The Oakland Raiders have been the laughingstock of the NFL for far too long.
While many other teams continue the struggle to find their way back to the light of playoff berths and winning seasons, the Raider nation has replaced that burned out light bulb with one that glows a pirate silhouette.
While plenty of other NFL teams have done worse than Oakland over the years, no other team has been ridiculed or criticized as much as they have.
However the era of Raider-hatin' is over.
And the time for the black hole has begun.
Here are five reasons why.