The 2000 AFC Championship Game
The Raiders, in their third year under Jon Gruden, looked like they had finally put it all together notching a 12-4 record in 2000 and having the third best offense in the league. The Raiders clinched home-field advantage and seemed like a lock to reach their first Super Bowl since 1983 until Tony Siragusa knocked out quarterback Rich Gannon with a belly flop.
For once, the fat ass was good for something.
The injury ended Gannon’s day and the Raiders season as some fans felt it was a cheap shot by the NFL’s worst current commentator (now that Michael Irvin is suspended). Was it a cheap shot? Was it dirty?
You bet your ass it was. That is what made is so sweet. The Raiders have this “rough-and-tumble” imagine, the persona that they commit all of these unnecessary roughness penalties. And yet, there they were crying because the Ravens defensive tackle was a little mean to their quarterback. Share some of your greatest moments in Raiders history in the Hater Nation Forums.