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Raiders CEO: Don’t stereotype our fans

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Oakland’s Black Hole has a reputation as the most dangerous place to be in any NFL stadium, and even though the violence that broke out among both Raiders fans and 49ers fans on Saturday night was at a 49ers home game at Candlestick Park, there were plenty of comments along the lines of, “Same old Raider fans.”

Raiders CEO Amy Trask has heard those comments, and she’s not happy about it.

I’m aware of the perception, and I don’t believe the perception is the reality,” Trask said. “Stereotypes are insidious. It’s so simple to stereotype Raiders fans. It’s an easy story. If you are hearing frustration coming through in my voice it’s because there’s frustration in my voice.”

Trask is on the NFL’s security committee, and she says safety of fans at NFL stadiums is a priority for every NFL team. But she said it’s not more of an issue in Oakland than it is in other stadiums, calling most of the crowd at Raiders games “terrific people and terrific fans.”

Although one person in Raiders gear was identified as a “person of interest,” there are no suspects in custody after multiple violent incidents at Saturday night’s game. Three fans who attended remain hospitalized, one who was beaten in a restroom during the game and two who were shot in a parking lot afterward.

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  1. 6stairwayto7 says: Aug 22, 2011 10:57 AM

    It’s too late lolololololololololololololol

  2. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 22, 2011 10:58 AM

    I love Amy Trask..she very well spoken.

    But after watching a full half of Kyle Boller I felt like getting violent, myself. That cat is worse than Jamarcus Russell. When Kyle Boller’s under-center there’s ZERO hope of moving the ball.

  3. bearsblow says: Aug 22, 2011 10:59 AM

    Come on lady your team/organization is a joke.

  4. packers291 says: Aug 22, 2011 10:59 AM

    “Three fans who attended remain hospitalized, one who was beaten in a restroom during the game and two who were shot in a parking lot afterward.”

    Same old Raider fans.

  5. glac1 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:01 AM

    Why do people living on both coasts tend to be violent? Somewhere our values have been lost.

  6. hunternuts says: Aug 22, 2011 11:03 AM

    Maybe she should tell her fans to stop shooting people if she’s upset by the perception

  7. dickroy says: Aug 22, 2011 11:03 AM

    Were the injured people 49er fans or Raider fans?

  8. scoops1 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:04 AM

    NFL fans have been stereotyping Raiders fans since the 70s…

    It got even worse in the late 80s when NWA and Bud Bundy were endorsing Raiders Gear

  9. jooceman says: Aug 22, 2011 11:04 AM

    Were all of the victims 49ers fans? Not that it matters, just asking.

  10. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:05 AM

    “Im aware of the perception, and I don’t believe the perception is reality”.

    Really? Well then welcome to dumbass-ville population 1

  11. aclassyguyfromaclassytown says: Aug 22, 2011 11:05 AM

    Welcome to our world.

    Sincerely,
    Every Philly fan there is.

  12. scudbot says: Aug 22, 2011 11:06 AM

    If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, carry a gat and stay out of the bathrooms.

  13. domeunit says: Aug 22, 2011 11:07 AM

    Yes…Oakland, a city with a very peaceful reputation with very low crime…let’s not stereotype one of the nicest cities in the country. Oh wait…

  14. 7pints says: Aug 22, 2011 11:07 AM

    Trust me Ms Trask, there is no stereotyping occurring. Just people calling it as they see it.

  15. swg777 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:08 AM

    Everyone knows that the largest gathering of convicts is at a Raider game. 9 out of 10 Raider fans have been on America’s Most Wanted.

  16. cliverush says: Aug 22, 2011 11:08 AM

    With all due respect to Amy Trask, this perception is one that has been fostered by the team over the years. To suddenly attempt to distance yourself from it because a tragedy occurred is not facing the facts. People from oakland have publicly stated their fear of attending a game because of the Raider fans. Please face the truth or you will never solve the problem.

  17. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:08 AM

    Nobody has to stereotype Raiders fans they do a good enough job of that themselves. Between them and Eagles fans I’m not sure which is the bigger flock of obnoxious idiots

  18. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 22, 2011 11:09 AM

    If the shoe fits…

  19. masterblaster78 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:10 AM

    The Raider fans are always blamed. Just watching the video, I saw a lot of 49er fans involved as well including the lard a$$ woman in the parking lot with the 49er jacket on fighting. Why no messages about that?

  20. stackraider95 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:11 AM

    thank you amy, EVERY team has there share of dumbazzes.

  21. chargerdillon says: Aug 22, 2011 11:13 AM

    Explain the concept of stereotypes to the injured fans in the hospital, im sure their opinions may differ greatly from you up in your luxury box

    The difference between the Radiers and most other franchises is that in every franchise you have your good fans, bad fans, and drunk fans.

