This is a guest post by Ryan Holman. Ryan runs Fresh Sports Takes, a sports blog covering all major Pro and Collegiate sports.
And the Las Vegas Raiders have won their first Super Bowl since 1983 in Los Angeles!
Wait, what? Not a single Super Bowl title in Oakland, for one of the most loyal fan bases in the NFL? That doesn’t sound right.
With Derek Carr looking like the greatest quarterback of the next generation, and the receiving corps looking outstanding led by Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, it is time for them to win with an eventual move to Las Vegas looming.
Deja Vu Looming:
The fans have stayed loyal through almost constant terrible or below-average years. And if you don’t remember or weren’t alive, the Raiders moved from Oakland to Los Angeles during the 1982-83 season, and won the Super Bowl in Los Angeles that year.
Note: They haven’t won a Super Bowl since returning to Oakland in 1995, and actually lost their only chance in 2002 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against former Head Coach Jon Gruden.
Will we see deja vu? Will Oakland narrowly miss out on a Super Bowl once again and watch as the Raiders win a Super Bowl in Las Vegas shortly after moving? We can only hope this doesn’t happen, for the sake of those loyal fans.
With the Raiders currently tied for the best overall record in the AFC at 7-2, the time to win is now. Carr is looking like an MVP quarterback, and the defense has improved. The Raiders need to understand their fans likely do not have a lot of time with their team in Oakland. These loyal fans deserve a Super Bowl. If they can’t find the will to do it for themselves, do it for the fans.
The fans, who are arguably one of the greatest fan bases in the NFL, should not be denied for a second straight stint in Oakland. It’s time to win, and the time is now.
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