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A rough day for Oakland Raiders fans

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An Oakland Raiders fan shows his displeasure about the team possibly moving to Las Vegas during their preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

An Oakland Raiders fan shows his displeasure about the team possibly moving to Las Vegas during their preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

On the 15th anniversary of the “Tuck Rule” game, the Raiders have officially filed papers with the NFL in their bid to move to Las Vegas.

How’s that for a gut punch for Raider Nation?

Raiders owner Mark Davis reportedly believes he has enough support among fellow owner to win the two-thirds vote required to move the team. There are still details to be worked out with Las Vegas as Davis formulates his exit strategy. But all signs point toward a March vote by NFL owners to determine whether Las Vegas will get the Raiders.

Many of you have been through this before when Al Davis took the Raiders to Los Angeles after the 1981 season. And you obviously stayed true to your team or you wouldn’t be on this blog.

But will a move to Vegas change how your view your team? Will you still go to games in Nevada?

Should Oakland play hardball with the Raiders now?

Davis’ move, coupled with the haunting, anniversary memories from 15 years ago when the Raiders were seemingly robbed of a victory in snowy New England because of a little-known NFL rule?

If you have some time, here’s a terrific story on what happened in New England that night.

Until then, the waiting game until the owners meeting in March begins.

FOXBORO, UNITED STATES:  New England Patriots  quarterback Tom Brady (C) takes a hit from Charles Woodson (R) of the Oakland Raiders on a pass attempt in the last two minutes of the game in their AFC playoff 19 January 2002 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  The Patriots won 16-13 in overtime. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, UNITED STATES: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (C) takes a hit from Charles Woodson (R) of the Oakland Raiders on a pass attempt in the last two minutes of the game in their AFC playoff 19 January 2002 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 16-13 in overtime. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Jon Becker

  • the scandalous dr robert

    it’s like i can’t ride a lawn mower anymore without big brother getting it on camera.

  • the scandalous dr robert

    the merc has a raiders blog with actual articles from journalists.

    and me!

  • the scandalous dr robert

    btw, i love the original “frankenstein”, “bride of frankenstein”, and the much lesser known but GREAT “son of frankenstein”, which is where “young frankenstein” got a lot of its material.

    the best universal horror series by far. way better than dracula, the mummy, and the others.

  • I have no interest in participating someplace where they determine the length of bans based on arbitrary upticks in website traffic.

    Even under the assumption that you and MR (I have him blocked ffs) are the worst of the worst trolls and everyone there is a helpless victim who doesn’t engage in the same tomfoolery they’ve now set a precedent that bans are dished out, not based on a set of laws, but by how close to the center of the circle-jerk someone is. I’m not making a big fuss about it. I’m just out. I’m sure this will get copy/pasted over there.

  • LondonAl

    James Whale. A fellow Black Countrymen 🙂

  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    Do you know Riff and doc are here eh?….. it’s like the outskirts of cyber space doc…

  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    I heard Riff …..kicked the bucket

  • I heard it was Rik.

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Wow the weak Jets are blowing out Buffalo and we got smacked by the Bills.

    #FIREDOWNING

  • the scandalous dr robert

    good to hear. if a few others that i enjoy talking to come back, it will be all i need to enjoy a blog.

    a few guys that i argue with but mostly enjoy, like purvis, would be cool too, but i just reached an end over there.

    i mostly banned myself, since i knew it would happen if i persisted, but stubborn point-maker that i am, it had to be done.

    i barely read anything since the banning, so i don’t know what was discussed.

  • the scandalous dr robert

    did a little moose tell u that?

  • the scandalous dr robert

    come to where actual journalists discuss the team and objective rules are in place.

    let’s make the blog what it once was.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/02/why-derek-carr-checked-down-at-the-end-of-the-first-half/

  • I’ll probably stop by the merc sometimes, but I’m probably just gone from the scene for a while.

  • the scandalous dr robert

    sorry to hear it.

    i havent exactly missed it the last couple weeks or whatever it was but i enjoy our convos.

    it’s nice to have discussions about the raiders and other items but i feel ya.

    if stabler, tuck, and a few others show up, it can be a nice stretch run.

    then there’s the offseason shenanigans.

  • LondonAl

    Twilight Zone!

  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    Ya ya lol

  • the scandalous dr robert
  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    Ahoy doc

  • the scandalous dr robert

    be more specifdic

  • the scandalous dr robert
  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    Hi doc

  • the scandalous dr robert
  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    Hi doc

  • Racist

  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    Doc?

  • TO BLACKS

    WHY DOES THE OAK GM LOOK LIKE A SPOTTED ALBINO NI GGER?

  • BEASTMODE (baby Al)

    Vic Tafur

    @VicTafur

    Lost season for rookie Gareon Conley, as team puts him on injured reserve. Will #Raiders finally make a move to address shaky secondary?

    ANTONIO CROMARTIE

    @CRO31

    Replying to @VicTafur

    I am available and ready to work.

    3:15 PM · Nov 13, 2017

  • LondonAl

    Get stuffed!

  • LondonAl

    Which one?

  • Rik Raiders 86..

    Oh hi Doc LoL….

  • Turducken

  • the scandalous dr robert

    the merc has real articles and real talk, not dbag trolls and whiny superfan man-children.

    and me!

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/14/raiders-vs-tom-brady-hes-the-best-at-what-he-does/

  • LondonAl

    hehe

  • Rik Raiders 86..

    Mista yup … not me kid

  • Rik Raiders 86..

    Gonna be you lol

  • willy91137

    It is November 17 and this site is still up amazing will it make it to January 19

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Holy fik’n Toledo!
    This is still here?

    Your article lives on forever Jon Becker even though managerial idiots killed the blog.
    What are you doing these days Jon? I hope things are good for you.
    And the same applies to Cork and Jerry.