The Oakland Raiders take on the New England Patriots Sunday 2 October 2011 at the Black Hole, a.k.a. the Oakland Coliseum.
And I can assure you, with all the bad blood between these two teams, the atmosphere at the Black Hole is going to be heated. Raiders fans and players alike are still seething from a loss in the playoffs in 2002 that was the result of the infamous “tuck rule” call. Patriots fans refer to that game as the Snow Bowl. Raiders fans think of it more as a Snow Job.
And everyone is still pumped up following the Raiders thrilling grounding of the New York Jets last Sunday at the Black Hole.
And if you don’t have a ticket, not to worry! This game has been sold out so you can watch it on TV.
Bring on the Patriots!!!
There’s More There There Than Football
But there is more to do in Oakland this weekend than root for the Raiders.
There will two parades this weekend, the 37th annual Black Cowboy Parade on Saturday and the annual Oakland Suffrage Parade on Sunday. Both will take place Downtown.
The fourth annual Oaktoberfest celebration will take place on Saturday at Dimond Park. There will be concerts at the Paramount and Fox Oakland theatres downtown, as well as an outdoor concert at the Woodminster Ampitheater, which is situated among the redwoods high up in the Oakland Hills
There will be an evening of food, cocktails, and music at the Oakland Museum of California on Friday and the 20th annual Women of Taste foodie gathering on the Roof Garden of the Kaiser Center on Saturday.