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Oakland Raiders
Current season
Established 1960
Play in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Oakland, California
Headquartered in Alameda, California
Oakland Raiders helmet
Oakland Raiders logo
Helmet Logo
League/conference affiliations
  • Western Division (1960–1969)
Current uniform
AFCW-Uniform-OAK.PNG
Team colors Black, Silver
      
Personnel
Owner(s) Al Davis (majority)
CEO Amy Trask
Head coach Tom Cable
Team history
  • Oakland Senores (1960)
  • Oakland Raiders (1960–1981)
  • Los Angeles Raiders (1982–1994)
  • Oakland Raiders (1995–present)
Team nicknames
The Silver and Black, Team of the Decades
Championships
League championships (4)
Conference championships (4)
  • AFC: 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002
Division championships (15)
  • AFL West: 1967, 1968, 1969
  • AFC West: 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1985, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
Playoff appearances (21)
  • AFL: 1967, 1968, 1969
  • NFL: 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002
Home fields
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  • Kezar Stadium (1960; first four games only)
  • Candlestick Park (1960–1961)
  • Frank Youell Field (1962–1965)
  • Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1966–1981)
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1982–1994)
  • Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1995–present)
    • a.k.a.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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      ^ November 16, 1961 Ground broken on Frank Youell Field.
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      ^ (Oakland to Los Angeles for 1982 season and Los Angeles to Oakland for 1995 season) .
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      .Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (1995–1998)
    • a.k.a.^ Oakland- Alameda County Coliseum Authority, where he supervised operating agreements with the Oakland Athletics , the Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors .
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      ^ Close Caption OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03: JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.
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      ^ Alameda County Medical Center Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Children's Hospital & Research Center Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Oakland Lakes - Marinas - Rivers - Ports - Piers .
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      .Network Associates Coliseum (1999–2004)
    • a.k.a.^ In 1998, the Oakland Coliseum was renamed Network Associates Coliseum.
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      ^ Coach : Tom Cable 2008- Stadium : Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Coliseum 1995- *-Known as: Newtork Associates Colisuem 1999-04: McAfee Coliseum 2004-08 .

      ^ Oakland Arena and Network Associates Coliseum McAfee Coliseum - Raiders and Athletics Oracle Arena - Golden State Warriors Tourist Attractions .
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      McAfee Coliseum (2004–2008)
.The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team in the NFL based in the city of Oakland, California.^ Select a NFL football team...
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.They currently play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).^ Western Division (19601969) National Football League (1970present) .
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^ They currently play in the Western Division of the American ...
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^ Tagged national football league , NFL , oakland raiders .
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.The Raiders began play in 1960 as the eighth charter member of the American Football League (AFL), where they won one championship and three division titles.^ The Raiders have won three Super Bowl championships (1977, 1981, 1984), one American Football League (AFL) championship (1967), and four American Football Conference (AFC) titles.
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^ Began in 1960 as the eighth charter member of the American Football League (AFL), they won one championship and three division titles.
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^ The Raiders joined the AFL as a charter member in 1960.
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.The team joined the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL–NFL merger.^ He thought the AFL-NFL merger was a detriment to the AFL .

^ The team joined the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL–NFL merger .
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^ The team joined the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL Merger .
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.Since joining the NFL, the Raiders have won twelve division titles and three Super Bowls (XI, XV, XVIII), and have appeared in two other Super Bowls.^ Since joining the NFL, the Oakland Raiders have won twelve division titles and three Super Bowls (XI, XV, XVIII), and have appeared in two other Super Bowls.
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^ Since than Raiders have won twelve division titles and three Super Bowls, and appeared in two other Super Bowls.
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^ The team has won one AFL title and three Super Bowls.
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.Thirteen former players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.^ Players who Belong in the Hall of Fame .

^ Remarks: The team has thirteen players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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^ The team has thirteen enshrines in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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.During their first three seasons, the Raiders struggled both on and off the field.^ During their first three seasons, the Raiders struggled both on and off the field.
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^ The Raiders have needs to address this off season.
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^ During their first three seasons, the Raiders resisted both on and off the field.
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.In 1963, Al Davis was brought to the team as head coach and general manager, and from 1963 until 2002 the team had only seven losing seasons.^ Al Davis was holding the team back .
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^ In 1963, Al Davis was brought on as head coach and general manager, bringing the Raiders out of their losing rut and giving them their first winning season with a 10-4 record.
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^ Davis immediately turned the Raiders into winners, and from 1963 until 2002 the team had only seven losing seasons.
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.He also initiated the use of team slogans such as "Pride and Poise," "Commitment to Excellence," and "Just Win, Baby"—all of which are registered trademarks.^ He also initiated the use of team slogans such as "Pride and Poise," "Commitment to Excellence," and "Just Win, Baby"—all of which are registered trademarks.
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^ Pride and Poise”, “Commitment to Excellence”, and “Just Win, Baby” are all registered trademarks of the Oakland Raiders.
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^ He also started the use of slogans such as "Pride and Poise," "Commitment to Excellence," and "Just Win, Baby" are registered trademarks now.
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[1][2][3] .Except for a brief term as AFL Commissioner in 1966, Davis has been with the team continuously.^ Except for a brief term as AFL Commissioner in 1966, Davis has been with the team continuously.
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^ In early 1966, Davis left the Raiders and became Commissioner of the AFL. His actions as Commissioner, together with the favorable contract negotiated with the NBC television network, resulted in the landmark AFL-NFL merger, whereby the NFL agreed to include all ten AFL franchises in an expanded 26-team NFL. The merger, however, left Davis embittered.
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^ For a brief period, the new AFL team was recognized as the Senors but by the time the 1960 season started, the Oakland team was identified as the Raiders.
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.Upon his return to Oakland in 1966, he became a managing partner of the franchise.^ Upon his return to Oakland in 1966, he became a managing partner of the franchise.
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^ One of the reasons cited for the poor attendance figures was the decision to issue costly Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) upon the Raiders' return to Oakland in 1995.
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^ Upon receiving the franchise, Oakland civic leaders found a number of businesspeople willing to invest in the new team.
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.After a few years of legal battles, Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California, in 1982. While in Los Angeles, the Raiders won their third Super Bowl, but made just two playoff appearances through the rest of the 1980s.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ After a few years of legal battles, Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ The Los Angeles Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII the following year, the team's nucleus largely inherited from Oakland.
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.In 1995, Davis moved the team back to Oakland.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ Al Davis was holding the team back .
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^ From 1995 to today the Raiders are back in Oakland.
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.In 2000, head coach Jon Gruden led Oakland to a 12–4 season and their first division title since 1990, which was the first of a 3-year winning streak for the Raiders in the AFC West.^ Before this season, the Raiders had the 6th worst winning percentage in the NFL since 2000.
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^ Raiders QB, later Head Coach .
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In 2002, under head coach Bill Callahan, Oakland faced Gruden's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, where the team lost a lopsided affair, 48–21. Following the loss, the Raiders won a league-worst 26 games during the six full seasons from 2003-2008.

Contents

Franchise history

The early years (1960–62)

.A few months after the first AFL draft in 1959, the owners of the yet-unnamed Minneapolis expansion team accepted an offer to join the established National Football League as an expansion team (now called the Minnesota Vikings) in 1961, sending the AFL scrambling for a replacement.^ A few months after the first AFL draft in 1959, the owners of the yet-unnamed Minneapolis expansion team accepted an offer to join the established National Football League as an expansion team (now called the Minnesota Vikings) in 1961, sending the AFL scrambling for a replacement.
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^ National Football League in any way.
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^ National Football League seasons .

[4][5] .At the time, Oakland seemed an unlikely venue for a professional football team.^ At the time, Oakland seemed an unlikely venue for a professional football franchise.
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^ The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in Oakland, California.
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^ Oakland Raiders football team Raiders Football Raiders Football Team .
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.The city had not asked for a team, there was no ownership group and there was no stadium in Oakland suitable for pro football (the closest stadiums were in Berkeley and San Francisco) and there was already a successful NFL franchise in the Bay Area: the San Francisco 49ers.^ The city had not asked for a team, there was no ownership group and there was no stadium in Oakland suitable for pro football (the closest stadiums were in Berkeley and San Francisco) and there was already a successful NFL franchise in the Bay Area: the San Francisco 49ers.
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^ Geographic rivals • The San Francisco 49ers, the team across the San Francisco Bay, are the Raiders' geographic rivals.
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^ San Francisco 49ers Helmets & Mini Helmets .

.However, the AFL owners selected Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West Coast.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ However, the AFL owners selected Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West Coast.
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^ The AFL owners selected Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West Coast.

[6] .Accordingly, the city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL franchise on January 30, 1960, and the team inherited the Minneapolis club's draft picks.^ The city of Oakland was then awarded the eighth AFL franchise on January 30, 1960, and the team inherited the Minneapolis club's draft picks.

^ Accordingly, the city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL franchise on January 30, 1960.
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^ The team inherited the Vikings' draft picks.
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.Upon receiving the franchise, Oakland civic leaders found a number of businesspeople willing to invest in the new team.^ Upon receiving the license, businesspeople were willing to invest in Oakland civic, the new team.
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^ To name the new Oakland franchise, the team held a name-that-team competition.
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^ Upon receiving the franchise, Oakland civic leaders found a number of businesspeople willing to invest in the new team.
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.A limited partnership was formed to own the team headed by managing general partner Y. Charles (Chet) Soda (1908-1989), a local real estate developer, and included general partners Ed McGah (1899-1983), Robert Osborne (1898-1968), F. Wayne Valley (1914-1986), restaurateur Harvey Binns (1914-1982), Don Blessing (1904-2000), and contractor Charles Harney (1902-1962)[7] as well as numerous limited partners.^ A limited partnership was formed to own the team headed by managing general partner Y. Charles (Chet) Soda, a local real estate developer, and included general partners Ed McGah, Robert Osborne, F. Wayne Valley, restaurateur Harvey Binns, Don Blessing, and contractor Charles Harney as well as numerous limited partners.
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^ A limited partnership was formed headed by managing general partner Chet Soda, a local real estate developer, and included general partners Ed McGah, Robert Osborne, Wayne Valley, Harvey Binns, Don Blessing, and Charles Harney as well as numerous limited partners.
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^ The younger McGah was himself a part-owner of the team, as a limited partner.
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.A "name the team" contest was held by a local newspaper, and the winner was the Oakland Señors.^ A "name the team" contest was held by a local newspaper, and the winner was the Oakland Seors.
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^ A "name the team" contest was held by a local newspaper, and the winner was the Oakland Señiors.
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^ A "name the team" contest was held by a local newspaper, and the winner was the Oakland Senors.
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[8] .After a few weeks of being the butt of local jokes (and accusations that the contest was fixed, as Soda was fairly well-known within the Oakland business community for calling his acquaintances "señor"), the fledgling team (and its owners) changed the team's name nine days later [9] to the Oakland Raiders, which had finished third in the naming contest.^ A "name the team" contest was held by a local newspaper, and the winner was the Oakland Seors.
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^ Much has changed in nine weeks.
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^ The Oakland Raiders ...a team rich in history.
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[10] .The original team colors were black, gold and white.^ Team colors are Black and Silver.
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^ Team colors include black, silver, and white.
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^ The original team colors of the Oakland Raiders were Black, Gold, and White.
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.The now-familiar team emblem of a pirate (or "raider") wearing a football helmet was created, reportedly a rendition of actor Randolph Scott.^ Raiders football helmet.

^ Oakland Raiders football team Raiders Football Raiders Football Team .
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[11]
.When the University of California, Berkeley refused to let the Raiders play home games at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, they chose Kezar Stadium in San Francisco as their home field.^ The Raiders played a benefit game against the Gay Men's Choir in San Francisco.
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^ The Raiders play their home games at McAfee Coliseum .
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^ In 1982, the Raiders moved to Los Angeles to play their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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.The team's first regular season home game was played on September 11, 1960, a 37–22 loss to the Houston Oilers.^ The team's first regular season home game was played on September 11, 1960, a 37-22 loss to the Houston Oilers at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, as their home field.
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^ The team's first regular season home game was played on September 11 , 1960 , a 37-22 loss to the Houston Oilers .
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^ Their first home game was played on September 11, 1960 against the Houston Oilers which resulted in a 37-22 loss.
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[12] .Raiders games were broadcast locally on KNBC (680 AM; the station later became KNBR), with Bud Foster handling play-by-play and Mel Venter providing color analysis.^ Raiders games were broadcast locally on KNBC (680 AM; the station later became KNBR), with Wilson K. (Bud) Foster handling play-by-play and Mel Venter providing color analysis.
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^ "What radio station in Oakland broadcasts the Oakland Raiders games?"
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^ The famous “Holy Roller” game was played in 1978 between the Raiders and the Chargers and is named for a particular play that is now illegal.
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[13]
.When the Raider games were on KDIA (1310 AM) Bob Blum, did the play-by-play and Dan Galvin, did the color.^ One of the most memorable games between these teams was the "Holy Roller" game in 1978, where the Raiders fumbled for a touchdown in a very controversial (and now illegal) play.
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^ Raiders games were broadcast locally on KNBC (680 AM; the station later became KNBR), with Wilson K. (Bud) Foster handling play-by-play and Mel Venter providing color analysis.
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^ The game was played in a heavy snowstorm, and late in the fourth quarter an apparent fumble by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was recovered by Raiders linebacker Greg Biekert.
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.In 1966, Bill King was hired for the play-by-play and Oakland Tribune sports writer, Scotty Sterling as color man.^ It will be interesting to see if the Oakland Raiders fire Tom Cable and hire someone before the Bills announce Jauron's replacement.
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^ Oakland Sport News writer Mike Jindrick analyzes the good, the bad, and the ugly of Sunday's game...

