Through Thick and Thin: Motivating Raider Nation

Posted: 12th September 2009 by Mike Woods in NFL
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Raider’s fans have been taught through history, preconditioned even, to keep expectations low, hopes high and fingers crossed when a new season approaches.  More often than not that hope and that prayer go unanswered and it’s more of the same, from year, to year, to year.  So if you expect the worst, why go to games?  Why pay to see these players play? Surely watching a team struggle is not exciting, of course being letdown time and time again is no fun. Maybe by divine intervention, Jamarcus Russell will turn into that franchise quarterback that we hoped for.  Perhaps if the football gods love us enough, maybe we’ll get to the playoffs and win a game or two.  Wishful thinking maybe, but this is why we pay, this is why we watch. Everyone needs s ...

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