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We in Raider Nation have long asserted that ESPN "had it out" for Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders.  In the past year, that idea has gone from mere complaints of perception to blatantly clear to objective observers of ESPN coverage of the Raiders.

Though I cannot prove who has done what and why, I do wonder aloud, "Why does ESPN undermine the Raiders and Al Davis?"

Davis has long represented what I had long thought were the sympathies of the, "East Coast Media."  As we have learned in recent weeks, many NFL owners are to the right of Rush Limbaugh even though they were too afraid to include Limbaugh. 

Michael Wilbon of Pardon the Interruption even said that some owners are believed to think that Limbaugh is, "too liberal."

Thus it seems odd that the, "East Coast Media," would treat Davis and the Raiders like something they dug out of their ear.

If anything, Davis has represented their supposed sympathies by being the first NFL owner to promote women and ...

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