^ From the June 8, 1971 Oakland Tribune sports page.
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.The Raiders were allowed to move to Candlestick Park for the final three home games of the 1960 season after gaining the approval of San Francisco's Recreation and Park Commission, marking the first time that professional football would be played at the new stadium.^ The Raiders played a benefit game against the Gay Men's Choir in San Francisco.
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^ With the ruling, the Raiders finally relocated to Los Angeles for the 1982 season to play their home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
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^ The Raiders were allowed to move to Candlestick Park for the final three home games of the 1960 season after gaining the approval of San Francisco's Recreation and Park Commission, marking the first time that professional football would be played at the new stadium.
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[14] The change of venue failed to attract larger crowds for the Raiders, with announced attendance of 12,061 (vs. the Chargers in a 41–17 loss on December 4), 9,037 (vs. the New York Titans in a 31–28 loss on December 11) and 7,000 (estimated, vs. the Broncos in a 48–10 victory to close out the season on December 17) at Candlestick.
The Raiders finished their first campaign with a 6–8 record, and lost $500,000. Desperately in need of money to continue running the team, Valley received a $400,000 loan from Buffalo Bills founder Ralph C. Wilson Jr.[15]
.After the conclusion of the first season Soda dropped out of the partnership, and on January 17, 1961, Valley, McGah and Osborne bought out the remaining four general partners.^ In need of money to continue running the team, Valley received a $400,000 loan from Buffalo Bills founder Ralph C. Wilson Jr. After the conclusion of the first season Soda dropped out of the partnership, and on January 17, 1961, Valley, McGah and Osborne bought out the remaining four general partners.
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^ After the conclusion of the first season Soda dropped out of the partnership, and on January 17, 1961, Valley, McGah and Osborne bought out the remaining four general partners.
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^ After the conclusion of the first season Soda dropped out of the partnership, and on January 17 , 1961 , Valley, McGah and Osborne bought out the remaining four general partners.
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.Soon after, Valley and McGah purchased Osborne's interest, with Valley named as the managing general partner.^ Soon after, Valley and McGah purchased Osborne's interest, with Valley named as the managing general partner.
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^ The Raiders countered that under the terms of the partnership agreement as amended in 1972 upon the death of the elder McGah in 1983, his general partner interest converted to that of a limited partner.
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^ A limited partnership was formed to own the team headed by managing general partner Y. Charles (Chet) Soda, a local real estate developer, and included general partners Ed McGah, Robert Osborne, F. Wayne Valley, restaurateur Harvey Binns, Don Blessing, and contractor Charles Harney as well as numerous limited partners.
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.After splitting the previous home season between Kezar and Candlestick, the Raiders moved exclusively to Candlestick Park in 1961, where total attendance for the season was about 50,000, and finished 2–12. Valley threatened to move the Raiders out of the area unless a stadium was built in Oakland, but in 1962 the Raiders moved into 18,000-seat Frank Youell Field (later expanded to 22,000 seats), their first home in Oakland.^ November 16, 1961 Ground broken on Frank Youell Field.
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^ Start the conversation about Oakland Raiders in Oakland .
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^ That year the Raiders moved to Candlestick Park , where total attendance for the season was about 50,000, and finished 2-12.
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[16] .It was a temporary home for the team while the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was under construction.^ February 1, 1965 Construction begins on the new Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.
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^ It was a temporary home for the team while the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was under construction.
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^ It was a temporary home for the team while the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum was being built.
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.Under Marty Feldman and Red Conkright—the team's second and third head coaches since entering the AFL—the Raiders finished 1–13 in 1962, losing their first 13 games (and making for a 19–game losing streak from 1961 and 1962) before winning the season finale, and attendance remained low.^ Before this season, the Raiders had the 6th worst winning percentage in the NFL since 2000.
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^ Raiders lose to Ravens 21-13 .
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^ Since the loss, the Raiders have posted five consecutive losing seasons.
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Al Davis comes to Oakland (1963–1981)

.After the 1962 season, Valley hired Al Davis, a former assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers, as head coach and general manager.^ After the 1962 season, Valley hired Al Davis, a former assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers, as head coach and general manager.
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^ After the 1962 season, Al Davis, a former assistant coach for the San Diego Chargers, was hired as head coach and general manager.

^ In 1963, Al Davis was brought to the team as head coach and general manager, and from 1963 until 2002 the team had only seven losing seasons.
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.At 33, he was the youngest person in professional football history to hold the positions.^ At 33, Davis was the youngest person in professional football history to hold the positions.
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^ At 33, he was the youngest person in professional football history to hold the positions.
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^ He is the most influential owner in the history of professional football.
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[17] .Davis immediately changed the team colors to silver and black (he was reportedly inspired by the Army football black and gray uniforms), and began to implement what he termed the "vertical game," an aggressive offensive strategy based on the West Coast offense developed by Chargers head coach Sid Gillman.^ East coast teams come west and the game starts at 4 p..m.
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^ Team colors include black, silver, and white.
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^ Davis immediately changed the team colors to silver and black, and began to implement what he termed the "vertical game," an aggressive offensive strategy based on the West Coast offense developed by Chargers head coach Sid Gillman .
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[18] Under Davis the Raiders improved to 10–4, and he was named the AFL's Coach of the Year in 1963. Though the team slipped to 5–7–2 in 1964, it rebounded to an 8–5–1 record in 1965.
McGah, Valley and Davis, 1968
.In April 1966, Davis left the Raiders after being named AFL Commissioner.^ In April 1966, Davis left the Raiders after being named AFL Commissioner.
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^ The history of the Raiders dates back to January 1960, when the City of Oakland was awarded an expansion franchise by the AFL. At that time, Oakland was viewed as being a bedroom city and not a metropolitan city.
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^ With the merger, the position of AFL Commissioner was no longer needed, and Davis entered into discussions with Valley about returning to the Raiders.
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.Two months later, the league announced its merger with the NFL.^ Two months later, the league announced its merger with the NFL .
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^ Al Davis has always been one to create a storm, from questionable signings and draft picks, to hand picking coaches just to second guess them two months later.

^ Gene Upshaw came into the NFL through a scam, and the guy scammed later became one of the most respected personnel men in the league.
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.With the merger, the position of commissioner was no longer needed, and Davis entered into discussions with Valley about returning to the Raiders.^ Two months later, the league announced its merger with the NFL. With the merger, the position of commissioner was no longer needed, and Davis entered into discussions with Valley about returning to the Raiders.
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^ With the merger, the position of AFL Commissioner was no longer needed, and Davis entered into discussions with Valley about returning to the Raiders.
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^ With the merger, the position of commissioner was no longer needed, and Davis entered into discussions with Valley about returning to the Raiders.
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.On July 25, 1966, Davis returned as part owner of the team.^ On July 25, 1966, Davis returned as part owner of the team.
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^ On July 25 , 1966 , Davis returned as part owner of the team.
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^ After a three-month stint as AFL commissioner in 1966, Davis became a part-owner of the Raiders, and he began buying out (and, in some cases, forcing out) the other owners, ultimately gaining complete control of the team in 1976.
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.He purchased a 10 percent interest in the team for US $18,000, and became the team's third general partner and head of football operations.^ Though the owner of but a 10% interest in the Raiders, he became the team's third general partner the partner (for the time being) in charge of football operations.
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^ He purchased a 10 percent interest in the team for US $18,000, and became the team's third general partner and head of football operations.
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^ He purchased a 10 percent interest in the team for US $18,000, and became the team's third general partner the partner in charge of football operations.
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[19][20]
.On the field, the team Davis had assembled and coached steadily improved.^ On the field, the team Davis had assembled and coached steadily improved.
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^ The field, the team Davis had assembled and coached steadily improved.
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^ In 1963, Al Davis was brought to the team as head coach and general manager, and from 1963 until 2002 the team had only seven losing seasons.
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.With John Rauch (Davis's hand-picked successor) as head coach, the Raiders won the 1967 AFL Championship, defeating the Houston Oilers 40–7. The win earned the team a trip to Super Bowl II, where they were beaten 33–14 by Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers.^ Green Bay won 33-14, but the Raiders had established themselves as an AFL power.
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^ They wound up in the Super Bowl too.
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.The following two years, the Raiders again won Western Division titles, only to lose the AFL Championship to the eventual Super Bowl winners—the New York Jets (1968) and Kansas City Chiefs (1969).^ The following two years, the Raiders again won Western Division titles, only to lose the AFL Championship to the eventual Super Bowl winnersthe New York Jets (1968) and Kansas City Chiefs (1969).
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^ Since joining the NFL, the Raiders have won twelve division titles and three Super Bowls , and have appeared in two other Super Bowls.
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In 1970, the AFL–NFL merger took place and the Raiders joined the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the newly merged NFL.
.In 1969, John Madden became the team's sixth head coach, and under him the Raiders became one of the most successful franchises in the NFL, winning six division titles during the 1970s.^ Oakland Raiders head coach Al Davis smiles during .
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^ The win is head coach John Maddens one hundreth for his career.
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^ In 1969, John Madden became the team's sixth head coach, and during the 1970s his Raiders became one of the most successful franchises in the NFL, though the team was slow to win recognition as a football powerhouse due to one heartbreaking loss after another in AFC Championship games, most notably at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.The achievement was marred somewhat by three consecutive losses in AFC Championships from 1973 to 1975, two against the Pittsburgh Steelers.^ The achievement was marred somewhat by three consecutive losses in AFC Championships from 1973 to 1975, two against the Pittsburgh Steelers .
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^ Preceded by Pittsburgh Steelers 1974 and 1975 .
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^ The achievement was marred somewhat by three consecutive losses in AFC Championships from 1973 to 1975, two against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.Then, after finishing 13–1 in 1976, the Raiders defeated the Steelers 24–7 in the AFC Championship game.^ Raiders 27 Steelers 24   .

^ Then, after finishing 13-1 in 1976, the Raiders defeated the Steelers 24-7 in the AFC Championship game.
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^ However, a week later in the AFC Championship Game the Raiders would be stunned by the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-13 at Oakland.

.Oakland then defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 32–14, in Super Bowl XI for the franchise's first NFL championship.^ In the subsequent Super Bowl, the Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14.
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^ Oakland then defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, in Super Bowl XI for the franchise's first NFL championship.
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^ Super Bowl for the first time.
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.In 1972, with Wayne Valley out of the country for several weeks attending the Olympic Games in Munich, Davis's attorneys drafted a revised partnership agreement that gave him total control over all of the Raiders' operations.^ In 1972, with Wayne Valley out of the country for several weeks attending the Olympic Games in Munich , Davis's attorneys drafted a revised partnership agreement that gave him total control over all of the Raiders' operations.
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^ In 1972, with Wayne Valley out of the country for several weeks attending the Olympic Games in Munich, Davis's attorneys drafted a revised partnership agreement that gave him total control over all of the Raiders' operations.
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^ Six years later, in 1972, with Valley out of the country for several weeks attending the Olympic Games in Munich, Davis' attorneys drafted a revised partnership agreement that gave Davis total control over all of the Raiders' operations.
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.McGah, a supporter of Davis, signed the agreement.^ McGah signed the agreement.
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^ McGah, a supporter of Davis, signed the agreement.
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^ Valley was furious when he discovered this, and immediately filed suit to have the new agreement overturned, but the court sided with Davis and McGah.
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.Under partnership law, by a 2–1 vote of the general partners, the new agreement was thus ratified.^ Under partnership law, by a 2-1 vote of the general partners, the new agreement was thus ratified.
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^ The Raiders countered that under the terms of the partnership agreement as amended in 1972 upon the death of the elder McGah in 1983, his general partner interest converted to that of a limited partner.
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^ Ownership structure Legally, the club is a limited partnership operated by Al Davis, who serves as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
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.Valley was furious when he discovered this, and immediately filed suit to have the new agreement overturned, but the court sided with Davis and McGah.^ Valley was furious when he discovered this, and immediately filed suit to have the new agreement overturned, but the court sided with Davis and McGah.
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^ The courts sided with Davis and McGah.
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^ McGah, a supporter of Davis, signed the agreement.
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.In January 1976, Valley sold his interest in the team, and Davis — who now owned only 25 percent of the Raiders — was firmly in charge.^ In January 1976, Valley sold his interest in the team, and Davis who now owned only 25 percent of the Raiders was firmly in charge.
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^ As a result, Valley sold his interest in the team, and Davis — though owning but a small portion of the team — was firmly in charge.
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^ In January 1976, Valley sold his interest in the team, and Davis — who now owned only 25 percent of the Raiders — was firmly in charge.
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[19][21]
.After ten consecutive winning seasons and one Super Bowl championship, Madden left the Raiders (and coaching) in 1979 to pursue a career as a television football commentator.^ Madden left the Raiders (and coaching) in 1979 to pursue a career as a television football commentator.
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^ After ten consecutive winning seasons and one Super Bowl championship, Madden left the Raiders (and coaching) in 1979 to pursue a career as a television football commentator.
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^ The win is head coach John Maddens one hundreth for his career.
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.His replacement was former Raiders quarterback Tom Flores, the first Hispanic head coach in NFL history.^ His replacement was former Raiders quarterback Tom Flores, the first Hispanic head coach in NFL history.
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^ Former NFL quarterback .
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^ Replacing John Madden as head Coach was Tom Flores, a Raider Quarterback for the early days.

