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My Dad Cheers for the Silver and Black


My dad was a star football player in high school and loves everything about the sport, including watching religiously during college and pro seasons. When I was little, I would sit in front of the tv while he watched a game and ask “Who are we cheering for?” But if the boys in Silver and Black were playing, I wouldn’t need to ask: my dad always has been – and always will be – a huge fan of the Oakland Raiders.


I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, so my dad is in good company as a Raiders fan there. From their amazing Super Bowl wins, to the heartbreak of the team’s relocation to Los Angeles in 1982, their triumphant return in 1995, and their current struggles to get back to the top of the NFL heap, my dad has stood by as an ever-faithful fan.

Everyone who knows my dad knows of his loyalty to the Raiders, which makes gift-giving almost an adventure as we each look for the most useful, the most quirky, the most special Raiders-inspired present for him.

Just a small sampling of the gifts he’s received over the years…

Oakland Raiders Gifts

Last week I added to his Raiders collection by sending him a 2013 Custom NFL Calendar I ordered from has over 3,000 Official NFL photos to choose from in putting together a calendar, and of course I chose to feature the Oakland Raiders. You can further customize each calendar by adding your own special dates and marking them with personal photos. The calendar was easy and quick to make, shipped fast, and my dad really likes it!

My dad with the Oakland Raiders calendar from carries a variety of clothing, accessories, and special gifts for the home, car, and office, and not just for the NFL. You can find gifts for your fan of college sports, major league baseball, the NBA, and NHL, too.

Showing off your team spirit has never been easier! Whatever team you root for and whatever sport they play, find the gear you need at Just in time for the holidays, you can get 30% off  any purchase using the code “Clever30.” And while you’re there, be sure to enter to win $500 toward team gear in Ditka’s SportsFreak of the Week Contest!


*Disclosure: I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.


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