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  • Raiders offensive lineman donates game check to 4-year-old with rare heart condition

    12/21/2014 4:24:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rodger Sherman
    The Raiders went above and beyond for the family of 4-year-old Ava Urrera -- especially offensive lineman Menelik Watson. I can't quite say I've ever heard anything like the story of the Oakland Raiders and 4-year-old Ava Urrera of Las Vegas, which Jay Glazer just told on Fox's NFL Sunday pregame show. Urrera has a heart condition Glazer described as equivalent to having "half a heart," and this post indicates doctors aren't too hopeful. Glazer had told the Raiders about her story, and they put together an amazing experience for her and her family: they made her captain for a day,...
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015. ESPN.com's Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • S.A. may be home of Los Raiders

    07/30/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | July 29, 2014 (upd: July 30) | Tom Orsborn
    San Antonio - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, local leaders involved in the talks confirmed Tuesday.
  • Peyton Manning set passing record by 1 yard, but was a 7-yard pass vs. Oakland really a lateral?

    12/31/2013 5:25:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 146 replies
    Peyton Manning set a huge NFL record on Sunday, and barely. A touchdown pass late in the second quarter to Demaryius Thomas broke Drew Brees' single-season record for passing yards by 1 yard. Or did it?
  • Woman hurt after jumping from third floor at Coliseum

    11/24/2013 8:04:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    KGO ^ | November 24, 2013
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Two people were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following Sunday's Oakland Raiders game against the Tennessee Titans. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office says a woman jumped from the third deck near section 301 at O.co Coliseum around 4:30 p.m. The section was closed to the public at the time. A fan that was walking along the concourse about 60-feet below saw it happen and tried to catch her. But he was critically injured when she landed on him.
  • Todd Christensen Dies at 57; Record-Setting NFL Tight End

    11/13/2013 7:46:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 13, 2013 | Sam Farmer
    With a vocabulary to match his football skills, Todd Christensen helped the Raiders win two Super Bowls. Later a TV analyst, he died during liver transplant surgery.As an eloquent and colorful All-Pro tight end for the Los Angeles Raiders, Todd Christensen seemed to have a playbook in one hand and a dictionary in the other. "All you'd have to say was, `Todd, will you just shut up? Give me a $2 word instead of a $10 word,'" teammate Matt Millen recalled Wednesday. "Todd would just laugh." Christensen, a practicing Mormon who didn't drink but for years struggled with internal issues,...
  • Former Raiders tight end Todd Christensen dies at 57

    11/13/2013 6:05:48 PM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    Shutdown Corner ^ | Anwar S Richardson
    The NFL lost another great player too soon with the death of Todd Christensen on Wednesday. Christensen died during morning surgery at a hospital in Utah. He was 57 years old. According to The Salt Lake Tribune he had battled liver disease and other serious illnesses in recent years.The former tight end was a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion. He was also a television sports analyst. Christensen was a standout running back at BYU and a second-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1978. He is best known for his time with the Oakland Raiders. Christensen...
  • Shooting outside University of Phoenix stadium

    08/17/2012 10:16:41 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 17 replies
    Phoenix TV station KSAZ ^ | August 17, 2012 | Fox 10 Phoenix
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Glendale Police responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of University of Phoenix stadium Friday night, while the Cardinals were playing the Raiders in their first preseason game. We're hearing a man in his 30s was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. He's currently in stable condition. A suspect has apparently been taken into custody. No other information was made available. Stay with myfoxphoenix.com for updates on this developing story.
  • Former Oakland Raiders player Anthony Smith charged with 4 murders

    07/04/2012 11:29:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    City News Service ^ | July 4, 2012
    LANCASTER - Former Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith -- who was awaiting a retrial on a charge stemming from an October 2008 killing -- has been charged with three other murders in a case in which he could face the death penalty, according to a court document released Tuesday. | » POLICE NEWS
  • Ben Davidson, towering Raiders lineman, dies at 72

