Oakland Raiders Rumors

The Oakland Raiders rumors were a charter member of the AFL in 1960, join the NFL in 1970 during the AFL-NFL merger

They are in the Western Division of the National Football Conference (AFC)in the NFL.

Mark Davis is the new owner of the Oakland Raiders. Mark inheriting his father Al Davis ownership after his father passed away on October 8, 2011.

The Raiders play their home games at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. 

Their headquarters and practice facilities is located in Alameda, California.

History of the
Oakland Raiders Rumors

The Oakland Raiders were founded in the American Football League (AFL) as the Oakland Señors on January 30, 1960.

The Oakland Raiders rumors owned by managing general partner Y. Charles (Chet) Soda, a local real estate developer, and included general partners Ed McGah, Oakland City Councilman Robert Osborne, F. Wayne Valley, restaurateur Harvey Binns, 1928 Olympic gold medalist Donald Blessing, and contractor Charles Harney, the builder/land owner of San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

In 1959 the owners of the unnamed Minneapolis franchise accepted an offer to join the established National Football league as an expansion team (now called the Minnesota Vikings). 

This cause Chaos for the AFL trying to find a replacement. Oakland was not a viable candidate for a professional football team.

The city didn't ask for a team, there were no ownership group in place and no stadium for pro football.

After the owner of the Los Angeles Charges Barron Hilton threatened to forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West "Side" Coast. Henceforth the City of Oakland was awarded the 8th AFL franchise on January 30, 1960. The team inherited the Minneapolis club's draft picks.

The Oakland Tribune Herald had a team name contest and on april 4, 1960, the winning name of the contest was the Oakland Señors.

After several days of being the target of local jokes and accusations that the contest was rigged, as Soda was well known within the Oakland business community for calling his acquaintances "señor".

The team and its owners changed the team's name 9 days later to the Oakland Raiders, which had finished third in the naming contest. The original team colors were black, gold and white. The now-familiar team emblem of a pirate (or "raider") wearing a football helmet was created, reportedly a rendition of actor Randolph Scott.

In 1962, F. Wayne Valley hired Al Davis, as head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders rumors. 

Davis at 33, her was the youngest person in 30 years to hold the title of coach and the youngest person to ever hold the title of general manager in professional football.

Al Davis changed the offensive system to a more aggressive Vertical game, a system inspired by San Diego Chargers coach Sid Gillman. Davis also changed the team colors to Silver and Black, the Silver and Black uniform were worn on the first regular season opening game on September 8, 1963.

Ownership for the Taking

On April 1966, Davis left the Raiders to become commissioner of the AFL, Two months later, the AFL announced, a merger with the NFL. With the merger between the AFL_NFL the commissioner was no longer needed, so Davis had discussions and negotiated a contract to become part owner of the Oakland Raiders rumors. He purchased 10% interest of the team for $18,000 and became the team third general partner and that partner who will take charge of the football operations.

While Wayne Valley was attending the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Davis drew up a new partnership agreement that gave him nearly complete control over team operation and made him the new managing general partner.

The other general partner Ed McGah sign the agreement. Since two out of the team's three general partners had voted in favor of the agreement, it was binding under partnership law at that time.

Mr. Valley sued to overturn the agreement when he returned to the States but lost. 

He eventually sold his ownership interest in 1976, and from that point on, none of the partners had a role in the Oakland Raiders operations.

The Raiders Mystic

I always wondered why pro football fans were Oakland Raiders fans even when they were not from California or the Bay area. Now I know, from my perception its the history, the fight for civil rights, the black and silver colors, the logo and the mystic of the Raidaaasss.

Raider Nation

Raider Nation is a nick name for the Oakland Raiders die hard fans throughout the United States and the world. Raider nation fans who attend the games arrive early to the Coliseum for tailgating, dressing up in face masks and black and silver outfits. The Black hole is a specific sections 104-107 frequented by the most rabbit rowdiest fans. I've been told you do not want to cheer for another team at the Coliseum.

The Raiders became one of the most successful teams in professional sports. From 1967 to 1985 the team won:

  • 1 AFL Championship
  • 3 Super Bowls
  • 4 AFC Championships
  • 13 Division Championships
  • 15 Playoff Appearances

The Oakland Raiders are one of two teams to play in the Super Bowls in 4 different decades, the other team being the Pittsburgh Steelers. They also, appeared in 5 Super Bowls, the Raiders also played in their Conference-League Championship Game in every decade since their inception.

Oakland Raiders Rumors

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