    Raiders fans created a gang mentality back in the 80’s and 90’s which many bad/drunk raider fans try to emulate when they get around other Raider fans.

  22. omegalh says: Aug 22, 2011 11:13 AM

    Sometimes the truth hurts.

  23. cleanslaton says: Aug 22, 2011 11:13 AM

    It’s almost as if CEO Amy Trask is so angry at the Raider fan ‘stereotypes’ that she could hurt someone……typical Raider fan behavior.

  24. mad5555 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:13 AM

    @glac1 says:Aug 22, 2011 11:01 AM

    Why do people living on both coasts tend to be violent? Somewhere our values have been lost.
    ___________________________

    If you look through history, you will come to the conclusion that most crazy serial killers come from the middle of the country, i.e. Charlie Manson. Plus the coasts are more populated than the middle of no where, nothing to do places that you might live in.

  25. omegalh says: Aug 22, 2011 11:14 AM

    It got even worse in the late 80s when NWA and Bud Bundy were endorsing Raiders Gear

    —-

    Don’t you mean Grand Master B ?

  26. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Aug 22, 2011 11:15 AM

    I’ve been to a lot of Redskins games here in DC and I must say that there is never a police presence that could actually stop anything in the tailgating areas. If people wanted to shoot people they very easily could. Maybe stadiums should hire a lot more security to patrol the parking lots. Of course that would likely irritate people drinking under 21 and acting like fools. I guess you have to sacrifice some things for safety though.

  27. JSpicoli says: Aug 22, 2011 11:16 AM

    Jet’s let this hash out. No matter how it does, she is right. There are a lot of dirtheads for all teams, especially in the “if it feels good do it” Bay Area.

    The scum percentage of niner fans know less about how to behaive than the scum percentage of Raider fans in their respective homes. Last year in Oakland there were far fewer and far lessor problems.

    To those of you thousands of miles away, and even further from reality, this happened at their park, wth their security, and was most likely instigated by their fans. Another key fact is that this is amateur hour because it is preseason. Most of these fans have not been to many games.

  28. joetoronto says: Aug 22, 2011 11:17 AM

    4512dawg4512 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:05 AM

    “Im aware of the perception, and I don’t believe the perception is reality”.

    Really? Well then welcome to dumbass-ville population
    **************************************************
    Here it is right here, ignorance at it’s finest.

  29. suckleague says: Aug 22, 2011 11:19 AM

    “I’m aware of the perception, and I don’t believe the perception is the reality,” Trask said. “Now if you’ll please excuse me, I’m trying to light this car on fire”

  30. nmunderdog says: Aug 22, 2011 11:19 AM

    Raider fans are THE most overrated fan base in the NFL. They claim to be passionate, but yet they can’t even sell out their building, causing local blackouts. All fans can get out of hand every now and then, but Raider fans seem to take pride in making asses of themselves.

  31. Patriot42 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:19 AM

    The Raider mystic was promoted by the organization over the years as a place where the fans dressed in spikes and wild looking faces staring into the camera. The Davis, Take no prisoners attitude has gotten out of hand as the fans take it literally. It is just a game but some believe it is a way of life.

  32. ninerdynasty says: Aug 22, 2011 11:21 AM

    masterblaster78 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:10 AM

    The Raider fans are always blamed. Just watching the video, I saw a lot of 49er fans involved as well including the lard a$$ woman in the parking lot with the 49er jacket on fighting. Why no messages about that?
    ———————————————-
    I dont think anyone cares about fights.. they happen in just about every sporting event, even in silly sports such as baseball or high school games. What makes the headlines is when someone gets shot.

  33. richm2256 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:22 AM

    She’s apparently never BEEN to a Raider’s game, we can assume?

  34. 611jmp says: Aug 22, 2011 11:23 AM

    Raider fans ARE a stereotype. Maybe if your fans didn’t committ multiple felonies at every home game, there would be no stereotype. “Raider Fan” is a joke.

  35. xli2006 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:23 AM

    Al, we aren’t stereotyping your fans… your fans do that to themselves.

    A partially full stadium of some very “interesting people” make the Raiders fanbase ultra-prone to stereotypes, that’s just the way it is Al.

  36. realitypolice says: Aug 22, 2011 11:23 AM

    While I certainly understand her point that not all fans act like lunatics in ANY city, I think she could pick her spots a little better.

    I’m not sure that today, with three fans in the hospital two with “life threatening injuries”, is the appropriate time for her to be getting indignant about the national view of her team’s fanbase.

  37. joelvis72 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:23 AM

    I doubt even Raiders fans would deny that their team needs new ownership, management, just about everything.