    07/04/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ben Davidson, a towering pass rusher who wore a handlebar mustache and terrorized Raiders opponents in the 1960s and early '70s, died Monday night of prostate cancer. He was 72.
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Al Davis dead at 82, Raiders' site says

    10/08/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT · by John W · 53 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | October 8, 2011 | ESPN.com news services
    Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died at 82, with the team's website posting a simple tribute with his name in large silver letters, saying "the Raider family will issue a statement later today."
  • 2 shot in SF parking lot after Raiders-49ers game

    08/20/2011 11:18:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    AP ^ | August 21, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men were shot and wounded in the parking lot of Candlestick Park after a preseason NFL game Saturday night between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, police said. The shootings occurred around 8 p.m., shortly after the 49ers' 17-3 victory, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
  • Raiders WR Murphy Arrested For Possession Of Viagra

    04/04/2011 3:24:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 3, 2011 4:23 PM
    The Gainesville Sun is reporting Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy was arrested early Sunday morning, charging him with possession of a drug without a valid prescription, resisting arrest and failure to obey a police officer after being pulled over for playing his stereo too loudly. Murphy reportedly refused to present identification and demanded to know why the arresting officer pulled him over. After refusing, officers then tried to handcuff Murphy, who continued to refuse before 3 officers were able to place him into custody. After consenting to a vehicle search, officers found, “non-labeled prescription bottle containing 11 pills later identified...
  • Own JaMarcus Russell's Foreclosed Oakland Mansion ( NFL )

    03/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    nbc ^ | Mar 4, 2011 | SAJID FAROOQ
    Former Raiders' QB is losing his home to foreclosure. JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned... The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders... ... Russell returned to his native Alabama after being released by the Raiders in 2009. His attempts to return to the NFL have been slowed down by charges that Russell was illegally sipping "purple drank." The Raiders signed Russell to a six-year contract worth up to $68 million, with $31.5 million guaranteed. But in true Al Davis fashion, the team is trying to recuperate some of that signing bonus.
  • George Blanda dies at age 83

    09/27/2010 12:55:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 92 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | September 27, 2010
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders say Hall of Fame quarterback George Blanda has died. He was 83. A Raiders' spokesman confirmed the death Monday. Blanda spent 26 seasons in the NFL as a quarterback and kicker while playing for three different teams. He spent 10 seasons with Chicago, seven with the Houston Oilers and nine with the Raiders before retiring in 1976 at the age of 48. Blanda was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 1, 1981. Blanda is remembered most for his heroics in the 1970 season when at age 43, he threw three...
  • Return to Makin Island

    08/07/2010 1:22:47 PM PDT · by paterfamilias · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 August 2010 | Me
    I have seen this before, but it is well-worth watching again. I find it both sad and inspirational, as we fight a pitched battle, starting on November 2, to preserve and restore the Constitution that they died defending. In the early days of WW II the Marine raiders attacked Makin Island and left behind 19 dead Marines after asking the islanders to make sure that they received a proper burial. In 1999 the remains were discovered. This is a touching tribute. Semper Fidelis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6f_FvZpm3g
  • Raiders file grievance vs. (JaMarcus) Russell

    05/28/2010 5:31:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies · 513+ views
    AP ^ | May 28, 2010 | Staff
    The Oakland Raiders have filed a grievance seeking nearly $10 million back from recently released quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Yahoo! Sports first reported the story Thursday, saying the Raiders are seeking $9.55 million from Russell in what was paid as salary advances for the 2010-12 seasons. The team later confirmed the report.
  • Raiders release former No. 1 overall pick (JaMarcus) Russell

    05/06/2010 3:27:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 906+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/10 | Josh Dubow - ap
    ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders released former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell on Thursday, ending a three-year tenure marked by his high salary and unproductive play on the field. Senior executive John Herrera told The Associated Press about the move and said that "we wish him well." The decision came less than two weeks after Oakland acquired Jason Campbell from Washington to take over at quarterback and signifies that owner Al Davis finally lost patience with the immensely talented but unproductive player he drafted first overall in 2007 against the wishes of former coach Lane Kiffin. Russell will...
  • Sources: (JaMarcus) Russell release imminent (Oakland Raiders)

