Saturday, September 29, 2007

Filet-O-Fish

With the Broncos poised to lose against the Colts in Indianapolis, a share of first place in the AFC West is ours to take in Miami.

I saw a screaming headline on SI.com last week, stating that San Diego’s problems aren’t Norv Turner’s fault, it’s the Chargers defense’s fault. Wow. Based on that logic, Art Shell should still be our coach. After all, last year was the offense’s fault, right?

Look at it this way—there is only one team in our division that appears to be progressing, as opposed to regressing, compared to last year. That team is the Oakland Raiders. The Chargers have already equaled their loss total of 2006. Who wants to bet that the Chiefs will win nine games for a second straight year? As for the Broncos, they’re two last-second field goals away from an 0-3 record.

Now the Broncos head to Indianapolis. Good luck. I predict a loss—which means that a Raiders victory over the Dolphins will put them into a share of first place in the AFC West. I think that Lane Kiffin is Mike Shanahan’s worst nightmare. Shanahan has feasted on the ineptitude of Norv Turner and Art Shell for the past three years. Now he knows there’s no longer a free lunch in Oakland. In fact, he’d better protect his own lunch money, because Kiffin’s got an appetite.

I don’t want to get too cocky with a mere two points against the Browns separating us from a winless record this year. But if we dish up some Florida sushi on Sunday, and if the Broncos lose to the Colts, then it’s a whole new season, and momentum will be on our side. This game is bigger than I could have ever imagined. Seize the day, Oakland Raiders.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pirates on the hunt
the dolphins caught in a net
Pirates win again

JanFran

7:01 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Broncos seem to always be luckier than they are good. And as much as it kills me to even think it, we have been out-coached by the Donkeys for many years now.

That's why, hands down, Lane Kiffin is the single-most important acquisition the Raiders made this year. RT's statement that "...Kiffin is Mike Shanahan’s worst nightmare," says it all.

The fish are 0-3 and desparate for a win, and obviously see the Raiders as easy bait (ala Joey Porter). It's time to erase the last four years and take back what is rightfully ours... the AFC West.

A win today will provide all of us with two weeks of bliss.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous horsecollarjack said...

I haven't been this excited about a week 3 game since 2003. There's no other way to put it - the Raiders must win.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all-

I'm back from my year abroad in Ireland and can't be more excited for this season.

All I want to say right now is......14-0! let's not stop there.

Franco

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

faidas score on ineptplay of phish, stay tuned, Miami will still BI-ATCH slap the faidas! You heard it here 1st. I am guaranteing a fish over gay pirates win!!!!! faidas 1-3 ....14 to 7 GO FISH Who was the faida defender who got BI-ATCH SLAPPED when the Fish bowled over him? Just cringe babies. Keep defending the "nation" big al the smell (MR.) davis will have to dry the girl-boys "miss kiffy's" tears!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"lamont sanford" couldn't run past aunt Esther. You bunch of FISH EYED FOOLS! The faidas are "an autumn stink" "culpumper" the chum scrubber will get yanked out and "andthrew falter" will come in to get his ass SLAPPED down! 1-15 faidas LOSE. Just wake up faida fanatic babies and smell the fish. Keep defending the "nation".

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to stop em faidas! the faida "d" is awesome!!!!! Kepp defending the "nation" baby.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't understand the zone coverage. We aren't doing a good job on defense. I want to bury the the Fins

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did we let D. Darius go this year he sure knows how to tackle.

Angelic Raider

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WE ARE AT .500 BABY.

THE RAIDERS ARE BACK BABY!!!!!

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE OFFENSE LINE PLAYED VERY WELL TODAY

1:21 PM  
Anonymous H said...

Raiders win! Raiders win! Raiders win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Daunte in the Red Zone. Four trips, four touchdowns. His size and his accuracy.

Fargas has earned a roster spot. There's a big decision to make after week 6. Bush may go on IR. I hope Jordans back is OK. Lower back problems are among the worse.


Mike Williams was robbed on that call in the end zone.

Go Colts!!!!!!!!!!!

