Funny, I was born in Oakland (long time ago) and graduated from UCF when it was still FTU & had a 7K student body, so I ought to think of this as some sort of harmonic convergence. But I don’t. As a Raiders fan I have been out in the wilderness too long to still have the faith.
I was living in Tampa when the Tooz was at the University of Tampa.
Those days are gone forever, over a long time ago, oh yeah.
Maybe in some respects it’s a blessing in disguise that I was born after the “good ol’ days” of the team back in the 70’s and early 80’s? When a lot of guys I talk to mention Stabler, Tooz, Plunkett, Branch, George Atkinson, and so on, I have little to add except “boy, that must have kicked ass!” because I wasn’t alive to remember anything before Bo Jackson.
Hopefully we’ll get back to...well at least winning more than two games.