Patrick Patterson became a credentialed member of the Raiders media a couple years back, covering the team on a regular basis as a free lance writer that included his Web site “Thoughts from the Dark Side” as well as being the Raiders “Examiner.”
No doubt many of you are familiar with his work.
Woke up to the awful news this morning that Patrick died at age 38 of an apparent blood clot in his lung. Check out the link on his passing and if you leave just one comment, make sure you leave it on his site to create a lasting memory for his family and friends.
Patrick was a good-natured addition to the media room, always willing to chip in and contribute when it game to breaking up group transcripts as well as being a part of the daily give-and-take that includes a lot of humor as well as trying out opinions or ideas on each other we may at some point use in print or on the Web.
A Raiders fan from an early age, Patrick deftly straddled the line between reporter and fan, never becoming a cheerleader but at the same time not hiding his feelings for the team.
He will be missed.