There's a lesson here the LGBT community has got to learn. If we're to truly gain equality and understanding in sports, it's time to accept a new reality in sports: The NFL doesn't care if an athlete is gay.
Well, it's that time of the season, either your playing for the playoffs or rebuilding for next year. Fortunately for the Oakland Raiders their division is solely dominated by one team leaving room to excel. If they win all remaining games there is a possibility for a playoff run.
It wasn't the homecoming Raiders fans expected. Coming off two wins, Oakland returned home to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Except the hometown native, Doug Martin, got the standing ovation in the Raiders 42-32 loss to the Buccaneers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are boasting a stellar record of 1-2 after losing to the previously hadn't-won-a-game-yet Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The defense fell asleep.
No 0-2 team has made the playoffs the past three seasons. In fact, since the NFL expanded the postseason to 12 teams in 1990, just 12 percent of the 0-2 teams have made the playoffs.
The beginning of pre-season was looking pretty bleak for the Oakland Raiders. Coming into today game, the offense was a big concern. The lack of cohesive play and Carson Palmer's continued streak for interceptions per game has become alarming.
The Chargers have already lost their RB and a major WR, Kansas City is a sleeping tiger for 2012, Oakland still goes as Darren McFadden goes and, despite appearances, it's not all about Peyton Manning in Denver.
The Oakland Raiders held a mandatory mini-camp this week and the new look team did not disappoint.
Though searching for their seventh coach in the last 10 years might suggest the Raiders are as dysfunctional as always, McKenzie can now assemble a staff and shape the organization's philosophy exactly as he sees fit.
In the ninth episode of Sports Blitz Now, Jordan Schultz and host Scott Braun break down the Giants chances of beating Green Bay at Lambeau Field, and why Tim Tebow's miraculous season is about to come to an abrupt end.
Now that the NFL's regular season has come to an end, some of this year's also-rans are already searching for new identities, new beginnings, and new management.
I did such a bad job with my picks last week, that this week I've turned making the picks over to Chef Spouse. If he blows it, too, next week, I'm let...
The Raiders lack a general manager and that was apparent. Hue Jackson, in his first year as head coach, appears to be one of the most powerful people in the NFL.
The Buffalo Bills did what most everyone except Bills Nation thought was impossible...beating the Raiders 38-35 (with 14 seconds to go!) to secure a 2-0 start to the season (the first since 2008).
Terrelle Pryor was drafted in the third round of the NFL's Supplemental Draft on Monday and is signing a contract with the team at any moment. The only problem, of course, is the small matter of a five-game NFL suspension.
The Oakland Raiders' prior draft mistakes make it easy to assume Terrelle Pryor is another draft mistake.