The Oakland Raiders - The Team of the Decades - recently launched a micro-site commemorating the 50th season of Raiders football.
The web site is available at www.raiders50thseason.com and includes many features commemorating the 50th season of Raiders football including photo galleries and videos showcasing great moments in team history. The site also includes merchandise and ticket promotions.
The Oakland Raiders, one of the eight original American Football League teams, will participate in four Legacy Games this season: at home against the San Diego Chargers on September 14, New York Jets on October 25, Kansas City Chiefs on November 15, and at the Dallas Cowboys on November 26. For each of these Legacy games the Raiders will don their historic uniforms from the 1963 season.
The American Football League, which merged with the NFL in 1970, played its first season in 1960 with eight teams. The original eight AFL teams were the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs (played as the Dallas Texans), New England Patriots (played as the Boston Patriots), New York Jets (played as the Titans of New York), San Diego Chargers (played as the Los Angeles Chargers), and Tennessee Titans (played as the Houston Oilers). The Miami Dolphins became the ninth AFL franchise and played their first game in 1966. The Cincinnati Bengals followed as the 10th AFL team playing their first game during the 1968 season.