man its crazy how this all happend to me
I found this podcast through iTunes about 3 years ago id say, I was bored one day and typed in raiders in the music bar in itunes, three things came up ------ 1. some guy with a bandana holding up a #1 with a big smile 2. same thing as #1 but this one said videocast on top 3. was a microphone that said Raidercast.... so me not knowing anything checked all of them out I started listening to Greg's podcast which came up #1 on the list and I got hooked on it..........my mom thought I was weird and crazy, literally, because I had my iPod at dinner, I had it when we went to restaurants, I had it when I went to the mall, wherever and whenever there was a new show I'd be all over it...........the Raidercast at that time was boring, Greg's was great, and me being younger at the time it was great to hear an elder voice talk about the team I loved..........with the truth yet passionate opinions and responses with humor twisted all into it........I never knew what a "forum" was until maybe months later I found out about the website and came onto it................the forum was great. At first my voice wasn't really visible because of me being a rookie, but times change.........then along came something called the "Boneline". It was a dumb message, but I thought I'd be interested. I said something along the lines of, "Porter and Moss should marry each other", then played the chicken dance song in the background. Lame but yet funny............then I get an interesting call..........the legendary Raider Greg............he asked me who it was and I said Juan Jorge. He's like, "JUAN JORGE!!!!". I was nervous because I thought it was some big shot sports news analyst and I picked his brain apart about the Raiders and the show and the podcast and it was an interesting conversation and he had told me that I was the first caller ever on the boneline............he then invited me to the RNP tailgate, any chance I got whenever I happened to get to a game. I went to a game later that yr and Greg, Randy and their whole gang and family welcomed me with open arms.............I guess I really never say this enough, but I appreciate everything you guys do in society as firefighters and for the Raider Nation..........you helped a young raider fan long ago find his way.......................and for that I'm very thankful for all the food, the memories, and great times at the tailgates...............I remember listening to a podcast Greg did interviewing Cliff Branch and I heard scanners in the back like price scanners and then 2 days later I listened to it again and I was walking into Walmart in Rohnert Park and this old guy noticed me because I had a raiders sweater and he starts chanting RAIIIIIIIIIDERRRRRZ RAIDERS!!!!!! and I walk over and sure enough it was Cliff Branch and it made so much sense that I heard beeping noises in the backround and I asked cliff about it and he said OH YEAH THE PODCAST THANG...............I told him I was listening to it again and he said its on your ipod? I said yes sir he asked cautiously if he could listen to his part and I said sure without hesitation and he smiled the whole way through like he was in the spotlight again and he gave me 2 free football cards signed and I bought a plaque from him as well. He said you guys were very cool and it was fun........it's amazing how much of a difference a site and 2 Raider fans can make. Not only have you, Greg and Randy, helped me find a home within the Raider Nation, they have provided a website that any fan can let their opinions fly whether there is a lot of opposition or none. In the end we all want the same thing, TO JUST FUCKING WIN BABY!!!!!!!!!! Through the Raider Nation Podcast I have met so many cool people and all that's thanks to Greg and Randy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Legend Killer
Robert aka Tokai
and of course Raider Greg and the "Bald Raider" Randy........................I appreciate everything you guys have done for me and are great people and great friends, cant wait until the season starts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!