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mrodriguez4096
08-19-2010, 09:24 PM
I don't know where to open this thread so I opened it here, Mods please feel free to move this where it belongs if I did it wrong.

Alright guys, I live here in Sacramento and the Dolphins are finally gonna play a regular season game here in Oakland. My question is, I have never been to watch an Oak football game, and want to know if there is anyone else from here going to the game and what sections should I look for to buying??

Appreciate all the help guys.

SOCAL DOLFAN
08-19-2010, 10:03 PM
I'm going to that game too. Buy tickets near the visitor section, and if you do wear Dolphin gear, prepare to get hassled and humiliated by a bunch of low-lives. Literally everyone who I have spoken with that has been to a Raider game has nothing but horror stories about visiting fans getting harassed... That's why I love it when the Dolphins play the Chargers... Chargers have the least ruthless fan-base, as opposed to Raider fans.

Imperium
08-19-2010, 10:20 PM
I got tickets in section 138, hopefully that will be alright. My only advice would be to stay clear of the Black Hole, which I believe is the end zone in the 101 -110 seating area, but dont hold me to that.

When I used to live in the bay area, I was told by a few coworker friends that it would be wise to leave my Dolphins gear at home should I attend a game. Personally I think Raider fans enjoy propagating the kick-your-*** mystic but its more urban legend that reality.

hooshoops
08-19-2010, 10:26 PM
i suggest you get a police escort...

dolfan_101
08-19-2010, 10:28 PM
The one time I ever got to see Dan play was at Oak Coliseum and it totally blew having to be around complete dirt bags. They were throwing peanuts and beer at players.. it was pretty sucky and completely classless. I was going to go to the game but Raider Nation ruins everyone's good time.

mrodriguez4096
08-19-2010, 10:30 PM
Yea, I have been told the same thing to leave my Dolphins gear at home. I just don't want to go to jail just because some idiots want to act the fool. So I figured I'd ask the more experienced people.

hooshoops
08-19-2010, 10:31 PM
knowing my personality that place and me wouldn't mix...i'll leave it at that...

MassAssassin
08-19-2010, 10:33 PM
It's nice going to the Brown's Dolphins game and everyone is screaming at us.. then the a-hole chants start up among groups of people on your way to your section.. And they lose =[
And then your car breaks down an hour from your home, lolz

But yeah, Browns fans are die-hard. I expect the Oakland fans to just be slightly less more uncivilized but the Browns fans send the hate. I believe we went and Cleo Lemon was QB..Pretty sure we got stomped..

DphinBillkiller
08-19-2010, 11:14 PM
I would venture to say Philadelphia and Oakland are two cities with some of the highest rates of crime and violence. With reputations for violent fans and other rowdy behavior. At one time in Philadelphia they had a mini jail and courtroom at the stadium because the fans were so out of control. That being said I wore my Dolphin jersey in the Superdome when the Phins played the Saints and had no trouble. With all the security now days most real problems would probably occur outside the stadium.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2010/08/8wl3ph-1.jpg

oasis
08-19-2010, 11:30 PM
I might be going. Emphasis on the might. Still can't decide if it's worth it if I can't even have a good time.

If I do go, I won't be sporting much, if any, Dolphins gear.

Imperium
08-19-2010, 11:42 PM
I refuse to be intimidated to the point were I wont wear any Dolphins gear. At the very least I will wear a hat. Hopefully by that time Oakland will be out of the hunt and the regulars are looking to unload their tickets to Dolphin fans.. The last game I attended in the bay area was a Niner's game and I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of Dolphins fans in the stands.

dolfan_101
08-20-2010, 01:53 AM
LLLOOOOOLLL yea in SF hahahaha, not oakland crazy head hahaha.

D0lphan72
08-20-2010, 10:21 AM
platinumstubs.com had some great prices

Strangeworld
08-20-2010, 10:48 AM
I am thinking about going to the game as well...