  38. supashug says: Aug 22, 2011 11:27 AM

    yup, like swiper said, your toooooooooooooo late

  39. bwisnasky says: Aug 22, 2011 11:27 AM

    Actually one of the guys that was shot was wearing an “F the 49er’s tshirt”… not saying it couldn’t have been a Raiderfan that capped him, but one of the guys that got shot surely wasn’t a 49er fan.

  40. capslockkey says: Aug 22, 2011 11:28 AM

    I didn’t see the Raiders complaining about the stereotype when gangster rap videos and gangbanger movies were driving up the sales of Raider gear in the 90’s.

  41. crossbuckpass says: Aug 22, 2011 11:30 AM

    The Raiders are in the news again…..WOW!

    Time for this lost franchise to celebrate.

  42. alarmbottle says: Aug 22, 2011 11:31 AM

    I dare Ms. Trask to wear the opposing team’s colors on gameday and sit there. Let’s see if she still thinks it’s stereotyping. All the locals know what’s going on there.

    If she is the CEO, she COULD do something about it…and not just talking about stereotyping…

  43. dasmol says: Aug 22, 2011 11:33 AM

    There’s only one game out of ten where the stadium quits selling alcohol by halftime. Any guesses who the visiting team is?

  44. jrfrom508 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:33 AM

    Spare me the lecture, Amy. When my idea of going to watch a sporting event involves a stabbing or gunshots I’ll pretend your fanbase situation is JUST a stereotype. Until then I’ll stay as far away from any Oakland sport as possible. I’m trying to survive awhile, mrs trask. If you’re hearing seriousness in my voice, it’s because I’m fricken serious.

  45. castleofcheese says: Aug 22, 2011 11:34 AM

    This doesn’t happen at Lambeau.

  46. shackdelrio says: Aug 22, 2011 11:36 AM

    I don’t agree with Raiders CEO Amy Trask that stereotypes are insidious.

    But who cares what she thinks? Shouldn’t she be in the kitchen anyway?

  47. cbass59 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:38 AM

    These stereotypes were started because fans constantly get beat up in Oakland.

    This is not new news. Just another Raider nation story.

    Same old Raiders….

  48. cbass59 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:40 AM

    Raiders fans are good at 3 things:

    1. Supporting a loser.
    2. Voilence
    3. Painting their face.

  49. bwisnasky says: Aug 22, 2011 11:42 AM

    alarmbottle says:
    Aug 22, 2011 11:31 AM
    I dare Ms. Trask to wear the opposing team’s colors on gameday and sit there. Let’s see if she still thinks it’s stereotyping. All the locals know what’s going on there.

    If she is the CEO, she COULD do something about it…and not just talking about stereotyping…

    —————————————–

    Only problem with this argument is that it happened in SF… not in Oakland….

  50. dkhhuey says: Aug 22, 2011 11:43 AM

    Amy – go see your doctor immediately – you’re delusional!

    The only time I have ever seen a fight break out in an NFL venue was at Jack Murphy Stadium when the Chargers played the Raiders. A fairly large group of their fans must have gotten paroled that day – man they were totally out of control. They must have started 7 or 8 fights throughout the game. Yep, typical Raider behavior!

  51. charlesu2 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:45 AM

    It’s the rotten 60,000 Raiders fans that spoil it for the good 6.

  52. bizzyb559 says: Aug 22, 2011 11:48 AM

    Amy, maybe you could see what I see outside of the comfy sports box. I am sorry, but I do not attend Raider games because of the riff raff. To be quite candid, this is not a venue for the family. The last game I attended, similar to others, I witnessed multiple arrests, drunks, people screaming and yelling profanities for no apparent reason, several fights and a man urinating in the corner of the bathroom.

    Now that I know you are on the NFL Safety Committee, it’s obvious you are part of the problem and not the solution. If you clean up the riff raff, you would sell more tickets. I know a lot of people who do not attend because of the riff raff.

    You can’t say there is no problem. Sorry

  53. raiderinpa says: Aug 22, 2011 11:51 AM

    Do you dumb-a$$es who are claiming ‘same old Raider fans’ realize that the game wasnt even played in Oakland??

    More like ‘same old dumb-a$$ Raider hating bloggers…. Get a life, educate yourself!!…

  54. ikickgypsies says: Aug 22, 2011 12:00 PM

    Maybe it has something to do with the Crips adopting the Raiders back in the 80s or 90s

  55. Waxxx4321 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:02 PM

    lmaoooooooooooooooooo Raider Fans, Leave the San fran Choir good ol boy’s alone…

  56. Peter Venkman says: Aug 22, 2011 12:02 PM

    Outside of Gary, IN and Detroit, Oakland is the armpit of America.

