I don't get the Raiders hate. I mean, I don't live in California though, and two of my 3 brothers are Raiders fans (the other is a 49ers fan), but still, it seems out of place for me. I also don't remember the glory years, was only 8 when they won their last SB (and didn't watch it), but is there a reason (other than close proximity) that you guys hate the Raiders? I mean a good reason, not because of their fans (I actually think they should be admired, showing up decked out, loving their team, even while losing, everything but the violence).
Al Davis has done a lot for the NFL, and a lot for people who are now in the NFL. He hired one of the first black head coaches, hired the first latino head coach, and hired the only woman in a top position in the NFL (Amy TrasK).
The guy also goes with his gut, doesn't listen to the media or the Mel Kippers, and only cares about winning.
There is a lot to admire is all I'm saying, I love the 49ers, and am only a fan of one team (the 49ers) but the Raiders have a special place in my heart.
[ Edited by Winners on Oct 19, 2009 at 9:10 PM ]