Just whine, baby: Five reasons to dislike the Oakland Raiders

Discussion in 'Sports' started by u_cant_c_me, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Bagging on the Raiders is like shooting fish in a barrel. Way too easy.

    Let’s start with some simple statistics. (Don’t worry, Raiders Fan — this won’t involve math.) Oakland has lost 17 straight games. The team is 0-10 so far this season. The Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002.

    See? Too easy.

    Remember back when they won the Super Bowl in 1983? Tom Flores was their head coach. Jim Plunkett their quarterback. Howie Long, before he became a makeup-wearing talking head on TV, was their fiercest defender.

    Now? Potted cacti have more commitment to excellence than this sorry franchise.

    (Editor’s note: If you don’t have a sense of humor, STOP READING NOW. Or, for you Raiders fans, stop the person who’s been nice enough to read this to you.)

    1. The Old Man

    Before Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was hatched on whatever cold and clammy planet he’s from, there was Al Davis. The prototypical meddlesome executive passed to that great Brylcreem factory in the sky in 2011, but his legacy lives on in every game the Raiders lose.

    2. The old stadium

    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland Coliseum, O.co Coliseum ... a dump by any other name still smells every bit as putrid.

    3. The Black hole

    Here’s how you know that all those Halloween-costumed freaks are straight-up deranged: They honest-to-God root for the Raiders.

    4. Chris Berman

    The only thing worse than Boomer barking “Back back back back ...” at the Home Run Derby is hearing him growl“Tha Raaidahhs.”

    5. JaMarcus Russell

    Studs picked after this stiff in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft include Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch and Darrelle Revis. For as long as the Silver and Black exist, they will never, ever, ever live down their decision to select Russell.


    Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article4018250.html#storylink=cpy
     
  2. Hmm, I actually like the Raiders.. I mean they're not my favorite team in the AFC but they're pretty close.. my AFC team would have to be the Browns but I'd go as far to say the Raiders were in my Top 3 personal favorites for the AFC.
     
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  3. Or cuz if you like the raiders you enjoy misery
     
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  4. LOL i like the raiders too but Damn can we win at least One GAME?
     
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  5. im not Dissing the raiders Im a huge fan i just want them to win a game
     
  6. Khalil Mack will turn the franchise around :pipebomb:
     
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  7. Wow, takes a real intellect to write an article bashing the Raiders. I mean, where did he find these hard hitting facts?

    You know who else sucks?? The Washington Generals.
     
  8. Does Carr wear guyliner?
     
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  9. Im almost positive he does.
     
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  10. Such a fruit
     

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  11. Carr is a good QB and there were a lot of Great QB's and good Coaches too I went to a few games been my seats were "the Black hole" that was something
     
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  12. The black hole is real. Players go there and poof, career over
     
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  13. The generals are due dammit!
     
  14. One could make some of these same arguments about the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.
    Isaiah Rider, Scottie Pippen, Clyde Drexler, Rasheed Wallace are a few names who never won the team a championship.
    Losing out on drafting Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant.
    Injury woes to Greg Oden and Brandon Roy.
    Affectionately referred to as the 'Jail Blazers' in the early 2000's.

    The Blazers had significantly more talent and opportunities to win championships than the Raiders have since the late 70's
    People crush the Raiders because they have a national following and have always been a big market geographically.
     
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  15. You know who else sucks?? Whoever wrote this crap.
     
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