Found December 31, 2012 on With Leather:
If you can get past that whole “They’ll stab you if you look at them wrong” vibe that they carry so well, Oakland Raiders fans are a pretty fascinating bunch. For starters, they put up with so much, from years of inept ownership and horrible decision-making to, well, that pretty much says it all right there. But they’re a loyal crew, as they sit patiently through season-after-season of Darren McFadden injuries and porous defenses, while the Denver Broncos pile up wins around them. Hey, at least they aren’t Kansas City Chiefs fans, amiright guy with spikes all over his body?Anyway, GQ recently sent reporter Lauren Bans to a Raiders game to embed herself in a crew of female Raiders fans that included women who refer to themselves as “Metal Cindy” and “Dre of the Dead”, among others. It’s a fantastic read, and I encourage you to check it out in between crying over poor gambling decisions today, but this is probably the most important excerpt…Here’s a sampling of who Cindy and Dre have posed with so far this morning: three teenage girls openly smoking a pipe of weed; a pack of smallish Mexican men who speak no English; two lady police officers on bicycles; a pair of incongruously well-dressed European gentlemen; a big group of rowdy drunks; a phocomelic young man in a wheelchair; a bulldog with an eye patch; a middle-aged couple wearing Raiders jerseys and khakis who look like the parents from the movie Pleasantville; and two shy Latino teen boys, both built like vending machines, who trade Hey, **** you’s in Vito Corleone voices.That is basically how I already imagined the tailgate area at every Oakland Raiders game anyway, but it’s nice to have the verification.But the real reason that I’ve brought your attention to this today is because that if you go to that GQ story and head to the second page, you’ll be introduced to this female Raiders fan:In conclusion, I have just sold all of my belongings, am moving to Oakland and I will not rest until I have found this woman and subsequently get too scared to talk to her.(Disclaimer: We do not encourage drug use, unless you want to buy peyote, in which case you can meet me behind the 7-11.)The post GQ Sent A Reporter To Hang Out With Female Raider Fans, And I’m In Love appeared first on With Leather.

Week 17 Wrap-up: Raiders Lose Despite Valiant Effort By Pryor

What up RaiderNation? Old Timer here filling in for Felipe on our last game of the season. The inactives for the game were as follows: Raiders: QB Carson Palmer, WR Juron Criner, RB Jeremy Stewart, LB Rolando McClain, S Tyvon Branch, OL Mike Brisiel, DL Brandon Bair Chargers: RB Edwin Baker, LB Gary Guyton, TE Ladarius Green, LB Donald Butler, [...]

Raiders fire OC Knapp, three other assistants

The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they fired offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman, offensive line coach Frank Pollack and linebackers coach Johnny Holland. "Decisions like this are very difficult," first-year coach Dennis Allen said in a statement. "I have a great deal of respect for all of these men and I appreciate their...

Raiders get rid of Greg Knapp, two other coaches

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders fired offensive coordinator Greg Knapp as well as two other coaches.Some movement for the #Raiders besides OC Greg Knapp being let go. Two more offensive coaches. Also LB coach Johnny Holland out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2012 Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document...

Report: Raiders will fire OC Knapp

Greg Knapp's second stint as the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator might be over after one disappointing season. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the team is expected to fire Knapp. Oakland finished 18th in total offense this season at 344 yards per game, but the Raiders ranked 28th in rushing with 88.8 yards per game. The lack of a ground attack contributed...

Report: Raiders expected fire Gregg Knapp

All Raiders fans will be able to rejoice today, because the Raiders plan on announcing the firing of offensive coordinator Gregg Knapp, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The Raiders are expected to fire offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and some other members of the staff this week, league sources confirmed.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var...

State of the AFC West: End of Season Edition

Well, let’s face it. If you take the time to read a fan site like this one, you obviously know the State of the AFC West. Outside of Denver, it’s in shambles. There really isn’t an easier way to say it. The Broncos ran away with this thing and the other three teams rounded out the worst division in professional [...]

Palmer inactive, Pryor set to start for Raiders

With Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer inactive with cracked ribs and a bruised lung, Terrelle Pryor is set to make his first career start against the San Diego Chargers. Also inactive for the Raiders on Sunday were running back Jeremy Stewart, safety Tyvon Branch, linebacker Rolando McClain, guard Mike Brisiel, defensive lineman Brandon Bair and wide receiver Juron Criner. Inactive...

Raiders finish season with a 24-21 loss to San Diego

The Raiders ended the season the same way they started it – a loss to San Diego.  This loss was not as heartbreaking, however, as the team showed some good things including the play of Terrelle Pryor Pryor, who had his first career start after having last started in the Sugar Bowl almost exactly two years ago on January 4th, 2011, was both exciting and erratic but neither...

Allen stays, but four assistants dismissed

The team synonymous with head coaching changes stood pat with Dennis Allen, but the Raiders did dismiss four first-year assistant coaches from his staff. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, line coach Frank Pollack, linebackers coach Johnny Holland and special teams coordinator Steve Hoffman were all looking for work the day after a season-ending 24-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers...

Oakland Raiders: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2013

Oakland Raiders fans are some of the most loyal fans in the NFL. However, lately they have been exposed to a mediocre product. The organization is in flux after the passing of Al Davis and the transition obviously has not been smooth considering the 4-12 finish they had in 2012. This team needs to find some answers quickly. It has been 10 seasons since they made it to the Super Bowl...

Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers: Week 17 NFL Pick

Oakland Raiders (4-11) at San Diego Chargers (6-9) Aside from this being a divisional matchup, this is a completely meaningless game for these two teams. Both are out of the playoffs by a long shot. I have a rule against making significant plays on completely meaningless games. If the teams might not care about a game, I shouldn’t either. There’s just no way to predict what kind...

Raiders Could Make Changes As Early As Tonight

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that the Oakland Raiders are expected to start making changes to their coaching staff as soon as this afternoon. Glazer mentions that the team will most likely keep first-year head coach Dennis Allen in place, but offensive coordinator Greg Knapp will not be brought back for another season. Knapp’s offensive production speaks for itself and deserves...
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