Shea Ohlott -- Skulls
Shea Ohlott is among a number of Oakland Raiders fans who add excitement and delight to attending Raiders games.
My name is Shea Ohlott and I am a chef for a law firm in Palo Alto but on Sundays I go by Skulls! I grew up a lifelong Raider fan and the first year I could afford season tickets, I bought them. I don't view myself as a super fan, nor do I think I'm a better fan. I just portray it differently. But I'm not going to lie, the smiles I bring to kids' faces are priceless!
In 2001, while attending culinary school in San Francisco, I bought some shoulder pads from a local high school and immediately took a bus to Haight Street to find some spikes. I went back to my dorm room and the project began. The following year I added the skulls. Every year I added a new element and in 2012 I finally got the shoulder pads made as I always envisioned.
It takes me around 20 minutes to get ready for game day. This hasn't always been the case but I'd like to think I've gotten faster and better throughout the years.
In 2012 I married the love of my life, who is also a Raiders fan and we were introduced as husband and wife to AC/DC's Hells Bells.
In 2014 I was honored by being inducted into the Professional Football's Ultimate Fan Association in Canton, OH, where I met some of the greatest fans around the league and built lifelong friendships. On game day you can find me tailgating with the Bad Boyz of BBQ! (Special thanks to Erica Ortiz.)