Sweet Victory

View from our seatsIt was my first Raider game in quite a while, but it was worth the wait as the Silver and Black came out on top in a squeaker at Washington, 16-13. They were down 13-3 at the end of the half and did all they could to give the Redskins the game, but the defense played tough all game. DL kept pressure on Brunner and all the young DBs, forced into action due to injuries, played strong. The only Washington TD came on an (and I’ll be nice to our starting QB here) “errant” pass which was returned 17 yards for a TD.

It was especially sweet for Raider Coach Norv Turner, who was unceremoniously fired by the despicable Dan Snyder after thirteen games into the 2000 season. This was a year after he took them to the playoffs, winning the division. The story goes that Snyder made him wait for him in the locker room a couple hours after that thirteenth game, only to be dismissed. They were even still in the playoff hunt that year at 7-6.

JP joined me as AussieGirl and ET went to the mall. Weather was perfect and we didn’t get screwed too much on tickets as we bought $54 upper deck, end zone seats for a C-note each – from one of those “I need tickets” sign-holding guys outside the stadium. Raider Nation showed up in pretty good numbers, too. Next stop – New Jersey Meadowlands to see the Raiders take on the Jets on December 11th.

It's a final

Raider Tickets from a scalper: $100. New binoculars: $80. Game program with nothing but ads and Redskin propaganda: $5…..
Hearing 91,000 screamimg fans quieted as the clock ticks down the final seconds: Priceless.

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