Football Coaches' Motivational Gimmicks Have Never Not Been Lame

Spurred by new Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano burying a football (and ideally the 0-4 start), Drew recalled some of the worst and saddest motivational tactics coaches have turned to to inspire their uninspired charges. Today in the Los Angeles Times, Sam Farmer does the same thing, rounding up some of the weirder… » 10/12/14 12:24pm 10/12/14 12:24pm

AP Reporter Says Raiders Have Fired Dennis Allen, Then Says Never Mind

Earlier tonight, AP reporter Terry Collins tweeted that Raiders head coach Dennis Allen had been fired after a 38-14 loss to the Dolphins in London. After the tweet traveled around, Collins deleted it. Shortly after that, he apologized for his unconfirmed report. So, Allen survives, for now. » 9/28/14 10:08pm 9/28/14 10:08pm

Vince Wilfork's Ping-Pong INT Was The Most Disruptive Play In Week 3

Deep in New England territory with less than a minute to go, the Raiders had a chance to send the game into overtime with a touchdown. But Derek Carr's pass bounced out of the hands of his receiver Denarius Moore and wound up in the arms of Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. The interception was the most costly… » 9/23/14 11:09am 9/23/14 11:09am

Raiders Closing In On Stadium Deal To Keep Team In Oakland

It looks like Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis got exactly what he wanted out of all of those fancy steak dinners in San Antonio and all that public kissy-face with Los Angeles. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city of Oakland has cobbled together a deal for a new stadium that would keep the Raiders in… » 9/03/14 12:31pm 9/03/14 12:31pm

Here's Every Finable Offense For Raiders Cheerleaders

Lacy T., a Raiderette during the recently completed season, has sued the Oakland Raiders for a slew of shoddy business practices regarding cheerleader pay. The whole suit, which you can read at the bottom of the page, is a glimpse into the many indignities of being an NFL cheerleader (besides the many obvious ones).… » 1/23/14 6:02pm 1/23/14 6:02pm