Oakland Raiders: Never a Joke, Sometimes the Joker with Surprising Wins

September 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes I browse sports magazines in the bookstore. On page 74, of a publication titled, "2010 Football Preview," I noticed this annoying headline: "Oakland Raiders: No Longer a Joking Matter."
First, there has never been a time that the Oakland Raiders were a joking matter, although I admit there have been some challenges in the past seven years. Yet, the historical data has been so strong that even with those difficult years, the overall win-loss averages exceeded many of the other NFL teams.
Also, there have been some surprising victories even during those challenging years.
Next, I viewed the headlines of articles in that same publication to see what descriptors were used for the Tennessee Titans. The headline for the Titans said, "Tennessee Titans: Smooth Running Machine."
Can you imagine the next move I made? I studied the headlines of each of the 32 NFL teams. Here are a few examples of  what were discovered.
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