    04/28/2010 5:52:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies · 517+ views
    ESPN ^ | April 28, 2010 | John Clayton
    The Oakland Raiders are preparing to release quarterback JaMarcus Russell but have to await the final word from owner Al Davis before they can do so, according to sources. Russell is on the books for $9.45 million this season, including $3 million in guaranteed money. Since trading for former Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell on Saturday, the Raiders have studied Russell's contract and tried to figure out ways to release him to save the organization some money.
  • Photo essay: Doolittle Raiders meet for 68th reunion

    04/19/2010 7:29:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 855+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Lance Cheung
    4/19/2010 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO (AFNS) -- Some of the remaining members of the Doolittle Raiders participate in a question and answer session with the media here April 16. The Raiders continue to inspire those servicing in the Air Force.
  • Mass grave in Dorset contains remains of executed Viking warriors

    03/12/2010 4:37:55 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 22 replies · 1,355+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 3-12-10 | Simon de Bruxelles
    The captives, all well built young men in their late teens and early 20s, were herded to the place of execution. Fifty-four in total, their heads were hacked off and stacked neatly in a pile. The bodies were tossed into a pit where they remained a tangle of limbs and headless torsos until archaeologists following the route of a new road stumbled across the remains last year. Not the killing fields of Iraq or the Balkans but the Ridgeway, near Weymouth, an ancient track across the now tranquil Dorset countryside, where one thousand years ago a long forgotten massacre took...
  • The Cable's Out

    01/01/2010 4:03:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 333+ views
    The Raiders will be killing time Sunday against Baltimore, whether they win, lose or lose by a lot. The real story comes immediately thereafter when the lottery on Tom Cable's firing begins. The early betting is on Thursday, because Al Davis tends to wait for the internal postseason self-examination process, in which the coach who is about to get fired has to hear about why he's going to be fired. But it could come as early as Monday (six percent), Tuesday (21 percent) or maybe even Wednesday (nine percent).And if you like the long money, Davis could wait and make...
  • Former Raider scuffles with Alameda supervisor

    11/02/2009 7:45:51 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 472+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/2/9 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    A former Oakland Raiders player and a current Alameda County supervisor got into a dustup the other day over pee-wee football - landing Supervisor Scott Haggerty in a neck brace and ex-NFL tight end Jeremy Brigham under investigation by Pleasanton police. All of it was caused, we're told, by Brigham's accusations that Haggerty - whom he had just fired as the assistant coach of his Pleasanton squad of 10- and 11-year-old boys - had leaked plays to an opposing team. Police Sgt. Jim Knox confirmed that his department is investigating the incident. He declined to discuss details, but said a...
  • No-win case for D.A. {No charges for Raiders' Cable}

    10/23/2009 7:58:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 277+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/23/9 | Ray Ratto
    So Tom Cable walks. That's how you'd have figured it to play given the other characters and circumstances involved. But more than that, Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein said that Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson couldn't satisfactorily explain to Lieberstein's conviction rate how his jaw was broken. And that, ultimately, is the lesson here. Nobody told enough of a believable story for us ever to figure out what Cable, the Raiders head coach, actually did to Hanson's face, let alone what his intent was when he did whatever it was he did. With that kind of iron-clad certitude, is...
  • Michael Vick Protesters Flock to Oakland Coliseum for Eagles-Raiders Game