  57. raidernation666 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:03 PM

    4512dawg4512 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 11:08 AM
    Nobody has to stereotype Raiders fans they do a good enough job of that themselves. Between them and Eagles fans I’m not sure which is the bigger flock of obnoxious idiots
    —————————————-
    Steeler fans say hi

  58. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Aug 22, 2011 12:07 PM

    I thought Raiders fans took pride in being degenerates

  59. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:10 PM

    raidernation666

    “Steeler fans say hi”

    Ohh yeah I forgot about them, good call

  60. tlaw21 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:14 PM

    Maybe they should come up with some type of medically related sickness if you are a raiders fan. Then they could have some good ol medicinal marijuana and they can smoke that instead of drinking themselves retarded and they can smoke themselves retarded. They would be glued to their seats listening to “Magic Carpet Ride” over and over in their heads and even Kyle Boller will look like Tom Brady to them and they wont even think about wanting to fight. Plus Oakland will then make more profit off concessions then any team in the country.

    Seriously though alcohol is a major problem in the NFL with fans and not just in Oakland. I’m not saying ban it but find someway to limit the consumption inside the stadium by maybe wearing a wrist band that gets punched everytime they get a beer so when they reach they limit they can no longer be served alcohol.

  61. nineroutsider says: Aug 22, 2011 12:15 PM

    Funny…everyone on here, even the non-locals, sees right through her crap.

    This preseason game is the only one their fans can afford. Always hold it in Oakland and 49ers fans won’t attend. Then when they are beating each other up, and they always do, it won’t affect 9er fans.

    Last year the Raiders had a fun team to watch, they shouldn’t have had any blackouts, but they still had quite a bit. I thought it was because their fans are straight broke. Nope. All of my Raiders buddies told me that they can’t take their families to games, that the parking lot is dangerous, and they have witnessed Raider-on-Raider crime all too often. They pour beer all over opposing fans. They don’t even watch the game, they hang out in the bathroom and beat up opposing fans (like they did at the Stick).

    So she can spew her crap, but when the blackouts start happening, they should all know why.

    Go Chargers, Broncos, and Chiefs (just don’t be stupid enough to come to a game in Oakland unless you have a death wish or pain fetish)!

  62. ravenfan820 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:15 PM

    the response from Ms. Trask tells me all i need to know. The NFL needs to step in and lay the law down about unruly fans to certain NFL franchises and penalize the home team if their fans threaten life and limb of oppossing fans…… Not sure how you would do it but I am sure that in a $9 billion dollar business there has to be someone smart enough to handle it.

  63. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:16 PM

    The only time there are problems at Giants games is when
    We play the egirls and the scum from Filthy starts trouble but they always get there butts kicked and tossed out

    When we play the jets but thats just because the jets are the stepkids and dont know how to act

    If the NFL wanted to stop this they would do the follow end all beer sales no beer ever
    Do not allow drunks into the games

  64. erichipple says: Aug 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Whining and crying about people stereotyping your slackjaw, criminal fanbase 2 days after your fans reportedly shot fans from an opposing team is probably not the best idea from a timing standpoint. You know what they always say, “Perception is reality.” Go cry to someone else, Amy.

  65. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Aug 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    I just went back and watched the videos again, they should seriously just send INS to these games.

  66. jmat40 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:24 PM

    1. Raider fans are just like their team, losers.

    2. How has Kyle Boller lasted as long as he has in the league? He’s one of the worst QB’s ever but he keeps sticking around.

  67. johngaltwho says: Aug 22, 2011 12:25 PM

    True – not every Raiders fan (Eagles fan) is a brutish idiot that can’t separate the celebrated value of toughness on the field from the low class lunacy of being tough as a fan – it is true that this type of misguided thinking is more prevalent in these cities. These morons have deep seated anger at fans of opposing teams who have the audacity to “come into our house”… They don’t get it! It’s a game and they’re not playing in it. Even the players are more respectful to eachother after the whistle blows. They get it. Its a job, its a game, and they play to win but its not personal and it certainly is not appropriate for fans to tolerate much less celebrate tough behavior from their own fanbase. Morons.

  68. nineroutsider says: Aug 22, 2011 12:26 PM

    raiderinpa says: Aug 22, 2011 11:51 AM

    Do you dumb-a$$es who are claiming ‘same old Raider fans’ realize that the game wasnt even played in Oakland??

    More like ‘same old dumb-a$$ Raider hating bloggers…. Get a life, educate yourself!!…
    ————————————————————-Your realize that the two cites are less than 10 miles apart right????

