1. What Scares Me Most About the 2009 Raiders

    As usual, I have been a very optimistic Raiders fan during the past six months. I hated the Heyward-Bey pick when I heard it and rationalized it later. I'll admit I wanted Michael Crabtree, so I'm certainly no genius...

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  2. Why Donovan Will Never Nabb The McMonkey On His Back

    From draft day to the present, Donovan McNabb's career has never been far removed from controversy. NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue was barely a breath removed from announcing McNabb as the No...

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  3. This Bad Apple Didn't Fall Far From The Crabtree

    As the regular season continues to creep closer, the San Francisco 49ers and Michael Crabtree keep moving farther apart. Local sports writers awaited which team Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree would land with...

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  4. A Season on the Brink? The Method to the Washington Redskins Madness

    Last season started as well Redskins fans could have hoped. With a 6-2 record, Jim Zorn seemed to be pushing all the right bottons to lead Washington back to the promised land...

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  5. Through Tragedy & Travail: The Triumph Of Joe Gibbs & The 2007 Redskins

    On January 7, 2004 the Redskins signed Joe Gibbs to resurrect the once proud franchise of the nations capital. After years of disappointment, Daniel Snyder re-signed Washington's most beloved ...

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  6. Kobe Vs. Lebron: How Leadership Trumps Likeability

    We've all seen how much fun the Cleveland Cavaliers have had this year. They waltzed their way through the soft Eastern Conference with few distractions along the way...

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  7. When McFadden, Bush, and Fargas Was Simply No. 34

    If you became a Raiders fan in the late 1980s, he is probably the reason. If you began to hate the Raiders in the late 1980s, he is also probably the reason...

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  8. Twenty Years After Craig Ehlo, The King Picks Up Cleveland

    It was 20 years ago this month that Michael Jordan's shot at the buzzer over Craig Ehlo sent Cavs fans into a funk that would last nearly a generation. In fact, Cleveland sports has been one of the most disappointing stories this side of Wrigley Field..

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  9. How the NBA Will Push LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to the Finals

    Let's be realistic here. The league is not sending out memos to the referees to advance Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. After the betting scandals the league has faced, there is going to be no legitimate conspiracy this season...

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  10. Sexy Sanchez: Stud or Stud Quarterback?

    Leading up to the draft Mark Sanchez did and said everything he was supposed to. He had proved himself on the field. He was charming, intelligent and confident-everything a team could hope for as the face of its franchise...

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  11. Why Michael Crabtree Was Whiffed on By the Oakland Raiders

    With the production the Raiders got last year from their starting wide receivers, everyone had a hunch this was the need they would address early in this year's draft...

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  12. Why the Tuck Rule Fiasco Should Still Embarrass the NFL

    The NFL has never answered the questions I have regarding this call. In fact, I've never even heard them asked. On Jan. 19, 2002, NFL referee Walt Coleman watched this play over and over in slow motion...

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  13. Raiders Review: Who Gets the Carries in Oakland?

    Everyone knows Oakland will be pounding the ball this year with their three-headed monster of Justin Fargas, Michael Bush, and Darren McFadden. More than ever, NFL teams are using a combination of backs to wear down defenses and avoid injuries...

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  14. Why Baseball Needs Another Jackie and Pee Wee

    Most people know the courageous story of Jackie Robinson. Anyone who does not should read no farther and google the life of a real American hero. For those who do know about Jackie's life, you probably also know about Harold "Pee Wee" Reese...

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  15. Win in '09: Why the Campbell Man Can

    The season could not have started much better for Jason Campbell in 2008. He didn't throw an interception for the first eight games and was even considered a long shot for NFL MVP. He finished the year with five touchdowns and six interceptions...

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  16. Al Davis vs. Bill Belichick In the Draft Room.

    For all that is said about the New England draft machine, it appears they deserve as much scrutiny in the past three years as Oakland. On the contrary, the Raiders have put together three of the better drafts since 2006...

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  17. Raiders Fans Rejoice: Finally, a Team with Identity

    For the first time since Rich Gannon, the Raiders actually have the personnel to have an identity. For as much as their drafts have been scrutinized, they have put together a team to look forward to...

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  18. The Curse Of the Favre?

    It was first the curse of the Bambino. Some time later came the curse of the goat and now, the curse of Brett Favre. The Packers are in grave danger of becoming the next great franchise diminished by the dreaded curse...

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  19. Why Brett Favre Will Still Wear the Purple No. 4

    To Vikings fans who were disappointed this week upon hearing Brett Favre will remain retired: Don't be. We are barely into May. Brett does not make football decisions in May. Let's review the last few weeks, looking at the facts...

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  20. The Oakland Raiders' Draft: A Different Perspective

    Each year before the commissioner announces the Raiders' top 10 pick, my stomach turns upside down. I think, "Maybe this year they'll pick up the difference maker. The player that finally gets my Raiders on during the first 45 minutes of Sportscenter...

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