    10/18/2009 5:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 782+ views
    NFL Fanhouse ^ | Oct 18, 2009 | NANCY GAY
    About 30 animal rights protesters gathered outside the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday, waving signs decrying dogfighting in response to Michael Vick's arrival with the Philadelphia Eagles and drawing mostly praise from Raiders fans entering the stadium. Oakland has been the happy ending for many of the animals rescued from Vick's dogfighting and gambling operation in Virginia. Ten of the dogs in Vick's pit bull collection -- the ones that could be saved and rehabilitated -- found new lives in San Francisco's East Bay, fostered and treated by the group BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls). On Sunday,...
  • ASSAULT ALLEGATION: Hanson looking for lie-detector showdown (with Raiders' Cable)

    10/17/2009 11:09:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 300+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/17/9 | David White
    Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson continues to push his assault charges in public, this time challenging Raiders coach Tom Cable to a lie-detector showdown. "I will take a lie-detector test and a drug test, and I will pay for it - and I'll pay for Tom Cable to take those tests as well," Hanson told Yahoo Sports on Thursday. Cable was asked if he had any response. "None whatsoever," Cable said after practice Friday. Hanson has accused Cable of assaulting him and fracturing his jaw Aug. 5 during training camp. Napa police concluded their investigation last week and handed over...
  • Witnesses Corroborating Against Cable (Oakland Raiders' Coach Crazy Assault on Assistant)

    10/07/2009 1:36:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 814+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Oct 7, 2009 | JOE KUKURA
    Longtime sports writer Nancy Gay no longer works for the San Francisco Chronicle. But her ability to pry out secret information about the Oakland Raiders organization is still beyond that of anybody else in the Bay Area. Not two months after she broke the news that the alleged assailant that broke a Raiders' assistant coach's jaw was none other than Tom Cable, Ms. Gay has managed the first "blow-by-blow" account of the punching incident. Her tell-all article on the Fanhouse discloses that other Raiders' assistants are corroborating Randy Hanson's account of the alleged assault. "A two-month investigation into the incident...
  • Raiders Get a Penalty for Thanking God

    10/07/2009 11:39:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,360+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Oct 5, 2009 | JOE KUKURA
    These Oakland Raiders have it pretty tough with the NFL referees. They get unsportsmanlike conduct penalties even when they behave like choirboys. Raiders' cornerback Chris Johnson found that out the hard way after making a great play in yesterday's 29-6 Raider loss to the Texans. With just 51 seconds left in the first half, the Texans were on the verge of scoring another touchdown before halftime. In footage still available online, Johnson made a fantastic leaping interception to rob Houston's Andre Johnson of the score. After hauling in the throw, the Raiders' Johnson dropped to his knees and raised his...
  • Raiders cornerback thinks he was flagged because of his religion

    10/06/2009 3:17:27 PM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 24 replies · 1,065+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/06/2009 | Chris Chase
    An Oakland Raiders cornerback claims he was penalized on Sunday for making a religious display while celebrating an interception. After picking off a Matt Schaub pass in the end zone, Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson celebrated by dropping to his knees and raising his arms in triumph. He was instantly flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for excessive celebration. Johnson later complained that he was whistled for thanking God:
  • Arrest of Raiders Coach Pending: Report

    10/06/2009 8:56:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 833+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Oct 5, 2009 | JOE KUKURA and LORI PREUITT
    Raiders are 1-3 this seasonRaiders Coach Tom Cable's pre-mugshot days may be numbered, according to a report in Yahoo Sports. Yahoo's Jason Cole said Cable will face charges in connection with an alleged attack in August of assistant coach Randy Hanson. Hanson claims Cable attacked him on Aug. 5 after a pre-season practice in Napa. Something happened, because Hanson was treated at a hospital for a broken jaw. Napa police refuse to comment on the investigation. If he is arrested, Cable could also be suspended as the Raiders' coach thanks to the NFL's strict personal conduct policy. The Raiders have...
  • Texans Bolt Past Hapless Raiders

    10/05/2009 5:46:48 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 504+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 10/5/09 | WJ Richardson
    Reliant Stadium --- Stocked with a lineage of Hall-of Fame players, three Super Bowl championships and a reputation of intimidating its opponents like no other team in history, the Oakland Raiders were once a revered NFL franchise. Since their Super Bowl appearance after the 2001 season, the Raiders have won fewer games than any other team and are now the laughingstock of the league.
  • NFL.com: Hanson talks to cops

