Saturday, September 24, 2005

Return to Glory Starts Now

As the Team of The Decades prepares to play the Philadelphia Eagles, Raider Take is inspired to revisit Super Bowl XV, when the Oakland Raiders routed the birds for the title of World Champions. Rod Martin snagged three picks, and Jim Plunkett and Kenny King connected for the longest TD pass in Super Bowl history.

I don't want to hear that "that was then and this is now." Super Bowl titles are to be savored and remembered. They are the difference between a franchise and a legacy, a dividing line between smack and fact.

Fact: Al Davis owns three trophies.

It is particularly timely to recall Super Bowl XV as it marked the first time that a wild-card team won the Super Bowl. So we're 0-2 after two weeks this year? Well, the Raiders were only 1-1 to start that championship season. The Raiders can beat the birds and turn it around. They have done it before, and they will do it again.


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