Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Happy Anniversary Raiders

On this date in 1982, the Raiders defeated the NFL in court allowing the team to relocate to Los Angeles. Probably the only time you root for the Raiders is when they are competing against the league in court. Too bad there aren't any Raiders fans in the court room to take out a league employee or two.

Well, they are in court, but are typically shackled to a desk.

This story does have a happy ending as the Raiders occupation of Los Angeles finally ended in 1994. Funny, and Al Davis thought they would be greeted as liberators but everybody was happy to see them leave.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that REO Speedwagon was such huge Raiders fans.

Cali Tejano said...

And Tiger Woods. How cool is that?

Anonymous said...

THE RAIDERS WILL RISE IN 2008 FUCKERS! RUSSELL AND MCFADDEN WILL SET RECORDS THEY WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL FUCK YEAH GO RAIIIIDDDDEERRRRRRSSSS

Diane said...

But at least the City of Oakland was able to commit public funds to compensate Big Al for any decrease in revenue from ticket sales.

The City's motto? "Schools, we don't need no stinkin' schools."