October 31, 2008
Even when the thing to do on Halloween was to dress up like the dirtiest ugliest thing imaginable, then ringing doorbells and scaring the shit out off your neighbors, us Raider fans loved the Holiday. But the love was because it was fun, exciting, and an excuse to stay out late. Now that we have grown apart from the childish acts, except the dressing up part, the day that is really noted as Halloween in Oakland is either the Sunday before or after the 31st.
We as fans love to dress up, and torment the opposing fans who are brave enough to wear their colors in our house. Which is by all means the spirit of the day in which we mourn the dead. For the last few seasons this day wasn't as significant, because our on the field product was absolutely dismal. This Sunday will awaken the true essensce of what being a Raider fan is all about. Being louder than the guy next to you, as you will your team to victory.
With the forecast showing a cold, overcast day in Oakland with a good chance of precipitation, that is our kind of day. Not only because we are a running team, but for the fact that is resembles the dark uncertain times of our beloved silver and black. With the unpleasant weather Matt Ryan and his strong passing game will be placed on the back burner, but that might be a bad thing, we will instead see a heavy dose of Michael Turner.
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