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I'm a Raiders fan...

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You will get no apologies from me, either. I've been a fan ever since I was about 9 years old. I can remember playing football with my friends and then everybody going to their homes to watch the Bears play. This was back in the mid-1970s. Anyone from Chicago can tell you how bad the Bears were back then. It was actually embarrassing. Even the arrival of Walter Payton did not make much of a difference in the win/loss column. There was no other way to say it: Back in the middle to late 1970's the Chicago Bears were BAD. Actually, the early 80's were not kind to the Bears either.
I usually had the TV to myself back in those days. Watching 6 hours of football was the norm for me. After watching the Bears routinely lose week in and week out, I started noticing the Raiders were on consistently at 3 PM on Channel 5. I'll never forget the game that made me a Raiders fan. The Raiders were playing the Chargers and Raiders Defensive End John Matuszak sacked the Chargers quarter…