You know, this was an opening day for the books my friends. I could give you so many reasons, I just don’t know where to start. Actually, I do. It starts with the game so let’s get this over with. On September 20, 2009, for the third year in a row, the Oakland Raiders defeated the Kansas City Chiefs on their own turf, for their home opener.
The crowd was there. The owner was there. The Cheerleaders had on new outfits, and the Warthog’s were closer to my bald head than they have ever been. It was amazing. In every sense of the word. Thanks to ALL of those who made it possible.
What? You expect me to start bitching about the game? You want me to point out our 409 yards of offense and only 10 scored points? I bet your thinking I am going to bring up the lost opportunity to score at the end of the first half, or maybe the penalty against Wallace Gillberry. Maybe you think I haven’t forgotten about the play with Monty Beisel and Jackie Battle on special teams? Or maybe you think that I overlooked the shaky performance from Matt Cassel and was wishing for good ole’ number 12 to hit the field? (more…)