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For the Oakland Raiders Fans That Are Loyal Through Thick and Thin

By Damali Binta Yael On September - 7 - 2009

It's Labor Day. I have time to think, research and write.

I thought about the Oakland Raiders and the discussions about "blackout."

Then, I thought about a powerful question: Do you love me?

As a reader of sacred and secular literature, an example came to mind.

There is a story about a man named Peter who was asked a question three times.

Three times, for goodness sake!

Do you love me? Peter answered

Do you love me? Peter answered, again.

Do you love me? And, Peter answered a third time.

What does this mean? Well, you do the research and get your interpretation.

I will use the sequence of three questions (all the same) and three answers. This is my analogy.

First, the poser of the question may not believe the answer because of a lack of enthusiasm in the voice (of a Raider fan).

Second, the poser of the question may not believe the second answer because of an attitude that did not relay unequivocal commitment and dedication (of a Raider fan's blog entry).

Third, the poser of the question insisted on a pronouncement indicating that "Yes, I love you (the Oakland Raiders) ...

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