Oakland Raiders - Greatest Sports Franchises
The Oakland Raiders first started out in the American Football League, and joined the NFL after the two leagues merged in 1970. When the team started out, they were the last of the eight AFL teams to choose players, and this left them with a rookie-heavy roster. Fortunately for them, that team did include such important names as Jim Otto and Tom Flores. After a few terrible seasons, the Raiders brought on John Madden as coach and the rest is history. They then moved to L.A. and back, and have gone down as one of the most hated teams in the league due to their history of success. In this video, WatchMojo.com continues our series on the Greatest Sports Franchises of All Time with a look at the Oakland Raiders.