The National Football League and its clubs have been leaders in this process of exacting tribute from the cities where their game is played. It starts when a club makes a demand on a city or county to improve its stadium or else! The "or else" is always the threat to relocate its franchise to another city.
Cincinnati and Carolina tied 37-37 Sunday. It was all about the kicking game in overtime. Each team traded field goals before Cincinnati's Mike Nugent missed a 36-yard attempt on the final play to end the game in a deadlock.
In an era when cities are giving huge amounts of money to already wealthy owners (Cobb County is spending $368 million on a new stadium for the Braves), it's extremely refreshing to see a city like L.A. realize they are the ones with leverage.
King moved to fullback when the Raiders drafted Marcus Allen and he helped orchestrate Allen's Super Bowl XVIII MVP performance in 1984. Now hopes to make his mark indulging appetites.
If you shell out the $1,700 for a Super Bowl ticket, that's more than your average cheerleader makes in a year.
No one said it was going to be easy, yet many thought the team was moving in the right direction, especially after the win last week.
There's no better feeling than winning with a group of men that you consider to be your brothers, who will take time out of their busy schedules so that we can bond and keep gelling to make this run. One day, one week, one game at a time...
Jerry Rice shares some memorable moments from his illustrious 20-year career from the disappointing start of his rookie season to his three Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers.
From Ken Stabler to Jamarcus Russell, Al Davis drafted some of the league's best and worst quarterbacks at different points in the NFL's history. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get his chance to validate the late Raiders owner's final draft choice.
It's been an uphill battle for the starting quarterback spot with the Oakland Raiders. Matt Flynn has not lived up to his hype while Terrelle Pryor continues to get better. In tonight's 34-26 loss to the Chicago Bears it's evident Pryor should have a shot at starting quarterback.
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.