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My Hate-Envy Relationship With Raider Nation

My first encounter with Raider Nation occured about two weeks ago when I filed an article entitled, Al Davis, Ebenezer Scrooge, Timothy Geithner, and Darth Vader.  The article focused on the hefty price Big Al paid for questionable 7th overall pick Darrius Heyward-Bey.

The Nation hurled hateful and offensive venom my way from all directions.  Most of the remarks were of a personal nature attacking everything from my masculinity to my knowledge of football.

In retrospect, I did foster some subconscious hate for the Raiders based on my devotion to the Minnesota Vikings as a youngster.  I used to cringe at the very thought of Dave Casper rolling on the ground and recovering a fumble in the end-zone and conversely felt a bit of euphoric ...

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