The words of advice that I have from multiple different people with experience is that DO NOT WEAR YOUR DOLPHINS GEAR and openly cheer for your team.

Especially if Miami is winning/wins.

I may go with a couple of my Raider fan friends but I won't be wearing any Miami gear.

If the game was in SF, it' a different story; those fans are docile as hell.

Ed Norton
08-20-2010, 11:01 AM
The leauge should crack down on that crap. What a bunch of cowards that have to gang up on the fans in the minority. They should have an undercover cop in Fins stuff and a bunch in street clothes near by. The NFL wants it to be all family friendly yet they know this happens and are condoning it by not stopping it.

JerryD
08-20-2010, 11:06 AM
I pity the fool who doesn't wear black & try to fit in. Raiders are them against the world, not just divisional opponents. The Raiders are the underdog, the team for the working man & minorities. Not only is Oakland a wasteland in this economy, they're the home of the Hells Angels, every gang, etc. ... & they're at games tail gating. The only thing open near the stadium is some little grill that serves out of a window like a check cashing place. Neighborhood looks like Thriller video. Just ask Davon Bess, he grew up within blocks!! ... he might even answer your question about going to a game in his hood

This ain't no yuppie fest like PSL teams, SF, & our owners vision ... we don't even see 49er fans in sports bars now that they're down on their luck. Raiders fans are underdogs (even when they're winning) & the team promotes the image!! If you look for trouble, you'll get it quick, but the place is NOT KNOWN for violence.

Just wear black, cheer for both teams ... when you get "the look" on a Phins TD, say they're your 2 favorite teams!!

I love A's baseball games & love their fans (same stadium & Raider fans). You will see they're beacoup smarter than the average fans. Outside of yelling & screaming like all do ... they come up with incredible stuff & are "expert needlers." Many things in sports have been copied from Raiders fans.

The needling is creative & wonderful & makes opposing players nuts, its legendary. 2 years ago the A's needled the bullpen, the pitchers threw their chairs in the stands, needlers ducked & they hit an old lady. Then the pitchers went into the stands, the fans stood together & kicked their butts!! Now other clubs still trying to make an anti-needling baseball rule as these fans are so good/funny ... dumb--az millionaire players. A's also have a 30-50 man drum corps in the bleachers who beat out cheers. Same folks at Raiders games.

Dress in black, & enjoy the show ... its a trip, you'll love it if you're 'under cover'. Folks who don't do this have a bad time & whine!! Repeat ... this ain't NO yuppie fest!!!!!!! ... its old school & you can always get an affordable ticket .... maybe like it should be!!!!!

Left Coast Dolphan, Go Phins!!

wonderl33t
08-20-2010, 01:43 PM
I went to Raiders vs Bengals last year when the Raiders beat them. There were a couple of people in Bengals jerseys around me, and they weren't getting that much crap. Just the standard ribbing you would get anywhere.

That being said, I'll be at the game this year (section 140), wearing all grey and black, sporting only my black Fins hat http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

MischiefDolphin
08-20-2010, 02:16 PM
I will be going to the game and will not be wearing any Phins gear. I know a guy who was beat up/knocked out then pissed on in the bathroom for cheering for another team...

mrodriguez4096
08-20-2010, 03:17 PM
Seriously, it sucks but it looks like that might be the route I take. I'd rather watch my team play and cheer on the inside then not go because there are some retards that just don't know how to act...

Strangeworld
08-20-2010, 04:40 PM
Seriously, it sucks but it looks like that might be the route I take. I'd rather watch my team play and cheer on the inside then not go because there are some retards that just don't know how to act...


yep they are ruthless... essentially the dregs of society. It literally looks like a prison break from San Quintin.

ROADRUNNER
08-20-2010, 05:25 PM
The leauge should crack down on that crap. What a bunch of cowards that have to gang up on the fans in the minority. They should have an undercover cop in Fins stuff and a bunch in street clothes near by. The NFL wants it to be all family friendly yet they know this happens and are condoning it by not stopping it.

Good point...............

