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Oakland Raiders: We Love and Respect Both Young and Old

By Damali Ebun Foluke Binta YAEL On April - 9 - 2010

After reading " Military Service Credit for Federal Civilian Retirement" , I was reminded of the situation imposed on some NFL players during the era when America had a mandatory draft into the United States military.

There were a few good men who had their careers interrupted in the NFL, causing a gap in their career length. This issue needs to be reexamined. This issue has affected a few Oakland Raiders who played professional football in the '60s.

NFL football is a part of the fabric of America.

It has been instrumental in helping America keep the morale of the people lifted during times of economic stress and times of war. The Oakland Raiders had some of their best statistics during that era.

When times are hard, football is a good game to view and to release frustrations and other feelings. Families gather around radios, televisions, and computers to shout, jump, and "cuss" about good and bad plays, sacks, dropped balls, and more.

Sometimes we have not because...

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