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That Football Tony Sparano And The Raiders Buried Is Still There

To motivate his team after an 0-4 start, Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano buried a football to symbolize a fresh start. Oakland went on to lose six more consecutive games before winning its first in Week 11, so it worked, eventually. Sparano might have been replaced by Jack Del Rio after the season, but the… » 5/08/15 3:50pm 5/08/15 3:50pm

Carson City Council Bypasses Public Vote, Approves $1.7 Billion Stadium

The City Council in Carson, California voted 3-0 tonight to approve a planned $1.7 billion stadium that would house both the Raiders and Chargers, according to the AP. Council members decided to bypass a public vote on the stadium project, following the shitty example of the City Council in nearby Inglewood, who want… » 4/22/15 12:37am 4/22/15 12:37am

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… » 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