After going 0-2 to start the preseason, Raiders haven’t looked too good.
However, one outstanding fact was the lack of penalties thrown by the college refs who are replacing the striking NFL refs.
Felt terrific to see the game without constant delays and pain of constant penalties!
So fun to see a brisk, entertaining game where both teams had an equal shot.
Last season was a sickening horrorshow of games poisoned by referee sabotage resulting in 2011 Raiders becoming the most penalized team in the entire history of professional football.
However, Al died. And that might have changed everything.
Because our first two games were brilliantly average in terms of penalties.
Will the preseason trend continue? Did we actually finally make up with the NFL and become a normal team on the regular playing field at last?
Non-Raider fans have utterly no concept of how bad it feels to be given the most penalties in the history of football, which absolutely smothered our otherwise terrific season. Imagine EVERY horrible call from every game you’ve ever seen where your team was crushed in one unfair blow. Then put them all together into ONE season for the Raiders.
Yes, many penalties were earned. But this was NOT the sloppiest, dirtiest team in the last nearly 100 years. That was totally unfair and the bias was VERY obvious to the careful observer. This was direct interference in the games from the NFL. For the reasons why, refer to previous posts about Al Davis.
Al Davis went to war with the NFL. It was a fight to the death.
And the NFL won.
Now it’s time for the Raiders to become a normal team again.
The war is over, for better or worse.