Since the Raiders lost during my “birthday” game (seen in “A day in silver and black”) it was felt to attend one more in high hopes for them to redeem themselves. Before I even try to drag this post out, let me just lay it out there. We got demolished. I mean, they generously sacrificed yet another win to allow the visiting team to feel welcome. I just can’t get over how unselfish the Oakland Raiders truly are!
Let’s make this post quick, fun and painless.
Instead of driving, Hayden and I decided to take the route that required no wheels. The first transfer required light rail, a regional transit system, from our home town of Folsom to the main Sacramento train station. Once arriving there, we hopped over to Amtrak that would take all the way to the Oakland colesium!
Finally arriving to Oakland, we exited the tracks to cross a bridge before entering the sea of black and silver. Tailgaters are already in motion on this side of the gates! Can you spot the flag being carried under us?
Trucks, food, friends and reunions. Yes please!
Here are two sets of “last game/this game” photos.
Football time! Today the Raiders are playing/donating a win to the Denver Broncos.
Well look here… A foreign color sitting right next to me. Clearly he didn’t get the silver and black memo. Ooh, game on buddy!
Lucky for Tom, his mustache and fun conversation made up for his choice of team.
Here’s the last photo I took of the charitable event before we decided to beat the crowds back home.
So when I say “beat the crowds”, what I meant was join the herd of like-minded fans.
Waiting for the train… Game over.