Goin` Deep
08-20-2010, 10:28 PM
Seriously, it sucks but it looks like that might be the route I take. I'd rather watch my team play and cheer on the inside then not go because there are some retards that just don't know how to act...
Wise decision. I went to probably twenty or so Raider games when they were in the Coliseum in LA, but never did I see Miami play in LA. That being said, I saw a lot of Broncos, Seahawks, Chargers etc etc etc fans get a mountain of crap heaped on them and it was usually pretty ugly. Very rough crowd....and I`m sure Oakland is just as rough. You might be able to handle yourself one on one but don`t subject yourself to the abuse of an entire section. If it was me, I`d skip the game in person and enjoy it from home or from a nice bar (preferably not an Oakland bar).

mrodriguez4096
08-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Wise decision. I went to probably twenty or so Raider games when they were in the Coliseum in LA, but never did I see Miami play in LA. That being said, I saw a lot of Broncos, Seahawks, Chargers etc etc etc fans get a mountain of crap heaped on them and it was usually pretty ugly. Very rough crowd....and I`m sure Oakland is just as rough. You might be able to handle yourself one on one but don`t subject yourself to the abuse of an entire section. If it was me, I`d skip the game in person and enjoy it from home or from a nice bar (preferably not an Oakland bar).


I think you are totally right on this one. I would like to enjoy watching them and I know I won't be able to keep it inside if the Dolphins break a huge gain and then the gig is up..lol.

So it looks like it'll be a local bar in Sacramento for me. Thanks guys for the heads up. I appreciate that.

rudys119
08-20-2010, 11:25 PM
Go into the tailgate section of the forum here and you will find some more info... I am going to the game there is a site phinvaders.com that has bought two whole sections of seats just for dolphins fans... there is supposed to be a party at one of the hotels that night and tailgate party before the game.. If we can all get tickets together and have safety and numbers ill proudly wear my dolphins jersey to the game.. Not an authentic of course...

rudys119
08-20-2010, 11:26 PM
If you live in sac... I live in the north bay we could always meet somewhere in the middle and carpool.. save on parking prices and more of the safety in numbers deal..

LopezDolphins
08-20-2010, 11:42 PM
Raider fans are tough sometimes but i have been to all the games there since 2000 (From San Jose) and never had any issues other than smack talk. Most the time if you ask who was the last QB to win them a Super Bowl they have this dazed look in there eyes and have no idea. I would suggest if you go and wear the gear go with some buddies who like the Raiders it always helps to know somebody who knows people in there section.

Miamifin23
08-21-2010, 12:35 AM
I'll be there, looking to buy seats on the visitors side around the 50yd line... Not too bad on stubhub right now, I'll be going with a bunch of raider fans, that's you're best bet for not getting hassled as much. You will at least have a chance to get out of the stadium alive.
**And DO NOT sit anywhere other than the lower bowl! You will have no chance with the crowd up higher.

Jeep
08-21-2010, 02:04 AM
I live in the Bay Area and have gone to several Dolphin games and have never had any problems... Just be cool, be smart and you'll be ok...

Ricky_Fan34
08-21-2010, 02:30 AM
I would wear Dolphins gear loud and proud. Worst that can happen is they get arrested, make a spectacle.

1 dol fan
08-21-2010, 02:39 AM
I would wear Dolphins gear loud and proud. Worst that can happen is they get arrested, make a spectacle.
Agreed. If I can't be me, I won't be there.

Ricky_Fan34
08-21-2010, 02:41 AM
Agreed. If I can't be me, I won't be there.
It's not like they're going to kil you... and if they do, at least you'll make it on SportsCenter :lol:

1 dol fan
08-21-2010, 02:47 AM
It's not like they're going to kil you... and if they do, at least you'll make it on SportsCenter :lol:
But I don't wanna travel cross country to watch a Dolphins game from the stadium jail cell because some doucher said something about Sun Life Stadium's dirt.

