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I miss the activity that used to be in the forums. Randy, you're most likely right, that everyone is probably on Twitter or Facebook, which are two things that I really don't get into. It seems that there is too much drama on FB.

As for the Raiders, I'm really excited in the direction that they've taken, especially most recently with free agency. I'm really looking forward to this season!  Every year, as a fan, it seems like our battle cry was "Wait till next year!", well, now it's next year and we are looking solid! I am so stoked!

Finally, for anyone who's keeping tabs... I am a strong supporter for Carr! Hell, this should never even be a subject for discussion but it always tends to wiggle it's way in somehow (like I just did).

Go Raiders!


Thanks for the opinions Kev. I agree with everything. Congrats on another strong year in our fantasy football football league, although you had some bad luck at the end with the 5th place finish. As usual you had a strong draft (Winner of the Best Draft award), and you're our only 3-time League Champion (2009, 2012, 2013). Good luck in 2016!
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I miss the activity that used to be in the forums. Randy, you're most likely right, that everyone is probably on Twitter or Facebook, which are two things that I really don't get into. It seems that there is too much drama on FB.

As for the Raiders, I'm really excited in the direction that they've taken, especially most recently with free agency. I'm really looking forward to this season!  Every year, as a fan, it seems like our battle cry was "Wait till next year!", well, now it's next year and we are looking solid! I am so stoked!

Finally, for anyone who's keeping tabs... I am a strong supporter for Carr! Hell, this should never even be a subject for discussion but it always tends to wiggle it's way in somehow (like I just did).

Go Raiders!
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Raiders and NFL Talk (plus 2016 Draft Class and 2016 Schedule) / Statistics
« Last post by Randy on March 23, 2016, 06:01:15 PM »
Whenever a Raider hater throws their statistics at you about how many consecutive losing seasons the Raiders had, or how many "non-winning" seasons....or whatever.......you can throw this statistic back at them. Ask them this...

Remind them that all NFL teams have gone through at least one period of down years. Tell them to look at the ENTIRE record book, not just the last 10 or 12 years.

Tell them that prior to the Raiders current slump of non-winning seasons (2003-2015)......how many times did the Raiders have even BACK TO BACK losing seasons, going back to when Al Davis took over as Head coach in 1963?

The answer is two. Two times they had back to back losing seasons between 1963 and 2002.
'87-'88 and '96-'97.

Wins and Losses:

1987: 5-10
1988: 7-9

1996: 7-9
1997: 4-12

That's it....just twice in 40 seasons (1963-2002) the Raiders had back to back losing seasons.


How about the other teams in the NFL?
How many times NFL teams had back to back losing seasons from 1963 to 2002?

Here is the answer:

Raiders        2
Vikings        4
Redskins      6
Seahawks    6
Cowboys      7
Dolphins      7
49ers          7
Browns        8
Chiefs         8
Steelers      9
Broncos      9
Giants        9
Packers       9
Bills           11
Patriots      11
Rams         11
Bengals      12
Bears         12
Colts          12
Titans        12
Chargers    13
Lions          13
Buccaneers  16
Eagles         17
Cardinals     18
Falcons        20
Saints         20


Here is the record book if you want to take a look yourself:
http://www.footballdb.com/teams/index.html
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Yeesh, yeah those Allen years were dark times for sure :/  Seems nice for us to finally be on the right track!  I can't remember the last time I was so excited for an upcoming season!  Well, you know what I mean...I'm always excited but this year we have legitimate hope for a playoff run  8)

I'll go as far as calling it destiny. We are destined to be a contender this season. It's been a long time coming. We're due. How many other cliches can I throw out here?

