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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

  • Aussie Raider

    He’s an alcoholic mate he’s got bigger battles to fight than playing football.

  • the scandalous dr robert

    yeah and he took some hard shots.

    but he’s good with routes.

  • willy91137

    If we make the Super Bowl we will probably have to face the Philadelphia Eagles

    a team we played in 1981 in New Orleans

    This blog was last updated January 26, 2017 will it still be here January 26, 2018

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Knock knock anyone home?

  • the scandalous dr robert

    just the cool guys

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Cool

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    New house starting… Alexander should be taking over at RT

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    TOUCHDOWN

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Wow downing and his garbage play calling again

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Wow the stupid dinks before the half and we turn the ball over.

    FIRE TODD DOWNING. HE’S GARBAGE

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Another stupid screen play

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    First drive of the game I thought our offense was back. Now it’s all back to being garbage

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    It’s the 4th quarter Carr calling plays and we are driving. FIRE DOWNING

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Wow CARR runs the plays for the whole drive. And boom second 3rd. FIRE DOWNING

  • the scandalous dr robert

    fire reggie now!

  • the scandalous dr robert

    i guess the OL is protesting the RBs too.

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Turnover on downs. Complete garbage game with BILLS having lots of players out today.

    #DOWNINGISAJOKE

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    TD MCCOY GAME OVER.

  • RaiderDirt

    3-5…

    Still in the Hunt..
    KC win last week was Monster…

    Rooting for a Donkey victory..

    If we fail to win next week..

    Fire Downing ( hire back Musgrave)

    Fire Secondary coach (Woodson)

    One Nation

  • RUN THE TABLE 12-4 (baby Al)

    Embarrassing game. Downing playing the best defense in NFL by shutting down our offense.

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Coop and cook big part of our offense and played huge role last week. Downing took them out this game

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Vic Tafur

    @VicTafur

    #Raiders fall to 3-5, losing to team ahead of them in AFC. Turnovers were difference, but offense (play-calling) terrible after opening TD

    1:04 PM · Oct 29, 2017

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    We settled for ROOKIE OC AND KNJ WAS A ROOKIE DC .

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Monte Poole

    @MontePooleNBCS

    These #Raiders leave me believing Bill Musgrave would be a landslide winner if he ran, today, for Mayor of Raider Nation.

    12:59 PM · Oct 29, 2017

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Lynch has nothing to do with messing up our offensive scheme. He didn’t play today and we sucked offensively soo so much for that theory

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    BRING BACK GRUDEN DEL RIO IS #CLUELESS

    Vic Tafur

    @VicTafur

    Asked Del Rio why they stopped taking shots downfield: “Can’t answer that. No one was saying, ‘Don’t take shots.‘”

    1:30 PM · Oct 29, 2017

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    FIRE THE WHOLE COACHING STAFF

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Well that about sums it up

    Terry pruitt

    @Tips62676

    ·

    4h

    How bout Jack Dontno Rio Todd Clowning. & Kenfused Norton Jr

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Even if we do get Megatron our play calling is still TRASH

    Adam Schefter

    @AdamSchefter

    Lions approached about trading Calvin Johnson’s rights, sources tell ESPN. More on Sunday NFL Countdown….

    Sources: Teams ask Lions about Megatron deal

    espn.com

    6:57 AM · Oct 29, 2017

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    PROMOTE TICE
    PROMOTE PAGANO

    FIRE#TD
    FIRE#KNJ

  • the scandalous dr robert

    bowman has 4 more tackles than lee on the season already and vanderdoesnt has 6 tackles and no sacks.

    i told people they had no business starting.

    after week 1, people tried telling me i was WRONG and vanderdoesnt was a star.

    don’t ever question me!

  • the scandalous dr robert

    navorro already has more tackles than lee and vanderdoesnt has 6 tackles and no sacks on the season.

    and after week one, people were saying he was a star.

    i told people neither of these guys should be starting as rookies.

    i also told u that yards lead to points.

    the #25 defense in yards is now the #23 defense in points.

    never question me.

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Past 2 years we’ve been out coached. Last year Carr had his miracle comebacks. We should of never been in that situation in first place.
    WE ARE WASTING TALENT ON THIS ROSTER

    FIRE DEL RIO
    FIRE TD
    FIRE KNJ

  • Rik Raider till I die.☠️

    Doc from PJFF?

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    Denver going to lose. Siemien SUCKS

  • Fire Del Rio.

  • James has been a pleasant surprise though.

  • Fire everybody. Draft a pass rusher.

  • FIRE DOWNING (baby Al)

    FIRE DOWNING

    Vic Tafur

    @VicTafur

    Talked to Kurt Warner about #Raiders offense: “Really basic. Not a lot of motion or bunch formations. Not many easy opportunities for Carr.”

    8:25 AM · Nov 1, 2017

  • Plunkhead

    Whats up Pilgrims, I just stopped by to check out those yoga pants everyone is wearing this fall. Have a nice day!!
    P.S. Raiders are a dysfunctional organization. They have not been capable of developing players and putting a winning team on the field for 15 years other then the miracle season Carr lead them to last year. So what do the Raiders do? They blow it up, fire the OC, give the job to a rookie, hire Benchmode, change things up to make him dance and BOOM!

  • the scandalous dr robert

    we need gruden!

  • the scandalous dr robert

    welcome back to the REAL blog.

  • the scandalous dr robert

    yep and i said i thought he might be ok, since he had 48 tackles last year in limited play.

    that total surprised me actually.

    “players make plays”.

  • the scandalous dr robert

    from iba. i was slumming over there.

  • the scandalous dr robert
  • the scandalous dr robert

    the merc has a raiders blog so why arent we there?

  • LondonAl
  • Back when that first started people weren’t able to figure out how to click the most recent article. Plus the split with the EBT.

  • the scandalous dr robert

    well, as we have noted before, people are stupid.

    it seems there is a “related articles” area that gives u some insight and of course the helpful “new post” post.

    fyi, i’m gone from the evil place for good. even if they reinstate me. nola banned me for nothing but saying stuff he didn’t like to hear.

    i won’t help them drive traffic anymore.

    i will be mostly at the merc and some here until people from here go to the merc.