Walk the Plank: Aldon Smith

NFL outside linebacker Aldon Smith was implicated in a domestic incident that occurred over the weekend. TMZ reported that San Francisco police were called to a home on Saturday morning where they interviewed the (now former?) NFL star and the alleged victim.

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Carr Insurance

Nothing hurt worse than seeing our 25-year-old franchise quarterback suffer a broken fibula on Christmas Eve, in a Week 16 win over the Colts. Should Carr have been passing, with a 33-14 lead and only 11 minutes left in the game? Mark Davis didn’t seem to think so.

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The L.A. Raiders: A Fan Perspective

My dad is a sports fanatic.  Growing up in Mexico his favorite sports were soccer, boxing, and eventually American football. Although there wasn’t much American football being played in Mexico, they would occasionally air Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raider games.  Coming from a tough neighborhood in Mexico city, the rebellious nature of the team from Oakland, along with having a coach and quarterback of Mexican descent made it an easy choice of who to root for.

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The Oakland Raiders Sail into First

We were there…watching. Hell, the whole world was watching…

It was loud. REALLY REALLY LOUD. If you were there, there was a feeling of confidence and swagger that began in the parking lots, poured into the stadium, and spilled all over the field. The decibel level was palpable from the opening kickoff to the final kneel down. Not only did the Oakland Raiders show, but their devoted Nation of plundering piratic zealots did too. What ensued was nothing short of a demonstration of violence and strength that left their opponents ragged and sitting alone in 3rd place in the toughest division in football. The pirate ship is back, and the crew is pissed off.

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The Halfway Point: Return to Relevancy, or Facade?

 

My how the wait for this seasons kickoff seems so distant ago. For months in the offseason we spend time with fellow fans, both on social media and in our daily lives, debating everything possible from who the team will target in free agency, to everyone and their mom producing mock drafts that often have as much accuracy as a skeet shooter in a micro-burst. Several short weeks later and here we are at the halfway point of the season preparing for a home match up against a division rival for first place in the restored AFC West.

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Results: Week 8 Prediction Poll

Here we are again. Take a look at the this week’s prediction poll results.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders take part in the coin toss before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders take part in the coin toss before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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Derek Carr: You Da Real MVP!

With nearly each and every game this season, the 3rd year Quarterback for the Oakland Raiders has made his case as the league’s MVP. In what would be a nail biter game featuring the Carr-diac kids, #4 put a stamp on his MVP legitimacy.

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Raiders Sound Off: Upping the Ante

In our second installment of Raiders Sound-Off r8dercain shares his thoughts about the most recent developments in the Vegas saga:

So here we have another knot in the Mark Davis / Sheldon Adelson Las Vegas stadium deal…

Artist rendering of a new Las Vegas Raiders stadium. (Courtesy of Manica Architecture)
Artist rendering of a new Las Vegas Raiders stadium. (Courtesy of Manica Architecture)

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