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JediRaider is the alter ego of Justin Sterling, a lifelong fan of the Oakland Raiders and the sport of professional football whose father briefly worked for the Raiders (radio network) while they were based in Los Angeles and was fortunate to attend many home games in the press box and take one team charter flight to Denver. The name JediRaider was chosen several years ago on bay area sports blogs to reflect an interest in the personnel, strategy, scheme, salary cap, and other intricacies that make professional football the most interesting and dynamic sport in the world.
While occasional forays outside of the scope of the Oakland Raiders will be made, the vast majority of Jedi's contributions will in-depth editorials on strategy and scheme, player acquisitions through draft and free agency, and game film break downs during the season. The goal of each article is to provide more thoughtful analyses of the state of the Raiders than is typically found in the mainstream media geared toward the diehard fan to promote the free exchange of expertise and ideas on this site.
Justin is currently a first year graduate student at San Diego State University in the Homeland Security Program and earned a degree in business administration from the University of Redlands. Professionally, Justin served as a managing director of a boutique investment bank and consulting firm, and independent business consultant specializing in business plan writing, and in the United States Navy from 2002-2006 working in the field of anti-terrorism and force protection planning. Justin's own football career as a wide receiver ended tragically when he ran a 5.1 40 yard dash :-) after earning all-league honors as a senior in High School where he played eight man football. His claim to fame remains catching Rashaan Salaam (former Heisman Trophy winner) from behind (he had a good angle) during a JV game where Salaam singlehandedly mercy ruled his team in about 2 1/2 quarters.
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