all the facts to come to light, because I gave the benefit of the doubt that maybe, just maybe, new revelations would arise.
Yet, no one asked the question that I wanted answered.
If the Patriots stole signals during games in the 2001-2002 postseason on the road in Pittsburgh and on the road in the Super Bowl, why then should be believe that the Patriots would not steal signals on their turf in Foxboro against the Raiders in the same postseason?
That postseason of course included the infamous Tuck Rule Game.
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