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Al Davis is Looking Down Smiling at the Oakland Raiders

Al Davis is an NFL legend. He was commissioner of the AFL before the merger that created the National Football League. He loved the Oakland Raiders with all his heart. For Al it was all about winning; hence his signature saying, “Just win, baby!” But how would Al Davis have reacted to this recent relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas? I believe this is actually a dream come true...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The state of Oakland Raider fanhood

Despite anyone’s feelings on the Raiders, we can all agree that the team has one of the most distinct identities in all of sports. Starting with Al Davis’ vision in 1960, the Silver & Black have always carried a reputation for toughness, physical football, a love for game-breaking speed and a home where misfits thrive and become champions. All this plays into “Raider Mystique”...
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June 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Sebastian Janikowski plans to keep kicking for Raiders 'until they kick me out'

At the age of 39, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is among the oldest players in the NFL. But retirement is the furthest thing from his mind.In fact, he’s already looking ahead to 2020 when the Raiders are set to move to Las Vegas. He wants to be a part of that transition and said Wednesday that he plans to kick in the NFL “until they kick me out,” per Scott Bair...
Via Sportsnaut
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Ken Stabler was the Oakland Raiders Autumn Wind

"The Autumn Wind is a Stabler,” is how the Oakland Raiders theme song should begin. We always talk about ‘glory years’ with a sense of nostalgia, a sense of better times, a sense of purity. The glory years for the Raiders, however, are always about how they created a culture appreciated by past and present generations alike. There is nothing nostalgic about the idea of The...
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August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardiff City owner tells team to shoot more, because ugly men can marry beautiful women

In a strange bit of wisdom, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan told his players he wanted them to shoot as many times as possible — at least 30 times per game — because scoring goals is like finding a wife. Tan’s logic essentially boils down to this: The more shots you take, the more times you will score. And just like a marriage proposal, if you ask a woman to marry you 50 times...
Via The Comeback
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders to announce lease extension in Oakland as reports come out owners don’t want them in LA

All signs point to the Oakland Raiders remaining in Oakland, though not really by their own free will. The Raiders and the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. Pacific Time, presumably to announce an extension of the team’s lease at O.co Coliseum.   Presser today for JPA/Raiders announcement. Short-term lease w/O.co...
Via The Comeback
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL owners reportedly concerned with Raiders-gang connections in LA

The Oakland Raiders are the odd team out for now in the race to move to Los Angeles, and it sounds like that is something pleasing to the NFL owners. Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. have a feature in ESPN the Magazine that takes an in-depth look at the process that led to the Rams being approved by the league to move back to LA. The piece goes into detail discussing the struggle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders refusing NFL orders to paint 50-yard line numbers in gold

Is there a more lovable outlaw organization in sports than the Raiders? Probably not. The team that is notorious for not cooperating with the NFL is once again in the crosshairs of the league, this time for reportedly refusing to follow league directions to paint the 50-yard line numbers at O.co Coliseum in gold for its home games. The league directed teams to have the 50-yard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL legend Ken Stabler has passed away at 69

By Vincent Frank Despite a premature report earlier in the day that led to confusion surrounding the status of former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler, his family has confirmed that the all-time great passed away on Thursday at the age of 69. Here’s part of the statement confirming Stabler’s death: “He was a kind, generous and unselfish man, never turning down an autograph...
Via Sportsnaut
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Davis Will be Directly Involved in Raiders Coaching Search

The Oakland Raiders next major decision as a franchise will be who to hire as the organization’s next head coach. And it appears that enigmatic Raiders owner Mark Davis will directly involve himself in the process. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News summed up his brief conversation with Davis in a recent report.  Davis is making it clear that he’s going to be involved...
Via Sportsnaut
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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