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As the NFL finishes week 5 of action, the league has had its share of embarrassing teams (word to last year's 0-16 Lions). The Rams, Titans, Panthers, and others are all sucking out loud right now, but no team has even come close to the on-and off-field fuckery of the Oakland Raiders. Since 2002, the pitiful squad has set a record for most consecutive seasons with 11 losses or more. Not bad for a crew whose official motto is "Commitment to Excellence"—and with yesterday's 44-7 loss to the Giants, it looks like the Raiders plan on continuing the bullshit for a while.

From owner-vs.-coach public feuds to teammate assaults and intrastaff jawbreakers (no Wonka), the team itself boasts behavior far more self-ethering than their GWAR-tribute fanbase. Which is why we've taken a quick break from tallying JaMarcus Russell's wobbliest pass attempts to compile our list of the most embarrassing Raider moments of the decade. Enjoy!

THE TUCK RULE GAME
WHEN: JANUARY 19, 2002 (AFC Playoff Game)
• The Raiders fall victim to the bullshit rule that no one's ever heard of or been able to justify. Even the refs have gotten in on the sonning!

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BILL ROMANOWSKI KNOCKS OUT TEAMMATE DURING PRACTICE
WHEN: 2003
• Marcus Williams received $340K from Romo-Cop for breaking his eye socket and ending his career. Steroids totally legitimate medical treatments are a hell of a drug.

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ART SHELL HIRES TOM WALSH AS OFFENSIVE COACH
WHEN: FEBRUARY 2006
• Hire a bed-and-breakfast operator as offensive coordinator? Yeah, sounds like something the Raiders would do. Walsh was demoted before the end of the season as the Raiders went 2-14. At least homie was qualified to clean up after he shit the bed.

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DRAFTING JAMARCUS RUSSELL
WHEN: 2007 NFL DRAFT
• As Russell's QB rating starts looking more like his age, we have to wonder WTF the Raiders were thinking giving this guy $68 million, with $31 million guaranteed. Crabtree, you got PWN3D.

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AL DAVIS AIRING OUT LANE KIFFIN
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 30 2008
• In this bizarre press conference, a Cryptkeeper-lookin'-ass Al Davis flat out calls his recently fired coach a liar and lays out all the salacious details of the firing. Is this pro football or Days of our Lives?

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DAVID FAUSTINO REPS THE SILVER AND BLACK
WHEN: ONLINE DEBUT, MARCH 2009
• From the set of Married with Children straight to the hood, Grandmaster B knew that donning the Raider cap in this video (which resurfaced online this year) would gain him the street cred he longed for. Which is a touch more than Brian Austin Green, but not quite as much as Corin Nemec.

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BONUS: BROKEN JAW INCIDENT
WHEN: AUGUST 5, 2009
• According to former Raiders assistant and alleged assault victim Randy Hanson, head coach Tom Cable yelled "I'll fucking kill you!" as he slammed Hanson into furniture, breaking his jaw. Damn, if only Cable's players could bring that kind of intensity... on the field... and not directed at each other... there might be a dub in their future!

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