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Don't Sweat it Raider Nation, It's Safe to Buy a Raiders Jersey Again

Elias Trejo – Jul 8, 2015

It seems like just yesterday we all sat down to watch the Reggie McKenzie introduction news conference. Many of us sat there wearing our Carson Palmer, Kamerion Wimbley or Richard Seymour jerseys excited to see what the future brought. Unfortunately, for many fans this change brought roster turnover as we were about to unload many of the players that had been on the roster the previous year. In fact, the Raiders have had a large roster turnover almost every year that McKenzie has been the GM. 




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Oakland Raiders Signing Wide Receiver Vincent Brown

Elias Trejo – Sep 15, 2014

The Oakland Raiders worked out former Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown today and per ESPN Insider Adam Caplan he is signing with the Raiders as he has cancelled his workouts with other teams. This should give Oakland a boost on offense and may help rookie quarterback Derek Carr on offense. 

Raiders Close to Getting New Stadium Deal in Oakland

Elias Trejo – Sep 3, 2014

Mark Davis and the Raiders need a new stadium and their search has taken them to San Antonio and Los Angeles while the City of Oakland tries to figure out a way to finance and build a new stadium to keep the Raiders in town. 

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Mark Davis Will Not Sign Another One Year Lease Agreement in Oakland

Elias Trejo – Aug 13, 2014

Oakland has been the home of the Raiders for a long time and in the heart of many it may always be. However, without a new stadium deal for the Raiders they could find themselves with no other choice but to leave home. This is not what Mark Davis wants and it's not what many fans want either, but the city may be leaving them with no choice. The Raiders need a new stadium and what they have now is unacceptable.


Report: Oakland Raiders to Name Jack Del Rio New Head Coach

Elias Trejo – Jan 14, 2015

The Oakland Raiders coaching search is over. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter the Raiders will officially hire Jack Del Rio. Del Rio will be the second head coach hired by the Mark Davis and Reggie McKenzie regime. Del Rio has a 68-71 record as a head coach and is looking to improve that with the Raiders.

NFL Owners Starting to Talk About the Raiders Stadium Issues

Elias Trejo – Aug 1, 2014

Everyone knows the Raiders need a new stadium and now the right people are starting to address it. Art Rooney the II recently said that "something is going to have to give." in an interview with SiriusX NFL Radio. Mark Davis made headlines when he visited San Antonio and  it was a very smart move by Davis. Not only did he send a message to Oakland city officials, but now he has the National Media and other owners talking about the Raiders stadium situation publicly. 




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Raider Nation Times - Remembering Kenny Stabler

David Wilson – Jul 10, 2015

Raider legend Kenny Stabler passed away yesterday, at the age of 69, after a battle with colon cancer.

Should the Oakland Raiders Select a Player in the 2015 Supplemental Draft?

David Wilson – Jul 8, 2015

Tomorrow, the NFL will hold its 2015 Supplemental Draft, a far less heralded event that the main draft in April, but still an important event to keep an eye on.


Prairie View Produces Outstanding Players: An Expectation

Damali Binta – Aug 22, 2015

Time and chance directs the lives of many of us. I visited a service on Sunday, August 16, 2015 and the entire Prairie View football team was present. The entire football coaching staff was at the service as well.

Oakland Raiders 2015: The Difference Makers

David Wilson – Jun 3, 2015

Going into this season, with a new and experienced Head Coach, hopes are high in the East Bay. Some players are known quantities, but the performance of others is far from a sure thing. It is these players, at key positions, who will determine the success or failure of this team in the coming season.




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Raider Fans Expecting An Outstanding 2015 Season

Damali Binta – Aug 22, 2015

On Saturday mornings my son and I usually have breakfast at a cafe on Highway 6 in Soutwest Houston. We noticed another Raider fan and said hello. The joy in his face was indicative of his love for the Oakland Raiders. He said he has been a Raider fan his entire life.

5 Positives to Build on From the Raiders Preseason Game Against the Rams

Elias Trejo – Aug 15, 2015

The Oakland Raiders defeated the St. Louis Rams in their first game of the preseason on Friday night. Like Ice Cube said, "It was a good day," but a lot of members of the Raider Nation are really wondering, "Are we there yet?"  The ONLY Real Nation has been waiting a long time and this game was highly anticipated even though it was a preseason game. Fortunately for the Raiders fans, the team delivered and there is plenty to be excited about. 


How Reggie McKenzie Has Transformed the Raiders Since Taking Over

Elias Trejo – Aug 24, 2015

Reggie Mckenzie has completely transformed the Raiders roster since taking over as the General Manager. There are only 10 players remaining from his original roster that he assembled in his first season as a GM and only one of those players, Marcel Reece, was a starter. Everything is different now and everything looks much more promising than it did in 2012. So what are some the biggest changes? Let's take a look.

RC Thomas Lifted Up by Great Catch by Legendary Wide Receiver

Damali Binta – Aug 15, 2015

I have more than 111,000 emails in my archives. Near 3 am this morning I re-read one written in 2007. It is authored by RC Thomas. I did minimum editing of it so as to retain its power and authenticity. He remembers the great reception on December 6, 1970 and I was also there in Shea Stadium when it happened. More details will be in the book by Peter O'Loughlin (and Damali) entitled Oakland 1970.


Notable TSU Alumnus Warren Wells Compared with Tim Brown and Jerry Rice

Damali Binta – Aug 14, 2015

Warren Wells is recognized as one of the notable alumni of Texas Southern University, in Houston, Texas. He and about 50 other NFL players who attended the historical university are to be honored at the 2015 Homecoming, October 23-24.



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