[22] .In the fifth week of the 1980 season, starting quarterback Dan Pastorini broke his leg and was replaced by former number-one draft pick Jim Plunkett.^ In the fifth week of the 1980 season , starting quarterback Dan Pastorini broke his leg and was replaced by former number-one draft pick Jim Plunkett .
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^ In the fifth week of the 1980 season, starting quarterback Dan Pastorini broke his leg and was replaced by former number-one draft pick Jim Plunkett.
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^ Luckily, Tom Cable agrees with me, and has for that reason signed J.P. Losman, former first round pick and starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, as well as of the 2009 UFL champion Las Vegas Locomotives -- or as my friend from Buffalo dubbed him right after the draft, "The White Michael Vick."
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.Plunkett led Oakland to an 11–5 record and a wild card berth.^ Plunkett led Oakland to an 11-5 record and a wild card berth.
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^ In the Wild Card Game the Raiders would beat the Houston Oilers 27-7 at Oakland as the Raiders defense picked former teammate Kenny Stabler off twice.

^ Plunkett proved to be the right fit for the Raiders offense as the team played solid football the rest of the season compiling an 11-5 record, and qualifying for the playoffs as a Wild Card.

.After playoff victories against the Houston Oilers, Cleveland Browns, and San Diego Chargers, the Raiders clinched their second NFL championship in five years with a 27–10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV.^ He scored the only touchdown in the Oilers’ repeat victory over the (San Diego) Chargers in the second-ever AFL Championship game.

^ NFL Magnet-Raiders $10.00 .

^ In the first round the Raiders, easily dispatch the Cleveland Browns by a score of 27-10.

.With the victory, the Raiders became the first ever wild card team to win a Super Bowl."^ This victory also marks the teams first ever by shutout.
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^ With the victory, the Raiders became the first ever wild card team to win a Super Bowl.
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^ Which of the remaining eight teams is your pick to win the Super Bowl?
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[23] .Two Super Bowl records of note occurred in this game: 1) Kenny King's 80-yard, first-quarter, catch-and-run reception from Jim Plunkett remained the longest touchdown Super Bowl pass play for the next 23 years; and 2) Rod Martin's three interceptions of Eagles' quarterback Ron Jaworski still stands today as a Super Bowl record.^ It was the first touchdown Quinn has been able to generate as quarterback of the Browns in 11 quarters.
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^ Rod Martin sets a record with three interceptions.
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^ Jim Plunketts improvisation leads to a record 80-yard touchdown reception.
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[24] .Reflecting on the last ten years during the post-game awards ceremony, Al Davis stated "...this was our finest hour, this was the finest hour in the history of the Oakland Raiders.^ Posts Tagged ‘oakland raiders’ .
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^ Oakland went 5-11 last year.

^ America's Game - 1976 Oakland Raiders .
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.To Tom Flores, the coaches, and the athletes: you were magnificent out there, you really were."^ Tom Flores Coach 1979-1987 .

^ His replacement was former Raiders quarterback Tom Flores, the first Hispanic head coach in NFL history.
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^ Replacing John Madden as head Coach was Tom Flores, a Raider Quarterback for the early days.

[25]

Move to Los Angeles (1982–1994)

.Before the 1980 season, Al Davis attempted unsuccessfully to have improvements made to Oakland Coliseum, specifically the addition of luxury boxes.^ Prior to the 1980 season, Al Davis attempted unsuccessfully to have improvements made to Oakland Coliseum, specifically the addition of luxury boxes .
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^ Prior to the 1980 season, Al Davis attempted unsuccessfully to have improvements made to Oakland Coliseum, specifically the addition of luxury boxes.
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^ In 1963, Al Davis was brought to the team as head coach and general manager, and from 1963 until 2002 the team had only seven losing seasons.
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.That year, he signed a Memorandum of Agreement to move the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ That year, he signed a Memorandum of Agreement to move the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles .
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^ Moved to Los Angeles in 1982-1994, then back to Oakland in 1995.
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.The move, which required three-fourths approval by league owners, was defeated 22–0 (with five owners abstaining).^ The move, which required three-fourths approval by league owners, was defeated 22-0 (with five owners abstaining).
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.When Davis tried to move the team anyway, he was blocked by an injunction.^ When Davis tried to move the team anyway, he was blocked by an injunction .
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^ When Davis tried to move the team anyway, he was blocked by an injunction.
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^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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In response, the Raiders not only became an active partner in an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (who had recently lost the Los Angeles Rams), but filed an antitrust lawsuit of their own.[26] .After the first case was declared a mistrial, in May 1982 a second jury found in favor of Davis and the Los Angeles Coliseum, clearing the way for the move.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ After the first case was declared a mistrial , in May 1982 a second jury found in favor of Davis and the Los Angeles Coliseum, clearing the way for the move.
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^ After the first case was declared a mistrial, in May 1982 a second jury found in favor of Davis and the Los Angeles Coliseum, clearing the way for the move.
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[27][28][29] .With the ruling, the Raiders finally relocated to Los Angeles for the 1982 season to play their home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum.^ (Oakland to Los Angeles for 1982 season and Los Angeles to Oakland for 1995 season) .
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^ With the ruling, the Raiders finally relocated to Los Angeles for the 1982 season to play their home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
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^ In 1982, the Raiders moved to Los Angeles to play their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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.The team finished 8–1 in the strike-shortened 1982 season, first in the AFC, but lost in the second round of the playoffs to the New York Jets.^ The team finished 8-1 in the strike-shortened 1982 season, first in the AFC, but lost in the second round of the playoffs to the New York Jets .
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^ New York Jets analysis .

^ The team finished 8-1 in the strike-shortened 1982 season, first in the AFC, but lost in the second round of the playoffs to the New York Jets.
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.The following season, the team finished 12–4 and won convincingly against the Steelers and Seattle Seahawks in the AFC playoffs.^ The following season, the team finished 12-4 and won convincingly against the Steelers and Seattle Seahawks in the AFC playoffs.
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^ The following season, the team finished 12-4 and won convincingly against the Steelers and Seattle Seahawks in the AFC playoffs .
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^ Led by veteran quarterback Rich Gannon, the team finished 12-4 and advanced to the AFC Championship, losing 16-3 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
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.Against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII, Los Angeles built a 21–3 halftime lead en route to a 38–9 victory and their third NFL championship.^ Against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII , Los Angeles built a 21-3 halftime lead en route to a 38-9 victory and their third NFL championship.
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^ Against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII, Los Angeles built a 21-3 halftime lead en route to a 38-9 victory and their third NFL championship.
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^ I agree, another NFL season without a team in Los Angeles......who the fuck cares?
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.The next two seasons, the Raiders qualified for the playoffs but lost in the wild card round and the divisional round, respectively.^ The next two seasons, the Raiders qualified for the playoffs but lost in the wild card round and the divisional round, respectively.
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^ Wild Card Playoffs ( Chiefs ) 10-6 .
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^ Wild Card Playoffs ( Seahawks ) 13-7 .
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.From 1986 through 1989, Los Angeles finished no better than 8–8 and posted consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1961–62. After finishing 5–10 in 1987, Tom Flores moved to the front office and was replaced by Denver Broncos offensive assistant coach Mike Shanahan.^ [Denver Post] The Broncos coaches and players are also encouraged by the intercepted letter.
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^ From 1986 through 1989, Los Angeles finished no better than 8-8 and posted consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1961–62.
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^ Since the loss, the Raiders have posted five consecutive losing seasons.
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.After starting the 1989 season with a 1–3 record, Davis fired Shanahan, which began a long-standing feud between the two.^ After starting the 1989 season with a 1-3 record, Shanahan was fired by Davis, which began a long-standing feud between the two.
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^ Now that Shanahan has been hired elsewhere, the Denver Broncos, who fired Shanahan one year ago, will recoup $7 million in offset money over the next two seasons under the terms of the agreement they had with the coach.

^ Current Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan coached the Raiders before being fired just four games into the 1989 season, which has only served to intensify this rivalry.
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[30] .He was replaced by former Raider offensive lineman Art Shell, who had been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier in the year.^ Players who Belong in the Hall of Fame .

^ He was replaced by former Raider offensive lineman Art Shell , who had been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier in the year.
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^ He was replaced by former Raider offensive lineman Art Shell, who had been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier in the year.
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.With the hiring, Shell became the first African American head coach in the modern NFL era.^ NFL and NCAA head coach .
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^ With the hiring, Shell became the first African American head coach in the modern NFL era.
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^ Shell was the first African-American head coach of the modern NFL era.
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[31] In 1990, Shell led Los Angeles to a 12–4 record and an appearance in the AFC Championship Game, where they lost a lopsided affair to the Buffalo Bills, 51–3.
.The team's fortunes faded after the loss.^ The team's fortunes faded after the loss.
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.They made two other playoff appearances during the 1990s, and finished higher than third place only three times.^ They made two other playoff appearances during the 1990s, and finished higher than third place only three times.
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^ They made two other playoff appearances during the 1990s, and finished higher than 3rd place only three times.
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^ No other coach in recent history has had such low, yet impossibly high, expectations placed on his head than McDaniels has this year.
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.This period was marked by the career-ending injury of two-sport athlete Bo Jackson in 1990, the failure of troubled quarterback Todd Marinovich, the acrimonious departure of Marcus Allen in 1993, and the retirement of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long after the 1993 season.^ Bo Jackson 1987-1990 .

^ This period was marked by the career-ending injury of two-sport athlete Bo Jackson in 1990, the failure of troubled quarterback Todd Marinovich, the acrimonious departure of Marcus Allen in 1993, and the retirement of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long after the 1993 season.
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^ This is the second season-ending injury for Quinn in his three-year career.
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.Shell was fired after posting a 9–7 record in the 1994 season.^ Shell was fired after posting a 9-7 record in the 1994 season .
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^ Shell was fired after posting a 9-7 record in the 1994 season.
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^ During the 1989 season, Davis fired head coach Mike Shanahan and replaced him with former Raider lineman Art Shell.
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.Shell's five-plus-year tenure as head coach in Los Angeles was marked particularly by a bitter dispute between star running back Marcus Allen and Al Davis.^ Al Davis was holding the team back .
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^ Oakland Raiders head coach Al Davis smiles during .
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^ Shell's five-plus-year tenure as head coach in Los Angeles was marked particularly by a bitter dispute between star running back Marcus Allen and Al Davis.
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.The exact source of the friction is unknown, but a contract dispute led Davis to refer to Allen as "a cancer on the team."^ The exact source of the friction is unknown, but a contract dispute led Davis to refer to Allen as "a cancer on the team."
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[32] .By the late 1980s, injuries began to reduce Allen's role in the offense.^ By the late 1980s, injuries began to reduce Allen's role in the offense.
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.This role was reduced further in 1987, when the Raiders drafted Bo Jackson—even though he originally decided to not play professional football in 1986 (when drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round).^ In 1987, the Raiders drafted dual-sport athlete Bo Jackson after he originally decided to not play professional football in 1986 (when drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round).
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^ This role was reduced further in 1987, when the Raiders drafted Bo Jacksoneven though he originally decided to not play professional football in 1986 (when drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round).
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^ This role was reduced further in 1987, when the Raiders drafted Bo Jackson—even though he originally decided to not play professional football in 1986 (when drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round).
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[33] .By 1990, Allen had dropped to fourth on the team's depth chart, leading to resentment on the part of his teammates.^ By 1990, Allen had dropped to fourth on the team's depth chart, leading to resentment on the part of his teammates.
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^ Ronald Curry, one of the few Raiders to have been associated with the team when it was a division champion, has seen teammates fluctuate on the depth chart for reasons other than performance for years.
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^ Oakland Raiders Team Info Looking for the Oakland Raiders Team Depth Chart, Roster and etc?
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.In late 1992 Allen lashed out publicly at Davis, and accused him of trying to ruin his career.^ In late 1992 Allen lashed out publicly at Davis, and accused him of trying to ruin his career.
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^ If Daivs keeps Russellbust, fires Cable and then tries to get out of paying him, then that would just be boneheaded.

^ Al Davis converted him to a tight end during the 1964 season, and he finished his career as one of the best players of all time at that position.

