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Old 05.08.2014, 05:46 AM
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Hi guys! New to the forums and I just thought this was a good question!

What made you a Raiders fan?
Was there a moment or match that did it for you?
or is it as simple as the colours and styles?

For me, I just started following NFL last year, I had SKY, it was on, I thought, let's watch this and see what the fuss is all about, and I am hooked! Why Raiders? they just suit my style, I like black and silver, and heavy metal music, and the whole goth scene, it just... fits
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Old 05.08.2014, 02:03 PM
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A few reasons for me, firstly my Aunty in Canada sent me a Marc Wilson Jersey for Christmas in early 80s ( look him up if you are too young to remember him) .At the time I had no clue who Raiders were as it wasn't on telly yet but thought it looked cool. Then when Channel 4 started showing American Football I remembered my Marc Wilson Jersey and began supporting Raiders. I must admit before my friends comment that I was a Cowboy fan for about 2 minutes in 1985. So Raider fan for nearly 30 years
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Old 05.08.2014, 02:08 PM
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A few reasons for me, firstly my Aunty in Canada sent me a Marc Wilson Jersey for Christmas in early 80s ( look him up if you are too young to remember him) .At the time I had no clue who Raiders were as it wasn't on telly yet but thought it looked cool. Then when Channel 4 started showing American Football I remembered my Marc Wilson Jersey and began supporting Raiders. I must admit before my friends comment that I was a Cowboy fan for about 2 minutes in 1985. So Raider fan for nearly 30 years
Why did your Aunty hate you so much to give you a Marc Wilson jersey?
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Old 05.08.2014, 02:16 PM
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Started playing in the 80's and my local team styled their kit on the Silver & Black. I think a few of the founders were Raiders fans and I was advised that the best way to see the field was to do likewise. Back then we had a great rep. and history and I became hooked.
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Why did your Aunty hate you so much to give you a Marc Wilson jersey?
PMSL Hopefully she never reads this, she Hmmm is "careful" with money, it would have been cheap
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I started watching on C4 in the 83 season and they were involved in some great games that year so I followed them and it culminated in the magnificent Super Bowl victory over the Redskins...been downhill ever since apart from a couple of brief highlights. That 85/86 defeat to the Patriots in the playoffs one of my biggest disappointments.
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When I was around 9 my favorite band was Green Day. As I got into American football I was looking for a team to support. Green Day came from Oakland so I decided to become a Raiders fan. I don't even like Green Day anymore but my support for the Raiders will never die!
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