    You realize that Raider fans make it their personal mission to go to this Niner game to punk out Niner fans right??? Most of these ‘fans’ don’t even know who is on the Raiders. I asked one of them about Napoleon Kaufman having a good season this year and he proceeded to tell me all about it. LMAO

    Come on out to the next one with me and watch society’s lowest common denominator (yes I am talking about ‘Raider Essays’) at work…educate yourself!!!

  69. zeckwreck says: Aug 22, 2011 12:28 PM

    Well, if she doesn’t believe perception is a reality for Raiders fans, then she’s never been to a game..

    I went last year in plain clothes, just to see what it was all about, and saw about 5 fights happen, not including the CRAZY level of taunting going on for people wearing the opposing team’s jersey. One guy was just standing there, and a swarm of about 10 fans gather, throwing things at him and screaming in his ear almost all game..

    Candlestick has become extemely dangerous to go to as well.

    Overall, with bad owners, comes bad teams, then the bad fans follow. Blow them both up and move them to Vegas. We’ll see how touch these guys are once their team is gone. Maybe they’d even become competitve?

  70. armoderate says: Aug 22, 2011 12:29 PM

    Hey Amy, meet you at the next Oakland game. Don’t forget to wear your San Francisco 49ers jacket it may get cold.

  71. joetoronto says: Aug 22, 2011 12:29 PM

    erichipple says: Aug 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Whining and crying about people stereotyping your slackjaw, criminal fanbase 2 days after your fans reportedly shot fans from an opposing team is probably not the best idea from a timing standpoint. You know what they always say, “Perception is reality.” Go cry to someone else, Amy.
    **************************************************
    Dear Jackwagon:

    The game was played in SF and the fans who were shot were Raider fans.

    Get it now?

  72. mrlynch33 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:30 PM

    @ JSpicoli

    It may have happened at Candlestick but that is irrelevant due to the fact that Oakland is SF’s neighbor. It’s not like it was Oakland Vs. New York in New York. Oakland fans can just as easily go to a 49ers game as they can a Raiders game.

    ALSO….you contradict your whole argument when you say MOST LIKELY instigated by niner fans.

    Please check back when you know what you are talking about.

    @People blaming alcohol (I agree to an extent)

    There is no question that alcohol certainly didn’t help (Obviously), but people are responsible for their own actions.

    I do agree that there should be more security. There is no way that that many people can be supervised with such little security. AND FOR GOD’S SAKE….Put a security guy in the bathrooms!

  73. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Aug 22, 2011 12:31 PM

    The truth is some groups of people just arent fully evolved,…they know who they are, and we all know what they look like…whether its the barrio or the ghetto, we all know what these losers look like. Period.

  74. 28purple4mvp says: Aug 22, 2011 12:33 PM

    And they want to put another football stadium in cal. Are they out of there minds?????? That state is a f**kin joke. They say if u build it they will come. WHAT IN KEVLAR???

  75. whynotusecommonsense says: Aug 22, 2011 12:35 PM

    Some of the facts that support Amy Trask’s statements:

    – The game was in San Francisco, not Oakland. Candlestick is in an area known for gang activity.

    – Red, the primary color of the Niners is a known gang color. Many articles coming out today have a source saying there are gang ties to the violence.

    – Nobody has been arrested. But one person shot was wearing anti-Niner gear. A logical assumption is that the victim was a Raider fan.

    – People point to the person of interest as a Raider fan and assume he’s guilty. Well he wasn’t interesting enough to be arrested.

    – Watch any one of the many videos on YouTube. As many or even more Niner fans are demonstrating bad behavior. Especially the chick in the Niner jacket who runs in and hits someone while somebody else is doing the dirty work then runs out.

    Bottom line is that these incidents shouldn’t be used to sterotype any one fan base. These aren’t football fans, these are gangs that carried their disputes into and back out of the stadium.

  76. ninerdynasty says: Aug 22, 2011 12:35 PM

    raiderinpa says: Aug 22, 2011 11:51 AM

    Do you dumb-a$$es who are claiming ‘same old Raider fans’ realize that the game wasnt even played in Oakland??

    More like ‘same old dumb-a$$ Raider hating bloggers…. Get a life, educate yourself!!…
    —————————————————–
    You are not getting the point. The point is that whenever the raiders play someone whether is in Oakland, san diego or san francisco.. it creates a warzone. Thats why i avoid going to niner games whenever the raiders are playing there.

  77. juanhughjazz says: Aug 22, 2011 12:38 PM

    or Ford Field.

    Ms Trask would have a different perception if she wore charger gear on game day at the coliseum.

  78. ch8878 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:40 PM

    From the videos I have seen I seen 49ers fans fighting 49ers fans, its Cali thats what happens when a bunch of different gang members go to the same place.