These are definitely exciting times. Actually, these were shocking times when Free Agency opened and key players were actually signing with the Raiders. Now that enough time has passed to get used to that feeling, they're exciting times. And I so can't wait for the Draft! Seriously, if news starts hitting of the city of Oakland and the Raiders finally getting a stadium deal going through, I think I'll... well, I don't know what I'll do, but it'll be amazing. Do you think all of that is too much to hope for at this point?
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Hey Randy!  Hope you're doing good!  I've not been by for a few weeks but I'd love to see this forum get busy again.  Exciting times for our boys ;)

Hey Rodney! Yeah, lately when I come on the forum to update the news links, I've been seeing more people in here.....either logged in under their member name or browsing as guests. Either is very welcome. I can see what section of the forum they're looking at, and it usually isn't the news links.....it's usually some folder filled with old posts....where the latest entry was made in 2015 or even earlier years. I was seeing a steady decline the last couple of years....but the slight increase of people coming in here lately got me a little hopeful. I feel bad for people going into folders and reading posts from when Dennis Allen was coach (or even earlier coaches). I can add a few things, but I don't think every post coming from me would be very interesting. Greg doesn't even come in anymore, he just checks his Facebook page.

I just thought I'd throw this comment out and see if it stirs anything up.  :)    Thanks for commenting Rodney! You are one of our solid contributors for sure!

Yeesh, yeah those Allen years were dark times for sure :/  Seems nice for us to finally be on the right track!  I can't remember the last time I was so excited for an upcoming season!  Well, you know what I mean...I'm always excited but this year we have legitimate hope for a playoff run  8)
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Hey Randy!  Hope you're doing good!  I've not been by for a few weeks but I'd love to see this forum get busy again.  Exciting times for our boys ;)

Hey Rodney! Yeah, lately when I come on the forum to update the news links, I've been seeing more people in here.....either logged in under their member name or browsing as guests. Either is very welcome. I can see what section of the forum they're looking at, and it usually isn't the news links.....it's usually some folder filled with old posts....where the latest entry was made in 2015 or even earlier years. I was seeing a steady decline the last couple of years....but the slight increase of people coming in here lately got me a little hopeful. I feel bad for people going into folders and reading posts from when Dennis Allen was coach (or even earlier coaches). I can add a few things, but I don't think every post coming from me would be very interesting. Greg doesn't even come in anymore, he just checks his Facebook page. If we could get something going in here, maybe we could get some of his input here. But get ready for all caps!  ;)

On the home page of this forum, at the very bottom, there is a counter that records the top number of people who were logged on today at the same time "Most Online Today", and the top number that were EVER logged on at the same time (Most Online Ever). The all-time record is 125 people logged in at once (record was set on August 10th, 2009). I wonder what happened that day? Lately the counter will say something like 4 for the current day.

I just did a Google search out of curiosity, to see what Raiders stories were posted on August 10, 2009. Here are a couple of them:

http://justblogbaby.com/2009/08/10/the-10-worst-moments-of-the-last-six-years-of-raider-football/

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/233745-the-quarterback-must-go-down-and-he-must-go-down-hard

http://onlineathens.com/stories/081009/spo_480109805.shtml#.VvE8F8ftL8s

http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2009/8/10/984337/raiders-matchup-preview-san-diego



I just thought I'd throw this comment out (about the ghost town in here) and see if it stirs anything up.  :)    Thanks for commenting Rodney! You are one of our solid contributors for sure! (Nice "Carr Insurance" graphic!)

Update: WOW....we have 11 guests logged in now.....someone else post something, quick!
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Hey Randy!  Hope you're doing good!  I've not been by for a few weeks but I'd love to see this forum get busy again.  Exciting times for our boys ;)
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You browse through the folders in this forum, and you see hardly any recent posts. They're almost all posts from previous seasons.....some of them from 3 or 4 seasons back. I guess everyone is on Facebook and Twitter now.

Is anyone interested in doing any Raiders talk in this forum? I scour the internet every day and post all the latest news stories on the Raiders and the NFL.....and I hope I'm not the only one reading them. http://www.raidernationpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1368.0   Can you guys give me some feedback on whether or not you read any of the news stories?

If you are interested in talking Raiders, or AFC West, or any other NFL related topic.......help me get some discussion going in here!

Thanks.
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