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Raiders in the community, activities for Sunday’s game

As always, the Raiders are as active in the community as any professional sports team. Here is a sampling of what they have been doing of late and what they have planned in the coming days.

– The Raiders are hosting a Halloween costume contest in the Raider Rookie Kids Zone before this Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Coliseum.

Children ages 14 years old and younger—with a signature by a parent/guardian—are encouraged to have their picture taken in the Raider Rookie Kids Zone between 11:25 a.m.-1:00 p.m., while dressed in costume. Prizes will be awarded to the contest winners.

– The Raiders breast cancer awareness game is this Sunday. A pink ribbon flag will be unfurled during the pregame celebration. The Raiders will honor six breast cancer survivors and their families from The Susan G. Komen Foundation during an on-field recognition prior to kickoff.
Representatives from The Susan G. Komen Foundation will distribute breast cancer literature and pink ribbons to all fans. The Raiderettes, who will be celebrating their 50th Raiderette Reunion, will perform with pink poms and a special pink vest throughout the game.

– On Sunday, Raiderettes representing six decades will reunite for a 50th Celebration of Football’s Fabulous Females.
Raiderettes who served on the prestigious pom-pom and public relations unit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990, 2000s and this new decade, including the latest edition, will gather for a weekend that will culminate with a pre-game and halftime performance during the Raiders vs. Jaguars game.
Raiderette Reunion weekend will also include a gala dinner/dance where members of past and present will gather to recapture old times and share moments with new and old friends. On display at the event will be old uniforms and collages of pictures furnished by the Raiderettes.
“Only those who have had the opportunity to be a Raiderette know the excitement, friendship and hard work that are all a part of being a member of this team,” said Raiderette Director Jeanette Thompson, a one-time member of the squad. “Having the chance to reunite and celebrate that with six decades of women is phenomenal. It’s like a family reunion!”

– Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor led a Gatorade Junior Training Camp on Tuesday.
The event featured a free youth football clinic facilitated by the Raiders and geared towards boys and girls ages 7-12.
Junior Training Camp features the educational and recreational benefits of football presented in a safe and fun environment. The camp’s curriculum is very safe and was developed by Gatorade so that any student can participate regardless of age, gender, ability, or experience.

– Also this past Tuesday, running back Taiwan Jones visited the East Bay Youth Warriors Pop Warner football team and delivered a message about maintaining excellence in the areas of personal leadership, academics, citizenship and sportsmanship. Taiwan led the players through various team drills during their practice session.

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  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    The game is played at a high level in the NFL this is not the SEC.

    QB’s that run are for college not the pro’s.

    You act like its a new thing…no its an old thing that is done at a level below professional football in an amateur league called the NCAA.

    Why dummy down the NFL by trying to make it more like college by having the QB run a lot and often.

    It wont work in the NFL it never has and it never will in this league you need a pocket passer…sure they can be elusive like Aaron Rodgers or hard to bring down Big Ben etc.

    If you ask me there is no reason for a QB to have RB speed.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    John Elway was a load to bring down.

  • Dakota

    46.KoolKell Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Should be an exciting election night.

    Who would have thought that only 4 years after he was ordained the second coming that the Prez would be in a nail biter of an election? That in and of itself is the most damning indictment of his Presidency.
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    Not surprising considering he’s actually a Kenyan. Lol

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    Is that one of the Hawaiian islands?

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    2.The offense has not been “dummied down” in fact the wco that shanahan used with elway young and montana has now been bolsterd by ADDING some of baylors playbook.

    You just admitted it yourself you said they added plays from a college playbook read what you wrote you proved my point again!
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    not a math major i see

    shanahan has the wco playbook

    he adds some baylor offenes

    he adds some triple option ( that is not the baylor offense)

    ADDING INCREASES THE SIZE OF THE PLAYBOOK, THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF SCALING IT BACK OR “dummying it down”

    just like 1 plus 1 makes two

    hire a tutor

  • inonewordraider

    cam and rgIII are doing what has never been done and it bothers you and many other that their skin is black.
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    it doesn’t bother me that they’re black. you can try and convince yourself of that but it’s not the case. Personally i’m happy black qb’s are doing well because they’re thing to prove they aren’t too dumb which was the perception by many. just like it was the perception that brown men were lazy and take siestas a perception i’m pretty is gone. I just think you’re not properly assessing the talent of some of these qb’s because of their color. Cam surprised me last year without a doubt. RGIII isn’t surprising many. But Joe Webb, Troy Smith, and TP? I hope TP makes it but I woudn’t bet on it

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    3. the nfl has not “cuaght up to cam” cam has been too greedy.

