Last Night's Winner: Al Davis, For Still Being Alive

Al Davis is 81, at least in human years. That he's walking and talking and introducing Hue Jackson as head coach is remarkable. Still, you'll thank me for not going with the hi-res versions of these photos. » 1/19/11 11:15am 1/19/11 11:15am

Lionel Hollins Would Like To Give A Hand. A Terrifying, Terrifying Hand.

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 2/24/10 6:30am 2/24/10 6:30am

Psh, I Guess This Counts As Knocking Off No. 1

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 1/24/10 10:30am 1/24/10 10:30am

The 2009 Oakland Raiders: A Season Of Failure

The Oakland Raiders were once a proud, victorious franchise, but despite zero ownership changes in over 30 years they become an organization synonymous with "ineptitude." The 2009 campaign didn't reverse this spectacular descent. » 1/07/10 5:45pm 1/07/10 5:45pm

Your NFL Coaching Carousel Update

In these trying times, it's hard to know who is actually in charge of your awful NFL team. We'll do our best to keep you informed of these frequently changing and occasionally riveting announcements. » 1/05/10 12:00pm 1/05/10 12:00pm

Tom Cable Did "Exceptional" Job Coaching Terrible Quarterbacks

The Raiders were this close to having an outstanding season. When I say "this close" imagine me holding a picture of JaMarcus Russell, because it was pretty much all his fault that they didn't. It sure wasn't Tom Cable's doing! » 12/29/09 5:30pm 12/29/09 5:30pm

Oakland's Happy Family Just Got A Little More Dysfunctional

Randy Hanson, noted coach punchee, is back working with the Raiders. Even for a historically feckless franchise, this is surprising. Let's look at the possibilities. » 12/09/09 9:30pm 12/09/09 9:30pm

A Little Holier-Than-Thou From Someone Who Handles Pigskin Every Week,…

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 11/12/09 6:30am 11/12/09 6:30am

Tom Cable Is An Equal Opportunity Puncher

His ex-wife and ex-girlfriend both tell Outside The Lines that Cable treated them like assistant coaches. Meanwhile, JaMarcus Russell goes woefully unstruck. [ESPN] » 11/01/09 2:00pm 11/01/09 2:00pm

Randy Hanson Keeps It In Perspective

After learning that former boss Tom Cable would not face charges for breaking his jaw, Hanson said: "It felt like the Rob Lytle fumble all over again." He's like the Al Davis of terrible analogies. [Yahoo] » 10/23/09 10:00am 10/23/09 10:00am

No Charges To Be Filed Against Tom Cable

The Napa County DA just announced that Raiders coach Tom Cable will not be prosecuted for any crimes as a result of a "tussle" that broke the jaw of assistant Randy Hanson. » 10/22/09 6:35pm 10/22/09 6:35pm

Randy Hanson Worked For The Raiders And Lived To Tell The Tale. Barely.

"From my blindside, Tom Cable threw me from my chair and into a piece of furniture that a lamp sat upon. He was screaming, ‘I'll f—- kill you! I'll f—- kill you!'." [Yahoo!] » 10/11/09 2:00pm 10/11/09 2:00pm

But How Can He Talk To The Cops If His Jaw Is Broken?

The Raiders' assistant who was (allegedly) cracked by Tom Cable is now going to talk to the police, since he's determined that his career with the Raiders is probably now over. He's quick. [National Football Post] » 8/20/09 5:13pm 8/20/09 5:13pm

Tom Cable Denies Breaking His Assistant's Jaw, Players Rejoice Anyway

Tom Cable says no punches were thrown, but given the reaction to the non-incident by some Raiders, that seems a little suspicious. [ESPN/PFT] » 8/18/09 9:45am 8/18/09 9:45am

Raiders Already In Mid-Season Form

Word out of the group home known as Raiders training camp is that first-year head coach Tom Cable recently punched an assistant coach, fracturing his jaw and putting Oakland at least a month ahead of schedule for its annual meltdown. » 8/17/09 6:14pm 8/17/09 6:14pm

The Cable Guy Finally Shows Up

Sources have told the San Francisco Chronicle and NFL Network that the Raiders have settled on Tom Cable as head coach. Press conference possibly today. [San Francisco Chronicle] » 1/29/09 11:45am 1/29/09 11:45am