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...in January 2007."There is no issue here," Raiders senior executive John Herrera said. "There was never an issue here. There's nothing to it."
Yes, unfortunately, there is an issue here. In fact, there are a ton of issues here. The Oakland Raiders have long been the laughingstock of the NFL. Their “Commitment to Excellence” has changed into a “A History of Incompetence.” There are entire generations of Raiders fans out there who have known only losing year after year. The team’s long list of bad moves and stupid decisions goes on and on.
...month of January, the city witnessed a tremendous surge in visitors. The city hosted the annual Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. January 1st, 60,000 college football fans saw Tennessee defeat Wisconsin. January 5th, our beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers was defeated by the New York Giants in a NFL Wild Card Game at Raymond James Stadium before a capacity crowd of 65,000 fans. The city will also welcome over 500,000 people who will line up along Bayshore Blvd. for the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates and Festival on January 26. It should come as no surprise that this is my fourth visit... (more)
Well, they did it. The New England Patriots were able to pull off a close win over the New York Giants Sunday night and become the first 16-0 team in the history of the NFL. More records were broken that night with Tom Brady setting the NFL Passing TD Record with 50 touchdowns (previously 49 by Peyton Manning), and Randy Moss broke the NFL Receiving TD Record with 23(previously 22 held by Jerry Rice). But with a perfect season comes the comparison to the only other team to go unbeaten, the often talked-about 1972 Miami Dolphins. The question now arises, are the Patriots better because they... (more)
...enough, or maybe we are too fat and the younger leaner college team was just too tempting. Most have concluded that it was not our fault at all but rather Petrinoâ€™s wandering eye and low moral character that lead him astray. While more philosophical minds endeavor to argue that it is the NFL culture that breeds unrepentant, lying cheaters. Either way the team was angry, disorganized and resentful as they lost their last game in a pitiful display of personal ego and lack of discipline. It was like watching a dysfunctional family of young men, 300 pounds and 7ft tall men, angrily... (more)
...his first start as a Raider. The Raiders have been much improved offensively this season, as they are one of the top 10 offenses in the league averaging about 350 yards a game. However, the offensive improvement hasn't completely reached the defensive side of the ball. Oakland was one of the NFL's top defenses last season (despite the 2-14 record), however they have struggled this season allowing just over 350 yards a game and are ranked 27th in total defense. Regardless though, the Raider Nation does have something to cheer for this season for the fact that the offense is back with... (more)
CBS NFL analyst Charlie Casserly reported on yesterdayâ€™s pregame show that the NFL sent a memo to all 32 teams last week informing them that home teams are not allowed to tell their cheerleaders to warm up, stretch, or otherwise do anything in front of the visiting team's bench that might distract the players before the game. Apparently there were concerns around the league that some teams had specifically told their cheerleading units to warm up prior to the game right in front of the visiting team, in hopes that the visiting team's players would be too distracted checking out the cheerleaders... (more)
I donâ€™t know why I am so shocked about something like this. A friend of mine who has worked as a college referee was telling me recently that this kind of thing goes on all the time at the college level. I hope the NFL really cracks down on the Patriots. I understand that they will be heavily fined by the league and will probably lose two draft picks next year â€“ most likely a number two and a number five. There is no excuse for cheating. We expect our sports teams to be squeaky clean, but as we have learned here, we should never assume for one minute that they are. I wonder how many games... (more)
Here are the five NFC teams that I believe will be around for the playoffs at the conclusion of the 2007 NFL regular season: Seattle Seahawks: With Shaun Alexander back and healthy and with the continued improvement of QB Matt Haselback, the rainy city will reign supreme in the NFC West and could roll deep into the playoffs if the defense steps up. A reconfigured offensive line, anchored by Walter Jones, should open holes; a crew of talented receivers, led by Nate Burleson and Ben Obomanu should catch some passes, and a coach whoâ€™s been on the front lines for a long time (Mike Holmgren), could... (more)
...has questioned his allegiance to the United States. This suit appears to be a case of someone piling on. Iâ€™d like to get a little more background on this inmate to determine if this suit has any validity at all. I doubt it does. Here is the story as it appeared on ESPN.com: Embattled NFL quarterback Michael Vick, facing federal charges related to his alleged participation in dog fighting, has been hit with a "$63,000,000,000 billion dollar" lawsuit filed by a South Carolina inmate who alleges the Atlanta Falcons star stole his pit bulls and sold them on eBay to buy "missiles... (more)
...able to bring the offensive game to a new level -- perfecting the passing game. At a time when coaches would run the ball at and eventually pass, Walsh would pass and then surprise the other team by running the ball when they least expected it. Bill Walsh, a football Hall of Famer, was named NFL coach of the year in 1981 and 1984. His coaching continued to live on through so many of his former staff. Seifert joined the coach staff under Walsh in 1980 and went on to lead the 49ers to two more Super Bowl victories. Other successful coaches who directly or indirectly studied under Bill... (more)