    09/29/2009 7:31:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 662+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/29/9 | David White
    Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson finally interviewed with the Napa police, telling them Friday that Raiders coach Tom Cable struck him and broke his jaw Aug. 5 at training camp, his attorney told NFL.com on Monday. Napa police confirmed (again) the potential felony case remains under investigation more than a month since the story broke. Hanson's attorney said Hanson handed over medical records showing he has a broken jaw. When the investigation ends, the district attorney will decide whether or not to press charges. Only then should anyone expect the NFL to take any disciplinary action in the matter --...
  • RAIDERS: Gannon not welcome in Alameda

    09/26/2009 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 729+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/26/9 | David White
    The Raiders can't keep Rich Gannon out of the Coliseum's broadcast booth, so they want to lock the quarterback-turned-TV analyst out of the team facility in Alameda. Team officials told CBS Sports they did not want Gannon to attend Saturday's television production meetings in advance of Sunday's Raiders-Broncos game, The Chronicle has learned, citing his public criticism of the organization in recent years. "Rich Gannon is not welcome here," Raiders executive John Herrera said Friday when asked about the ban. "We told CBS we did not want him in our building, we did not want him to be part of...
  • Napa cops reopen probe of Raiders fight

    08/22/2009 8:40:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 605+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/22/9 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    Napa police have reopened their investigation into a Raiders training camp melee this month that left assistant coach Randy Hanson with a broken jaw, reportedly when he was attacked by head coach Tom Cable. Without using names, Lt. Brian McGovern said the incident at the Napa training camp at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5 was originally considered a misdemeanor but is now being investigated as a felony assault. McGovern said the department learned about the incident Aug. 6, when officers were summoned to the hospital on the report of an alleged assault by "staff members" of the Raiders. "The victim...
  • Raider Assistant Is Pressing Assault Charges: Report

    08/20/2009 3:21:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 859+ views
    NBC Bay Area.com ^ | 8/20/09 | Joe Kukura
    This Quentin Tarantino movie of a Raiders training camp just got a whole lot more NC-17. Randy Hanson, the assistant coach who somehow suffered a fractured jaw in an altercation with head coach Tom Cable, has hired a lawyer and is pressing charges against coach Cable for allegedly punching him. If that's not enough, sources say Hanson is also alleging that Tom Cable choked him while screaming, "I'm going to kill you! I'm going to kill you!" Look at the bright side, Raider fans. At least the chair and the cabinet aren't planning on pressing any charges. The National Football...
  • NFL Calling Out Raiders on Coach-Punching Scandal

    08/18/2009 7:52:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 546+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/18/09 | Joe Kukira
    When the National Football Post broke its report Monday that a Raider coach had punched one of his assistants, this story started moving faster than Don Flamenco on the old Punch-Out!! arcade game. Within hours, Nancy Gay dropped a bombshell report that it was none other than head coach Tom Cable who threw the punch. By the end of the Raiders' afternoon practice, Cable was dodging jabs from the media with the old tried and true "It's an internal issue. I'm not going to comment on that." Cable and the Raiders want this story to disappear. Brett Favre is doing...
  • Sources: Raiders Coach Tom Cable Punched Assistant During Altercation

    08/17/2009 6:18:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 741+ views
    Fanhouse ^ | Aug 17, 2009 | Nancy Gay
    The always volatile Oakland Raiders are now fighting amongst themselves -- in the coaching ranks, no less. According to a report Monday on the Web site National Football Post, Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson was punched in the jaw by another member of the team's coaching staff during an Aug. 5 altercation at Oakland's training camp headquarters at the Napa Valley Marriott. Multiple NFL and Raiders sources have confirmed the victim of the alleged assault was Hanson, a third-year assistant who is in his first season with the team under the title "assistant coach-defense." Two NFL sources have told FanHouse...
  • Federal appeals court overturns conviction of killer of former Raider Fred Biletnikoff's daughter

