Oakland Raiders: Raider Nation-Life on the Dark Side!
Jerry Rump – May 12, 2012
The NFL bias against the Oakland Raiders, as it turns out, is not only well-warranted but is based upon liberal scientific findings as well. The facts speak for themselves.
For instance, take the example of how each and every time someone robs a bank or attacks a helpless old lady more often than not they are wearing black clothing. A dead give-away the assailant was a Raider fan!
Also, anytime some idiot acts up at any sporting event, someone somewhere is stating the obvious conclusion that said idiot must be a Raider’s fan.
Ever since Easy E. of NWA came out sporting a Raiders' hat in their debut video, any and all acts of civil disobedience have been assigned to the members of Raider Nation.
Rumor has it that the now deceased Osama Bin Laden was a closet Raider fan and league commissioner, Roger Goodell, will begin this season by penalizing the team 15 yards on every kickoff for fraternizing with known terrorists.
As we are all well-aware, the brawl in the stands at last year’s preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers was completely unprovoked and totally instigated by the Raider’s fan—or so the mainstream media coverage would have you believe.
As a result, the league will not allow the 49ers to come out and play anytime in the near future until the Raiders learn to play well with others. In response to setting the record for penalties and penalty yardage last season, it's rumored that the team must attend mandatory anger management counseling sessions or begin the season under extra, double-secret probationary status.
Truth is, the Raiders and their fans have long-relished the position of being the NFL’s black sheep. Raider fans are not exactly your friendly neighborhood Cheeseheads. They are not likely to cuddle up and show support for a love-in as was the case in another northern California city so many years ago.
But do they and their team deserve all the negativity and hate that the league’s front office and every Denver Bronco’s fan would lead you to believe?
The answer is no as many Raider fans, while bucking a lot of society’s norms, are actually some of the best people you might ever have the pleasure to meet. Many are members of charities such as The Silver and Black Angel Foundation, which provides care packages and financial support to adults suffering from cancer and children stricken with leukemia.
Also, many super fans of the nation like Violator, (pictured above) aka Wayne Mabry, or Juan ”Pain” Flores have raised untold amounts of donations and raised awareness for both local and national charitable organizations.
Many are hard- working respectable members of society, who just so happen to enjoy cutting loose to emphatically support their team and communities. The Raider’s organization is a constant promoter of good works in the city of Oakland and many players regularly show up at area schools to promote programs such as anti-bullying campaigns for area youth.
So, the next time a dark cloud appears on the horizon or a kitten gets stuck up a tree, take the time to realize not every single act of malevolence can or should be attributed to the Silver and Black.
We also accept no responsibility for what may happen to Peyton Manning or Ben Roethlisberger when they appear in the Black Hole later this season!
The preceding announcement has been brought to by a member of the Raider Nation and in no way advocates anything less than a "Just Win Baby" attitude!
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