Irony:

Joey Porter guraantees a win for the fish. Jerry Porter catches two touchdow passes.

H

1:27 PM  
Anonymous lk said...

Postgame take 6-10 [leaving 1-5 for RT]:
1. as much as I like Grove; Newberry is an animal
2. Need I say five TDs for Cole Pepper and great decisions under center
3. That was a thorough ass-whipping
4. What will the d-line look like when its Kelly/Sapp/Warren/Burgess...great googly moogly...look out
5. Did Joey Porter suit up today? Was he on the inactive list? Guarantee you're 0-4 now big guy

1:48 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Wow, Faida Boy seems to have faida-d away. He's probably having a hard time doing the math. Here, let me help: sixteen game season, 0-16 prediction, plus a .500 record over four games equals...no credibility.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few post game thoughts:

Hey "faida boy", I'm sure you were watching the Mighty Silver and Black victory over the Fish from your local sports bar on the corner of Polk Street in the Castro District.

I can just picture you sitting on an upside down bar stool with a perplexed look on your face, cause you're prediction didn't come true.

Speaking of predictions, how 'bout that Joey Porter...nice call Joey.

I like Kiff's play calling. Heavy dose of run, but threw at the right times (despite some incompletions).

Did anybody else see the X-Raider coach Terry Robisky on the Miami sideline. I was surprised to see him still coaching.

I was a little disappointed that we gave up 100+ yards rushing, however the overall "D" performance ultimatly got the job done.

Congrats to Daunte. I love his leadership quality.

Not that we have to defend our wins and losses as Raider fans, but it was interesting to see Cleveland and Detroit win today.
It does make me feel ALOT better about where the Raiders have been and where they are going this season.

I hope you are all celebrating our victory today the way I have been.

azraider63

2:12 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Faida Boy aka "Tiny Balls":

Go back to playing with your crayons & don't even think about joining the adult table. What's next? Predicting the Raiders will go 2 & 14? Your lack of credibility & imagination won't help you out when you look at the box scores and standings.

Newsflash Tiny Balls: The Raiders will be in 1st place after today with the same record as your beloved Whiners. The Raiders now have the #1 rushing attack in the entire NFL. Deal with it. You are a whiny, souless boy with tiny balls. Enjoy your pathetic existence.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

The best thing about Faida Boy is that while I was contentedly out at a church function, figuring I could watch the game later on TiVo, this clown was hanging out at Raider Take, live blogging! Classic.

We've got him trained to closely watch a team he hates and live blog about it. Next he'll be mowing my lawn.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, this is all great, but we're only a quarter of the way into the schedule. Six or seven games and we will have it together (I hope). Great time for the bye. Culpepper looks pretty much all the way back. We may have a problem with no speed receivers (sorry Johnny Lee Higgins, you're still unproven). Defense needs to work on coverages; still has problems with the run. Linebackers playing great. Offensive line playing well. Special teams are a problem; I hope they can get that fixed. All in all, growth and hope. Culpepper has cemented the starting job.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faidas are world chumpions (for 13 days) you DOOFUS' will be crying conspiricy again by the next game. faidas will lose out the rest of the season! Just enjoy babies. 2-14 not bad for a proven cellar dweller. Keep defending the "nation" Hey "nancytake" you can mow 'smellypanty's back while you're watching the next rerun of you glorious win over the powerful Dolphins and the Browns, save those recordings..that's all you'll have to be proud of by the end of the season!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

My lawn's looking a bit shaggy. I expect it to be mowed by the Sunday after next, before you sit down to do live blogging for Raider Take while watching the Raiders win again.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Faida Boy:

The only one crying on this board is you. Keep up the nice work with the live blogging. You really add some intelligent football insight & analysis. What do I learn from your posts?
That you have a meaningless life and hollow existence. By the way, I got a few chores where I can use an errand boy just like you. You can start with cleaning the toilets. Don't forget to bring your shoe shine box too. If you work real hard you just might earn some lunch money. Your comments are simply juvenille which is very fitting. See if you can muster up all of your brain cells in your tiny little brain and come up with something original.

9:20 PM  

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