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The MessageToAl billboards


OK people, we are all reasonable sports fans, and we all share the same goal.  We want our team to win, period.  MessageToAl is planning on going a little overboard soon.  It appears they plan to put up 100 more "hire a gm" billboards in the near future.  These cost over $5,000 each...  Yes, that is real, they plan on spending $500,000 on freaking billboards.

Now, we all get frustrated with our sports teams, regardless of the cities we live in and teams we follow.  Some things are just not within the scope of reason.  There are so many other things that could be done with that amount of money.  Al Davis does not care about your opinion, he never has, and never will.  If you were true fans, you would know this.  He does things his way, end of story.

$500,000 could help keep our struggling Oakland schools open.  It could help fund our outdated and over run childrens hospital to provide care to many kids that are in desperate need of attention.  It could aid in Nnamdi's scholarship program for the Oakland youth.  It could open homeless shelters. It could help provide training to the 46% of Oaklands residents that are unemployed and living well below the poverty line.  The list is endless.

I ask you as an OAKLAND RAIDER, to use better judgment here.  Spending this amount of money on something of this nature is so beyond irresponsible, it is borderline criminal.  Think of the headlines if your group did something of consequence.  You want to get your message out?  DO SOMETHING THAT MATTERS WITH THAT MONEY!  If you take this route, your message will be everywhere.  Not just in the local media, but nation wide.  I do not support your group, but we are all welcome to our own opinions.  This is what makes our country great.  Please, do the right thing, do not squander this much money on something this pointless.

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