Ok time for a rant. over the last few weeks ive seen some comments from our own fan base talking crap about our own fans. Now im not going to name any names mostly because I dont want to get into a pissing match with someone that thinks they are gods gift to football and are better than every single person that calls the Black Hole home but some of the things im reading remind me of shit that uneducated fans from other teams say about us.
People want to talk about the loud,drunk uneducated people they had to sit next to at the game. Well guess what there are fans like that in every stadium you just got unlucky sitting by them. Yeah the Black Hole can be loud and intimidating but its supposed to be. Ask players what they remember about playing in Oakland either on the raiders or as an opponent most say that the Black Hole was as or more intense than the stories they heard.
Also hear people talking bout the fights and violence in the stands. Ive been going to games for years and yeah it was a bit rough there for a bit but in the last 3-4 years its become one of the safer places to watch a game. In fact ive seen more violence at Candlestick when attending the battle of the bay than i have seen at Oco and the fights at Candlestick were 9r fan vs 9r fan or 9r fan vs cop.
Now im one of those crazy fans that dress up and paint my face and yes we dont sit down in the Black Hole. I also help out with various charities that other fans support and we do it in full costume. Does that make me a bad person or a Dreg? I expect comments like that from other fan bases not from the Nation... So if the Raiders fans and the Black Hole is a little too much for you can I recommend Seattle where they dont allow tailgating or maybe the Jets where not only do you not stand during the game but you dont chant, trash talk , or even look at other fans at the tailgates. ( I was at the Jets game last year more chants of RAIDERS from them than anything else and thats sad).
Ok rant over and sorry its kind of all over the place oh and one more thing..... GO RAIDERS JUST WIN BABY