  79. bighyzer says: Aug 22, 2011 12:41 PM

    castleofcheese says:

    Aug 22, 2011 11:34 AM
    This doesn’t happen at Lambeau

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    You’re right, the lewdness @ Lambeau stops at peeing in the sinks in front of small children

  80. corndogluv says: Aug 22, 2011 12:41 PM

    There’s a difference between stereotyping and fact.

  81. ninerdynasty says: Aug 22, 2011 12:42 PM

    joetoronto says: Aug 22, 2011 12:29 PM

    erichipple says: Aug 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Whining and crying about people stereotyping your slackjaw, criminal fanbase 2 days after your fans reportedly shot fans from an opposing team is probably not the best idea from a timing standpoint. You know what they always say, “Perception is reality.” Go cry to someone else, Amy.
    **************************************************
    Dear Jackwagon:

    The game was played in SF and the fans who were shot were Raider fans.

    Get it now?
    ————————————————–
    Dear Joetoronto:
    the only suspect in the shooting was a guy wearing Raider gear. Get it now?

  82. richm2256 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:46 PM

    bwisnasky says:
    Only problem with this argument is that it happened in SF… not in Oakland….

    ————————————————————

    Apparently the bus runs across the bridge, so Raider Fan has a ride.

    If they can scrape up the fare.

  83. phillycheez says: Aug 22, 2011 12:47 PM

    Complain to the networks who only show the middle-aged adolescents that dress up like it’s halloween for every game. I don’t recall ever seeing a crowd shot at a game that didn’t have some goon with pace paint, leather, and spikes.

  84. raiderinpa says: Aug 22, 2011 12:49 PM

    nineroutsider:

    I’ve been to the bay area several times, and I know how close the two cities are & its irrelevant… Also, I’ve been a Raider fan for 42 years now, and maybe its because I dont live there, but I dont have a personal problem with the 49ers or their fans…
    What isnt right here is that everyone assumes that all the violence was done by ‘Raider fans’… Do YOU (or anyone else flapping their gums on this blog) know who did the shooting and who their NFL team is?…
    Again, just a bunch of Raider haters pointing their misinformed/uneducated fingers!!….

  85. rickyrich14 says: Aug 22, 2011 12:49 PM

    I’d have to say that SF Niner games are WAY MORE GHETTO than Raider games. And I’ve seen some wild ish in Oakland.

  86. buzzbissinger says: Aug 22, 2011 12:59 PM

    I’m a Raider fan that lives in SF and recall about 6 years ago bieng at one of these PRESEASON games in Candlestick where I wore a Raider jersey. Some guy cornered me on the way to the bathroom, saying , “What’s up Mr. Raider man? How’s your team doing?”

  87. riverhorsey says: Aug 22, 2011 1:01 PM

    Put a prison wall around the city of Oakland and no one would know the difference.

  88. nyyankeedave says: Aug 22, 2011 1:05 PM

    Move the Niners back to Kezar. That way, you’ll pull in the bums from nearby Golden Gate Park. They may not be Niners fans, but when the Raiders come to town, their fans will relate more with the home crowd.

  89. dogsweat1 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:06 PM

    One of these teams will be moving to Los Angeles.

  90. jpb12 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:07 PM

    When I see her sitting in the black hole (without security)… like any regular fan… then I’ll believe she’s being sincere.

    She won’t make it out, but I’ll think more highly of her.

  91. pdxbolt says: Aug 22, 2011 1:15 PM

    ninerdynasty says:
    Aug 22, 2011 12:42 PM
    joetoronto says: Aug 22, 2011 12:29 PM

    erichipple says: Aug 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Whining and crying about people stereotyping your slackjaw, criminal fanbase 2 days after your fans reportedly shot fans from an opposing team is probably not the best idea from a timing standpoint. You know what they always say, “Perception is reality.” Go cry to someone else, Amy.
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    Dear Jackwagon:

    The game was played in SF and the fans who were shot were Raider fans.

    Get it now?
    ————————————————–
    Dear Joetoronto:
    the only suspect in the shooting was a guy wearing Raider gear. Get it now?

    **********************************

    Don’t confuse Joetoronto with facts.

  92. stairwayto7 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:18 PM

    Most Faider fans are from Mexico or African American, just saying………

  93. shackdelrio says: Aug 22, 2011 1:18 PM

    “buzzbissinger says:
    Aug 22, 2011 12:59 PM
    I’m a Raider fan that lives in SF and recall about 6 years ago bieng at one of these PRESEASON games in Candlestick where I wore a Raider jersey. Some guy cornered me on the way to the bathroom, saying , “What’s up Mr. Raider man? How’s your team doing?””

    Some dude cornered you in a bathroom in San Francisco. What’s the surprise?