[34][35] .In 1993, Allen left to play for the rival Kansas City Chiefs.^ In 1993, Allen left to play for the rival Kansas City Chiefs.
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^ September 20 - at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
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^ November 8 - Baltimore Ravens November 15 - vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:05 p.m.
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.As early as 1987, Davis began to seek a new, more modern stadium away from the Coliseum and the dangerous neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles that surrounded it at the time (which caused the NFL to schedule the Raiders' Monday Night Football appearances as away games).^ As early as 1987, Davis began to seek a new, more modern stadium away from the Coliseum and the dangerous neighborhood that surrounded it at the time.
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^ Oakland Raiders schedule and game information.
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^ Chargers finish their dismantling of the Raiders in the late game on Monday night.
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.In addition to sharing the venue with the USC football team, the Coliseum was aging and still lacked the luxury suites and other amenities that Davis was promised when he moved the Raiders to Los Angeles.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ In 1982, the Raiders moved to Los Angeles to play their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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^ Move to Los Angeles (19821994) .
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[36] .Numerous venues in California were considered, including one near Hollywood Park in Inglewood and another in Carson.^ Numerous venues in California were considered, including one near Hollywood Park in Inglewood and another in Carson .
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^ Numerous venues in California were considered, including one near Hollywood Park in Inglewood and another in Carson.
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.In August 1987, it was announced that the city of Irwindale paid Davis USD $10 million as a good-faith deposit for a prospective stadium site.^ In August 1987, it was announced that the city of Irwindale paid Davis USD $10 million as a good-faith deposit for a prospective stadium site.
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^ Millions of dollars lost by the city of Irwindale on a good-faith deposit made to Davis for a prospective stadium site for the Raiders.
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^ The facility was acquired with the help of a $10 million "loan" from the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda as part of what's now called "The Raiders Deal."
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[37] .When the bid failed, Davis kept the non-refundable deposit.^ When the bid failed, Davis kept the non-refundable deposit.
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[38][39]
.In the summer of 1988, rumors of a Raiders return to Oakland intensified when a preseason game against the Houston Oilers was scheduled at Oakland Coliseum.^ Oakland Raiders schedule and game information.
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^ The Oakland Raiders 2009 schedule and changes.
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^ In the summer of 1988, rumors of a Raiders return to Oakland intensified when a preseason game against the Houston Oilers was scheduled at Oakland Coliseum.
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[40] .Negotiations between Davis and Oakland commenced in January 1989, and on March 11, 1991, Davis announced his intention to bring the Raiders back to Oakland.^ Negotiations between Davis and Oakland commenced in January 1989, and on March 11 , 1991 , Davis announced his intention to bring the Raiders back to Oakland.
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^ Negotiations between Davis and Oakland commenced in January 1989, and on March 11, 1991, Davis announced his intention to bring the Raiders back to Oakland.
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^ In 1986, Davis testified on behalf of the USFL in their unsuccessful antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. After moving back to Oakland, the team sued the NFL for snooping with their negotiations to build a new stadium at Hollywood Park prior to the move.
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[41] .By September 1991, however, numerous delays had prevented the completion of the deal between Davis and Oakland.^ By September 1991, however, numerous delays had prevented the completion of the deal between Davis and Oakland.
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^ On September 11, Davis announced a new deal to stay in Los Angeles, leading many fans in Oakland to burn Raiders paraphernalia in disgust.
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^ However Davis insisted Allen cross the line and when he didn't the bad blood between the two got worse.

.On September 11, Davis announced a new deal to stay in Los Angeles, leading many fans in Oakland to burn Raiders paraphernalia in disgust.^ Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ On September 11, Davis announced a new deal to stay in Los Angeles, leading many fans in Oakland to burn Raiders paraphernalia in disgust.
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^ I was a die heart Oakland Raiders fan.
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[42][43]

Return to Oakland (1995–present)

.On June 23, 1995, Davis signed a letter of intent to move the Raiders back to Oakland.^ On June 23 , 1995 , Davis signed a letter of intent to move the Raiders back to Oakland.
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^ On June 23, 1995, Davis signed a letter of intent to move the Raiders back to Oakland.
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^ In 1995, Davis moved the team back to Oakland.
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.The move was approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors the following month,[44] as well as by the NFL. The move was greeted with much fanfare, and under new head coach Mike White the 1995 season started off well for the team.^ The following teams will have new head coaches in 2008: .

^ Head coach Tom Cable said the move is for the remainder of the season.
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^ However, the big news of the off-season was a move.

.Oakland started 8–2, but injuries to starting quarterback Jeff Hostetler contributed to a six-game losing streak to end the season, and the Raiders failed to qualify for the playoffs for a second consecutive season.^ Since the loss, the Raiders have posted five consecutive losing seasons.
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^ The loss would be the start of a season ending four game losing streak as the Raiders finished with a disappointing 8-8 record.

^ They started 8-2, but injuries to starting quarterback Jeff Hostetler contributed to a six-game losing streak to end the season, and the Raiders failed to qualify for the playoffs.
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Gruden era

.After three unsuccessful seasons under White and his successor, Joe Bugel, Davis selected a new head coach from outside the Raiders organization for only the second time when he hired Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Jon Gruden, who previously worked for the 49ers and Packers under head coach Mike Holmgren.^ Raiders QB, later Head Coach .
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^ The Chiefs almost certainly will hire a new offensive coordinator.
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^ Jon Gruden Coach 1998-2001 .

.Under Gruden, the Raiders posted consecutive 8–8 seasons in 1998 and 1999, and climbed out of last place in the AFC West.^ Since the loss, the Raiders have posted five consecutive losing seasons.
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^ Under Gruden, the Raiders posted consecutive 8-8 seasons in 1998 and 1999, and climbed out of last place in the AFC West.
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^ The Raiders only won 4 out of 16 games last season.
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.Oakland finished 12–4 in the 2000 season, the team's most successful in a decade.^ The 2000 season, the team's 3rd under Gruden, was the team's most successful in a decade.
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^ Oakland finished the season 5-11.
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^ Oakland finished 12-4 in the 2000 season, the team's most successful in a decade.
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.Led by veteran quarterback Rich Gannon, Oakland won their first division title since 1990, and advanced to the AFC Championship, where they lost 16–3 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.^ Led by veteran quarterback Rich Gannon, Oakland won their first division title since 1990, and advanced to the AFC Championship, where they lost 16-3 to the ultimate Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
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^ In 2000, head coach Jon Gruden led Oakland to their first division title since 1990.
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^ Led by veteran quarterback Rich Gannon, the team finished 12-4 and advanced to the AFC Championship, losing 16-3 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
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.The Raiders acquired all-time leading receiver Jerry Rice prior to the 2001 season.^ Jerry Rice was 2-time Div.
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^ The Raiders acquired all-time leading receiver Jerry Rice prior to the 2001 season.
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They finished 10–6 and won a second straight AFC West title but lost their divisional-round playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, in a controversial game that became known as the "Tuck Rule Game." The game was played in a heavy snowstorm, and late in the fourth quarter an apparent fumble by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was recovered by Raiders linebacker Greg Biekert. .However, the play was reviewed and determined to be an incomplete pass (it was ruled that Brady had pump faked and had not yet "tucked" the ball into his body which, by rule, cannot result in a fumble - though this explanation was not given on the field, but after the NFL season had ended).^ The play was reviewed and determined to be an incomplete pass.
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^ The play was reviewed and determined to be an incomplete pass, as Brady's passing arm apparently still was moving forward when he was hit.
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^ The recovery would have led to a Raiders victory; however, the play was reviewed and determined to be an incomplete pass (it was ruled that Brady had pump faked and then "tucked" the ball into his body, which, by rule, cannot result in a fumble).
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.The Patriots retained possession of the ball, and drove for a game-tying field goal.^ The Patriots retained possession of the ball, and drove for a game-tying field goal.
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^ Will someone please give the pigeon a game ball, he was our 12 man on the field for most of the game!
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^ The Raiders stumble out of the gate losing three of their first four games by a field goal or less.

The game went into overtime and the Patriots won, 16–13.[45]

Callahan era

.Shortly after the season, the Raiders made an unusual move that involved releasing Gruden from his contract and allowing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sign him.^ Their opponent was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coached by Gruden.
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^ Shortly after the season, the Raiders released Gruden from his contract and allowing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sign, and received cash and future draft picks from the Buccaneers.
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^ Shortly after the season, the Raiders made an unusual move that involved releasing Gruden from his contract and allowing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sign him.
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.In return, the Raiders received cash and future draft picks from the Buccaneers.^ In return, the Raiders received cash and future draft picks from the Buccaneers.
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^ Shortly after the 2001 season, the Raiders made an unusual move that involved trading Gruden to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for cash and future draft picks.
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^ Shortly after the season, the Raiders released Gruden from his contract and allowing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sign, and received cash and future draft picks from the Buccaneers.
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.The sudden move came after months of speculation in the media that Davis and Gruden had fallen out both personally and professionally.^ The sudden move came after months of speculation in the media that Davis and Gruden had fallen out both personally and professionally.
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^ The sudden move came after months of speculation in the media that Al Davis and Gruden had fallen out with each other both personally and on a business level.
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^ The sudden move came after months of speculation in the media that Davis and Gruden had fallen out with each other both personally and professionally.
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.Bill Callahan, who served as the team's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach during Gruden's tenure, was named head coach.^ Bill Callahan, who served as the team's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach during Gruden's tenure, was named head coach.
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^ Bill Callahan , who served as the team's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach during Gruden's tenure, was named head coach.
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^ Bill Callahan, former offensive coordinator and offensive line coach of the Raiders during Gruden's tenure, was named head coach.
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[46]
.Under Callahan, the Raiders finished the 2002 season 11–5, won their third straight division title, and clinched the top seed in the playoffs.^ Under Callahan, the Raiders finished the 2002 season 11-5, won their third straight division title, and clinched the top seed in the playoffs.
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^ Oakland finished the season 5-11.
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^ The Raiders finished the 2002 season 11-5 and clinched the top seed in the playoffs.
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.Rich Gannon was named MVP of the NFL after passing for a league-high 4,689 yards.^ Rich Gannon 1999-2004 2002 NFL MVP .

^ NFL and it is second in the league against the pass.
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^ Rich Gannon was named MVP of the NFL after passing for a league-high 4,689 yards.
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.After beating the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans by large margins in the playoffs, the Raiders made their fifth Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII.^ New York Jets analysis .

^ After beating the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans by large margins in the playoffs, the Raiders made their fifth Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. Their opponent was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coached by Gruden.
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^ Gannon was named MVP of the NFL, and the Raiders made their fifth Super Bowl appearance following the season.
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.Their opponent was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coached by Gruden.^ Tampa Bay Buccaneers analysis .

^ Their opponent was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coached by Gruden.
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^ After beating the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans by large margins in the playoffs, the Raiders made their fifth Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. Their rival was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coached by Gruden.
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.The Raiders, who had not made significant changes to Gruden's offensive schemes, were intercepted five times by the Buccaneers en route to a 48–21 blowout.^ The Raiders, who had not made significant changes to Gruden's offensive schemes, were intercepted five times by the Buccaneers en route to a 48-21 blowout.
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^ At the start of the game it appeared as if the Robbins distraction would not hurt as the Raiders, who took advantage of an interception on the first possession of the game to take an early 3-0 lead.

^ After beating the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans by large margins in the playoffs, the Raiders made their fifth Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII. Their opponent was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coached by Gruden.
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.Some Tampa Bay players claimed that Gruden had given them so much information on Oakland's offense, they knew exactly what plays were being called.^ Some Tampa Bay players claimed that Gruden had given them so much information on Oakland's offense, they knew exactly what plays were being called.
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^ Some Tampa Bay players claimed that Gruden had given them so much information on Oakland's offense; they knew exactly what plays were being called.
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^ Playing at home, Oakland will be doing well if they can match last week’s points total of 13.

[47][48]
.Callahan's second season as head coach was considerably less successful.^ Callahan's second season as head coach was considerably less successful.
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^ In 1963, Al Davis was brought to the team as head coach and general manager, and from 1963 until 2002 the team had only seven losing seasons.
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^ Tom Cable has been the most un-readable coach among the 32 total Head Coaches in the NFL this far into the season.
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Oakland finished 4–12, their worst showing since 1997. After a late-season loss to the Denver Broncos, a visibly frustrated Callahan exclaimed, "We've got to be the dumbest team in America in terms of playing the game."[49] At the end of the 2003 regular season Callahan was fired and replaced by former Washington Redskins head coach Norv Turner.

Coaching carousel (2004–present)

.The team's fortunes did not improve in Turner's first year.^ The team's fortunes did not improve in Turner's first year.
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^ They have had rivalries with other teams which arose from playoff battles, but as the Raiders' fortunes have waned in recent years, so have these secondary rivalries.
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^ The Denver Broncos were the only team in the 10-year history of the AFL that did not appear in the league championship game.
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.Oakland finished the 2004 season 5–11, with only one divisional win (a one-point victory over the Broncos in Denver).^ Oakland finished the season 5-11.
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^ Oakland finished the 2004 season 5-11, with only one divisional win (a one-point victory over the Broncos in Denver).
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^ Denver Broncos 11 picks .
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.During a Week 3 victory against the Buccaneers, Rich Gannon suffered a neck injury that ended his season.^ During a Week 3 victory against the Buccaneers, Rich Gannon suffered a neck injury that ended his season.
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^ They started 8-2, but injuries to starting quarterback Jeff Hostetler contributed to a six-game losing streak to end the season, and the Raiders failed to qualify for the playoffs.
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^ However, in a Week 3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which the Raiders got a measure of revenge for their Super Bowl loss with a 30-20, Quarterback Rich Gannon suffers a career ending neck injury.

.He never returned to the team and retired before the 2005 season.^ He never returned to the team and retired before the 2005 season.
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^ The last being won by the Patriots when the two teams opened the 2005 season in Gillette Stadium, with the score 30-20 in the Patriots favor.
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^ NFL teams have allowed only 13 kickoff returns for touchdowns through 11 weeks this season.
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[50] .Kerry Collins, who led the New York Giants to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXV, signed with Oakland after the 2003 season, became the team's starting quarterback.^ Kerry Collins, who led the New York Giants to a Super Bowl in 2001, took over.
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^ Kerry Collins, who led the New York Giants to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXV and signed with Oakland after the 2003 season, became the team's starting quarterback.
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^ New York Giants analysis .

