Oakland Raiders Shoring Up To Fight Back!

If you like interesting movies, then you might have viewed Brad Pitt playing a character named Lieutenant Aldo Raine, the leader of the Basterds. Raine gave a briefing to several soldiers. The main message, as I perceived it, was "take no prisoners."

An application of this type of "shoring up" the Oakland Raiders so as to strengthen their passion and desire to win is what came to mind.

The movie is fantasy, but wisdom is embedded in the creative arts, if only you have eyes to see and ears to hear. I saw and heard something that I immediately applied to the Oakland Raiders.

In the last few days, the Oakland Raiders have been "shoring up" their defense. They are strengthening and designing a strategy for attack on the football field.

Now in moments of fantasy, I imagine a coach telling the team something that stirs up their passion to win the football war.

In the movie, Raine told his soldiers to scalp their enemies or opponents. He ordered them to leave signs of victory, so that the message would "strike fear" to any one who comes after them.

Raine even left a symbol on the forehead of his opponent, and when he outsmarted the German who was known for his cruelty and intelligent queries to trap others, he "branded" him, too, at the end of the movie.

Well, consider this a metaphor and let's set up some parallels.

The Oakland Raiders have been experiencing a type of "media holocaust" in the past seven years. This experience has inspired some to protest ESPN and some commentators who have not been completely fair and objective in their reporting.

So, the Oakland Raiders are shoring up their defense, and some pep talks are going on.

Adding guys like Rolando McClain, and others will help build a "take no prisoners" attitude on the playing field.

Now don't make the mistake of the female character in the movie, who got rid of...

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