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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oakland Raiders Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Oakland Raiders – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1960 as one of eight founding members of the American Football League (AFL) and entered the NFL in 1970. The team has been known as:
Oakland Raiders 1960-1981
Los Angeles Raiders 1982-1994
Oakland Raiders 1995-Present

2. Oakland Raiders – The Championship Record
Three Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl XI January 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
Super Bowl XV January 25, 1981 Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
Super Bowl XVIII January 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38, Washington 9

Two Other Super Bowl Appearances:
Super Bowl II January 14, 1968 Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
Super Bowl XXXVII January 26, 2003 Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21

3. Oakland Raiders – Home Stadium History
1. Kezar Stadium, San Francisco
1960
2. Candlestick Park, San Francisco
1960-1961
3. Frank Youell Field, Oakland
1962-65
4. Oakland Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland
1966-81
5. Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles
1982-94
6. Oakland Alameda County Coliseum / Network Associates Coliseum / McAfee Coliseum, Oakland
1995-Present

4. For more information on the Raiders, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Raiders' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oakland_Raiders_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Raiders' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Oakland Raiders and the history of the Raiders franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 12 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 12 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Oakland Raiders YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zPG90JfP6k or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Oakland-Raiders-c125/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Raiders.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 18, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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