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Raider Nation For Lyfe
Here at LAist we faced a tough decision last year - to cover the Raiders or not cover the Raiders.
With no football team, LA is in a rough situation. We pretend like it doesn't bother us and perhaps it doesn't bother some of us, but you know what, if it doesn't bother you then there's something wrong with you.
So we were either going to cover the Oakland Raiders or the Chicago Bears (since they sorta remind us of the Raiders). Last year we didn't end up covering anyone. Mostly because the Raiders sucked and that bothered us too.
Some might call that being a fair-weather fan. But did all the Raider fans really wanna see more news of the Raiders losing week after week?
One person that you could never call a fair weather fan is one Robert Charles Comer. Mr. Comer was executed on Tuesday for some crimes that he probably deserved to be executed for. They are heinous and nasty and pretty much unforgivable.
But because we always try to stay positive here, we can pass on this bit of info. When Comer went into the execution room he brought with him a picture of his daughter, and when he was asked if he had any last words, he smiled and said, Go Raiders.
Giving new meaning to the phrase Raiders Till I Die.
AP Photo/Arizona State Prison Media Affairs