he Oakland Raiders are a controversial NFL team reviled by "higher class" haters. They are loved by the Raider Nation, which consists of football fans who are intense, passionate individuals with chips on their shoulders. The Raiders have always insisted on doing things their way, playing with a lot of heart, and winning and succeeding in spite of their own foolish mistakes. To be a Raider is to defeat opponents sheerly based on your iron will, mental toughness, and true grit.
Perennial underdogs who revel in proving their critics wrong, the Raiders and their fans have a rich tradition of embracing former castoffs like Jim Plunkett and Rich Gannon and turning them into gunslinging, weatherbeaten winners.
The Raiders also have the best and most meaningful team slogans, "Pride and Poise," "Just Win, Baby," "Commitment to Excellence," and "Just Cut It Loose." For more information on the Oakland Raiders, check out the team's official anthem, "The Autumn Wind", which truly describes what it means to be a Raider.
Broncos Fan: Dude, the Oakland Raiders suck! Why are you still rooting for these losers?!!Go Broncos!!
Oakland Raider Fan: Win, lose, or tie, I'm a Raider 'til I die.
Broncos Fan: Hey can we not talk about football today?
Oakland Raiders Fan: Why because you're butt-hurt that the Raiders raped your donkeys in front of your own fans? 59-14 baby!!!! Suck on that, Run DMC all day baby!!! Donkeys suck!!!!
DHB is the nickname that Raiders fans have bestowed upon the highly underrated wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. The late and great owner Al Davis was blasted for taking this little known wide out as the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. But the more he plays, the more DHB justifies Al Davis' faith in him. Over the last 3 games, as of October 21, 2011, he's attained 115 yards on 4 catches, 99 yards on 7 catches and a TD, and 82 yards on 6 catches. And there's no doubt about his speed!
Michael Crabtree, the guy that the experts think that Al Davis should have taken instead, may have more talent, but I'd rather have DHB on my team. DHB has a great attitude, works hard and is a humble player. He's the opposite of the diva wide receiver
(and Crabtree is one of them) that's become so commonplace in the modern NFL.
DHB is faster, has a better work ethic, and has a better attitude than Michael Crabtree
. DHB is also cheaper and didn't hold out for over a month to get a big contract as an unproven rookie. DHB will have over 900 yards during the 2011 season and will soon be one of the better receivers in the league.