Oakland Raiders

Dear Oakland Raiders: A Letter from a Kansas City Chiefs Fan

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Marcel Reece #45 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after they beat the Chicago Bears at O.co Coliseum on November 27, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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John BartramCorrespondent IINovember 28, 2011

Dear Lunatics,

I am a Kansas City Chief fan dating back to when the Chiefs actually won the Super Bowl.  (I realize I just dated myself.)

I am highly aware of the Chiefs place in the AFC West this year—last.  That, I believe, is where they will finish.

Looking at their schedule, injuries and poor overall play, it is probably where they belong.

Obviously, as a Chief fan, I am not a fan of teams like the Broncos or Chargers.

This is where the Raiders come in.

The Raiders have already split with the Broncos.  That's too bad.  I would like them to play again.  They have one more game each against the Chiefs and Chargers.

Understandably, I have to root for the Chiefs to beat them like a dirty rug.

I never thought I would be sick of hearing of an athlete more than Brett Favre. But I was wrong.  Tim Tebow has made him a distant memory.

At least Favre played in the NFL for something like 45 years.  Tebow has been here for about eight hours.

Additionally, I am so tired of hearing about the Chargers being the "most talented team in the division."  Every year it's said that they are going to win the AFC West and will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

Has anyone noticed that has never happened?

All I'm asking is that the Raiders make distant memories out of both the Chargers and Broncos.

I will openly root for the Raiders to win (except on December 24).  I will also, obviously and fruitlessly, root for the Chiefs every week.

(By the way, Oakland didn't fill me with optimism yesterday against the Bears.  Let's clean it up a little and it should be a walk to the division title.)

Do not, I repeat, do not let Denver win the division.

Please?

Thank you,

John

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