Oakland Raiders Mountaintop Experiences For Old Times Sake

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Published: July 19, 2009

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... each one having its own meaning. There were 22 years that the Oakland Raiders were on an NFL mountaintop.

A Pro Football Hall of Fame (HOF) display tags the Oakland Raiders as a dynasty between 1965 and 1986. Al Davis was in charge for all of those 22 years and has been to the mountaintop.

I think it is safe to extrapolate that Al Davis wants to get the Raiders back up to that mountaintop again. Is it time to go back to the beginning and work toward a new era of greatness?

During those 22 marvelous years, the Raiders had 241 wins, 100 losses, and nine ties. Their winning percentage was 70.1 percent, or .701.

Of the 241 wins during that era, John Madden is credited with 112 of them. Madden and his team hugged and clasped 46.5 percent of those sweet victories. They might have even shouted, "How sweet it is," a Jackie Gleason phrase from the good old days.

A HOF document says, "Beginning in 1965, two years after Al Davis took c...

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