áYears ago, Al Davisádecided that the slogan of the franchise was going to be "Commitment to Excellence." It embodied everything that Davis and the Raiders stood for. As a young boy, I was infatuated with the swagger of the Oakland Raiders and consequently began a love affair with a team that has never failed to break my heart. After over 30 years of making excuses for a team that has consistently underachieved I find myself atáa loss for words for the first time. I have always been active in every blog, particularly ESPN's AFC West blog on ESPN.com. I have enjoyed battling with Denver, San Diego, and Kansas City fans and explaining why this year is going to be different. I have fantasized about the turnaround of our once proud franchise, and our return to prominence in the AFC West. Bu ...
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