Oakland Raiders Football Team History

Sep 6 18:36 2008 Rich Stephenson Print This Article

The Raiders football team are located in the city of Oakland California. The Oakland Raiders are in the western division of the American Football Conference in the NFC which stands for National Football League.

The Raiders started out in 1960 in the AFL which is the American Football league and have won three division titles and a championship. The Oakland Raiders joined the National Football League in 1970 which was part of a NFL-AFL merger. Since the Raiders joined the National Football League the team won three super bowls and twelve division titles as well as appearing in two super bowls. The Oakland Raiders have had thirteen enshrinees in the Football Hall of Fame.

The Oakland Raiders first three seasons they struggled on and off the field. Al Davis became the head coach and general manager in 1963. The Oakland Raiders became winners as soon as Al David was brought over to the team. During the time Al Davis was with the Raiders from 1963 to 2002 they only had seven losing seasons. Al Davis also started the team slogans like Commitment to Excellence,Guest Posting Pride and Poise as well as Just Win Baby in which Al Davis got registered trademarks for. Al Davis has been with the Oakland Raiders team continuosly except for a brief stint as the American Football League commssioner in 1966 as well as being a managing partner of the franchise.

Al Davis moved the Oakland Raiders team after a few years of legal battles in 1982 to California from Oakland. When the Raiders moved to Los Angeles they won thier third NFL Super Bowl and two playoff appearences in the 80's. Al Davis moved the Raiders team back to Oakland in 1995. The Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden led the Raiders to a 12-4 record on the season in 1990 which was thier first division title. The Raiders team had a three year winning streak since that time for the West Division AFC football seasons. The Raiders head coach Jon Gruden in 2000 sent the Oakland Raiders to the AFC championship Game but fell short in Oakland to the Ravens 16-3. The Oakland Raiders won thier second AFC West Division Ttile in 2001 and won 10-6 but the Oakland Raiders fell short to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round where it became a controversial game in the snow with the now famous Tuck Rule. The Oakland Raiders Head coach in 2002 Bill Callahan faced ex Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden's Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII but lost by a score of 48-21. The Oakland Raiders since their loss to the Buccaneers have lost five consecutive losing seasons. The Oakland Raiders in January 2007 named Lane Kiffen a 31 year old as head coach of the Raiders  which is the forth since 2002 after the departure of Jon Gruden.

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Rich Stephenson
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Rich Stephenson is in the web development field for a ticket broker that sells tickets to all sports, concert and theater events. Ticket broker also sells Oakland Raiders tickets as well as all other football tickets for all other football teams.


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