April 1, 2014 - The Oakland Raiders sent shockwaves throughout the pro football world today by announcing that they are changing their name to the Doves.
"Raiders just felt too strong, too tough, too mean" said Oakland owner Mark Davis. "We're a kinder, gentler team these days and this new name reflects that."
Many other changes accompany this name change. The famous "Black Hole" fan section will now be called the "White Nest." "Raider Nation" will now be referred to as "Dove Sanctuary." And finally, the Raiderettes cheerleading squad will now be called the "Dovettes" and will cheer for Dove opponents as well.