SBF 3 Year Anniversary
It is hard to believe but tomorrow marks the 3 year anniversary of Silver and Black Forever. Coincidentally enough, my first post was the day before the Raiders were scheduled to play the Chargers. Tomorrow, the Raiders square off with the Chargers.
In spite of the 3 years of losing seasons and heartache, blogging at SBF has been a wonderful outlet for expressing my passion for the Raiders. The blogging platform has given me an opportunity to "meet" many spirited and opinionated fans. There have been a few times over the past 171 posts where I seriously considered pulling the plug on SBF for various reasons. The constant losing and turmoil in Alameda has taken a toll on me. Writer's block and posting after a blowout loss has given me pause. Finding the time and motivation to post regularly has impeded me.
However throughout the ups and downs of blogging at SBF, there have been 2 undeniable reasons that keeps me pecking away at the keyboard. The first is the magnetic force the Silver and Black has on me ... I have no desire to pull away from my avid interest in following the Raiders. The second reason is that about a year ago I took the creative liberty of deciding to pick and choose when I write, what I write about, and treat SBF as nothing more than a personal diary about my unfiltered views on the Raiders.