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Oakland Raiders Eliminated from Playoffs on First Day of NFL Training Camp

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by ChargerJeff, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. ChargerJeff

    ChargerJeff Boltaholic

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    As players from around the league filter in to their respective training camps, the Oakland Raiders have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in 2008.

    Early hopes by both players and fans would be that the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Kansas City Chiefs would elect to sit out the season. Unfortunately, as enough players on each team have checked in to make a starting lineup, the chances that Oakland would make the playoffs have faded to nothing.

    Reports are that both Vegas and Atlantic City oddsmakers have made an unprecedented prediction regarding the likelihood that the Raiders would have any semblance of success this season.

    For the first time in history, the line for Raiders to make the playoffs is "the infinite symbol" to one. A bet of $1 will result in unlimited money forever. So far, there have been no takers.

    This is partially due to a lack of faith in Oakland's coaching staff and players, and partially due to true Oakland fans having gone into debt spending their last dollar on Pabst Blue Ribbon and cheap pieces of red meat to tailgate with. Not to mention the black and silver face paint by which they hide the pain that is the rest of their lives.

    Oddsmakers are also predicting a 2-16 regular season, with wins coming over the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins, by, more likely than not, a score of 3-0 or 6-3.

    Only the most diehard and frightening of Raiders fans still hold out hope that the glory days of the John Madden era will be revisited. However, much like Madden, this season is more likely to become a string of completely incomprehensible stupidity that may only be rivaled by the idea that Brett Favre will actually end up with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Many analysts believe that only one thing could make this season any bleaker for the black and silver: Daunte Culpepper.

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  2. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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  3. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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  4. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    The comments under the article on TBR are simply astounding - and hilarious.

    Raider Fans never change! :D
     
  5. floridaboltfan

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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'll put a buck on that bet :lol: what do I got to lose?

    that was a hilarious article, where's it from?
    and can we include it in the bugle?
     
  7. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    I'm gonna go put a penny on the Raiders to take it all.

    ∞:1 is too sweet to pass up! :lol:
     
  8. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Funniest article I've read in a while. :lol:
     
  9. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Beware if you make that bet!!!

    You'll find yourself rooting for them

    then we'd have to kill you!!

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  10. Gridreaper

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    ...A buck :lol: And you can kiss it goodbye :icon_rofl:
     
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  11. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    But then think of all the money you'd win. You could buy EVERY sports franchise in the world.

    Not to mention all the women and beer in the world.

    :flag:
     
  12. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    beats spending it at teh strip club and putting it in some stripper g-string
     
  13. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Uh... no it doesn't :icon_rofl:
     
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    OMG......that is the FUNNIEST thing I have read in a long *** time !!! I have a friend up here who is a Raiders fan.....I think I'll print that out and leave it on his windshield !!!! Simply Classic !! :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::abq2::icon_rofl::icon_rofl:
     
  15. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    no way

    not gonna happen

    not the raiders, never!!


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    Theres no room for them in the playoffs or I would put my money on it.
     
  17. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    omg thats amazing
     
  18. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    MAKE IT RAIN!! :icon_banana:
     
  19. Buck Melanoma

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    Hahaha - do your part to support single moms!! :tup:

    This story is getting forwarded to a few folks that I know. :yes:
     
  20. cranberry

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    Wish 2-14 will come true :lol::lol:
     
  21. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    and the beat goes on!!!

    http://www.prosportsdaily.com/nfl/nfl-rumors.html

    Raiders told RB Jordan he's not welcome at training camp

    "The agent for Raiders running back LaMont Jordan confirmed his client was told not to report to the team's opening day of training camp in Napa, even though the seven-year veteran has two years remaining on his contact. According to the current collective bargaining agreement, an NFL player under contract must be allowed to report and participate in all offseason and training camp meetings and workouts. Alvin Keels, who represents the running back, said he told the Raiders on Wednesday they have just more than 24 hours to release his client, trade him or permit him to report as scheduled. The team's first official workout is at 3 p.m today. On Friday, the Raiders are scheduled to hold two ..."


    :abq2::abq1::abq2::abq1:
     
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    Am I the only person who thinks telling a player to STAY AWAY from training camp is a ridiculous and butt-head move even if you want to cut/trade him?
     
  23. ChargerJeff

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    UPDATE:

    I decided to put the $1 bet down just in case, and parlayed it with Hell freezing over and Monkeys flying out of my ***...
     
  24. reef shark

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    hey theres nothing wrong with PBR. actually they are pretty smooth, some say watery, but i think the price is what influences them. you can get a 30 rack for $10, cant beat that.

    i think if pabst has a reputation like this, then miller lite should be exposed. that beer has tasted progressively worse with all this new stuff coming out. that beer is definitely overrated.

    f the faiders:bolt:
     
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  25. TheLash

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    Classic!:lol:
     
  26. bigmike.x.09

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    i was thinking about it too, its more like an investment lol, who knows
     
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    Good Ole Al:icon_rofl::icon_rofl:
     

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