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Are the Oakland Raiders Good Enough for My Son?

For most Americans, December 7 is a day which will live in infamy.  For me, it is no different—the year was 1981.  My dad came home from work one Friday and said “I’m finally taking you to your first NFL game on Monday.”  “The Raiders? Versus the Steelers!?!” I said.  “Yes,” came the answer.

My head exploded.  As an 11 year old, a pro football game—Monday Night Football no less, on a schoolnight—was like a birthday, Christmas, and the last day of school all at once.

The first thing I saw when I ran up, grabbed the railing and looked down on the field was a 40 yard Bradshaw pass intercepted by Lester Hayes (I think he caught it with his elbow and a little stickum) After watching the Raiders...

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