Not the Raiders
If nothing else warms your heart this morning, just realize this: you’re not rooting for the Las Vegas Raiders.
You’ve been watching meaningful football for a full month longer than a Raiders fan. Instead of perusing NFL Draft guides four months before it actually happens, you’ve been cheering for a team playing for very real stakes.
The Raiders took a victory lap in Week 5 and then crumbled late in the season as usual. This year, they will draft another player and sign another free agent and get all excited, only to win another 7 to 8 games before being tucked in by New Year’s Day. They’ll endure a long offseason of Derek Carr trade rumors and Mark Davis haircuts.
Basically if there’s anything to be happy about on the morning after a Super Bowl loss, it’s that you’re not a miserable Raiders fan. That’s gotta count for something, right?