Fact: The Autumn Wind is a Raider


NEW YORK — The other day, I mentioned to my girlfriend* that the Raiders have a pretty famous theme song, and even once inspired a poem called “The Autumn Wind.” She had heard of neither.

I suppose this should have come as no surprise, seeing as that the Raiders have been horrendous since their Super Bowl year, in 2002. But things are different now. Or at least it feels that way.

For the first time since winning that conference title, the Raiders have won three games in a row, beating the rival Kansas City Chiefs 23-20 in overtime. It’s been awhile since I could actually feel good about the Raiders this late into the season.

And it’s not like it could have been expected. Jason Campbell is Jason Campbell. But I guess, more to the point, Jason Campbell is not JaMarcus Russell, and that seems to be the key to the whole thing.

Anyway, I’ve attached a file of the video, for those who seem to have forgotten. Seems kind of appropriate today, no?

* My girlfriend is a New York Giants fan. On multiple occasions, she has encouraged me to jump on the Big Blue bandwagon. No chance.

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