Found January 01, 2013 on Football Nation:
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 and lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have not had a winning record since that 2002 season and have finished with a .500 record only twice since then. The Raiders' record since 2002, 49-111.Something has to change in 2013. In the same way that we make resolutions to lose weight, save money, or stop smoking for the new year in an effort to better ourselves, the Raiders organization from top to bottom can make some resolutions so that they can have a prosperous 2013.When you make New Year's resolutions you have to be committed. The Raiders' slogan is "Commitment To Excellence".  ...
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