The NFL Will Not Move A Team To Los Angeles For 2015

The three most likely NFL teams to move to Los Angeles—the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and St. Louis Rams—will be staying where they are next season. All three of those teams have expiring leases with their current stadiums, but the NFL won't move a franchise to L.A. until a permanent site for the team is… » 12/20/14 5:30pm 12/20/14 5:30pm

How The NFL's Forgotten Christmas Albums Almost Made One Man Rich

For the entirety of my childhood, my brother, mom, and I spent one day a year—usually a Saturday two or three weeks out from Christmas—being serenaded by the 1970 Oakland Raiders. Specifically, we would spend the day putting up our Christmas tree while Daryle Lamonica, Jim Otto, and others mooed Christmas carols from… » 12/16/14 3:16pm 12/16/14 3:16pm

The Raiders Win And The NFL Circle Of Parity Is Complete

It had been more than a full calendar year since the Raiders last won a game (those salad days of Matt McGloin and Rashad Jennings) but there was joy in the rain yesterday, a stirring 24-20 win over the rival Chiefs. Maybe a 1-10 record doesn't seem like much to you, but there may not be many nights left—victorious or… » 11/21/14 9:02am 11/21/14 9:02am

The Raiders Create A New Definition Of "Excessive Celebration"

The Raiders finally won a game Thursday night, but they wouldn't be the Raiders if it didn't come with a boneheaded, self-inflicted wound. Facing 3rd and 6 from the Oakland 45 with less than a minute left, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked by Raiders linebacker Sio Moore. It was a pretty good play! But then… » 11/20/14 11:52pm 11/20/14 11:52pm

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