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Published on 04/02/2012 at Mon Apr 02 00:01.
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RaiderTalk - BroncoTalk's 2012 April Fool's joke - a satirical-yet-intrinsically nightmarish Oakland Raiders blog.

At 12:01 a.m. last night, April 1, 2012, BroncoTalk – Denver Broncos Blog and News transformed into a terrifying alternate reality: RaiderTalk.

April Fool’s… but there were quite a few negative reactions. We lost Twitter followers. We got a smattering of angry emails (some who said later they were April Fooling us themselves. Possible). We think some of those people actually weren’t reading, saw an Oakland Raiders logo, and flipped out.

Which is totally understandable.

The joke wasn’t on you, Broncos fans; it was on the Oakland Raiders. From Raiders relocation poll options (“I think the Raiders should go to Hell”) to Top 10 Coaches since 1995 (that’s one every 1.7 years) to copyright ownership of their deceased owner’s name, we covered the Oakland Raiders for a day the only way we could imagine: with a heavy dose of satire and self-mockery.

Here’s the rundown of posts from yesterday:

We had a ton of fun, but the day-long satire made us feel dirty, and it’s truly great to be back in the orange and blue. We’ll have a collection of reactions from comments, email and Twitter later today. In the meantime we bellow, as always, a hearty…


  • Anonymous

    bunch of humorless jackasses.  Good work.  

  • Asida4973


  • flbronc

    really though, it took me a solid 30 seconds to figure out what the hell was going on.  Well played gentlemen.

  • Anonymous

    I will tell you, and you can go check it, the sight turned to raiders talk right while I was posting.  I’m thinking WTF.  Logged out and back in and thought again WTF, what did I do???  

    Went to bed and about 30 minutes later it dawned on me.  


  • NateDB88


  • Dominique Ornelas


  • Anonymous

    It made my day, nice work BT

  • Monty

    Credit to Mr. East for the idea, and to the entire BT staff for jumping on board head-first! They really made this happen.

    Thrilled about the reactions, thanks for the comments.

  • Jhustle521

    I cant wait til we play the ponys, and Seymour knocks peyton into retirement with his 5th neck surgery¡! A day in the life of injured bronco!