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Thursday, October 04, 2007

NFL Week #3 - Oakland Raiderettes 

Posted by James at 2:57 PM ET

A big "thank you" to reader Dave who sent us this report from the Cleveland-Oakland game and a boatload of Raiderette photos:

Last Sunday (Sept 23rd), the Raiders hosted the Browns in Oakland. I was able to witness a great game, and experience again the unity of the Raiders team, their fans, and Raiderettes. It is an atmosphere that differs in energy level than any other place I've seen NFL games.

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The previous day at a calendar signing, Jovann and Kathleen explained the pre-game Raiderette activities. About an hour before the game, two of the four lines of Raiderettes take the field as the players enter. During this time, they perform, and I haven't seen other squads performing on the field this early, although others might. The two other lines of Raiderettes go into the tailgating area to see fans. I did not get a chance to photograph this (another reason for the need for human cloning). After their time on the field, the two lines of Raiderettes go into the stands in opposite directions and pose for photos with fans.

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This was the Fiesta Latina game, and the Raiderettes performed two themed routines in the middle of the field. The first was pre-game, and in the second quarter, the Raiderettes returned to their dressing area to change outfits for a half-time performance. Along the sidelines, they performed many high energy routines throughout the game. The last play of the game was a blocked kick for the Raider win, and the Raiderettes shared the enthusiasm of the entire stadium.


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Raiderettes celebrate the win!



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