The 2009 Oakland Raiders: A Season Of FailureDashiell Bennett1/07/10 5:45pmFiled to: NflSeasonofailureOakland RaidersTom CableAlDavisLane KiffinDarius Heyward-BeyJaMarcus RussellTop361EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe Oakland Raiders were once a proud, victorious franchise, but despite zero ownership changes in over 30 years they become an organization synonymous with "ineptitude." The 2009 campaign didn't reverse this spectacular descent.AdvertisementThe team is overrun with pathetic draft picks, rage-filled losing coaches and a violent crazed fan base, but all roads lead to senile octogenarian who set the tone and call the shots. His Commitment to Excellence in Insanity has made the last year difficult, but highly entertaining. Let's remember when.ESPN football reporter Chris Mortensen responds to accusations that he made no attempt to contact the Raiders organization before reporting that the team was available for sale, by saying that "the Raiders have lost the privilege with me of running stories past them for comment," because he claims they would have simply denied it anyway. Mortensen later apologized and the Raiders were not sold.