Thanks to the great Al Davis and the nastiness that John Madden’s Raiders played with back in the 70s, the silver & black have always had a unique brand. The bad boys of the National Football League won three Super Bowls from 1976-83 and have long been a lightning rod for buzz that did not always please the league office. The franchise is now on their third city as they’ll open the 2020 season at brand new Allegiant Stadium right off the Las Vegas strip.
Allegiant Stadium looking sharp on #NFLDraft night ? pic.twitter.com/mcyRDWpSXF
— Kevaney Martin (@KevaneyMartin) April 24, 2020
From a brand standpoint, there may not be a more perfect fit than Lynn Bowden Jr. The Youngstown, Ohio native with hundreds of tattoos was a ‘rough around the edges’ prospect when he graduated high school and had to deal with some tribulations to grow into the father that he is today. However, there is no denying that he is a competitor in every sense of the word and is literally willing to fight on the field.
ESPN’s video of the Kentucky/Virginia Tech scuffle featuring Lynn Bowden pic.twitter.com/xgxOp8YLYo
— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) December 31, 2019