.In an effort to bolster their offense, in early 2005 the Raiders acquired Pro Bowl wide receiver Randy Moss via trade with the Minnesota Vikings, and signed free agent running back LaMont Jordan of the New York Jets.^ New York Jets analysis .

^ Following the season the Raiders would acquire All-Pro Wide Receiver Randy Moss in a blockbuster deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

^ They also picked up Lamont Jordan from the New York Jets.
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.After a 4–12 season and a second consecutive last place finish, Turner was fired as head coach.^ Callahan's second season as head coach was considerably less successful.
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^ After a 4-12 season and a second consecutive last place finish, Turner was fired as head coach.
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^ The Raiders would go on to finish in last place again with an awful record of 4-12, as Coach Norv Turner was fired following the season.

.On February 11, 2006 the team announced the return of Art Shell as head coach.^ Shell to return to Raiders as head coach ", ESPN.com, 2006 - 02-11 .
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^ On February 11 , 2006 the team announced the return of Art Shell as head coach.
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^ Shell was named head coach on February 11, 2006.
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.In announcing the move, Al Davis said that firing Shell in 1995 had been a mistake.^ In announcing the move, Al Davis said that firing Shell in 1995 had been a mistake.
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^ Interesting sidelight _ Garcia said he has never spoken with Al Davis.
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^ During the 1989 season, Davis fired head coach Mike Shanahan and replaced him with former Raider lineman Art Shell.
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[51]
.Under Shell, the Raiders lost their first five games in 2006 en route to a 2–14 finish, the team's worst record since 1962. Oakland's offense struggled greatly, scoring just 168 points (fewest in franchise history) and allowing a league-high 72 sacks.^ The Raiders finished their first campaign with a 6-8 record, and lost $500,000.
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^ Oakland finished 4-12, their worst showing since 1997.
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^ This is the first time since 1962 the Raiders were not victorious over the Denver Broncos.
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.Wide receiver Jerry Porter was benched by Shell for most of the season in what many viewed as a personal, rather than football-related, decision.^ Wide receiver Jerry Porter was benched by Shell for most of the season in what many viewed as a personal, rather than football-related, decision.
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^ To add another weapon to their offense the Raiders sign Wide Receiver Jerry Rice who holds every major career receiving record.

^ Following the season the Raiders would acquire All-Pro Wide Receiver Randy Moss in a blockbuster deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

[52] .The Raiders also earned the right to the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft for the first time since 1962 (as members of the AFL) and the first time as being members of the NFL, by virtue of having the league's worst record.^ The Raiders also earned the right to the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft for the first time since 1962, by virtue of having the league's worst record.
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^ Raiders secure top draft pick for first time since 1962 ", Associated Press , OnlineAthens.com, 2007 - 01-01 .
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^ The Raiders also earned the right to the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft for the first time since 1962 (as members of the AFL) and the first time as being members of the NFL, by virtue of having the league's worst record.
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[53]
.One season into his second run as head coach, Shell was fired on January 4, 2007.[54] On January 22, the team announced the hiring of 31-year-old USC offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, the youngest coach in franchise history and the youngest coach in the NFL.[55] In the 2007 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell with the #1 overall pick.^ Lane Kiffin leaves Tennessee to coach USC .

^ His replacement was former Raiders quarterback Tom Flores, the first Hispanic head coach in NFL history.
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^ JaMarcus Russell 2007-Present .

.Kiffin coached the Raiders to a 4-12 record in the 2007 season.^ The last time there was a firing watch, it lasted from the end of the 2007 season and did not conclude until Al Davis broke out the overhead projector and fired former coach Lane Kiffin immediately following week four.
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^ Cable is 9-19 since replacing Lane Kiffin early in the 2008 season, leading the Raiders to their NFL-worst seventh straight season with at least 11 losses.
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^ While he spent most of his time as an assistant, he was head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals(1990-1993) and the Oakland Raiders(1997) with a accumulated record of 24-56.

.After months of speculation and rumors, Al Davis fired Kiffin on September 30, 2008[56].^ The last time there was a firing watch, it lasted from the end of the 2007 season and did not conclude until Al Davis broke out the overhead projector and fired former coach Lane Kiffin immediately following week four.
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^ The sudden move came after months of speculation in the media that Al Davis and Gruden had fallen out with each other both personally and on a business level.
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^ SOURCE: Bayside Times 1 month ago Since Tennessee Coach Lane Kiffin took over in December 2008 after being fired as the Oakland Raiders coach, the Volunteers have committed at least six secondary N.C.A.A. violations.
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Tom Cable was named as his interim replacement, and officially signed as the 17th head coach of the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2009.
.Their finish to the 2008 season would turn out to match their best since they lost the Super Bowl in the 2002 season.^ They wound up in the Super Bowl too.
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^ Oakland is 29-83 since advancing to the Super Bowl in the 2002 season.
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^ If the Raiders fail to win any of their final three games, they will have a 22-74 record since going to the Super Bowl following the 2002 season, matching the Bucs (1983-88) for the most lo...
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.However, they still finished 5–11 and ended up 3rd in the AFC West, the first time they did not finish last since 2002. In 2008, the Raiders became the first team in NFL history to lose at least 11 games in six straight seasons.^ KSK 2008 NFL Prekkake: AFC West .
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^ They were last in the AFC West for the second year in a row, and it was their third consecutive losing season.
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^ Since the loss, the Raiders have posted five consecutive losing seasons.
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.In 2009, the Raiders produced yet another 5-11 campaign in Cable's first full season as the team's head coach.^ But he'll have to do it again to get another head-coaching job.
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^ Head coach Tom Cable said the move is for the remainder of the season.
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^ Cable owns a record of 9-19 as head coach of the Raiders.
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Ownership structure

.Legally, the club is a limited partnership with nine partners — Davis and the heirs of the original eight team partners.^ Legally, the club is a limited partnership operated by Al Davis, who serves as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
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^ Legally, the club is a limited partnership comprised of nine partners--Davis and the heirs of the original eight team partners.
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^ The partnership is comprised of heirs of the original eight team partners.
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.Since 1972, however Davis has exercised near-complete control as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.^ Legally, the club is a limited partnership operated by Al Davis, who serves as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
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^ Since 1972, however Davis has exercised near-complete control as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
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^ In 1963, Al Davis was brought to the team as head coach and general manager, and from 1963 until 2002 the team had only seven losing seasons.
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.Although exact ownership stakes are not known, it has been reported that Davis currently owns 47% of the team shares.^ Although exact ownership stakes are not known, it has been reported that Davis currently owns 67 percent of the team's shares.
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^ Although exact ownership stakes are not known, it has been reported that Davis currently owns 67 percent of the team's shares and is the only partner with the authority to make decisions.
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^ In January 1976, Valley sold his interest in the team, and Davis who now owned only 25 percent of the Raiders was firmly in charge.
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[57]
.Ed McGah, the last of the original eight general partners of the Raiders, died in September 1983. Upon his death, his interest was devised to a family trust, of which his son, E.J. McGah, was the trustee.^ Ed McGah, the last of the original eight general partners of the Raiders, died in September 1983.
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^ Upon his death, his interest was devised to a family trust , of which his son, E.J. McGah, was the trustee .
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^ Upon his death, his interest was devised to a family trust, of which his son, E.J. McGah, was the trustee.
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.The younger McGah was himself a part owner of the team, as a limited partner, and died in 2002. Several members of the McGah family filed suit against Davis in October 2003, alleging mismanagement of the team by Davis.^ The younger McGah was himself a part-owner of the team, as a limited partner.
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^ On July 25, 1966, Davis returned as part owner of the team.
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^ On July 25 , 1966 , Davis returned as part owner of the team.
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.The lawsuit sought monetary damages and to remove Davis and A. D. Football, Inc.^ The lawsuit sought to remove Davis as owner of the team, as well as monetary damages.
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^ Legally, the club is a limited partnership operated by Al Davis, who serves as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
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^ Since 1972, however Davis has exercised near-complete control as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
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as the team's managing general partner. .Among their specific complaints, the McGahs alleged that Davis failed to provide them with detailed financial information previously provided to Ed and E.J. McGah.^ Among their specific complaints, the McGahs alleged that Davis failed to provide them with detailed financial information previously provided to Ed and E.J. McGah.
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^ Several members of the McGah family filed suit against Davis in October 2003, alleging mismanagement of the team by Davis.
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^ The team continued to provide the financial information to the younger McGah as a courtesy, though it was under no obligation to do so.
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.The Raiders countered that—under the terms of the partnership agreement as amended in 1972—upon the death of the elder McGah in 1983, his general partner interest converted to that of a limited partner.^ The Raiders countered that—under the terms of the partnership agreement as amended in 1972—upon the death of the elder McGah in 1983, his general partner interest converted to that of a limited partner.
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^ The Raiders countered thatunder the terms of the partnership agreement as amended in 1972upon the death of the elder McGah in 1983, his general partner interest converted to that of a limited partner.
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^ Under partnership law, by a 2-1 vote of the general partners, the new agreement was thus ratified.
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.The team continued to provide the financial information to the younger McGah as a courtesy, though it was under no obligation to do so.^ The team continued to provide the financial information to the younger McGah as a courtesy, though it was under no obligation to do so.
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^ As a Raiders fan, the criticism no longer gets under our skin, what gets us furious is how we do not TRY to utilize our teams talent.
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^ The younger McGah was himself a part owner of the team, as a limited partner, and died in 2002.
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[58]
.The majority of the lawsuit was dismissed in April 2004, when an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled that the case lacked merit since none of the other partners took part in the lawsuit.^ The majority of the lawsuit was dismissed in April 2004, when an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled that the case lacked merit since none of the other partners took part in the lawsuit.
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^ In 2004 the lawsuit was settled out of court.
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^ May 7, 1982 US Federal Court rules for the Raiders in an anti-trust suit in a case allowing the Raiders to become a Los Angeles team officially.
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[59] .In October 2005, the lawsuit was settled out of court.^ In October 2005, the lawsuit was settled out of court.
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^ In 2004 the lawsuit was settled out of court.
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.The terms of the settlement are confidential, but it was reported that under its terms Davis purchased the McGah family's interest in the Raiders (approximately 31 percent), and which gave him for the first time owns a majority interest for a limited time, speculated to be approximately 67 percent of the team.^ Recently, Davis has been attempting to sell the 31 percent ownership stake in the team he obtained from the McGah family.
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^ The terms of the settlement are confidential, but it was reported that under its terms Davis purchased the McGah family's interest in the Raiders (approximately 31 percent), and for the first time owns a majority interest, speculated to be approximately 67 percent of the team.
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^ In 1972, with Wayne Valley out of the country for several weeks attending the Olympic Games in Munich , Davis's attorneys drafted a revised partnership agreement that gave him total control over all of the Raiders' operations.
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.As a result of the settlement, confidential details concerning Al Davis and the ownership of the Raiders were not released to the public.^ As a result of the settlement, confidential details concerning Al Davis and the ownership of the Raiders were not released to the public.
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^ Raiders owner Al Davis...
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^ Only Raiders owner Al Davis will decide whether he'll fire his head coach for the fifth time since 2003.

[60] His ownership share went down to 47% when he sold 20% of the team to Wall Street investors [57]
.Recently, Davis has been attempting to sell the 31 percent ownership stake in the team he obtained from the McGah family.^ Recently, Davis has been attempting to sell the 31 percent ownership stake in the team he obtained from the McGah family.
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^ In January 1976, Valley sold his interest in the team, and Davis who now owned only 25 percent of the Raiders was firmly in charge.
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^ Several members of the McGah family filed suit against Davis in October 2003, alleging mismanagement of the team by Davis.
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.He has been unsuccessful in this effort, reportedly because the sale would not give the purchaser any control of the Raiders, even in the event of Davis's death.^ He has been unsuccessful in this effort, reportedly because the sale would not give the purchaser any control of the Raiders, even in the event of Davis's death.
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^ Baltimore at Oakland: Baltimore controls its own destiny, and the 5-10 Raiders would appear to be an easy mark for the Ravens.
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^ (Raiders sources have said that Davis never gives a head coach job security past two years.
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.Full control of the team will be assumed by Davis's wife, Carol, upon his death.^ Full control of the team will be assumed by Davis's wife, Carol, upon his death.
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^ Since 1972, however Davis has exercised near-complete control as president of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
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^ He has been unsuccessful in this effort, reportedly because the sale would not give the purchaser any control of the Raiders, even in the event of Davis's death.
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[61]

Financial operations

A plane with a mostly white body and blue lettering readign "Hawaiian" toward the front with a Black emblem beneath it that has white lettering that says Raiders and has a picture of a man with a black eye patch, a football helmet and two crossed swords behind him. The tail of the plane is colored in various shades of purple with a picture of a woman with a flower in her hair
Hawaiian Airlines was the official carrier for the Raiders. This Hawaiian Boeing 767 wears the Raiders logo on its fuselage.
.According to a 2006 report released by Forbes Magazine, the Raiders' overall team value of US $736 million ranks 28th out of 32 NFL teams.^ NFL Team Valuations - #28 Oakland Raiders .
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^ According to a 2006 report released by Forbes Magazine , the Raiders' overall team value of US $736 million ranks 28th out of 32 NFL teams.
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^ According to a 2006 report released by Forbes Magazine, the Raiders' overall team value of US $736 million ranks 28th out of 32 NFL teams.
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[62] .The team ranked in the bottom three in league attendance from 2003–2005, and failed to sell out a majority of their home games.^ The team ranked in the bottom three in league attendance from 20032005, and failed to sell out a majority of their home games.
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^ The team ranked in the bottom three in league attendance from 2003–2005, and failed to sell out a majority of their home games.
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^ According to a 2006 report released by Forbes Magazine, the Raiders' overall team value of US $736 million ranks 28th out of 32 NFL teams.
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.One of the reasons cited for the poor attendance figures was the decision to issue costly Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) upon the Raiders' return to Oakland in 1995. The PSLs, which ranged in cost from $250 to $4,000, were meant to help repay the $200 million it cost the city of Oakland and Alameda County to expand Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.^ One of the reasons cited for the poor attendance figures was the decision to issue costly Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) upon the Raiders' return to Oakland in 1995.
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^ The PSLs, which ranged in cost from $250 to $4,000, were meant to help repay the $200 million it cost the city of Oakland and Alameda County to expand Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
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^ Oakland Alameda County Coliesum 1995-Present .

