About Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
After making the huge move to trade for superstar WR Antonio Brown, signing WR Tyrell Williams, and drafting RB Josh Jacobs in the first round, Oakland has given QB Derek Carr the tools he needs to succeed. They also got him some protection with OT Trent Brown. If it doesn’t come together this year for Carr, Oakland is going to start second-guessing the 5-year, $125 million contract they gave him.
Oakland used its other two first round picks to draft potential starters on defense in DE Clelin Ferrell and S Johnathan Abram. They signed FS LaMarcus Joyner too, so the talent on defense is improving. The Raiders should be better than 4-12 this year and could be a surprise playoff team.
History of the Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders began play in the American Football League in 1960 and joined the NFL in the AFL-NFL merger of 1970. The Oakland Raiders started as a football club in 1960, after the LA Chargers owner decided he would forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West Coast. The city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL franchise before being adopted to the NFL. The team was originally going to be called the Oakland Señors, but due to local jokes the name was changed to Raiders. The Raiders remained in Oakland from 1960-1981 and then moved to Los Angeles in 1982. From 1982-1994 the team played in Los Angeles until moving back to Oakland in 1995. Over the years, the Silver and Black Raiders have won 12 division titles and three out of four Super Bowls, winning in Super Bowls XI, XV, XVIII. The Raiders have had numerous Hall of Famers including John Madden, Marcus Allen, Dave Casper, Howie Long, Art Shell, Gene Upshaw, George Blanda and Jim Otto. The Raiders culture is a unique experience in the NFL, with former owner Al Davis coining many iconic slogans such as: "Pride and Poise," "Commitment to Excellence," and "Just Win, Baby". Along with the quotable Davis, is the diehard fans referred to as Raider Nation. Raider Nation is not just known for their rowdy behavior, tailgating, facemasks, and black outfits but also for the "Black Hole", a specific area of the Coliseum where the most rowdy and fervent fans sit.
The Raiders home field is the Oakland Alameda Coliseum. The Oakland Alameda Coliseum opened on September 18, 1966 and is located at 7000 Coliseum Way in Oakland California. The Coliseum is also home to the Oakland Athletics making it the only stadium in the United States that is shared by professional football and baseball teams. It is also the second smallest NFL stadium which gives football games a more intimate environment. Who wouldn’t love to watch their favorite football team with 63,132 of their fellow fans?