It's always Halloween in Raiderland
Maybe it's just a happy coincidence that the Raiders are coming to town the weekend before Halloween, but I can't wait to see if Sunday's game brings out any of those glorified trick-or-treaters they call fans.
I'm trying to remember the last time I got all made up like a pirate or a viking, other than on my wedding night. It was probably in my pre-adolescent years, and I was still slightly embarrassed about it. Raiders fans claim to be the toughest fans in football, then show up at the games in Oakland dressed like cartoon characters. Really, when you dress like that, you're supposed to carry a pillowcase and beg for candy.
I can sum them up in one sentence: They make Eagles fans look intelligent.
Of course, I don't really expect any of them to show up in Baltimore for Sunday's savage beating at the hands of the Ravens. You generally have to be able to work a telephone or a computer to buy a plane ticket.