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.
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.
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.
Elias Trejo – Nov 8, 2015
The Raiders suffered a couple of key injuries in their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back Latavius Murray was knocked out of the game on a hit by former Raider Mike Mitchell. The hit caused a crucial fumble that would help change the outcome of the game. You can't blame Murray for letting this one go as it appeared that he was knocked out for a brief moment immediately after the hit. This will be Murray's second concussion in less than a year so the odds of him missing next week's game are good. It's important to be safe when it comes to head injuries and you have to think about the long term. UPDATE: There is a possibility that Murray will be fine for next week
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?
Justin Smith – Jul 19, 2012
Even at their inception the Oakland Raiders were embroiled in controversy. They weren’t even supposed to exist, but in 1961 the Minneapolis-St. Paul franchise in the AFL bolted to become the Minnesota Vikings, and the AFL badly needed a replacement.
Elias Trejo – Oct 3, 2015
Back in 2011 when we launched this site we were tired of the lack and type of coverage the Raiders were receiving in the National Media. Everything was negative and it was well deserved because our team wasn't playing very well. After about 10 years of negativity I wanted to create a place where the Raider Nation could come and enjoy reading what's being said about the Raiders.
David Wilson – May 4, 2016
The selection of Connor Cook, and the fact that the Raiders traded up to get him has been given an awful lot of press time during and after the draft process.
David Wilson – Apr 26, 2016
As we get to within two days of the draft, with free agency having played itself out (very favourably for the Raiders), the Raider Nation is wondering what they are going to get over this three day event.
Elias Trejo – Jul 29, 2016
First off, I just want to say that it feels great to be back from my hiatus. I've been sitting in the rafters watching and waiting like Sting did back in the WCW. It's finally time for me to come down and lay the bat down. All of these positive articles about the Raiders making the playoffs, winning the division, and maybe making a deep run into the playoffs are making me feel like I am reading the Raider Nation Times. It may be the first time everyone agrees on something. The Raiders are just the better team in the AFC West. Here's why.
Andrew Flores – Apr 25, 2016
The draft is 3 days away and so far this year’s draft has been anything but predictable. Yet with the 14th overall pick the Raiders could very well shock us all. While general manager Reggie McKenzie has always taken the best player available, this draft is different as the Raiders have no obvious needs and could gamble on elite talents with injuries in order to continue building a legitimate contender. Talents like Myles Jack, Jaylon Smith, and Karl Joseph are all likely to slide come draft day, while no one knows how far they will slide. These players are all blue-chip talents, and while they won’t make an instant impact they very well could develop into all-pro talents at their positions. Further the precedent for the Raiders to shock us by going against the grain has already been set, after all Reggie did gamble on D.J. Hayden in 2013 and while that didn’t set the best precedent. This move established that Reggie isn’t afraid to go against the grain, with that said here is my mock draft.
David Wilson – Apr 9, 2016
In all the years that I have been covering the Raiders and doing mock drafts, 2016 is by far the most difficult to predict.
Damali Binta – Jun 25, 2016
Prof. Jacqueline Brannon Giles, FOCUS Editorial Board Member, and NAM Board Member, representing Region C, greeted the Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner, at Town Hall Meeting, where education, community development and other issues were discussed. Giles was present to bring attention to STEM and her concern about integrating more STEM activities in After School programs administered by community centers such as SHAPE Community Center, located in an economically challenged neighborhood, Third Ward, in Houston, Texas on June 25, 2016.
Damali Binta – Jun 18, 2016
On June 17, 2016 SHAPE Advisory Board Member, Damali Binta, met with Attorney Peter O'Loughlin, his wife Ruth, and Charles Davis, President, NFL Alumni, Inc., Houston Chapter. They discussed their book project and community service projects that nonprofit organization's may seek to engage in. Peter has written more than 14 chapters of the book, entitled Oakland 1970.
Damali Binta – Jun 27, 2016
Mama Raider (Damali) was asked to sit with young children at S.H.A.P,E. Community Center to share math ideas and other Sports and STEM concepts to inspire the students in grades K-8. Her Table Talk with the young students was on June 28, 2016.
Damali Binta – May 3, 2016
Peter O'Loughlin called to tell me that Winston Hill passed away. I was surprised because he recently was honored by Texas Southern University. Nearly 30 former TSU players were recognized for their achievements as professional football players during the Homecoming activities in October, 2015.
Damali Binta – Apr 10, 2016
Warren Wells' journey inspired the 1400+ articles written by Damali Binta, and the idea for a Prayer Gala to launch 2017 event proposed for the 2017 launching of the Super Bowl in Houston, Texas. The proposal requested the support of the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner and was submitted to a group of ministers for perfection and implementation in collaboration with the officials who pre-plan activities for the 2017 event.
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