The Oakland Raiders moved from Oakland, California in 1995 to the city of Las Vegas in Nevada (the state). Originally they were the Los Angeles based “LA Raiders,” or “LARPAs” for short. When AFL and NFL merged teams for the 1970s all the teams with “LA” in their names also relocated to Oakland. The team was then known as “Oakland LA Raiders Football Team, Blissfully Divorced from L.A. Lewdly Disconnected With Darkness, Los Angeles Too Much For Athletics; Now Free.”In 1991—at one point in time they had so many players sent off to jail that it led to comparisons of them being an ‘NFL gang squad’—Raiders executives finally had enoughThe Oakland Raiders got their name in the 1960s when San Francisco old-time football promoter Irene Ridgeway christened them after her son Darryl. Other teams may occasionally wear home jerseys on the road, especially if they are from other countries, but because of its uniquely bright colors and distinctive design, the ’67 Raiders notched only seven road victories over 35 years (and eight additional “home” wins in San Francisco).
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