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Raiders giving fans sneak peek behind silver-and-black curtain

For the first time since the Raiders relocated to Oakland in 1995, they are allowing the general public an opportunity to see how they prepare for a season by opening up three of their training camp practices in Napa.
The first of those three is today, with fans already on the field, awaiting the arrival of the 89 players hopeful of carving out spots on the 53-man, opening-game roster. Practice begins at 2:20 p.m.
The Raiders first called Napa home for camp in 1996 — they held camp in Oxnard in 1995 — and allowed fans to view one of their practices at a nearby high school field through 2001. At the main facility, only those who were guests of the Raiders or sponsors were allowed behind the gate until now.
Tickets for admittance were doled out at Raider Image stores, at no charge, with 1,000 allotted for each of the next three practices.
Dennis Allen said he is excited about the prospect of having the fans take a long look at what he’s trying to get accomplished in his first season as the Raiders head coach.
“Well, yeah, it’s always great to have fans out here,” Allen said. “We can’t wait. Obviously, we’re going to have a pretty significant group of fans come out here for practice this weekend, and we’ll be excited about getting into the stadium on Monday night against Dallas.”

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  • Thec

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL

    Practice ends, fans applaud. Interviews time.

  • Thec

    Paul Gutierrez‏@PGutierrezCSN

    Practice over…fans lining up for John Hancocks

  • The Beeech Dawg

    TxRaider210 Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Beeech

    Yeah mayne, just tell the hizzies, “you want to lose that jelly, eat this veggie mix”! Raider Nation !!

    ———–

    Brah, I’m going shorty free tonight

    Probably got for a a few more Lisa Ann jerk sessions, then check out a lil War Horse on DVD

    Tomorrow the Reggae Party Boat is hitting Catalina Island, gonna be pushing the Beeech Lawg to his limits

    30 stripper RSVPs already confirmed, holla

  • Twinkle

    My best friend is selling me face tickets.He’s the most beautiful blue nose on the planet and weighs in at over 105 Lbs…..more importantly he needs to take a dump…
    back soon…..Nation # 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JB

    THec

    I’ll be there on Sunday for practice. Will be sending some tweets from JB6427 if you are interested.

  • Thec

    JB Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    THec

    I’ll be there on Sunday for practice. Will be sending some tweets from JB6427 if you are interested.

    ++++++++

    Mos def Bruh…1 NATION

  • TxRaider210

    Beeech,

    You should clearly be the Raider’s tour guide, just to show the guys the local scenery, drive that Party-dude to the gulf man!

  • Thec

    JB, i got you saved in my twitter favs Bruh. 1 NATION.

  • TxRaider210

    Hey Thec,
    What’s yur tweeter name bruh? Mines TxRaider94, newbie style have “a” follower. YYYeeeaaaaauuuuuH

  • Tricky70390

    Raiders connecting with fans at training camp. Never thought I’d see the day.

  • TxRaider210

    I pissed off about 20 Dallas fans, for putting the camp on one, of the f’n 13 TVs. Fk them!

  • Thec

    TxRaider210 Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    Hey Thec,
    What’s yur tweeter name bruh? Mines TxRaider94, newbie style have “a” follower. YYYeeeaaaaauuuuuH

    +++++++

    Whats good Bruh? I do not do the twitter thing…

  • Thec

    TxRaider210 Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    I pissed off about 20 Dallas fans, for putting the camp on one, of the f’n 13 TVs. Fk them!

    ++++++

    fuk um…1 NATION

  • Just Fire Baby

    Season tix holder can buy additional tickets Aug 7th my buddy just told me.

    Last step for me to be at the Donkeys game.

  • da trinity

    I just wanted to say thanks to those the keeping us posted on the details of training camp . much love homies, no homo.

  • Thec

    da trinity Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    I just wanted to say thanks to those the keeping us posted on the details of training camp . much love homies, no homo.

    +++++++++

    1 NATION

  • Thec

    Time to run, Will be back ltr, want to see a full on report from the Semi’s liek KELL, and B@UCE and others.

    1 NATION…ONLY NATION……RAIDER NATION

  • TxRaider210

    Peace out Thec!

  • Plunketthead

    Nice job everyone
    A great day to be a Raider

  • lefty12

    Does anyone know how to refresh on a phone?

  • Raiders for life

    Nice job Thec. Many thanks.

  • TxRaider210

    Watched most of practice at the Pub, dudes lookin’ sharp!

  • JB

    lefty12 Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Does anyone know how to refresh on a phone?
    **************************

    type phone & app?

  • PlunkforHOF

    Great job again Thec..

  • TxRaider210

    My pager don’t do all that…

  • TxRaider210

    Props to Thec for awesome updates!

  • TxRaider210

    “Hit me on the hip”!

  • Raiders for life

    Sh!t, A high five and pitcher of beer to Bri3n for sending the updates.
    Wonder if he hooked up with Amy? hummana hummana.

  • TxRaider210

    Amy-Cakes?

    Beeecher, you have intel ?

  • TxRaider210

    Great job Method, as well!

  • PlunkforHOF

    Just had a long talk with B@uce, great update.. He’s on his way home and will update the blog soon.

  • Twinkle

    This was the best folks and thanks again!!!! 1 Nation !!!

  • jesusraiderjim

    Nice job fellas. good lookin out! I am so freakin pumped.

  • Deja vu

    Damn, i’m the most excited i’ve been in years for this team. It may take a few years to be dominate (salary cap reasons), but i LOVE where this team is headed!

    Thanks to Thec, B@uce, Steve, Vic and all other media outlets for filling us all in! Just having an open practice is huge imo. Been a die hard fan for over 30 years on the east coast…

    Thank ya’ll for the inside scoop on my favorite team!

  • TxRaider210

    Raiders are back, for the long haul!

  • PlunkforHOF

    B@uce will have plenty to say when he updates.. stay tuned

  • GForce21

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    B@uce will have plenty to say when he updates.. stay tuned
    ———–

    Tell dude to hurry the eff up!

  • TxRaider210

    If NFL network woulda hopped off the Jets nards for a moment, we coulda had a decent feed out there.lol

  • lefty12

    When B gives updates let’s hope he leaves his super biases out.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Great Job Thec, thx bro.

  • Raiders for life

    WR’s corps is getting interesting.
    1 DHB
    2 Moore
    3 Ford
    4 Criner
    5 Streater?

    Who’s #6?
    Could it be Carrier? McGee? Session? Calhoun? Carswell?
    Good stuff.

  • TxRaider210

    Mcgee imo

  • TxRaider210

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOVIXAff5X8
    —————–
    Smoke one gents…peace out!

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  • RaiderRetribution

    Method#56,

    I agree with offensive starters, don’t have problem with cooper starting between Vehldeer and Wisniewski;

    On defense one Linebacker will be different, not sure who; for cbs one of the vets Bartell or Spencer will start or be cut, contracts to high for backup paychecks.