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Silver Minings: The great lengths Raider Nation goes to help their team

This is one dedicated superstition

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We have no idea if any of these fine members of the Raider Nation are guilty of this.
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Ok, we have to address this one.

Yes, we’ve looked at superstitious ways of Las Vegas Raiders’ fans before. But this, well, this is next level.

Are you ready? Or better question, are you guilty? Ok, here we go and I swear I’m not making this up.

In a study conducted by, asking 1,000 fans what the oddest thing they do to help their team win ... and 60 percent of Raiders fans surveyed saying they have or would be willing not to wash their underwear to help their team win. That, according to this study, leads the league in willingness to wear dirty skivvies to help their team.


I wonder what laundry-detergent pitchman Davante Adams would think of this development in the under belly of the Raider Nation?

In other Raiders’ news:

  • Underachieving: The Athletic looks at why the Raiders are lacking this year.
  • Is it on McDaniels? The Athletic thinks Josh McDaniels is the root of the Raider’s issues.
  • Wanting more: The Las Vegas Review-Journal looks at how Derek Carr wants more from some teammates.