  94. raidermick says: Aug 22, 2011 1:19 PM

    It’s funny how a Raiders Fan gets shot at the 49ers stadium by a 49ers Fan, and the Raiders get blamed – Gotta love that !!!

    God you are all so freakin jealous of us….You all search daily for Raider news…So you can be clever and funny in response…We are truly in your heads and you can’t go one day without thinking of the greatness we truly are.

    THE TEAM OF THE DECADES baby!!!

    You all might as well go home, cause this season belongs to the THE SILVER AND THE BLACK!!1

    Don’t we just piss you off?

    Oh BTW. When you respond, that will be a sign that you concur with my post. Nothing esle you write will be considered

    Just Concur Baby!… LOL! !

    Late…

  95. phelbin says: Aug 22, 2011 1:21 PM

    The guy goes to a game in San Francisco wearing a “F*** the Niners” t-shirt. Clearly he is the picture of class. He wasn’t looking for a fight and was probably just minding his own business, right?

  96. ezdoesit209 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:23 PM

    Look, if you’ve never visited the bay area yourself you’re basically just bandwagon Raider hating on here. This coming from a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan who grew up in nothern California. There are thousands of hard working decent fans in Oakland AND San Francisco. And for those who think that the 49er fans aren’t just as bad as the Raiders fans LOL you’re sadly mistaken! I promise you that Candle Stick Park was full of notenos XIV gangstas flagging 49er gear/colors (RED)! So get your facts straight before cosigning everything you hear in the media!

  97. marcsasharc says: Aug 22, 2011 1:25 PM

    it happened in SF so it must be their fault right??? lol so what do you make of all the fighting in the stands when Oakland visits SD every season?

    every team has their share of dumb ass fans, the difference is that Oakland facilitates that. everything from their owner, the city, the players, the black hole, down all the way to the reputation. the oakland fans cherish the “us against the world” mentality and you’d be stupid to believe otherwise. many, many raider fans align with that view.

    and Raider fans are hostile more times than not when it comes to being SF’s retarded little brother. and for some very odd reason, Oakland fans get way more amped up over the outcome of the annual preseason game than 9er fans do. and its crazy apparent.

  98. tombradyswig says: Aug 22, 2011 1:32 PM

    Or we’ll shoot you!

  99. raiderinpa says: Aug 22, 2011 1:35 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Aug 22, 2011 1:18 PM
    Most Faider fans are from Mexico or African American, just saying………
    ___________________
    Wow, there is some racism for you, folks!!….
    Guess you can expect that from some toothless wonder from Pennsyl-tuckie…

    stairwayto7… Now THAT’S funny!!!…. thats as lame as the ‘here we go’ song & the tear drying terrible towels…. just sayin’….

  100. ezdoesit209 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:38 PM

    If this happened at the Patriot’s stadium no one would have had anything bad to say about their fans…

  101. snnyjcbs says: Aug 22, 2011 1:40 PM

    Funny how it was a Raider Fan being shot by some Gang Banger Hunters Point Trash Niner Fan and they are on Raiders Fans. I guess that shoots that Wine Sipping Cheese Eating Lope all to hell.

  102. crossbuckpass says: Aug 22, 2011 1:41 PM

    pdxbolt says: Aug 22, 2011 1:15 PM

    ninerdynasty says:Aug 22, 2011 12:42 PM

    joetoronto says: Aug 22, 2011 12:29 PM

    erichipple says: Aug 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Whining and crying about people stereotyping your slackjaw, criminal fanbase 2 days after your fans reportedly shot fans from an opposing team is probably not the best idea from a timing standpoint. You know what they always say, “Perception is reality.” Go cry to someone else, Amy.
    **************************************************
    Dear Jackwagon:

    The game was played in SF and the fans who were shot were Raider fans.

    Get it now?
    ————————————————–
    Dear Joetoronto:
    the only suspect in the shooting was a guy wearing Raider gear. Get it now?

    **********************************

    Don’t confuse Joetoronto with facts.

    **********************************

    Or anything football related for that matter.

  103. wtfchiefs says: Aug 22, 2011 1:45 PM

    Why do people get in fights over sports teams? What does it solve?

    Seriously, you don’t play, the person you’re fighting doesn’t play. And you care FAR more about your team than each and every player on it. What a waste of pain lol. Get a life.

  104. fantasyfootballwiz says: Aug 22, 2011 1:49 PM

    Hey you can’t blame the Raiders fans.

    They’re just following their great coaches…you know, the ones that punch each other in the face.

