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A couple interesting facts to share with your Raider fan friends

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Savage Lizard, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    I found these interesting nuggets awhile back. I don' t recall where, so I can't cite the source...

    "At the time, Oakland seemed an unlikely venue for a professional football franchise. The city had not asked for a team, there was no ownership group and there was no stadium in Oakland suitable for pro football (the closest stadiums were in Berkeley and San Francisco) and there was already a successful NFL franchise in the Bay Area in the San Francisco 49ers. However, the AFL owners selected Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West Coast. Accordingly, the city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL franchise on January 30, 1960."

    So the existence of the Raiders is our fault!

    Also this, for those of you who didn't know...

    "A 'name the team' contest was held by a local newspaper, and the winner was the Oakland SeƱors. After a few weeks of the fledgling team (and its owners) being the butt of local jokes, the owners changed the team's name to the Oakland Raiders, which had finished third in the naming contest."

    I always refer to them as the Senors when I give my Raider fan friends ****. :lol:

    I wonder what second place was that caused them to skip it and go with third. :icon_huh:
     
  2. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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  3. Buck Melanoma

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    Se(a)men :icon_eek:
     
  4. TCHDNSD

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    I thought it was obvious.

    "SENORITAS"
     
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    reddenedbeard Well-Known Member

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    Great facts if you want to induce the "how many superbowls have you won?" question ..
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Oakland Suckers
     
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    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    I know what there second name today is.

    Tomlinson's B!tch.
     
  9. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Hell, saying hello induces that question from Raider fans.
     
  10. LV Bolt Fan

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    I had Raider fans in my section showing 3 fingers and talking about that. I was returning the favor by holding up 3 fingers showing how many TD's by LT at the time. :icon_rofl:
     
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    Beat me to it. But then, again, maybe it was the pendejos.
     

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