Hello Raider Nation!
Lifelong silver and black bleeder making his first appearance on these boards. Currently live in Germany, but grew up in Virginia, where I was subjected to Redskins games (and fans!) at every turn--getting the Raiders on national tv in the 80s and 90s was phenomenal, but infrequent. I remember some EPIC MNF games--against Detroit in 1990; Bo flattening Boz and hitting the tunnel) and some brutal MNF games (that 91 game that "we friggin gave 'em" at KC [to paraphrase Jim Mora]; that holy butt-whipping Seattle laid on us in 86) and all things in between.
I am actually writing a book about the Raider Nation, and so am doubly pleased to be here meeting you fine folks.
Favorite players of all time (that I saw play): Tim Brown, Howie Long, Bo Jackson, Vann McElroy (dude brought it, period), HayesandHaynes (may as well refer to them by one name), Eddie Anderson, Lionel Washington, Jeff Hostetler, and, of course, Rich Gannon (whose autographed jersey is framed on my office wall).
Pleased to meet ya.