Thursday, September 07, 2006

Raiii-derrrs! Raiii-derrrs!

Just a reminder that you can help make the First Drive Experiment a success on Monday night. To recap, the goal is to chant the familiar “Raiii-derrrs” war cry during San Diego's first offensive drive in order to freak out Philip Rivers and the Chargers; to pump up our team; and to serve notice to a national television audience that the Raider Nation is still loud and proud.

This idea has been met with considerable enthusiasm on several Raiders sites and forums. I have also received several emails about it (thanks to Chris P. for today’s email). As stated before, I think there are three keys to making it happen:

1. Keep the concept simple by focusing on the first drive. The chant might emerge at other points in the game, but the initial concept needs to be clear and simple in order to get the word out.

2. Spread the word. You can click on the email icon below to quickly send this take to all of your Raider Nation friends. I encourage other Raiders forums and outlets to also run with this idea and help spread the word. It won’t happen unless we can get reach a critical mass of fans.

3. Get the Oakland Raiders organization involved. How can we get the team to flash “Raiii-derrs” on the scoreboard during the Chargers’ first offensive drive? That would really help get the crowd into it. If anyone has the right connections, please speak up.

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could pull it off? Personally, I would freak out. Imagine 60,000 fans chanting “Raiii-derrrs” in unison to kick off the season. Let me know what you think, and thanks again for spreading the word.

P.S. Click here to see what Chargers fans think of this plan. They seem to be a bit unclear on the idea of fan participation. It's understandable, really, when you consider that Qualcomm Stadium was literally draped in black and gold last year when the Steelers came to town.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it bro...Props on getting the word out!


2:26 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Thanks, Blackened!

Chris P, you've been a great agitator on this front! Thanks for spreading the word!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

YES! The NFL season is finally underway...the Squealers and Fish are knotted at 7-7. Can't wait until Black Monday!

Raider Take is the central pub and rallying hub for the true believers: "RAIIII-DEEEEEEEERS"
(sing loud, sing proud Raider brothers)

6:55 PM  
Blogger TheFreakingPope said...

Good luck, gentlemen. I wish I could be there with you!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Joaquin said...

We'll be there loud and proud.

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gives me chills just thinking about it. We need to do it for the whole game though, and LOUD.
Wish I could be there too. Ill be watching it at home in Springfield IL. I can barely stand the wait. Sunday is gonna be tough to sit through.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Doobie said...

Does chanting loudly from my living room in central NJ help any?

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You realize that Rivers played in the ACC, meaning he faced 80,000 people doing the FSU war chant. I don't think he is going to be shaken at the Mac.

Just saying.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Good point, but consider the difference between the two fan bases.

Here you have FSU.

Here you have the Black Hole.

I still think it's possible to rattle Little Phil during his first start in the NFL as a franchise quarterback. And even if the noise doesn't directly rattle him, it will pump up our defense, which can definitely rattle him.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Roy said...

The excitement is killing me. What a nice game to start the season with. Nothing like a tough AFC game to get the blood pumping. While I will not be at the game (moved out of state) I have let all of my family and friends know to get the chant going. I want to see Sapp come crashing down on lil Phillip while the crowd is chanting RAIII-DERRRSS!!!!!!!

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:51 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Huh? Is that all you've got?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RT, Is is Monday Night YET? I can't wait!! Flying in from Phoenix tonight, hang'n out with family & friends over the weekend...and Yes...I will be chanting RAAAA-DEEERRS from section 132. Did I say, I can't wait? Lil' Phil, here we come!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ChargerTom..eerrrr...anon (I know it's ChargerTom because of misspelled words, again). If you think that the DunderDolts are going to come in and beat the Raiders the way they've done in the recent past, you are sadly mistaken.
I kindly disagree with you saying it won't "rattle" Rivers. Not only will it rattle him, but the entire offensive unit. You are going to see some vicious false starts, and miscommunications. I'm placing money right now, the DunderDolts go 3 and out on the first drive, with the Black Hole and stadium chanting. Then guess what? It will just be downhill from there for the DunderDolts.
It brings a tear to my eye, jsut thinking about it.
My buddy Steve and I will be screaming from Steve's living room...."RAAAAAIIIII-DEEEEEEEERRRRRRRS!"

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, if the DunderDolts do not go 3 and out, there will definitely be an INT returned back for a TD for the Raiders.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Roy said...

RT: thanks for linking me to that Chargers "site" now I am really pissed. It must be tough being the perrenial door mat of the AFC West, having no super bowl rings, and the fewest AFC west titles in the division.

Then they delude themselves that their franchise is better than ours. This is what is Nietzsche refers to as Ressentiment. It is caused when a group of people feel extremely inferior and jealous at another group. To make up for it the weak group (charger fans) pretend that they would not want to be like the superior group (Raider fans) and label every thing the superior group does as bad(like dominate the West and win superbowls). Its quite sad actually.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! Roy's got Charger Fan on the couch!

12:31 PM  
Blogger BlandaRocked said...

I noted on the Bolt link that someone has guaranteed that there will be terrible towels shown in Oakland when the Steelers come to town. That made me laugh, considering how often there have been more Raider fans in SD for games than Bolt fans.

However, it made me nostalgic. Perhaps in addition to the chant, we should bring back the dirty black sock that we once waved at games against the Steelers. But then again, maybe we should reserve that for organizations we respect.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should post a sign near the enterance in BIG letters to help spread the word. Also if you're with a bunch of people like I will be Monday, you can get something going in your section, and hopefully it spreads. F*&^ Rivers.


1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great hope and I will chant it in the bar in Morro Bay Monday night. Wish I could be at the stadium but thats not posible for me now, maybe later. I will make everyone in my town hear it though. My friend is a charger fan and we are already getting off on each other. His only hope is LT, we need to THUMP him right from the start.


2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to hear the Charger fans chant the number of Super Bowls the Dolts have won!

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA! The call us the "turds."

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is LT going to whine again about getting fingers in his eyes after he's tackled? Boo fricking hoo.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now THIS is some serious smack talk! I love it! Roy, let's see the illiterate idiots from "signonsandiego" psychoanalyze this rivalry...It's ain't gonna happen! They're too busy saying that raider fans "hurt innocent civilians!" and "This is the best those 'tards can think up? Keep it simple? Of course they have no choice, anything above 2+2 is beyond them."

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. They've spent an entire thread saying a variation of "retard" and "moron" in one word posts. Looks like the Chargers hand out full-frontal lobotomies with season-tickets!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

When Charger fan comes in here and says "maybe in the next decade you can catch up with the Chargers," we are forced to visit the past, are we not? The future is just speculation. The past is a fact.

If Patriots fan wants to come in here and say maybe you'll catch up to us in the next decade, well that's a pill I might have to swallow. But if Charger fan, with his two winning records and no playoff wins in THIS decade (2000-2005) wants to talk about decades, he's going to get talk about decades. As in no Lombardi trophies in any decade

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where are you rn75.............I told you 3 and out would not happen

your team was SMOKED

REAP IT!!!!!!

8:16 AM  

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