Dear Sports Illustrated
Honestly, I think I’m ready to bury the hatchet…right between your eyes. Ha, ha, ha! Just kidding. Seriously, can’t we all get along?
Last year about this time, you held a poll to determine the NFL team fan sites that ultimately made your list, but Raider Take wasn’t even invited to the dance.
Indeed, Raider Take was left pouting on the pine, attired in street clothes, just like Jerry Porter.
It pains me to grovel for your attention. But considering all the publicity I’ve given you over the past three years (remember, bad publicity is better than no publicity!), isn’t it time you threw me a bone, or at least a dog biscuit? What do I need to do—agree that Eddie DeBartolo might acquire the Raiders and that the team made a huge mistake in releasing Kerry Collins (to paraphrase a few of your classic stories)?
I urge you to look beyond my sins and consider the regulars here at Raider Take, the articulate souls who have registered more than ten thousand comments in these pages over the past three years, and who continue to delight us with their witty and insightful analysis. They deserve to be heard by all (and especially by your Raider-hating NFL writers…oops, there I go again).
Anyhow, I guess I'll keep waiting anxiously by the phone at the Heartbreak Hotel. I'm sure you've got my number (or is it vice versa?).