    Yes it has the training wheels are off and he is falling off the bike sure he is a good runner even Madden was enamored with his running skills but that does not translate into playing QB in this league just ask Michael Vick who has under 50% completion percentage and 13 turnovers this short season already.
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    you clealry dont watch the games

    Last year the panther offense thrived on deep passing and power running.

    cams early up and down start this year are cam’s doing not the defense he is up against. This this year defense are forcing everything under neath, cam simply must make the adjustment to being patient and managing the game, as opposed to relying on the highlight play. The defense are still struggling with cam when he is patient see the new orleans and atlanta games…oh right you don’t watch him play.

  • Raider Riff

    Dakota Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    Too bad the community doesn’t give the Raiders the Stadium they need to stay in Oakland.

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    It’s the communities job to show support by buying tickets.

    It’s the team’s job to put a decent product on the field so the community will continue to show support.

    It’s then then teams job to take those profits and go build their own damn stadium if they need to. Threatening to go back to LA every 6 months is not the type of environment that fosters support for the community. This org had a waiting lidt 10 years long for tickets before the first move to LA. It’s up to them to regain our trust.

    It certainly isnt the communities job to foot the bill for a new stadium.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    4. only kordell and cuningham fit the athletic mold of rgIII and cam,

    Cam ins not even the beginning of a pimple on Randall Cunningham’s ass.

    No one is upset as you claim just trying to educate you as to the history of the game..there have always been running QB’s and there probably always will but one thing we all know is that they will never win a Super Bowl so keep on tooting your horn about this new era of athletes that is nothing new to most of us.
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    for the 90 millionth time

    elway young and tarkenton, are mobile. THEY HAVE NOWHERE NEAR THE FOOT SPEED OR RUNNING ABILITY AS CAM OR RGiii!!!

    Not only that but cam posted better rookie passing numbers than all of them including kordell and cunningham.

    RGIII is now carrying the mantle and is clearly a better player at this stage than were elway young tark cuningham and so on.

    bra , your are not making any sense

  • inonewordraider

    Another issue people have with you Mistic is let me go out on a limb and say Dakota and Raiderrockstar are White. If either one of them would come in here daily or even weekly talking about Cam Newton or Aaron Rodgers I wouldn’t want to hear it because i’m a Raider fan and I say Fu#k everyone else

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    inonewordraider, thanks bro. And now I’ve gotta go renew my drivers license. Talk about procrastinating. And I was eligible to renew by mail or online and just never did it. Oh, well, Grass Valley DMV usually pretty quiet. Catch you all later and…wait for it… HAPPY CARSON PALMER DAY!!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    The game is played at a high level in the NFL this is not the SEC.

    QB’s that run are for college not the pro’s.

    You act like its a new thing…no its an old thing that is done at a level below professional football in an amateur league called the NCAA.

    Why dummy down the NFL by trying to make it more like college by having the QB run a lot and often.

    It wont work in the NFL it never has and it never will in this league you need a pocket passer…sure they can be elusive like Aaron Rodgers or hard to bring down Big Ben etc.
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    you continue to put your foot in your mouth.

    1. staubach, elway, young were running qbs. No where near the athletic ability of cam and griffin, but they won superbowls as runnning qbs. brees and rodgers also fit that mobile qb mold. It is for the pro game the lombardy trophy says so.

    2. I said it is new to the pro game, many guys have had this talent in collge, but are often forced to switch positions due to old out dated obsolete thinking and football models. this happens in college too, (RGIII went to baylor because it was the only school that let him compete strictly at qb) but more so in the pros, lenny moore kordell stewart for example.

    3. mnay pro coaches visit college campuses every year as the collee game is known for innovative offense, this is why the spread is now so popular in the pro game. is brady or rodgers or brees playing in a “dummyied down” offense? What about bradford or stafford? they are runing spread offenses, just like rgIII ran and now geno smith. you must not watch college if you did you would know this

    4. just becaus e i guy can run doesnt negate his passing ability does it? was elway or young not pocket passers? what about brees, pocket passr? yes they are but they can also move. Same can be said for RgIII and cam they can throw from the pocket but they are athletes on an entirely different scale. it is a plus, not a negative.

    do some study before you post folks, or this gets boring

  • big pep

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Another issue people have with you Mistic is let me go out on a limb and say Dakota and Raiderrockstar are White. If either one of them would come in here daily or even weekly talking about Cam Newton or Aaron Rodgers I wouldn’t want to hear it because i’m a Raider fan and I say Fu#k everyone else
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    TRUE THAT, IF THEY DONT WEAR SILVER AND BLACK, FUC EM…

  • http://alswingman.blogspot.com alswingman

    Fat Albert, people do care

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