.They were only valid for 10 years, however, while other teams issue them permanently.^ They were only valid for 10 years, however, while other teams issue them permanently.
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^ They also have rivalries with other teams that arose from playoff battles in the past.
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^ The Denver Broncos were the only team in the 10-year history of the AFL that did not appear in the league championship game.
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.As a result, fewer than 31,000 PSLs were sold for a stadium that holds twice that amount.^ As a result, fewer than 31,000 PSLs were sold for a stadium that holds twice that amount.
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.Since 1995, television blackouts of Raiders home games have been common.^ Since 1995, television blackouts of Raiders home games have been common.
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^ Members of the Raider Nation who attend home games are known for arriving to the stadium early, tailgating , dressing up in face masks, and black outfits.
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^ Members of the Raider Nation who attend home games are known for arriving to the stadium early, tailgating, dressing up in face masks, and black outfits.
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[63]
.In November 2005, the team announced that it was taking over ticket sales from the privately run Oakland Football Marketing Association (OFMA), and abolishing PSLs.^ On November 2, 2005, a settlement was announced, part of which was the abolishment of PSLs as of the 2006 season.
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^ In November 2005, the team announced that it was taking over ticket sales from the privately run Oakland Football Marketing Association (OFMA), and abolishing PSLs.
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^ On November 2 , 2005 , a settlement was announced, part of which was the abolishment of PSLs as of the 2006 season.
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[63] .In February 2006, the team also announced that it would lower ticket prices for most areas of McAfee Coliseum.^ In February 2006, the team also announced that it would lower ticket prices for most areas of McAfee Coliseum.
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^ The Raider Nation is also known for the "Black Hole", a specific area of McAfee Coliseum (sections 104, 105, 106, and 107) frequented by the team's rowdiest and most fervent fans.
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^ In November 2005, the team announced that it was taking over ticket sales from the privately run Oakland Football Marketing Association (OFMA), and abolishing PSLs.
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[64] .Just prior to the start of the 2006 NFL season, the Raiders revealed that they had sold 37,000 season tickets, up from 29,000 the previous year.^ Just prior to the start of the 2006 NFL season , the Raiders revealed that they had sold 37,000 season tickets, up from 29,000 the previous year.
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^ Just prior to the start of the 2006 NFL season, the Raiders revealed that they had sold 37,000 season tickets, up from 29,000 the previous year.
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^ According to a 2006 report released by Forbes Magazine, the Raiders' overall team value of US $736 million ranks 28th out of 32 NFL teams.
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[65] Despite the team's 2-14 record, they sold out six of their eight home games in 2006.[66]

Legal battles

.The Raiders and Al Davis have been involved in several lawsuits throughout their history, including ones against the NFL. When the NFL declined to approve the Raiders' move from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1980, the team joined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in a lawsuit against the league alleging a violation of antitrust laws.^ After a few years of legal battles, Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California in 1982.
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^ The Raiders and Al Davis have been involved in several lawsuits throughout their history, including ones against the NFL. When the NFL declined to approve the Raiders' move from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1980, the team joined the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission in a lawsuit against the league alleging a violation of antitrust laws.
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^ The Raiders and Al Davis have been involved in several lawsuits throughout their history, including ones against the NFL. When the NFL declined to approve the Raiders' move from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1980, the team joined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in a lawsuit against the league alleging a violation of antitrust laws.
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[67] .The Coliseum Commission received a settlement from the NFL of $19.6 million in 1987.[60] In 1986, Davis testified on behalf of the USFL in their unsuccessful antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. He was the only NFL owner to do so.^ The Coliseum Commission received a settlement from the NFL of US $19.6 million in 1987.
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^ In 1986, Davis testified on behalf of the USFL in their unsuccessful antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. He was the only NFL owner to do so.
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^ In August 1987, it was announced that the city of Irwindale paid Davis USD $10 million as a good-faith deposit for a prospective stadium site.
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[68]
.After relocating back to Oakland, the team sued the NFL for interfering with their negotiations to build a new stadium at Hollywood Park prior to the move.^ In 1995, Davis moved the team back to Oakland.
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^ After relocating back to Oakland, the team sued the NFL for interfering with their negotiations to build a new stadium at Hollywood Park prior to the move.
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^ The city had not asked for a team, there was no ownership group and there was no stadium in Oakland suitable for pro football (the closest stadiums were in Berkeley and San Francisco) and there was already a successful NFL franchise in the Bay Area: the San Francisco 49ers.
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.The Raiders' lawsuit further contended that they had the rights to the Los Angeles market, and thus were entitled to compensation from the league for giving up those rights by moving to Oakland.^ That year, he signed a Memorandum of Agreement to move the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles .
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^ Those are the primary colors of the Oakland Raiders .
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^ Move to Los Angeles (19821994) .
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.A jury found in favor of the NFL in 2001, but the verdict was overturned a year later due to alleged juror misconduct.^ A jury found in favor of the NFL in 2001, but the verdict was overturned a year later due to alleged juror misconduct.
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^ After the first case was declared a mistrial , in May 1982 a second jury found in favor of Davis and the Los Angeles Coliseum, clearing the way for the move.
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^ After the first case was declared a mistrial, in May 1982 a second jury found in favor of Davis and the Los Angeles Coliseum, clearing the way for the move.
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.In February 2005, a California Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the original verdict.^ In February 2005, a California Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the original verdict.
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[69]
.When the Raiders moved back from Los Angeles in 1995, the city of Oakland and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority agreed to sell Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) to help pay for the renovations to their stadium.^ The stadium where the Oakland A's and the Oakland Raiders play has gone back to its original name: the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
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^ Are the Oakland Raiders back to the form they were...
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^ In 1995, Davis moved the team back to Oakland.
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.But after games rarely sold out, the Raiders filed suit, claiming that they were misled by the city and the Coliseum Authority with the false promise that there would be sellouts.^ But after games rarely sold out, the Raiders filed suit, claiming that they were misled by the city and the Coliseum Authority with the false promise that there would be sellouts.
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^ The Raiders also have a decent defensive line, but right DE Greg Ellis is probably out for this game.
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^ However, the struggles would catch up to the as they dropped three straight games to fall out of the playoff race.

.On November 2, 2005, a settlement was announced, part of which was the abolishment of PSLs as of the 2006 season.^ On November 2, 2005, a settlement was announced, part of which was the abolishment of PSLs as of the 2006 season.
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^ On November 2 , 2005 , a settlement was announced, part of which was the abolishment of PSLs as of the 2006 season.
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^ In November 2005, the team announced that it was taking over ticket sales from the privately run Oakland Football Marketing Association (OFMA), and abolishing PSLs.
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[70]
.In 1996, the team sued the NFL in Santa Clara County, California, in a lawsuit that ultimately included 22 separate causes of action.^ After relocating back to Oakland, the team sued the NFL for interfering with their negotiations to build a new stadium at Hollywood Park prior to the move.
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^ The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team in the NFL based in the city of Oakland , California.
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.Included in the team's claims were claims that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' pirate logo diluted the team's California trademark in its own pirate logo and for trade dress dilution on the ground that the League had improperly permitted other teams (including the Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers) to adopt colors for their uniforms similar to those of the Raiders.^ Those are the primary colors of the Oakland Raiders .
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^ The Raiders sued the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for infringed upon key trademark elements of the Raiders' brand, including the Buccaneers' pirate logo and the Panthers' silver and black color scheme.
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^ The Raiders wanted the courts to bar the Buccaneers and Panthers from wearing their uniforms while playing in California.
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.Among other things, the lawsuit sought an injunction to prevent the Buccaneers and Panthers from wearing their uniforms while playing in California.^ The Raiders wanted the court to bar the Panthers and Buccaneers from wearing their uniforms while playing in California.
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^ 'We're a team that chooses to be who we are regardless of who we're playing against and regardless of the matchups or the things that the other team is going to present.
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^ On the Sit side of things, the numbers suggested benching TEs for the Panthers, Buccaneers, Falcons, Patriots and Titans.

.In 2003, these claims were dismissed on summary judgment because the relief sought would violate the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.^ However, since the lawsuit was filed in a State of California court, the lawsuit was dismissed in April 2003 because only federal courts have jurisdiction on intellectual property issues.
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[71]

Logos and uniforms

.The original Raiders uniforms were black and gold, while the helmets were black with a white stripe and no logo.^ The original Raiders uniforms were black and gold, while the helmets were black with a white stripe and no logo.
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^ Raiders uniform/helmet design, 1963 .
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^ The original team colors were black, gold and white.
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.The team wore this design from 1960–1962.[72] When Al Davis became head coach and general manager in 1963, he changed the team's color scheme to silver and black, and added a logo to the helmet.^ Al Davis was holding the team back .
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^ The team wore this design from 19601962.
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^ The team wore this design from 1960–1962.
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[73] .This logo is a shield that consists of the word "Raiders" at the top, crossed swords, and the head of a Raider wearing a football helmet.^ This logo is a shield that consists of the word "Raiders" at the top, crossed swords, and the head of a Raider wearing a football helmet.
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^ The now-familiar team emblem of a pirate (or "raider") wearing a football helmet was created, reportedly a rendition of actor Randolph Scott .
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^ The original Raiders uniforms were black and gold, while the helmets were black with a white stripe and no logo.
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.Over the years, it has undergone minor color modifications (such as changing the background from silver to black in 1964), but it has essentially remained the same.^ Over the years, it has undergone minor color modifications (such as changing the background from white to black in 1964), but it has essentially remained the same.
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^ Davis immediately changed the team colors to silver and black, and began to implement what he termed the "vertical game," an aggressive offensive strategy based on the West Coast offense developed by Chargers head coach Sid Gillman .
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^ Davis immediately changed the team colors to silver and black, and began to implement what he termed the "vertical game," an aggressive offensive strategy based on the West Coast offense developed by Chargers head coach Sid Gillman.
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.The Raiders' current silver and black uniform design has essentially remained the same since it debuted in 1963. It consists of silver helmets, silver pants, and either black or white jerseys.^ The original Raiders uniforms were black and gold, while the helmets were black with a white stripe and no logo.
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^ The black jerseys have silver numbers, while the white jerseys have black numbers.
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^ It consists of silver helmets, silver pants, and either black or white jerseys.
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.The black jerseys have silver numbers, while the white jerseys have black numbers.^ The black jerseys have silver numbers.
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^ The black jerseys have silver numbers, while the white jerseys have black numbers.
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^ It consists of silver helmets, silver pants, and either black or white jerseys.
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.Originally, the white jerseys had silver numbers with a thick black outline, but they were changed to black with a silver outline for the 1964 season.^ The black jerseys have silver numbers, while the white jerseys have black numbers.
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^ Originally, the white jerseys also had silver numbers with a black outline, but they were changed to black with a silver outline for the 1964 season.
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^ It consists of silver helmets, silver pants, and either black or white jerseys.
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.In 1970, the team used silver numerals for the season.^ In 1970, the team used silver numerals for the season.
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^ In 1970, the team reverted to the 1963 design with silver numerals for the season.
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^ However, in 1971 the team again displayed black numerals and with the exception of a handful of "throwback" games, have used this color scheme ever since.
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.However, in 1971 the team again displayed black numerals and have stayed that way ever since (with the exception of the 1994–95 season where they donned the 1963 helmets with the 1970 silver away numbers).^ The black jerseys have silver numbers.
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^ The black jerseys have silver numbers, while the white jerseys have black numbers.
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^ However, in 1971 the team again displayed black numerals and with the exception of a handful of "throwback" games, have used this color scheme ever since.
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.Due to intense heat in the Bay Area, the Raiders wore their white jerseys at home for the first time in their history on September 28, 2008 against the San Diego Chargers.^ San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders Tickets 12/30 .
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^ San Diego Chargers analysis .