On the other hand, never been featured on national television before. :ponder:

Ricky_Fan34
08-21-2010, 02:49 AM
But I don't wanna travel cross country to watch a Dolphins game from the stadium jail cell because some doucher said something about Sun Life Stadium's dirt.
Another bonus is that like Sun Life Financial Stadium,the Oakland Coliseum also has infield dirt. That basically guarentees victory in my mind. It's basically like a home game.

1 dol fan
08-21-2010, 02:50 AM
Another bonus is that like Sun Life Financial Stadium,the Oakland Coliseum also has infield dirt. That basically guarentees victory in my mind. It's basically like a home game.
So the Dolphins already have 3 guaranteed wins? 2 against Buf and this one?

BTW, Buffalo will go 0-16

Ricky_Fan34
08-21-2010, 02:52 AM
So the Dolphins already have 3 guaranteed wins? 2 against Buf and this one?

BTW, Buffalo will go 0-16
And let's not forget any additional games that Miami plays on dirt. Buffalo doesn't have an offensive line.. I don't see how they can even suit up for the games lol...

1 dol fan
08-21-2010, 03:01 AM
And let's not forget any additional games that Miami plays on dirt. Buffalo doesn't have an offensive line.. I don't see how they can even suit up for the games lol...
I heard they hired some guys that were in an amateur wrestling show at the stadium last week to go out there and make holes for the defenders to run through... I think their coach got offensive linemen confused with defensive linemen.

That would explain why he didn't draft any O-Linemen.

JerryD
08-21-2010, 03:02 AM
The best was when Gruden was there ... tons of people had Chuckie Heads (with extra blood & black eyes & stitches painted on) on a chain & stick they swung around & shook at the opposition!!

Couldn't you just see Chuckie Heads on a chain & stick at Sun Life Financial Stadium. Ross would croak watching his stadium experience w/ handhelds go urban. I don't know why we didn't have Cam & Satan Heads on a stick?!?! We blew it!!

Ricky_Fan34
08-21-2010, 03:05 AM
I heard they hired some guys that were in an amateur wrestling show at the stadium last week to go out there and make holes for the defenders to run through... I think their coach got offensive linemen confused with defensive linemen.

That would explain why he didn't draft any O-Linemen.
He's in pursuit for what only Rod Marinelli can call his own. He longs to be able to call himself the "2nd head coach to go winless." You really suck when you can't even win at being the worst lol.

1 dol fan
08-21-2010, 03:11 AM
The best was when Gruden was there ... tons of people had Chuckie Heads (with extra blood & black eyes & stitches painted on) on a chain & stick they swung around & shook at the opposition!!

Couldn't you just see Chuckie Heads on a chain & stick at Sun Life Financial Stadium. Ross would croak watching his stadium experience w/ handhelds go urban. I don't know why we didn't have Cam & Satan Heads on a stick?!?! We blew it!!
I have noticed that the past generations have gotten too spoiled with quality football teams and failed to rebel when they were given **** on the field.

I hope to be that spoiled some day:thumbup:

PhinsPhan11
08-21-2010, 01:31 PM
i suggest you get a police escort...
Probably should.

dolfan_101
08-21-2010, 01:41 PM
I live in the Bay Area and have gone to several Dolphin games and have never had any problems... Just be cool, be smart and you'll be ok...

Jeep! How's it going??

But yea, if you make a scene people will get owned. My father did and hella people got kicked out for f***ing with us..
But if you pay good money to bring you and your family to a game why should you have to deal with some a holes bs?

1 dol fan
08-21-2010, 01:48 PM
Jeep! How's it going??

But yea, if you make a scene people will get owned. My father did and hella people got kicked out for f***ing with us..
But if you pay good money to bring you and your family to a game why should you have to deal with some a holes bs?
Now here's what we really should do...

You know that entire section that was bought by Dol fans? Well we should go down to Miami and find the real thugs and send them over. Deck them out with some DGK and LRG Dolphins gear and see if them Oakland fans wanna mess with those fellas. I guarantee you we win.