  105. huejackson says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    u people are a bunch of small size in the pants nerds.I will bet anything the guys who talk trash about raider fand have never been to a raider game..
    Raider tailg gates are so much fun everyone is drinking, dancing to Metallica, cooking its all friendy there..
    I will and willing to bet that the people here that talk trash are in their 40s and they are unemployed or make less than 12 dollars a hr and they are fat..
    who wants to bet me

    you people are just jeralous you don’t have a family fan base like the raiders, i live in NE and they have nofan base other than the bandwagon fans that started to watch NFL when pats won a superbowl..
    I NEVER SEEN A ZOLAK JERSEY!

  106. dogsweat1 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:59 PM

    Just Flush the toliet baby!!!

  107. justentertainingthestupid says: Aug 22, 2011 2:01 PM

    Hey Amy, Come down to a Dolphins Raiders game and then we will talk. They are the worst most violent drunk fans in the NFL. The Worst.

  108. bigbwoy000 says: Aug 22, 2011 2:28 PM

    Almost as bad as attending a game in Philadelphia.

  109. EJ says: Aug 22, 2011 2:37 PM

    A few lousy fans don’t make up a whole organization. Every team in the league has a few losers that don’t know how to behave. Sometimes those few losers end up getting kicked out early in the season, but they are always replaced by someone just as bad if not worse.

  110. drgreenstreak says: Aug 22, 2011 2:40 PM

    Slimiest franchise in football…

  111. crossbuckpass says: Aug 22, 2011 3:01 PM

    huejackson says: Aug 22, 2011 1:55 PM

    “Raider tailg gates are so much fun everyone is drinking, dancing to Metallica, cooking its all friendy there..”

    ******************************************

    Lay off the sauce….that was your trailer park wedding reception.

  112. anactualnflowner says: Aug 22, 2011 3:59 PM

    Raiders fans = Violent Cholos

  113. rcali says: Aug 22, 2011 4:11 PM

    Wow, I think she actually believes what she is saying. Time for her to turn off the “Housewives” shows and start paying attention to what your organization really is.

  114. radrntn says: Aug 22, 2011 5:04 PM

    come lets get real…you can’t really expect people to wear green, powder blue, gold, red, or any other ugly color when they go out.

    Go to any reatail store in america, or look at any car driven on the street, and the most common colors are white, black, and silver. (just fyi blue is next) It’s that simple…raiders have the best 3 color combo in NFL. Raiders can’t help it if the northern mexican gangs, and southern mexican gangs use their logo, and colors because it’s the best looking logo in all of sports. I mean could you see a gangbanger dressed up with chesse on their head, or a pig snout on their nose.

    I bring my kids to the games all the time in Oakland. It’s a great family venue. The media just loves to show the 40 or 50 guys who dress up in costume over and over again on tv so you think the whole place is dressed up in costume. Plus I gotta say the guys who dress up are some of the best fans in all of sports. They will stop for you at any time and let you take a picture with them, and they adre great with the kids.

    Keep on hating us we don’t care. GO RAIDERS

  115. granadafan says: Aug 22, 2011 6:34 PM

    How would Trask or any other high executive know what’s happening in the parking lots and in the stands? They arrive in window-tinted limos with a cell phone attached to their ear and get dropped off in a nice covered tunnel so they never have to be seen by the “little people”. Then they sit in their nice cozy luxury box away from the peons and demand to know why their drink isn’t refilled from the poor staff.

  116. blackngold4life says: Aug 22, 2011 6:41 PM

    That broad sound retarded
    ….she must be new to the Raider family…any Raider game vs 9ers Chargers or Steelers is gona bring some trouble..especially in Oakland…wake up lady..

  117. dd393 says: Aug 22, 2011 7:43 PM

    Amy Trask? Isn’t she the one in the endzone wearing black with a silver skull mask and sharp appendages sticking out all over?

  118. joyjoy69 says: Aug 22, 2011 10:17 PM

    Come on, really?! The Raiders gear is worn and shown off by enough gangs that it’s banned in most public schools in the country. Did you hear any complaining from the Raiders organization when that was so? Of course not, the gang-bangers bought their stuff no matter what the price. Now Trask is upset because most people associate the team with gang-bangers? Nevermind the nasty attitude from the players of the 70s and 80s that Al Davis pushed. He loved it when it stayed on the field…

    You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. Stop griping that Raiders fans across the country are generally more prone to violence than any other obvious football fan. Call it a stereotype. It is, but they are very often based upon something real.

  119. joyjoy69 says: Aug 22, 2011 10:27 PM

    ezdoesit209 says: Aug 22, 2011 1:38 PM

    If this happened at the Patriot’s stadium no one would have had anything bad to say about their fans…

    ———————-

    So true! Commish Goodell even influences that!!!

    Oh, BTW – when was the last time you saw a gang-banger wear a Patriot’s jacket? They wear the silver and black in Roxbury as often as they do in South Queens, East LA and East Oakland.

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