I really want to take the time to thank this site. I have never had a place to share my Raider obsession before I found this site and that has been an extremely welcome stress relief. It really is something special to me to be able to share my opinions on the Raiders with such a large and intelligent group of people. We all have our own opinions and they don't always coincide peacefully together and I appreciate that too. I love seeing both sides of an argument and I really think this site helps me with that. I really enjoy reading everybody's opinions and comments. At times it is hilarious and other times aggravating but at all times a good experience. I live far away from Oakland and so I don't always have somebody to share my happiness and pain with, except my father who is a Die Hard fan as well.
I feel proud of sharing my writing with people publicly, which before now I really had not done. I love getting the positive and the negative responses. I love debating with people trying to prove my point, and I love being proved wrong as well. It is an outlet that had been lacking in my life and I want to thank everybody involved with this site. From Saint and Rich, to the Crew, to all of us that post here and share a bond with me by having the same love of the Raiders.
I was told by my father today that he was proud of my stories and showed a real excitement about getting to read them. I know that is biased just on a parent loving something created by their children, but the feeling of being told they are proud of you is always welcome. None of my stories would have existed for him to read without this site. I wouldn't have shared any of my writing, and would have been told by all my Packer fan friends to shut up atleast 100x more than they had to anyway. I hope other people understand and feel the same way I do. It hasn't even been a year yet of having found this site, but I already can't picture not having such a good outlet for my Raider obsession. Thank You Silver and Black Pride, you have sincerely enriched my life!