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Oakland Raiders is an American Football team currently playing in the NFL
in the AFC West Division. They originally played in the AFL - American Football League entering as the 8th team in 1960. In 1966 the Oakland Raiders joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger.
The Oakland Raiders moved to Los Angeles
in 1982, the Raiders returned to Oakland
The Raiders have 13 members in the pro Football Hall of Fame
The Oakland Raiders have had 17 head coaches during its Franchise History. The most famous being John Madden
Tom Flores, coached from 1979 - 1987, was the NFL's first Hispanic head coach in NFL history an also became the first minority in NFL history to win the Super Bowl twice, Super Bowl XV as Oakland Raiders(became 1st wild-card team in NFL history to win the superbowl) and Super Bowl XVIII as Los Angeles Raiders
Art Shell was the second African American head coach in the history of the NFL, he was the first african-american head coach in the NFL's modern era. Team History
Oakland Senores (1960)
Oakland Raiders (1961-1981)
Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1994)
Oakland Raiders (1995-Present)
1 AFL Championship 1967
3 NFL Super Bowl Championships 1976, 1980, 1983
4 AFC Conference Championships 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002
3 AFL West Division Championships 1967, 1968, 1969
12 AFC West Division Chamionships 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1985, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002
have 21 playoff appearences
Team moto - "Commitment to Excellence" , "Just Win, Baby" which are both registered trademarks
Team colors are well known as Silver and Black.
True fans are known as the Raider Nation an make it known who they cheer for during games within one of the famous sections among NFL Stadiums being called The Black Hole, in the endzone of the home team side
Famous Fans - Ice Cube, Snoop Dog
The Raiders Logo has also played a role as a symbol for many rappers in the 80's and 90's of Southern California as a sign of Gangster Rap, most famous being NWA