The Oakland Raiders have posted on it’s team website that owner Al Davis is dead at the age of 82.
In these memorable 48 years, the Raiders have had 28 winning seasons, including 16 in a row from 1965 through the 1980 World Championship season. In 34 of those seasons, the Raiders earned a record of [...]
Former defensive end and #1 Draft pick for the Oakland Raiders, Anthony Wayne Smith appeared in court Friday for the murder of a man in northern Los Angeles County in 2008. The victim was beaten and shot. Smith and two other men were charged earlier this week. According to ESPN:
Smith, 43, of Fontana, who played [...]
Oh how the mighty…well, you know the rest. Even after cashing in on a $50 million dollar contract after being selected as the #1 NFL Draft pick in 2007, JaMarcus Russell still can’t afford his mortgage in Oakland, CA.
Okay, so maybe he could have afforded it, but he refused to make his mortgage payments. According [...]
Donald Rumsfeld might not realize it, but he still wields a lot of influence years after leaving his post as Defense Secretary for the Bush Administration. And just recently, Rumsfeld may have just pointed his proverbial guns at the Oakland Raiders. According to the San Jose Mercury News:
Talking with the Financial Times on Super [...]
It was announced today that the Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker, Tamba Hali, was franchised by the club. It’s not an ‘exclusive’ franchise tag, so Hali is free to negotiate with other teams. However, any team that is willing to sign him must not only give up a wad of cash but also 2 first [...]
Nnamdi Osomugha must have the greatest agent in NFL history. The New York Times is reporting that, since Osomugha did not meet certain incentives in his contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2010, the contract is now void. This would normally be a bad thing for a player, if that player were actually under performing [...]
The 2010 NFL Pro-Bowlers have been announced. You can find the complete AFC and NFC rosters at NFL.com. At the top of each list are the accepted league MVP candidates Tom Brady and Michael Vick at quarterback. I’ve no problem with that. However, like every year, there are several players that have made this list [...]
It’s been said many times. Former players don’t always make good coaches. Mike Singletary has been the poster boy for that sentiment this season in San Francisco. According to Sports Illustrated:
On Sunday night team president Jed York fired Singletary, the Hall of Fame linebacker who failed miserably to meet his standard of play [...]
The NFL Pulse Awards is allowing fans to vote for their favorite players in three different categories: Emerging Player, Comeback Player and Heart of the Game. Like any fan list, there are a few perfectly reasonable names included. However, the site has chosen to place some players in rather odd categories.
Peyton Hillis, running back/wrecking machine [...]
Cleveland Browns (5-8) at Cinncinnati Bengals (2-11)
Backed by a power running game featuring the surprising Peyton Hillis and a decent passing game with rookie quarterback Colt McCoy, the Browns have turned a miserable start to the 2010 season into what may very well be a mediocre finish. That’s a lot more than can be said [...]