When the Oakland Raiders were … the Black and Gold? It’s true


Art Powell photo courtesy Oakland Raiders

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(Art Powell photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders)

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One thing about the Oakland Raiders: There’s seldom a dull moment.

There was, for instance, a time when the Raiders weren’t the Silver and Black. They were the Black and Gold. Honest. And they weren’t very good.

That was 1960-63 when the Raiders’ uniforms were a close cousin to the NFL Chicago Bears (except the Bears were navy and orange), but where their record was not. Oakland was 19-37; the Bears were 33-18-3 and won the 1963 NFL championship.

Hard to imagine? Not really. Pro Football Journal’s John Turney brings those Raiders … and their uniforms … back to life in a recent post where he chronicles the early days of the Silver and Black — er, Black and Gold — and shows us just what those Raiders looked like: http://nflfootballjournal.blogspot.com/2016/03/when-silver-and-black-was-black-and-gold.html

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