The poem was first used for the team's official team yearbook film in , of the same title, and also for NFL Films ' hour-long recap of the season. Legend has it that when Raider owner and managing general partner Al Davis heard "The Autumn Wind" song for the first time, he remained silent for a second before telling then NFL Films President Ed Sabol that he loved it, and that "it epitomized everything that the Raiders stood for". The Autumn Wind is a pirate Blustering in from sea, With a rollicking song, he sweeps along, Swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten. He wears a hooded sash, With a silver hat about his head, And a bristling black mustache. He growls as he storms the country, A villain big and bold. And the trees all shake and quiver and quake, As he robs them of their gold. The Autumn Wind is a raider, Pillaging just for fun.
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Version 3. Stay tuned for Version 3. Version 2. Original Take 1. And like the children from a divorced marriage; the fans are bitter. The Oakland fans are jealous that the Vegas Raiders have a brand new, shiny stadium.
What if it could very well be the first and last victory your team records all season? Is one win in six tries this season enough to make you feel any better about yourself? Robert B. I didn't think so, but Raider Nation told me otherwise. With all due respect, I had to disagree with the six-year Raiders season-ticket holder, who flies to every home game from Los Angeles. After all, the Silver and Black just beat up on the equally inept Cardinals -- the team that rode a five-game skid into Oakland and collectively stepped off the bus like a disoriented, newborn calf, still skittish after their point meltdown on "Monday Night Football," the infamous podium-thumping freakout, and the ensuing lawsuit by fired offensive coordinator Keith Rowen. The boys in Arizona are putting the fun in dysfunctional. How can Raiders fans delight in beating up the ugliest girl in school?