The quick hatred for all things Red and Gold, after watching the Oakland Raiderettes led by Jessica Campbell, quickly died into numbness after watching a game that I've seen all too often over the past eight seasons.
The Raiders were out-coached by a coach who threw a challenge flag on a judgement call and who's team lined up with twelve players one time and nine another.
The Raiders failed to get touchdown on any of their scoring chances, settling for 3 Field Goals against an 0-5 team who's home crowd was mercilessly booing their quarterback into oblivion.
Alex Smith, after being battered and bruised by the Raiders and his home fans all day, led a fruitful comeback with an attack aimed directly at our safeties who were once again destroyed in pass coverage when it mattered.
Michael Crabtree caught a touchdown, while Daruis Heyward-Bey dropped a first down reception on the final drive that ended on the following play when a rookie, Jacoby Ford, let a pass bounce off of his chest and into Takeo Spikes' awaiting bread basket.
You see, it all looks the same.
Different team, same results.
The thing that does upset me a bit more this year is that our defense can be great. Unfortunately, their talents and effort are too often muted by a lackluster offense.
Jason Campbell went 3 and out 5 times in a row. After throwing his first pick he was absolutely a different quarterback, yet, there was no sign of Boller.
I would usually start ranting right now, but, I've seen it and said it ALL before. For 8 seasons I have been Blogging and writing the same story.
I am waiting for the first three game winning streak, or even a two game in Conference winning streak, before I start to get truly excited.
Until then, I will be excited about the possibilities and take the lumps with the rest of you.
Cheers on a tough loss,