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Raiders Seek to End the Chargers Streak

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Just Wish Baby


    This could be the darkest hour for Tom Cable. He stands squarely at the crossroads staring the San Diego Chargers dead in the face. In one direction is a dead end where Al Davis awaits holding a pink slip. In the other direction is a faint glimmer of hope.
    Just which way Cable guides his men remains to be seen Sunday.
    13 consecutive losses to the hated SoCal rivals have put this traditional tilt into the Black Hole. Lost in a six-year abyss of Charger dominance is the pride that once filled Raider Nation whenever Charger week rolled around.
    Way back in the day, when Jim Rome was working for the San Diego based Mighty 690, Friday on a week just like this turned Rome’s show into a three hour long smack-off between Raider and Charger faithful. Forget about whatever the hottest topic was in the sports world, there was a heated rivalry game to be played Sunday.
    Now, there is nothing to discuss.
    Raider Nation can’t continue to run the “show me your Super Bowl rings” smack any longer. That routine is tired…true…but tired.
    Likewise, Charger fans can’t pull the “Got blackout?” card anymore. That San Diego bandwagon loses members by the minute to the point where they too have to trot to local sports bars to drink away their powder blues due to local TV blackouts.
    This Sunday’s contest has much at stake.

    While the Kansas City Chiefs have taken the AFC West by storm, there is still a distinct feel that their bubble will eventually burst ala Denver one year ago. This division is still very much up for grabs. With the Raiders facing the possibility of being out of the hunt before playing their first divisional foe, this Sunday might as well be the Super Bowl.
    If Oakland is going to shock the world, then it will be in classic Raider fashion.
    A journeyman backup playing quarterback. A team fielding more and more second stringers each week due to injury. A head coach with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
    These are the moments Raider Nation lives for. Cheering on a cast of misfits and castoffs playing the role of David seeking to slay Goliath.
    We could talk about the stats, dissect the match-ups and even delve into the schemes. But this will come down to one thing and one thing only: Pride.
    Nnamdi Asomugha is among the few that were actually on the field the last time the Silver and Black stood victorious over the Bolts. While the feeling might be fleeting it is still there.
    No, a win over the Chargers won’t solve many of the problems that plague this once proud franchise. But by snapping a 6-year drought a great pride will be reawakened and a once dark past will give way to the potential of a bright future.
    On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders will take on the San Diego Chargers in a game that will be played in front of a sparse crowd. No sellout equals another blackout. But that doesn’t matter. When you’re playing for pride you don’t do it for the fans, nor for your family, not even for your coaches. You do it for yourself and your teammates.
    It is time for every man in the Raider locker room to take pride in wearing the Silver and Black. It is time to take the hearts of those non-Lombardi trophy winning Chargers. It is time to return to the essence of Raider football.
    Forget everything else. Only one thing matters.
    Just Win Baby!





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  2. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    Not. Gonna. Happen.
     
  3. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    After being a fan for 50 years, this game still has that special feeling.

    That feeling that I had when I found out my best friend was hitting on my chick.

    That feeling I had when I got in my first school yard fight in the 3rd grade and absolutely kicked the chit out of the other guy.

    That feeling my manhood sack was about to explode the moment I won the beer chugging championship at SDSU only to get smoked by a chick 5 minutes later.

    This game brings back memories of wanting to get out the bat and ride down the street whacking mailboxes, running over cats and screaming bloody murder.

    F THE RAIDERS !!!!!!!
     
  4. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    I think the old timers feel it more. We all remember when they freaking beat us all the time, and when we did seem to have them, they cheated and won. We remember all the Raider fans beating their chests and talking all kinds of sh*t, rubbing our faces in it all the time. Both of my kids are Chargers fans, and during the time they have been fans, they have never had to see what it's like in a world where the Raiders are actually good.
     
  5. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    After the 18 game streak, I had figured I would be dead by the time we would even the score on total wins and losses not to mention seeing the record being challenged for being sodomized by a divisional opponent. I was at the Holy Roller game in September of '78 maybe October and from then, it was "on".

    F The Raiders
     
  6. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    huh--- I feel the same way. F the raiders--- bite me Al Davis.
     
  7. StratoBoltz

    StratoBoltz BoltTalker

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    Faiders gonna bite the dust again.Our D will chew them bad.
     
  8. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Part of the reason I came to like the Stillers was in part because they could beat the Raiduds at their own game. Pure nasty kick your arse football. Of course it helped the the Stillers were also realigned to be in the AFC after the merger. I had no use for the original NFL teams back then. AFL all the way, from back then up to this day.
     

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