Oakland Raiders: Thanks for the Preseason Victories, Please Continue


The Oakland Raiders did a fine job in their game against the Seattle Seahawks. They had a strong start. In the second quarter, there were some concerns, but overall they got more aggressive as the game went along.

Thanks for the victory. It gives us a basis of hope for more victories when the regular season starts.

Here is an article for review. Perfect the art of war on the football field and give the Raider Nation more victories. Remember, Hue Jackson said that the Oakland Raiders are supposed to win. Al Davis, too, said, "Just win, baby!"


The Article Revisited

Recalling the fine works in military literature can equip the Oakland Raiders to win more games in 2010.

Here are some words of wisdom, translated from The Art of War, a historical document. Where did I learn about this work? It was in the comment strand of one of my articles.

A new state of mind or attitude needs to be developed in the Oakland Raiders. Here is an excerpt:

Verses from the book occur in modern daily Chinese idioms and phrases, such as the last verse of Chapter Three:

故曰:知彼知己,百戰不殆;不知彼而知己,一勝一負;不知彼,不知己,每戰必殆。 So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.


This has been more tersely interpreted and condensed into the modern proverb:

知己知彼,百戰不殆。 If you know ...

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