Our Government is like… Football?


Let me explain…

Anyone who follows the NFL is aware of the state of the Oakland Raiders.

We suck.

While I don’t like admitting it, I know one day we will be back on top of the AFC West and the Chargers will be crying in their sleep. But here’s the thing… As long as Mr. Al Davis is in power, I don’t think we will rise to the top anytime soon. I love my Raiders with all my heart… hell I even have a Raiders tattoo! But Mr. Davis needs to be thrown out. He’s too much like Barak Obama.

“How is Mr. Davis like BHO?” you may ask…

Al Davis has been the owner of the Raiders since the ’60’s and has been in control the whole time.  Never had a General Manager for the team.

When he hired John Madden to be the coach of the Raiders, we were winning like crazy. He still has one of the best records for NFL coaches of all time… I THINK but I’m not 100% sure, but I think Don Shula who coached the Miami Dolphins in the 70’s had a better record.  Anyway, Al Davis loved how the team was working.  Everyone was happy, things were going his way, Madden succumbed to every last thing that Davis wanted. This went on for quite a few years… and then there was Jon Gruden. Gruden was probably the best coach we had since John Madden and Al Davis blew it.  For some reason Davis got it in his head that he needed to control everything. Everything Gruden did wasn’t good enough, despite us winning multiple games. (Mind you this had gone on with other coaches before Gruden, but none were quite as good as him.) Davis fired Gruden after six WINNING seasons with the Raiders.

Does that not remind you of Obama firing the CEO of GM? Granted GM was in a world of hurt, but why?

Now that we have had 5 coaches in 7 years, our team is in shambles. Davis feels the need to regulate everything the team does.  He will not accept help, much like BHO feels HE needs to control everything with this country. Davis doesn’t trust anyone else to take matters into their own hand and has had spats with current coach Tom Cable and some players. Obama doesn’t trust the American people and therefore is taking it upon himself to try to control us all.

It isn’t working for the Raiders, it won’t work for an entire country.

While these two men may be smart, their controlling ways aren’t. Obama was right when he said the country needed change… but this is not what us Americans had in mind.

Don’t blame me. I voted for the old white guy.

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2 Responses

  1. very insightful analogy…good blog.

  2. […] A Raiders fan makes the case that Al Davis is too much like Barak [sic] Obama. “Davis doesn’t trust anyone else to take matters into their own hand and has had spats with current coach Tom Cable and some players. Obama doesn’t trust the American people and therefore is taking it upon himself to try to control us all.” The fan somehow neglects to mention that Davis and Obama both support teams that wear silver and black, or that Obama’s parents named him Barack so that his initials would be B.O. in honor of Bo Jackson — who wasn’t even born yet! It’s your civic duty to read the analogy in its entirety. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels […]

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