    07/07/2009 5:12:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 1,398+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 7, 2009 | Howard Mintz
    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed the 2001 murder conviction of a man serving a life prison term for killing the daughter of former Oakland Raiders Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff. In a 43-page ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that San Mateo County prosecutors improperly excluded two African-American jurors for racially motivated reasons, tainting the trial of Mohammed Ali. Ali was convicted of first-degree murder in the February 1999 slaying of his girlfriend, Tracey Biletnikoff, in the office of a San Mateo drug treatment center. Ali always admitted killing Biletnikoff at the...
  • Tim Brown: Al Davis Hates Black Athletes From Notre Dame

    05/12/2009 11:16:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 677+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Tue May 12, 2009
    We'll go ahead and file that one under "headlines I didn't anticipate typing today." It's a bizarre statement. It's a bizarre subset of people to hate, even if you insist on hating a group of people. And it's a bizarre thing to say to an African-American athlete from Notre Dame when meeting him for the first time. But according to Tim Brown(notes), that's exactly what Al Davis did. Brown was interviewed on WCNN in Atlanta, and here's what he had to say about the first time he met Al. From SportsRadioInterviews.com (audio is available at the link): “Meeting Al (Davis)...
  • Thousands Honor Doolittle Raiders at the 67th Reunion

    04/20/2009 4:51:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 2,159+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2009 – Thousands of people, young and old, gathered to honor five of the nine surviving Doolittle Raiders at the 67th Reunion in Columbia, S.C., April 16-18. On April 18, 1942, the Doolittle Raiders, led by then-Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, became the first to bombard Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. “Early on, everybody thought leaving the flight deck of the carrier was the biggest challenge of the trip,” retired Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole, Doolittle’s co-pilot, said. “As it turned out, it was the easiest thing, and I had a special advantage because I...
  • Economy slows 49ers' stadium plans; could it lead to talks with Raiders?

    01/10/2009 3:03:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 496+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/09/2009 | Mike Swift
    The San Francisco 49ers on Friday acknowledged that the battered economy likely will slow down their plans to build a new stadium in Santa Clara and now has them willing to discuss a once unthinkable option — sharing a new home with their cross-bay rival, the Raiders. Combining resources with the Oakland Raiders — as the New York Jets and Giants have done on a new $1.6 billion stadium — may be the only way for the 49ers to overcome frozen financial markets to fund a new stadium, NFL insiders and sports economists say. Team officials said Friday that they...
  • Raiders fire Kiffin 4 games into second season

    09/30/2008 1:37:43 PM PDT · by Jersey Republican Biker Chick · 35 replies · 1,057+ views
    Yahoo sports ^ | 09/30/2008 | JOSH DUBOW
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)—The Oakland Raiders fired Lane Kiffin on Tuesday just four games into his second season, bringing finality to a situation that had been simmering for eight months. Kiffin had a 5-15 record since being hired last year, losing his final game 28-18 on Sunday to San Diego. The decision on Kiffin was as much about his frequent criticisms of owner Al Davis’ franchise as it was the team’s performance on the field. Those critiques reached a peak when Kiffin distanced himself from the defense after a blowout loss in the season opener, saying that was under coordinator Rob...
  • Elway reportedly engaged to former Raiders cheerleader

    09/26/2008 3:12:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies · 3,289+ views
    AP ^ | 09/26/2008 | Staff
    Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is reportedly engaged to a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader.
  • JaMarcus Obama

