Editors note: I am proud to introduce to the Dark Side, Raider Nation Superfan himself; Darth Raider. Yes, THAT Darth Raider. The man in the black suit and cape who sits in the North endzone opposite the Black Hole aptly named "The Dark Side" merely because of his presence. He is home at last to take his post on the Deathstar at Thoughts From the Dark Side. The force is strong with this one so before he begins remotely choking me out, I will hand the controls over to the artist formerly known as Anakin Skywalker, the Lord of the Sith; Darth Raider.
You win, you lose, you rise, you fall, but you must never quit.
You don't cash it in on one lost hand, you don't just block-but counter, you don't lie down after a knockdown and I repeat; YOU NEVER QUIT.
Sure, it's easy to say that the Oakland Raiders did quit from many fans point of view... a couch, a La-Z-Boy or a stool. But I sense more than half of those who criticize have never even played Sports, hated PE in High School, and do not live in this World to sweat.
I have previously played Sports, continue to play Sports and will continue to compete as long as my body permits. I know when you win, it's a sweet slice of Heaven. I know when you lose, it's like a dagger in your spine and soul while your face is on fire. Quitting? That is never an option..and it never will be. The best part of participating in competition is knowing if I lose, I have another chance to redeem myself the next day. I know that you will always live to fight another day..
With all that being said, what can be done to help this Football team? Is it the scheme? Is it the talent? Is it the fact we employ a Rookie Owner, Rookie GM, Rookie Coach and Rookie Defensive Coordinator?
Perhaps the answer lies in all of the above? Thoughts like these keep the Lord of the Sith, Master of all Evil, Darth Raider up all night.