^ The San Diego Chargers are perhaps the Raiders' oldest rivals, dating to the 1963 season when the upstart Raiders defeated the heavily-favored Chargers twice, in both cases come-from-behind fourth quarter victories.
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.For the 2009 season, the Raiders took part in the AFL Legacy Program and wore 1960's throwback jerseys for games against other teams who used to be a part of the AFL[74].^ The team wore this design from 1960–1962.
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^ Who I'd like to meet: Raider Nation The nickname Raider Nation refers to the die hard fans of the team.
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^ After a late-season loss to the Denver Broncos, a visibly frustrated Callahan exclaimed, "We've got to be the dumbest team in America in terms of playing the game."
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Rivals

.The Oakland Raiders have four primary rivals: their divisional rivals (Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Diego Chargers) and their geographic rival, the San Francisco 49ers.^ NFL - San Francisco 49ers .
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^ In 1993, Allen left to play for the rival Kansas City Chiefs.
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^ The Kansas City Chiefs and the Raiders have had several memorable matches and have a bitter divisional rivalry.
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.They also have rivalries with other teams that arose from playoff battles in the past, most notably with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.^ They also have rivalries with other teams that arose from playoff battles in the past, most notably with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.
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^ New England Patriots analysis .

^ They also have rivalries with other teams that arose from playoff battles in the past.
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.The Seattle Seahawks is an old rivalry with Oakland as well, but the rivalry became less relevant with the Seahawks moving from the American Football Conference Western Division to the National Football Conference Western Division.^ Western Division (19601969) National Football League (1970present) .
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^ They currently play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
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^ The Seattle Seahawks is an old rivalry with Oakland as well, but the rivalry became less relevant with the Seahawks moving from the American Football Conference Western Division to the National Football Conference Western Division.
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Divisional rivals

.The Denver Broncos and the Raiders have been divisional rivals since the two teams began play in the AFL in 1960. While the Raiders still hold the advantage in the all-time series (54-40-2), the Broncos have won 21 of the last 27 games (through four weeks of the 2008 season), dating back to the 1995 season, when Mike Shanahan became the Broncos coach.^ Divisional rivals • The Denver Broncos and the Raiders have been divisional rivals since the two teams began play in the AFL in 1960.
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^ Raiders-Broncos live game Blog .
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^ The Broncos won both games against the Raiders in 2006.
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.Shanahan coached the Raiders before being fired just four games into the 1989 season, which has only served to intensify this rivalry.^ Current Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan coached the Raiders before being fired just four games into the 1989 season, which has only served to intensify this rivalry.
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^ The coaching change would come four games into the season as the Raiders lost three of their first four games.

^ They started 8-2, but injuries to starting quarterback Jeff Hostetler contributed to a six-game losing streak to end the season, and the Raiders failed to qualify for the playoffs.
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.The Kansas City Chiefs and the Raiders have had several memorable matches and have a bitter divisional rivalry.^ The Kansas City Chiefs and the Raiders have had several memorable matches and have a bitter divisional rivalry.
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^ Kansas City Chiefs analysis .

^ Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders Tickets 10/21 .
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.Oakland lost the 1969 AFL Championship against Kansas City, who appeared in the first Super Bowl.^ Oakland lost the 1969 AFL Championship against Kansas City, who appeared in the first Super Bowl.
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^ The following two years, the Raiders again won Western Division titles, only to lose the AFL Championship to the eventual Super Bowl winnersthe New York Jets (1968) and Kansas City Chiefs (1969).
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^ Led by veteran quarterback Rich Gannon , Oakland won their first division title since 1990, and advanced to the AFC Championship, where they lost 16-3 to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens .
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Kansas City leads the overall series 50–45–2.
.The San Diego Chargers' rivalry with Oakland dates to the 1963 season, when the Raiders defeated the heavily-favored Chargers twice, both come-from-behind fourth quarter victories.^ The San Diego Chargers ' rivalry with Oakland dates to the 1963 season, when the up-and-coming Raiders defeated the heavily-favored Chargers twice, both come-from-behind fourth quarter victories.
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^ San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders Tickets 12/30 .
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^ San Diego Chargers analysis .

.One of the most memorable games between these teams was the "Holy Roller" game in 1978, in which the Raiders fumbled for a touchdown in a very controversial (and now illegal) play.^ One of the most memorable games between these teams was the "Holy Roller" game in 1978, where the Raiders fumbled for a touchdown in a very controversial (and now illegal) play.
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^ One of the most memorable games between these teams was the " Holy Roller " game in 1978, where the Raiders fumbled for a touchdown in a very controversial (and now illegal) play.
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^ September 10, 1978 Morris Bradshaw has 107 receiving yards and Dave Casper scores two touchdowns, including a fumble recovery in the end zone on a play known as the Holy Roller as Oakland wins their first game of the 1978 campaign 21-20 in San Diego.
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The Chargers currently have a thirteen game win streak against the Raiders, although the Raiders hold the overall series advantage at 54–44–2.

Geographic rival

.The San Francisco 49ers, located on the other side of San Francisco Bay, are the Raiders' geographic rivals.^ San Francisco 49ers .
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^ San Francisco 49ers analysis .

^ The Raiders played a benefit game against the Gay Men's Choir in San Francisco.
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.As a result, games between the two are referred to as a "Battle of the Bay."^ The Raiders would end the season on a strong note, beating the Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final two games of the season.

^ He suffered a bruised rotator cuff in the third week against Green Bay and has missed the last two games.
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^ The game itself was incredible just from the standpoint that the Raiders lost the turnover battle and had Russell completing two short passes to wide receivers.
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[75][76] .Since the two teams play in different conferences, regular-season matchups are infrequent.^ A free agent next year, he would also have to sit out the first two games of the 2010 regular season with whatever team he signs with.
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^ Divisional rivals • The Denver Broncos and the Raiders have been divisional rivals since the two teams began play in the AFL in 1960.
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^ Raiders Play Hard But Fall Short No one can deny that the Raiders have played hard to end this season, and they also have an ability to play well against good football teams.
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.Fans and players of the winning team can claim "bragging rights" as the better team in the area.^ Fans and players of the winning team can claim "bragging rights" as the better team in the area.
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^ Under new Coach Art Shell the Raiders would play better football right away winning four of Shell's first five games.

^ Unlike the divisional rivalries, however, this rivalry is more important to the fans of the teams than to the players, since the teams play in different conferences.
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[77] .Oakland currently holds a 6-5 edge in the all-time regular season series, although the 49ers won the last time the two teams played each other on October 8, 2006 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.^ San Francisco 49ers .
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^ Oakland currently holds a 6-5 edge in the all-time series, although the 49ers won the last time the two teams played each other, on October 8, 2006 at Monster Park in San Francisco.
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^ Since the two teams play in different conferences, regular-season matchups are infrequent.
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The 49ers won the latest match between the teams in a pre-season game on August 22, 2009.

Historic rivals

.The rivalry between the Raiders and the New England Patriots dates to their time in the AFL, but was intensified during a 1978 preseason game, when Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley was permanently paralyzed after a vicious hit delivered by Raiders free safety Jack Tatum.^ New England Patriots analysis .

^ The Raiders rough and tumble image suffered a black eye when Cornerback Jack Tatum hit New England Patriots Wide Receiver Darryl Stingley hard in the back during a preseason game at Oakland.

^ The rivalry between the Raiders and the New England Patriots dates to their time in the AFL, but was intensified during a 1978 preseason game, when Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley was permanently paralyzed after a vicious hit delivered by Raiders defensive back Jack Tatum .
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The two teams met in a divisional-round playoff game in 2002, which became known as "The Tuck Rule Game." Late in the game, a fumble by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was overturned, and New England went on to win in overtime and eventually won the Super Bowl against the heavily favored St. Louis Rams.[78] .Since that game, the Patriots have won two of the last three regular season contests between the two teams.^ Since the two teams play in different conferences, regular-season matchups are infrequent.
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^ One of the most memorable games between these teams was the "Holy Roller" game in 1978, where the Raiders fumbled for a touchdown in a very controversial (and now illegal) play.
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^ While the Raiders still hold a sizable advantage in regular season play (54-37-2), the Broncos have won five of the last six matchups (2003-2005).
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.The first contest being the following year during the 2002 season in Oakland, with the Raiders winning 27–20; they met on the 2005 season opener in New England with the Patriots ruinning Randy Moss's debut as an Oakland Raider 30-20; the most recent meeting saw the Patriots victorious, 49–26 during the 2008 season.^ Divisional Playoffs ( Patriots ) 27-20 .
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^ Oakland Raiders 2008 Preview Report .
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^ For Oakland Raiders news, click here.
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.The New York Jets began a strong rivalry with the Raiders in the AFL during the 1960s that continued through much of the 1970s, fueled in part by Raider Ike Lassiter breaking star quarterback Joe Namath's jaw during a 1967 game (though Ben Davidson wrongly got the blame),[79] the famous Heidi Game during the 1968 season, and the Raiders' bitter loss to the Jets in the AFL Championship later that season.^ New York Jets analysis .

^ The New York Jets began a strong rivalry with the Raiders in the AFL in the 1960s that continued through much of the 1970s, fueled in part by Raider Ike Lassiter breaking star quarterback Joe Namath's jaw during a 1967 game (though Ben Davidson wrongly got the blame), the famous Heidi Game during the 1968 season, and the Raiders' bitter loss to the Jets in the AFL Championship Game later that year.
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^ The Pittsburgh Steelers' rivalry with the Raiders was extremely intense during the 1970s.
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The rivalry waned in later years, but saw a minor resurgence due to some late-season and playoff meetings from 2000-2002.[80][81] The Jets won the most recent matchup 38-0 on October 25, 2009.
.The Pittsburgh Steelers' rivalry with the Raiders was extremely intense during the 1970s.^ The Pittsburgh Steelers' rivalry with the Raiders was extremely intense during the 1970s.
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^ The Pittsburgh Steelers ' rivalry with the Raiders was extremely intense during the 1970s.
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^ September 29, 1974 Raiders blank to Pittsburgh Steelers 17-0.
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.The Steelers knocked the Raiders out of the playoffs in three of four consecutive seasons in the early 1970s (the first loss was the "Immaculate Reception" game) until the Raiders finally beat the Steelers in the 1976 AFC Championship (and went on to win Super Bowl XI).^ In the distance a voice shouts out of the mine shaft, "The Raiders will win the Super Bowl."
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^ The Raiders stumble out of the gate losing three of their first four games by a field goal or less.

^ With the victory, the Raiders became the first ever wild card team to win a Super Bowl.
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.During the 1975 AFC Championship game, Raiders strong safety George Atkinson delivered a hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Lynn Swann that gave him a concussion.^ During the game, Raiders strong safety George Atkinson delivered a hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Lynn Swann that gave him a concussion .
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^ In 1972, with Wayne Valley out of the country for several weeks attending the Olympic Games in Munich , Davis's attorneys drafted a revised partnership agreement that gave him total control over all of the Raiders' operations.
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^ Sebastian Janikowski News Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski hit two field goals, including a long of 39 yards, Week 17 against the Ravens, giving him five straight games with at least two field goals.
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.When the two teams met in the 1976 season opener, Atkinson hit Swann again and gave him another concussion.^ Make him another team’s headache.

^ When the two teams met in the 1976 season opener, Atkinson hit Swann again and gave him another concussion.
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^ A free agent next year, he would also have to sit out the first two games of the 2010 regular season with whatever team he signs with.
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.After the second incident, Steelers head coach Chuck Noll referred to Atkinson as part of the "criminal element" in the NFL. Atkinson subsequently filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit against Noll and the Steelers, which he lost.^ Following the game Steelers coach Chuck Noll called Atkinson a criminal leading to a lawsuit.

^ After the second incident, Steelers head coach Chuck Noll referred to Atkinson as part of the "criminal element" in the NFL. Atkinson subsequently filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit against Noll and the Steelers, which he lost.
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^ Rob Ryan says Raiders owner Al Davis gave him his only interview for an NFL head coaching vacancy four years ago.

[82] Most recently, Oakland recorded a 27-24 win over Pittsburgh on December 6, 2009.

Raider Nation

A fan of the Oakland Raiders
Members of Raider Nation are known for attending games in elaborate costumes
.The nickname Raider Nation refers to the die hard fans of the team spread throughout the United States and the world.^ Main article: Raider Nation The nickname Raider Nation refers to the die hard fans of the team spread throughout the United States and the world.
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^ Who I'd like to meet: Raider Nation The nickname Raider Nation refers to the die hard fans of the team.
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^ The Raider Nation is also known for the "Black Hole", a specific area of McAfee Coliseum (sections 104, 105, 106, and 107) frequented by the team's rowdiest and most fervent fans.
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[83] .Members of the Raider Nation who attend home games are known for arriving to the stadium early, tailgating, dressing up in face masks, and black outfits.^ Members of Raider Nation are known for attending games in elaborate costumes.
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^ Members of the Raider Nation who attend home games are known for arriving to the stadium early, tailgating , dressing up in face masks, and black outfits.
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^ A homeless person who steals tickets to attend a Raider game.
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.The Raider Nation is also known for the "Black Hole", a specific area of the Coliseum (sections 104, 105, 106, and 107) frequented by the team's rowdiest and most fervent fans.^ Raider Nation Raider Nation Now that's what I call a huge fan!!!
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^ The Raiders aren't exactly the most fantasy friendly team in the NFL and don't have a strong offense.
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^ Start posting about the Raiders » Join SB Nation and dive into communities focused on all your favorite teams.
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[84][85][86]
.In September 2009, Ice Cube recorded a song for the Oakland Raiders named "Raider Nation"[citation needed].^ The Oakland Raiders 2009 schedule and changes.
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^ Oakland Raider Nation citizens.
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Raiders Radio Network

.Raider games are broadcast in English on 20 radio stations in California, including flagship station KSFO (560 AM) in San Francisco and KCAL-FM (96.7FM) in Riverside-San Bernardino.^ The Raiders played a benefit game against the Gay Men's Choir in San Francisco.
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^ Anger management in Raidersville Comment January 6 San Francisco Chronicle " Cable told the media the Raiders would have been a playoff team if not for JaMarcus Russell.

