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Tribute To the Mothers of the Oakland Raiders

By Damali Binta Yael On May - 9 - 2010

Mother can stand for

M, mercy

O, optimism

T, trust

H, heart

E, extra and eternal love

R, respect and honor

I remember a mother, named Mrs. Julia who never gave up on her son.

When her son was young he was quiet and seemed shy. Her son would invite me to their warm and loving home, and then he would be too shy to sit by me, face to face in their living room.

When I met Mrs. Julia's son he asserted that he was going to be an outstanding football player. He was a very good football player although he started playing football in his junior and senior year in high school.

In college he was an outstanding player, and he went on to become one of the top Oakland Raiders in an earlier era of Raider history.

Mrs. Julia was not perfect. But who said you have to be perfect to be a mother.

One thing she did that was almost perfect was cooked up a pot of Louisiana gumbo that was delicious. The aroma of that gumbo would fill the home located in a clean and fragrant neighborhood in a small town in...

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