Thursday, December 14, 2006

Bengals Defeat Raiders 27-10

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated The Oakland Raiders 27-10.

QB Aaron Brooks completed 23 of 39 pass attempts for 199 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT.
WR Ronald Curry caught 8 passes for 99 yards and 1 TD.
CB Nnamdi Asomugha intercepted two passes.

The Raiders fall to 2-11 on the season and return home to face the St. Louis Rams at McAfee Coliseum next Sunday. Good luck!!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Coaches Gone Wild

The Oakland Raiders haven’t won a game since October, but at least they stay amusing.

Coach Ted Daisher erupted in a sideline outburst Sunday in which he shoved a team intern, screamed at his assistant, yelled at players who looked at him, and challenged players to fistfights. This guy has completely lost it.

One week ago, Raiders coach Art Shell warned the team to keep their problems in-house, but I guess coach Daisher didn’t get that memo.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

That's Why They Arn't Winning...

This season the drama within the Oakland Raiders is more amusing than a daytime soap opera. Coach Art Shell seems to have lost his mind, making accusations of character assassination when he really just can’t take criticism for a bad season.

Then you’ve got Jerry Porter, who was suspended for insubordination after clashing with the coaching staff. Maybe if they weren’t fighting so much amongst themselves, they’d actually win a game.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Weird Call Costs the Raiders

I'm not saying that one call alone cost us the game against the Denver Broncos. But that weird penalty when Stuart Schweigert recovered a fumbled punt return, then Chris Carr gets called because he got knocked out of bounds but didn't get back on the field "immediately" enough for the refs--what was that all about? Art Shell thinks we was robbed, and so do I.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Is Two a Streak?

All I know is the last two games have felt a whole lot better than the five that preceded them. What is the most mind-boggling though is that a) Sunday's win was over the defending Super Bowl champs, and b) the Raiders' win evens up our [very pitiful] season record with theirs!

Gotta love those interceptions! Poor Ben Roethlisberger may have gone a whole game w/o another concussion, but Oakland did give him a headache!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

No Sour Grapes From Oakland

At least not from me. True, I was going to be looking for World Series tickets, but with the Detroit Tigers sweeping our A's aside like that, I can put that distraction aside and concentrate on our Raiders.

Need to start saving up for Super Bowl tickets instead, right? Hey, they say the Tigers have been waiting 22 years for a return to the World Series. It's not gonna take the Oakland Raiders that long to go for the Big One!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Back to the Blog

Yo yo, what’s up? Raider Nation in the house! Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I was actually busted a few months back, DWI. I had two beers. So obviously I didn’t have any time to write about the team. But I got my license back and the cable modem turned back on. I’m looking forward to getting back to it, even if I missed the first few weeks of the season.

I mean, two beers. C’mon!

Cleveland’s Losing Streak Ends, Oakland’s Goes On

Talk about that old cliché, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! After all, 21 to 3 is a pretty substantial lead. That’s what our Raiders had going in the first half of our game with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. So how did the game end up 24-21? I can’t really point to any one thing, partly because my head’s still spinning. It was like the Browns had been snoozing and then suddenly woke up ready to play.

Their quarterback, Charlie Frye, had a hot streak and he fired up the rest of his team. But if it can happen for Frye and the Browns, it can happen for Andrew Walter (this was his first NFL start, remember) and for Aaron Brooks, when he gets healthy again.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Pulling the Raiders Together

I think we have drafted some real defensive potential in Michael Huff of the University of Texas, Thomas Howard of UTEP and Darnell Bing of USC. But I'm even more excited to see a new quarterback--Aaron Brooks had enough going for him to actually get the New Orleans Saints to the playoffs, and if he can do it for the Saints...Most of all, I think Art Shell returning as head coach brings some experience, which, although it goes back aways, also includes experience dealing with Al Davis.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Cheering for the Clippers to blot out the Suns.

The Los Angeles Clippers have been playing really well in this second round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns. We won last night bringing the record to 2-2 with game 5 on Tuesday in Arizona. Elton Brand had 30 points and Sam Cassell had 28 points and 11 rebounds Go Clippers.

Monday, April 24, 2006

9ers fans in Raider territory.

My cousins got displaced by the flooding here in California and are staying at my house for a few days. They are diehard 49ers fans so all my Oakland Raiders memorabilia really gets under their skin, especially since they are staying in my office where most of it resides. I personally love every minute of it! Go Raiders in 2006!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ready? Ok! Go Raiders! Get busy!

I have a question. What is up with the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, the Raiderettes? In fact the question applies to all the pro team cheerleaders. Do they get paid to dance at games or are they volunteers? I know they do community service and promotional stuff like appearances and calendars, but it can’t be a full time job. Does anyone have the skinny on the whole world of professional cheering?

Friday, March 10, 2006

Raider Davis Leads Pack in CBA Meetings

Rumor has it Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis was influential in the agreement to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL Player’s Association appreciated his work just as they did in 1993. He and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are allies in the goal and were both very vocal about their views during the proceedings

Friday, February 03, 2006

Getting ready for Sunday’s big fun.

Oakland Raiders fans are getting ready to attend Super Bowl parties all over northern California this evening. Plans are being made, tickets are being purchased and predictions abound. This Super Bowl is going to be a literal battle of the titans and I can’t wait to watch.