Kansas City, Missouri
May 15, 2001
I'm a huge Chiefs fan, so I was obviously jacked to see this game on Monday night. Rule number 1 in Oaktown is that if you are an opposing fan, don't dress head-to-toe in your team's colors. Most football fans have all heard horror stories about visiting fans getting roughed up in Oakland, so we were careful. Jeans, gray sweatshirt, neutral hat.
After getting to the game, pre-partying in the parking lot, and entering the stadium, I realized that Raider fans are just like fans in other blue-collar football cities. They are certainly no worse than the thousands of redneck Chiefs fans out there who love nothing more than to hassle visiting Raider fans. I saw people wearing red, and I didn't see anyone getting their ***es kicked. I probably would avoid the section of hardcore fans that sit in the endzone (you've seen 'em on Sportscenter).
The game itself was a drag. Steve Bono put together had the worse performance ever...no wait, that was against Indy in the playoffs...okay, second worst performance ever - and Oakland won by about 3 touchdowns. It rained a lot and the stadium was only about 2/3rds full. We sat in the upper deck, in the endzone. Not great seats, but passable. I'd definitely look for something lower and on the side if I had the chance.
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