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Raider Nation Anthem - ZEE ( "Who Do You Love" - YG ft. Drake - Remix)

Elias Trejo – Dec 29, 2016

Who do you love Raider Nation? Well let's just say over at the Raider Nation Times we are big fans of Zee's new music video. Make sure you follow Zee on Twitter @408Zee and check out his music video below. 




News

It Wasn't Me: Raiders Aldon Smith Checks Into Rehab

Elias Trejo – Jul 29, 2016

According to TMZ Aldon Smith has checked into rehab. This was after a video surfaced on Periscope that appeared to show Smith smoking a blunt. The video ended with Smith saying, "They don't know it's me, it's not like I put Aldon Smith." This isn't that big of a blow for the Raiders because he was not going to be eligible to play until November, but it's not exactly good news for the Raiders. 

Why the Raiders Will Be Playing in Los Angeles in 2016 and the Rams Are Staying in St. Louis

Elias Trejo – Jan 6, 2016

The time has come for the owners to gather and vote on which project they prefer for the NFL's relocation to Los Angeles. In one corner you have mega-billionaire Stan Kroenke and his Inglewood proposal and in the other corner you have the tag team of Mark Davis and Dean Spanos and their Carson proposal. This is the classic handicap match that the WWE would be proud of. The unlikely partnership between the Chargers and Raiders is like when Hulk Hogan shocked everyone and joined the NWO. It was weird, didn't  make a lot of sense but it changed the landscape of wrestling.  Meanwhle, Kroenke is Golberg who doesn't lose, but is his time coming? 


Can Latavius Murray and Raiders Defense Rebound Against Vikings

Elias Trejo – Nov 14, 2015

The Oakland Raiders defense and Latavius Murray need to bounce back this week against the Vikings. After allowing the Steelers offense to do whatever they wanted and letting them get into scoring positin late in the game the Raiders defense needs to have a much better performance against the Vikings. Murray, after being knocked out of the game, has to bounce back this week and show he can be reliable on every play and take care of the ball. 


Raiders Release Marcel Reece

Elias Trejo – Sep 26, 2016

The Oakland Raiders have released Marce Reecel according to Doug Kyed a Patriots Beat Reporter. Reece who was suspended for the first three games of the season is one of the handful of players who were on the roster before Reggie McKenzie took over. Reece had been with the Raiders since 2009 and enjoyed a couple of Probowl appearances as a fullback. 

Raiders AFC Standings Update After Loss to Steelers

Elias Trejo – Nov 9, 2015

The Oakland Raiders are currently in 8th place in the AFC after their loss to the Steelers this week. To find out more about what that means for their playoff chances and how they can still get the 5th seed watch this. 




Opinion

Why Connor Cook Can Become the NFL's Best Story of the Year

Elias Trejo – Jan 4, 2017

Where were you when Connor Cook started his first NFL game? That's a question that we would all love to be asked 10 years down the road as Cook is in the twilight of his NFL career.  Cook has an opportunity to write the first chapter of an amazing story this weekend against the Texans.  He is the first quarterback in NFL history to make his first ever start during the playoff game. This weekend Cook has the opportunity to forever alter the future of the NFL.

Top 5 Raiders Players in 2016

Elias Trejo – Jan 4, 2017

The 2016 NFL season is over and the Raiders had one of their most successful seasons in a very long time. This season brought some memorable moments and some tough breaks as well. The Raiders ended up with a 12-4 record which was good enough for second in the AFC West and has them as the No. 5 seed heading into the playoffs. The "easiest" draw for a wild card match up was definitely the Texans, so the Raiders have an opportunity to extend their season this weekend. 


Raiders Have Big Decisions To Make Heading Into the Offseason

Elias Trejo – Jan 8, 2017

The Oakland Raiders season has come to an end with their loss against the Texans this weekend. The 2016 Raiders have been the best Raiders team put together in over a decade. Their 12 wins were their highest total in 17 years and their playoff appearance was their first since 14 years ago. A lot of good happened this year but it was derailed when Derek Carr was injured in week 15. Now the Raiders head into the offseason looking to take the next step as a franchise and the decisions they make this summer could dicatate whether the Raiders are ready to become a real super bowl contender. 

Derek Carr's Injury Will Showcase Reggie McKenzie's Talents

Elias Trejo – Dec 28, 2016

Reggie McKenzie has done a great job of turning the Raiders into a contender over the last couple of years. His first two draft picks of 2014 are a big reason for the Raiders turn around and have been the focal point of this season. Khalil Mack and Derek Carr are being talked about more than any other players on the Raiders team. Mack is in the Defensive Player of the Year conversations while Carr is being talked about as an MVP Candidate. However, this team goes beyond these two young superstars and the rest of the season will showcase that talent with Carr being out for the season.


Why the Raiders Can Still Win a Super Bowl Without Derek Carr

Elias Trejo – Dec 26, 2016

'Twas the day after Christmas in the Raider Nation and we're full of disbelief and full of frustration. It's been over a decade since the team could go this far, but they'll have to do it without Derek Carr. On Christmas eve we tucked in our children all snug in their beds, with thought of Carr's injury running through our heads. Before this weekend we had thoughts of a 1st round bye, but now we're seeing a bunch of grown men cry.  




Blog

Legendary Wide Receiver Warren Wells: A Dimensional Thinker

Damali Binta – Jan 29, 2017

More than 53 years ago a young football player who became a legendary wide receiver and great deep threat said, "Jackie, you do mathematics on the blackboard. I do mathematics and physics on the football field."

RNT Writer Compared Two Legends: Warren Wells and Cliff Branch

Damali Binta – Jan 13, 2017

Photo by Wyron Wells; Photo includes Warren Wells flanked by Cliff Branch (right) and Alphonse Dotson (left)


Raider Fans Are Everywhere, Even in My Classroom

Damali Binta – Feb 8, 2017

I had a big smile on my face when I realized that the husband of one of my students is a Raider fan. He sent me a message that he has been reading my articles for years. As a math professor and sports writer I often compare the data of teams and of players. I have written more than 1600 articles since 2008. It is so good to encounter Raider fans who share the love I have for the Oakland Raiders.



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