^ Mario Henderson No Updates Shane Lechler No Updates Tommy Kelly News Raiders DL Tommy Kelly injured his elbow Week 8 at San Diego and left the game.
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Additionally, games are broadcast on ten radio stations in Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, and British Columbia. .Greg Papa is the play-by-play announcer, with former Raider coach and quarterback Tom Flores doing commentary.^ Raiders rebuff former quarterback Rich...
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^ His replacement was former Raiders quarterback Tom Flores , the first Hispanic head coach in NFL history.
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^ Fan Votes: 2 No news about Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable's future .
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.George Atkinson and Jim Plunkett offer pre- and post-game commentary.^ During the game, Raiders strong safety George Atkinson delivered a hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Lynn Swann that gave him a concussion .
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.Raider games are also broadcast in Spanish on six radio stations, including station KZSF (1370 AM) in San Jose and five other stations in California's Central Valley.^ Sebastian Janikowski News Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski hit two field goals, including a long of 39 yards, Week 17 against the Ravens, giving him five straight games with at least two field goals.
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^ The Raiders played a benefit game against the Gay Men's Choir in San Francisco.
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^ However, Culpepper would struggle badly over the next few weeks as the Raiders lost their next six games.

Erwin Higueros handles play-by-play in Spanish, with Ambrosio Rico doing commentary.

Season-by-season records

Players

Current roster

Oakland Raiders roster
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Offensive Linemen
Defensive Linemen
Linebackers
Defensive Backs
Special Teams
Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs
Restricted FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 17, 2010
Depth ChartTransactions

47 Active, 0 Inactive, 7 FAs

Pro Football Hall of Famers

.The Pro Football Hall of Fame has inducted eleven players who made their primary contribution to professional football while with the Raiders, in addition to owner Al Davis and head coach John Madden.^ He was a Hall of Fame coach with the Oakland Raiders before that.

^ The Pro Football Hall of Fame has inducted eleven players who made their primary contribution to professional football while with the Raiders, in addition to owner Al Davis and head coach John Madden.
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^ John Madden coached them to glory, in spite of Al Davis.

The Raiders' total of thirteen Hall of Famers is tied for seventh-highest with the St. Louis Rams.[87]
Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders Hall of Famers
No. Player Inducted Positions Years with Raiders
32 Marcus Allen 2003 HB 1982–1992
25 Fred Biletnikoff 1988 WR 1965–1978
16 George Blanda 1981 QB, K 1967–1975
76 Bob Brown 2004 OT 1971-1973
24 Willie Brown 1984 CB 1967–1978
87 Dave Casper 2002 TE 1974–1980, 1984
Al Davis 1992 Team, League administrator 1963–1965, 1966–present
29 Eric Dickerson 1999 HB 1992
22 Mike Haynes 1997 CB 1983–1989
83 Ted Hendricks 1990 LB 1975–1983
80 James Lofton 2003 WR 1987-1988
75 Howie Long 2000 DE 1981–1993
42 Ronnie Lott 2000 S 1991-1992
John Madden 2006 Head coach 1969–1978
74 Ron Mix 1979 OT 1971
00 Jim Otto 1980 C 1960–1974
80 Jerry Rice 2010 WR 2001-2004
78 Art Shell 1989 OT 1968–1982
63 Gene Upshaw 1987 G 1967–1981
26 Rod Woodson 2009 S 2002-2003

Retired numbers

.The Raider organization does not retire the jersey numbers of former players on an official or unofficial basis.^ The Raider organization does not retire the jersey numbers of former players.
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.The number 00, worn by Jim Otto for his entire career, is no longer allowed by the NFL.[88] It was originally permitted for him only by the AFL as a marketing gimmick since his jersey number 00 is a homonym pun of his name (aught-O).^ The number 00, worn by Jim Otto for his entire career, is no longer allowed by the NFL. [91] It was originally permitted for him only by the AFL as a marketing gimmick since his jersey number 00 is a homonym pun of his name (aught-O).
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^ Originally, the white jerseys also had silver numbers with a black outline, but they were changed to black with a silver outline for the 1964 season.
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^ The only problem is the fact that he has some character question marks surrounding him, but there’s no questioning his talent.

Staff

Current staff

Oakland Raiders staff
Front Office
  • Managing General Partner – Al Davis
  • Chief Executive – Amy Trask
  • Senior Executive – John Herrera
  • Pro Player Personnel – Keith Rowen
  • Salary Cap Administrator – Tom Delaney
  • Director of College Scouting – Jon Kingdon
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
  • Offensive Coordinator – Hue Jackson
  • Passing Game Coordinator – Ted Tollner
  • Quarterbacks – Paul Hackett
  • Running Backs – Kelly Skipper
  • Wide Receivers – Sanjay Lal
  • Tight Ends – Adam Henry
  • Offensive Line – Jim Michalczik
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Chris Morgan
 
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
  • Special Teams Coordinator – John Fassel
Strength and Conditioning
  • Strength and Conditioning – Brad Roll

Head coaches

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  5. ^ Dickey, Just Win, Baby, p. 7.
  6. ^ Dickey, Just Win, Baby, pp. 7–8.
  7. ^ Harney was the builder of San Francisco's Candlestick Park, built on a bleak parcel of land he owned; to date, the road leading to the stadium is known as Harney Way. With a push from Harney, the Raiders were allowed to play their final three 1960 home games at Candlestick.
  8. ^ "Grid Team Named-- They're Senors", Oakland Tribune, April 5, 1960, p37. Soda said, "My own personal choice would have been Mavericks, but I believe we came up with a real fine name." The selection committee narrowed the choices down to Admirals, Lakers, Diablos, Seawolves, Gauchos, Nuggest, Señors Dons, Costers, Grandees, Sequoias, Missiles, Knights, Redwoods, Clippers, Jets and Dolphins.
  9. ^ "Now It's Hi, Raiders! (Bye, Senors)", Oakland Tribune, April 14, 1960, p1
  10. ^ Dickey, Just Win, Baby, p. 8.
  11. ^ Otto, The Pain of Glory, p. 69.
  12. ^ Raiders management took out ads in the Oakland Tribune, "including this one from September 9, 1960". http://www.uncasnetworks.com/raiders/raiders_ad-trib_1960-09-09.gif.  in hopes of attracting fans to the game. The paid attendance for the inaugural game at Kezar was announced as 12,703
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See also

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Achievements
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Steelers
1974 and 1975
Super Bowl Champions
Oakland Raiders

1976
Succeeded by
Dallas Cowboys
1977
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Steelers
1978 and 1979
Super Bowl Champions
Oakland Raiders

1980
Succeeded by
San Francisco 49ers
1981
Preceded by
Washington Redskins
1982
Super Bowl Champions
Los Angeles Raiders

1983
Succeeded by
San Francisco 49ers
1984

Simple English

The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team in the National Football League. They are located in Oakland, California and play at McAfee Coliseum. They were created in 1960 as a new American Football League team. They play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference. Division rivals are Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and San Diego Chargers.

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Team history

American Football League years (1960-1969)

Few moths after AFL's first draft in 1959, owners of the Minneapolis new team (later known as the Minnesota Vikings) accepted the invitation to join the established National Football League. Needed a replacement, the AFL tried to find one quickly.[1][2] Oakland was a unlikely city to have a professional American football team. The AFL owners selected Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to lose his team unless a second team was placed on the West Coast.[3] So, the city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL team on January 30, 1960, and the team took over the Minneapolis club's draft picks. In the early years, the Raiders struggled. When Al Davis came in as head coach and general manager, the Raiders improved. Davis hired John Rauch and went to the their first AFL Championship against the Houston Oilers and won it 40-7. After winning their first AFL championship they earned a shot at Super Bowl II and lost to Green Bay Packers 33-14. The next two years, the Raiders again won Western Division titles, only to lose the AFL Championship to the eventual Super Bowl winners—the New York Jets (1968) and Kansas City Chiefs (1969).

National Football League years (1970-present)

After the 1969 season, the AFL decided to merge with the NFL. The Raiders join the American Football Conference as a Western Division member. John Madden was hired as head coach. Madden took the Raiders to their first Super Bowl win against Minnesota Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI. Later, Madden left for a commentary career. The Raiders hire Tom Flores, the first Hispanic head coach in NFL history.[4] Flores took the Raiders for their second Super Bowl win against Philadelphia Eagles 27 10 in Super Bowl XV. The Raiders became the first wild card team to win a Super Bowl.[5]

Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1995)

Al Davis signed a note to make the Raiders move to Los Angeles. The Raiders won their third Super Bowl against the Washington Redskins.

Oakland Raiders (1995-present)

The Raiders move back to Oakland. Currently, the Raiders have struggle since 2003 season.

Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Oakland Raiders (AFL)
1960 6 8 0 3rd AFL West --
1961 2 12 0 4th AFL West --
1962 1 13 0 4th AFL West --
1963 10 4 0 2nd AFL West --
1964 5 7 2 3rd AFL West --
1965 8 5 1 2nd AFL West --
1966 8 5 1 2nd AFL West --
1967 13 1 0 1st AFL West Won AFL Championship (Oilers) 40-7
Lost Super Bowl II (Packers) 33-14
1968 12 2 0 1st AFL West Won Western Division playoff (Chiefs) 41-6
Lost AFL Championship (Jets) 27-23
1969 12 1 1 1st AFL West Won Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) 56-7
Lost AFL Championship (Chiefs) 17-7
Merged into NFL
1970 8 4 2 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 21-14
Lost Conference Championship (B. Colts) 27-17
1971 8 4 2 2nd AFC West --
1972 10 3 1 1st AFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 13-7
1973 9 4 1 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 33-14
Lost Conference Championship (Dolphins) 27-10
1974 12 2 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 28-26
Lost Conference Championship (Steelers) 24-13
1975 11 3 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Bengals) 31-28
Lost Conference Championship (Steelers) 16-10
1976 13 1 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 24-21
Won Conference Championship (Steelers) 24-7
Won Super Bowl XI (Vikings) 32-14
1977 11 3 0 2nd AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (B. Colts) 37-31
Lost Conference Championship (Broncos) 20-17
1978 9 7 0 4th AFC West --
1979 9 7 0 3rd AFC West --
1980 11 5 0 2nd AFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Oilers) 27-7
Won Divisional Playoffs (Browns) 14-12
Won Conference Championship (Chargers) 34-27
Won Super Bowl XV (Eagles) 27-10
1981 7 9 0 4th AFC West --
Los Angeles Raiders
1982 8 1 0 1st AFC Conf.+ Won First Round (Browns) 27-10
Lost Second Round (Jets) 17-14
1983 12 4 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 38-10
Won Conference Championship (Seahawks) 30-14
Won Super Bowl XVIII (Redskins) 38-9
1984 11 5 0 3rd AFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Seahawks) 13-7
1985 12 4 0 1st AFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 27-20
1986 8 8 0 4th AFC West --
1987 5 10 0 4th AFC West --
1988 7 9 0 3rd AFC West --
1989 8 8 0 3rd AFC West --
1990 12 4 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Bengals) 20-10
Lost Conference Championship (Bills) 51-3
1991 9 7 0 3rd AFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 10-6
1992 7 9 0 4th AFC West --
1993 10 6 0 2nd AFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Broncos) 42-24
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Bills) 29-23
1994 9 7 0 2nd AFC West --
Oakland Raiders
1995 8 8 0 4th AFC West --
1996 7 9 0 4th AFC West --
1997 4 12 0 4th AFC West --
1998 8 8 0 2nd AFC West --
1999 8 8 0 4th AFC West --
2000 12 4 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 27-0
Lost Conference Championship (Ravens) 16-3
2001 10 6 0 1st AFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 38-24
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 16-13
2002 11 5 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Jets) 30-10
Won Conference Championship (Titans) 41-24
Lost Super Bowl XXXVII (Buccaneers) 48-21
2003 4 12 0 3rd AFC West --
2004 5 11 0 4th AFC West --
2005 4 12 0 4th AFC West --
2006 2 14 0 4th AFC West --
2007 4 10 0 4th AFC West --
Totals 422 326 11 (1960-2006, including AFL & NFL playoffs)

+ = Due to a strike-shortened season in 1982, all teams were ranked by conference instead of division.

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Preceded by
Pittsburgh Steelers
1974 and 1975
Super Bowl Champions
Oakland Raiders

1976
Succeeded by
Dallas Cowboys
1977
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Steelers
1978 and 1979
Super Bowl Champions
Oakland Raiders

1980
Succeeded by
San Francisco 49ers
1981
Preceded by
Washington Redskins
1982
Super Bowl Champions
Los Angeles Raiders

1983
Succeeded by
San Francisco 49ers
1984



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