Raiders Versus 49ers: KICK THE PAT!

Solomon IIContributor IAugust 23, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 22:  Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the San Francisco 49ers during a preseason game on August 22, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Players, coaches, owners and all personnel say they play for the fans.  Most of that is a lie but I feel that sometimes they do.  I believe that Ochocinco and T.O. do more than every other superstar.  What does that have to do with the Raiders and Niners?  Well if you live in Northern California, you fully understand.

I don't, neither do millions of others, care if its preseason.  When you play a team near you, you must, MUST WIN!  You don't go for 2 just because you want to go home.  You make more than 99% of the population, your bench players are out there so why in bleepin bleep beep would you play like you want to go home?

It goes for everyone.  Jets vs. Giants, Philly vs. Pitt, Dallas vs. Houston, Cinci vs. Cleveland.  If these teams would just consider what their fans would go through after losing to an in-state rival they might just keep their first team out there.  It's a glorified practice and after 6 months of no football, I'm pretty sure these 40 million dollar men can suck it up and play a few.

360 plus days worth of ridicule from the 49er faithful is just plain annoying.  KICK THE PAT!!!  Can you please not put us through this again?  It is an injustice to society to not kick that PAT.  Hire Esteban Ochocinco to kick it, just kick it!  

Give the fans some consideration is all I'm saying.  The Raider faithful stands by their team no matter what goes on.  No matter if we win or lose, are great or are terrible we will always support our team.  Every other team's fans become embarrassed and even disown them.  Not us.  We always try to find a bright side and in this instance ( drum roll) at least our first round wide receiver is signed and playing so take that 49ers!