A Cowboys-Raiders Joint Practice In A City Where Rival Gangs Wear Cowboys And Raiders Gear Went Exactly Like You Would Expect
by Frank Rhombus
Let’s be honest. If you put a seal in shark-infested waters, it’s going to get eaten. If you put peanut butter on your stones, your dog will lick it off. If you send a car full of black guys into Manhattan Beach, they’re going to get pulled over. And goddammit, if you hold a Cowboys-Raiders joint practice in the city of Oxnard, where rival gangs wear Cowboys and Raiders gear, shit’s going to get real.
Scheduling a Cowboys-Raiders practice in Oxnard was such a great idea that the Oxnard Dolice Department put “30 officers on the scene, including a K-9 bomb unit, plain-clothes officers in the stands and parole and probation officers.” Police were reportedly on high alert and bulletproof vests were out in full force.
The day began with Raiders players spitting on a Cowboys star logo after getting off the bus and again before taking the practice field, and before the day was done, several fights had broken out on the field, including this one where a Raiders fan/felon grabbed a helmet and tried to hit a Cowboys player with it:
Hindsight is 20/20, but for fuck’s sake, an NFL preseason practice is about as important as being first in line to buy tickets to a Goo Goo Dolls concert. And if one requires 30 police officers wearing bulletproof vests to be on the scene, including a K-9 bomb unit, plain-clothes officers in the stands and parole and probation officers, then it shouldn’t fucking happen.
Let’s see what the NFL has in store for an encore, perhaps a Redskins preseason game on an Indian burial ground?