Oakland Raiders: I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can

Honor Warren Wells TheTorchSenior Writer IIOctober 17, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 1:  The Raiderettes preform their routine during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Oakland Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California on January 14, 2001. The Ravens defeated the Raiders 16-3. (Photo by:  Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

It is the day before the sixth game of the Oakland Raiders. It is near a critical point in the season.

Some folks are writing articles, with repetitive "boos." Here is one with a repetitive phrase we all learned in kindergarten.

Let's get back to the fundamentals, Oakland Raiders. Let's try something we learned when we were children.

"I think I can" should be repeated, over and over, again, by each and every one of us, in the Raider Nation. It should be repeated by the Oakland Raiders team.

All day long, think: I think I can.

Here are some examples of situations requiring a "can do" attitude:

There are theorems in mathematics that earlier generations could not solve, but younger mathematicians have worked hard, thought hard, and finally found solutions to some of those "so-called" unsolved problems.

There was a time in American history that many people thought that the White House would never be diverse in the top position. Yet, it is.

There are those who did not believe that the same man who made history and won the election to become the President of the United States, also is going to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He had a "Yes, We Can" attitude. And, yes, it was done.

There are those naysayers who do not believe this thing can be turned around.

So, Raider Nation and Oakland Raiders, say loudly,

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. 

Then continue to hope and say, later on Sunday,

I thought we could. I thought we could. I thought we could.

There was a time when the "wave" was popular and almost every fan in the football stadium would move at the right time, to give the impression of a wave, moving from left to right.

So tomorrow, there should be a group of people who start the chant, "Yes, We Can."

Let it ring loudly, in the ears of the players. Then, match the phrase with a James Brown phrase, altered a bit: "Say it loud, I'm a Raider, and I am proud."


Listen to the music