Just Win, Baby: The Truth About Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders

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Published: April 11, 2009

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... preached my defiant optimism for the Raiders.

Yet, at the same time, it sickens me when they fail.


Of Collapses and "Big Lies"/A Defiant Will vs. The Triumph of the Will

The 2003-2004 season is the most memorable for how dreadful it was.

That was of course, the season after the Super Bowl, in which the mass media claims that it was the, 'biggest post Super Bowl collapse in NFL history.'  The reality though, is that idea is complete rubbish.

Or as Wikipedia defines the 'Big Lies' of NAZI propagandist Joseph Goebbels, "based on the principle that a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses."

I don't buy those lies, but I do believe that players have.  And that's where it hurts.

The Raiders finished 11-5 in 2002 on the record setting numbers of MVP Rich Gannon, only to lose to the Grude...

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