Look, it’s no secret that the Las Vegas Raiders are the worst. That’s nothing to with Vegas at all. In fact, we feel bad for Sin City since their association with such a horrible team now vomits on yet another city—as if one urban center being connected to such a crappy franchise wasn’t cursed enough. We’re not quite sure if Oakland or even Los Angeles will ever fully rid themselves of the stench of being the home for one of the NFL’s most disgusting teams.
As a primary rival to the Kansas City Chiefs, most of us in the Kingdom have been raised to hate the Raiders since childhood. Even after we’ve all grown up and learned to make our own decisions, we were still smart enough to maintain that one aspect of the way we were raised regardless of what other habits, beliefs, or traditions we decided to throw away. The Raiders suck and there’s just no way around it.
Note: it’s been proven that if you’re not smart enough to understand that, the very lack of intelligence is actually what qualifies you to be a part of Raider Nation.
That said, in this part of the country (and really all of us should know this inherently), we’re taught to see the positive in everything. In the same way, you can smile and somehow celebrate a gift of socks for Christmas or a fruitcake from a distant aunt, we’re also capable of finding good things to say about bad teams—namely, the Raiders.
The Raiders are the worst but there are still positive things for Chiefs fans to notice.
Why would we even try to come up with a list of the absolute best things about the Raiders? It just feels like the right thing to do given how down in the dumps they typically are year after year. (Dumps is another word for “AFC West” in this case.) Also, the holidays are coming, so we’re feeling a bit cheerful. Anyway, on the verge of the first meeting of the season between both the Chiefs and Raiders, we just wanted to offer up this list of things we appreciate most about the Raiders in the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.
(Sorry Raiders fans. We realize those are all multi-syllabic words, so we just mean “we want to be nice”.)