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LF1025


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:25 am    Post subject: Help an Aussie Reply with quote

Hey guys Smile

I needa find 40-50 words Raiders fans believe best describes the club?

Can be anything; names, nicknames, coaches, years, dates, numbers etc.

Any words would be awesome!

Cheers in advance
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raiderrocker18


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Autumn Wind is a pirate
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
Swaggering boisterously.
His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a bristling black mustache.

He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.

The Autumn Wind is a Raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He'll knock you 'round and upside down,
And laugh when he's conquered and won.
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LF1025


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic. I'd never heard of this until I read your post. Just YouTubed it, and wow! Thank you.
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Rolni


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just Win, Baby!

Commitment to Excellence!

Al Davis

Raider Nation

Once a Raider, Always a Raider!

John Madden

3 Super Bowl wins

Ken Stabler, Jim Otto, Art Shell, Gene Upshaw, Howie Long, Lyle Alzado, Lester Hayes, Willie Brown, Jack Tatum, George Atkinson, Mike Haynes, Charles Woodson, Tim Brown, Bo Jackson, Marcus Allen, Fred Biletnikow

Derek Carr, Khalil Mack

By Any Means!

Silver&Black

just a few...
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LF1025


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are ace!

Thanks so much mate.

Most appreciated.
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RaidersAreOne


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where in Aus are you from!? I lived there for 2 years. By far the best place on earth!
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LF1025


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="RaidersAreOne"]Where in Aus are you from!? I lived there for 2 years. By far the best place on earth![/quote]



Victoria, down Melbourne way!

Def the best city in Aus (not bias at all of course lol).

Really glad u liked our country mate.

I'm heading to USA in Sept so I'll get my first taste of ur great nation as well. Can't wait!
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bleedin' S&B. aka Bleed Silver & Black.
Raider rules: This sign was hanging in the old Raider locker room. Rule #1 Cheating is encouraged. Rule #2 Refer to rule #1.
Another Raider play that created the Raider rule: In a game in 1977 against the San Diego Chargers, the Raiders were down by six points with a few seconds left on the clock. They were in the red zone and Stabler was attempting to pass one as the clock was expiring. His receivers were covered, so Stabler fumbled the ball forward as he was being dragged down to the turf by a Chargers defender.

Running back Pete Banaszak then batted the ball towards the end zone where tight end Dave Casper kick the ball into the end zone and fell on it. The Raiders won, despite the Chargers protesting the play. Stabler confessed later on that he fumbled the ball forward on purpose. The NFL rules committee soon placed a rule that no more “lmmaculate Deceptions," or “Holy RoIlers” would be allowed ever again.

A larger part because of Stabler, the new rule stated that on fourth down or any down in the final two-minutes of play, if a player fumbles, “only the fumbling player can recover and/or advance the ball.”
I saw this play and will never forget it.
Of course we have been taken advantage of by other teams. The Tuck Rule is the worst and I will never like Tom Brady for the rest of my and his life because of it. We have history Baby.
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LF1025


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Immaculate Deception' made me laugh probably more than I should have lol

I love learning these bits of history about NFL & NFL teams.
Thanks so much!
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the NFL!

My Brother has lived in Australia for 30 years (in Melbourne now)
We're originally from Sri-Lanka. So grew up playing Cricket, Rugby, Soccer etc.
I moved to the US in '83. Didn't know a thing about traditional American sports.
Had to learn it fast. Raiders were playing in LA and the Rams in Anaheim at that time. I lived near Anaheim, so all my friends were Rams fans.
Decided to buck the trend, and chose the Raiders, because I was told they were the most hated team in the league. Also loved their logo and the colours, Silver & Black!
We won the Super Bowl that season, as a huge underdog!
I have never regretted a moment of being a Raider fan, even through the leanest of times.
Win, Lose or Tie Raider till I Die!
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LF1025


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers mate Smile

I hope ur Brothers loving Melbourne as much as I do Smile

Wonder why Raiders are so hated?
I've read that on a couple of websites but there doesn't seem to be a decent explanation...

Love ur unwavering support for the team too, man!
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oakdb36


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LF1025 wrote:

Wonder why Raiders are so hated?


It has a lot to do with Al Davis.

Players like Jack Tatum are also a reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz59IkWOUf0
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oakdb36 wrote:
LF1025 wrote:

Wonder why Raiders are so hated?


It has a lot to do with Al Davis.

Players like Jack Tatum are also a reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz59IkWOUf0

That was a great thread. I didn't have time to watch. I ended up watching the whole 20 minutes.
The called Jack Tatum the "Monster Man" at Ohio State. Atkinson played corner at the same time for the Raiders and he was no angel.
Villapiano told a story about how the Raider would apply their pads. They were checked by the ref prior to the game then one of the equipment guys who was an expert would apply a cast as part of the pad. Kabam. The league won't allow this anymore. None of the rough play.
Watch next year. There will be serious play between Crabtree and the Denver CB Aqib Talib who ripped Crab's gold chain from his neck during a game. Crab's will want to retaliate but the DB will have the advantage. By the way, Talib was the guy who shot himself in the leg at a club. Brilliant.
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LF1025


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG!

This has more drama than an episode of 'Days of Our Lives.'

What a cool history for the club to have tho.
I'm gonna watch the YouTube clip in a sec- so thanks guys.
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