Friday, 22 August 2008

GENE UPSHAW 1945-2008


The Raider organization, the National Football League, and the world have lost a great man. Gene Upshaw’s career successes as a professional football player and as a union leader are unparalleled. He is as prominent a sportsman as the world has known. He was and will remain a part of the fabric of our lives and of the Raider mystique and legacy. We loved him and he loved us. Our hearts go out to Terry and the boys.
-Al Davis

Joined Raiders: 1st round draft choice, 1967

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8, 1987...All-Pro or All-Conference eight times, played in six Pro Bowls and one AFL All-Star game...All-time Raider leader in games played with 217... Missed only one league game in career...207 consecutive league games and starts are both second on Raider list...
Only player in NFL history to participate in Super Bowls in three different decades (after 1967,1976 and 1980 seasons)...Holds Raider all-time record with 24 playoff game starts...Offensive team captain for nine years (1973-81)...
Only second guard inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame...During 15-year active pro career, the Raiders made 11 playoff appearances, won eight division titles, one AFL Championship, two AFC titles and two World Championships of Professional Football ...
Named to AFL-NFL 25-year All-Star, NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time and All Monday Night Teams...Chosen to the Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility...Currently Executive Director of NFL Players Association.

2008/2009 Is for Gene Upshaw.Play like Champions.

Friday, 8 August 2008


In Association with the OAKLAND RAIDERS ,...RAIDERHED [the worlds Only Oakland Raiders TRIBUTE BAND] ,....will be Performing "LIVE" between 10am & NOON, the "D-GATE Entrance" to The OAKLAND COLLISEUM!!!!.........[On The NORTH /West SIDE of The Collisem].....Parking & Entrance to the RAIDER NATION CELEBRATION is "FREE",............................Come On OUT WITH US & "SCREAM FOR THE RAIDERS",.......................SUN Morning, 8/10/08.

We will be there in spirit, hope that the turnout is great to show the OPD that live music at the Coliseum is a chance for the NATION to enjoy themselves.Have a good one.


Saturday, 2 August 2008


There are various reasons for RAIDERS fans to be happy.

We have parity with every other team in the league at this point.

We have Jamarcus Russell and Darren McFadden to unleash on the NFL.

We have a secondary that is up there with the best on offer.

We wear Silver and Black.

We don't wear orange.

Tom Cable is a master of his craft.

We have the Black Hole and the RAIDERNATION.

But more importantly Cole is back for a seventh season as a Raiderette.