East Bay Raiders fans stick with team despite move

East Bay Raiders fans stick with team despite move

Published August 16, 2022
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“I was very ill at one time, and they were there for me,” Goodwin said. “They prayed for me. We’re a family. We take care of each other. Someone’s in trouble — and we share our stories about the games and tailgates were phenomenal.”

“You see Raider gear all over the world, and I think you can probably say, if you see someone with Raider gear on, you’re gonna be immediate friends,” Richardson said. “That breaks down a lot of barriers, and I think Raider fans recognize that everywhere.”

The Raiders may have swapped zip codes again, but the franchise is more than just a name — it’s a lifestyle — and, it’s been fully embraced. Though, if you pin an Oakland fan down, the orginals haven’t fully subscribed to Vegas.

“Being an Oakland native, I followed them very closely,” Deboe said. “It took a lot of pride, you know, to say the Oakland Raiders. And, now, you know, its still a lot of pride, even though they’re in Las Vegas.”