    08/04/2008 11:02:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 112+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 05, 2008 | Michael J. O'Shea
    And with the number one pick in this year's NFL draft... JaMarcus Russell. Who may turn out to be worth his $60 million contract. But maybe not. Sort of like electing Barack Obama and hoping he doesn't turn out to be a Ryan Leif. Or Tim Couch. Or David Carr.    JaMarcus Russell, at 6-6 and 260, sure looks like a pro quarterback, and Barack Obama sure wows reporters as a "gifted politician." But "gifted campaigner" is more apt. A politician, like a quarterback, is judged on results, not promise. And, when it comes to results, Obama's record is,...
  • Former Raiders bash team

    07/22/2008 7:32:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 580+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 7/22/8 | Monte Poole
    WARREN SAPP addressed the subject, as did Jerry Porter, Stuart Schweigert and Chris Carr. Each was cryptic in describing his experience with the Raiders and an owner who hasn't achieved his desired goal in a quarter-century. As the 2008 Raiders, with a dramatically altered roster, begin workouts Thursday in Napa, the veiled references of springtime are history. What lingers is the insinuation that the organization is its own worst enemy. It's not that the Raiders can't succeed but that any chance to do so demands that the talent overcome a culture that is whimsical, cannibalistic and, naturally, fraught with anxiety....
  • Raiders Or Traders? (Vikings)

    06/25/2008 5:33:36 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 187+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | July 2008 | Andrew Curry
    Raiders or Traders?A replica Viking vessel plying the North Sea this month is part of an effort to learn more about what the Norsemen were really up to By Andrew Curry Photographs by Carsten Snejbjerg Smithsonian magazine, July 2008Werner Karrasch / The Viking Ship Museum, Denmark From his bench toward the stern of the Sea Stallion From Glendalough, Erik Nielsen could see his crewmates' stricken faces peeping out of bright-red survival suits. A few feet behind him, the leather straps holding the ship's rudder to its side had snapped. The 98-foot vessel, a nearly $2.5 million replica of a thousand-year-old...
  • Member of famed 'Doolittle Raiders' dies

    03/17/2008 6:05:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 100 replies · 2,444+ views
    3/17/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Retired Staff Sgt. Jacob DeShazer, 95, one of the famed "Doolittle Raiders," who helped boost American morale in the early days of World War II with a surprise air attack on Japan, died March 15. Born Nov. 15, 1912, in Salem, Ore., Sergeant DeShazer graduated from Madras High School in 1931. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1940. Sergeant DeShazer, then a corporal, was the bombardier of Crew No.16 flying the "Bat Out of Hell," the last of the 16 B-25 Mitchell bombers to launch from the USS Hornet April 18, 1942,...
  • Raiders Of The Faux Ark

    10/16/2007 12:34:53 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 100+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 10-10-2007 | Eric Cline
    Raiders of the Faux Ark October 10, 2007 by Eric H. Cline Biblical archeology is too important to leave to crackpots and ideologues. It's time to fight back. This editorial was first published in the Boston Globe on September 30, 2007, and is republished here with their kind permission. Eric Cline at Megiddo (Courtesy Eric Cline) Noah's Ark. The Ark of the Covenant. The Garden of Eden. Sodom and Gomorrah. The Exodus. The Lost Tomb of Jesus. All have been "found" in the last 10 years, including one within the past six months. The discoverers: a former SWAT team member;...
  • (Raider Nation) NFL Team's Attire Holds Gang Appeal

    09/02/2007 9:32:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 7,542+ views
    PE.com ^ | Saturday, September 1, 2007 | JOHN F. BERRY
    NFL team's attire holds gang appeal 10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, September 1, 2007 By JOHN F. BERRY The Press-Enterprise SAN BERNARDINO - The Oakland Raiders, a dozen years after fleeing Los Angeles, finished the 2006 regular season with a 2-14 record -- the worst in the NFL. Despite the teams' embarrassing performance, silver-and-black attired Raider Nation fans significantly outnumber any other sports team appearing daily at the main San Bernardino County courthouse in downtown San Bernardino. Criminal gang prosecutors are unimpressed. "Generally speaking, those wearing Raiders gear in Southern California are associated with gangs," said Cheryl Kersey, who leads...