What was the name of the team before they became the Raiders?
The Oakland Señors, but the team never played under that name. After a few weeks of being the butt of local jokes the fledgling team changed the team's name to the Oakland Raiders (which had finished third in the naming contest). The now-familiar team emblem of a pirate/raider wearing a football helmet was created; reportedly a rendition of actor Randolph Scott. The original Raiders uniforms were black and gold, while the helmets were black with a white stripe and no logo (they wore this design from 1960–1962). When Al Davis became head coach & general manager in 1963; he changed the team's color scheme to silver & black (added a logo to the helmet).
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