1. How Will the Tom Cable-Randy Hanson-Jawgate Affair Resolve for the Raiders?

    Football is an emotional sport. Everyone has an opinion, from the fans, players, and coaches to journalists, and on down the line. Bickering among coaches behind closed doors is common...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 5 years ago 491 reads 40 comments

  2. Randy Hanson, Generic Oakland Raiders Coach, Gets Decked

    Why do we even know Randy Hanson’s name? Other than being a very low level Al Davis bootlicker, what has this guy done that has contributed to anything resembling success for the Oakland ...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 5 years ago 1,166 reads 17 comments

  3. Rick Pitino Scandal Exposes Lurid Underbelly and Fast Food Belly

    Up until recently, I’ve always liked Rick Pitino. Growing up in New York, I couldn’t help but root for him as an obscure assistant under Hubie Brown with the struggling New York Knicks...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 5 years ago 4,222 reads 0 comments

  4. The Quarterback Must Go Down and He Must Go Down Hard

    It does not appear that the Raiders defense will be any more sophisticated with the installation of a new defensive coordinator. John Marshall is an old school guy, and seems a good fit for Al's preference to simply line up and dominate the opposition...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 5 years ago 2,133 reads 31 comments

  5. Taking a Look at the UFL

    The latest attempt at a new professional football league is the United Football League (UFL), who say they will begin play in October, 2009...

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  6. Al Davis and the Media Re-Visited

    Oakland Raider fans like to point to the media as a villain, always looking for opportunities to slam their team. However subtle, the clues are there according to observers. Therefore, it must be true...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about almost 6 years ago 230 reads 8 comments

  7. Bill Parcells Makes Another Call To Al Davis

    Waiter: "Would you like anything else, sir?" Bill Parcells: "No, thanks. I'm about dish out some humble pie to an old friend, though." Jeff Ireland: "C'mon Bill, I'm too full for gloating over Al Davis...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 39 reads 11 comments

  8. Evaluating The AFC West Rivalry In '09

    Interestingly, the Chiefs and Broncos share something in common other than being AFC West rivals. So far, all we have seen from both of their revamped front office and coaching staffs is a bunch of attitude and questionable decisions...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 652 reads 29 comments

  9. Darrius Heyward-Bey's Hamstring Injury Is Not a Good Omen

    I can’t help but wonder why the Oakland Raiders front office was so careless in pushing Darrius Heyward-Bey into action early in OTAs...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 3,777 reads 55 comments

  10. JaMarcus Russell's Training Camp Opens, No Key Receivers Show

    Latest word on JaMarcus Russell’s self-scheduled training camp with his receivers is that only three receivers showed up: Louis Murphy, who is an unsigned rookie draft pick, Will Franklin, ...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 1,241 reads 40 comments

  11. Once Upon a Time, the Raiders Beat the Chargers When It Mattered

    Cleveland Brown fans hate re-visiting fateful moments in their team’s close but no cigar history. For Oakland Raider fans though the 1980 playoff season couldn’t have been any sweeter...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 1,600 reads 27 comments

  12. Frye Brings Gutsy Insurance To QB Position

    When a free agent visits the Oakland Raiders, he can expect a straightforward approach. You arrive at team HQ, are greeted and given a short orientation, then guided to the training room for a medical evaluation...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 529 reads 6 comments

  13. Could The Raiders and 49ers Be Destined To Share a New Stadium?

    For as long as Al Davis has been in a position to do so, he has sought a premier stadium for the Raiders to call a home. The long and winding road has had many ifs, maybes and buts, lots of lawsuits, hard feelings and broken promises...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 999 reads 12 comments

  14. Derrick Burgess Trade Rumors: A Closer Look

    If Mike Lombardi’s information is legitimate, the trade rumor of the Raiders offering to ship sack specialist Derrick Burgess to New England for offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and quarterback Kevin O’Connell sends a fairly strong message..

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 3,082 reads 35 comments

  15. A Vintage AFL Look in 2009: Oakland Raiders Seek "Throwback" Results

    Football "fashion" is in the eye of the beholder but in the case of the Oakland Raiders, just the fact that a minor uniform change will be made for a few games in 2009 could be a good omen. Sometimes it takes a coaching change...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 1,788 reads 8 comments

  16. A Raider Nation Divided, But With One Common Goal

    The Raider Nation is a fickle bunch. It's no secret—the Raider Nation has been a divided house for some time. Even before the dark ages (Super Bowl XXXVII to present), the house was divided...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 1,295 reads 30 comments

  17. Paul Nave: Forever Entwined with Greg Haugen

    You probably don't recognize the name Paul Nave (17-8-1) unless you followed Greg Haugen's career very closely. In 1998, Nave (pronounced nahvay) defeated Haugen in a 12 round split decision to claim the WBF welterweight title...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 918 reads 6 comments

  18. Johnny Tapia: A Tribute to La Vida Loca

    Johnny Tapia is an irresistibly fascinating character. Both in and out of the ring, he has a personality that is entertaining and endearing. Blessed with athleticism and boxing talent, Johnny developed tremendous boxing skills over the years...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 296 reads 1 comments

  19. Andrew Walter: The Odd Man Out in Oakland

    It’s pretty clear by now that Andrew Walter is not part of the long-term plans of the Oakland Raiders. Being that Walter is a no-show at “voluntary” OTAs, this pretty much solidifies the theory...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 3,906 reads 15 comments

  20. Ken Stabler Weighs in On the Progress of Jamarcus Russell

    It’s still early but based on mini-camp reports and OTAs (Organized Team Activities) thus far, it is no secret Jamarcus Russell’s passing is horrendous. By now the cat's out of the bag...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 589 reads 13 comments

  21. Jon Gruden Is Just Passing Time On MNF

    Jon Gruden can be a well-spoken guy when he wants to, though his real strength is in coaching, cutting up film, and analyzing game plans...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 296 reads 6 comments

  22. Competition Will Be Tough at DE in Oakland

    It doesn’t look good for Derrick Burgess to be on the sidelines in 2009 mini-camp, whether he has stomach flu or not.....

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 2,384 reads 9 comments

  23. How Jack Kemp Influenced Oakland Raiders History

    Let’s rewind to the early days of the Oakland Raiders franchise. Original Raider Tom Flores (who was part of the organization before Al Davis became head coach in 1963) was one of the ...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 1,015 reads 4 comments

  24. Lenny Dykstra: A Man Worth Hating

    At this point, baseball fans and the sports world already know about the rise and fall of Lenny Dykstra. The guy has lived the way he played the game, at 1000 MPH. No looking before leaping...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about 5 years ago 278 reads 4 comments

  25. Why Justin Fargas Is the Man in Oakland

    Who doesn't like seeing a running back hit the hole and move the pile for those tough yards when you need them? This style of play has been a hallmark of professional football since the earliest days of the sport...

    Al's Wingman Written by Al's Wingman about over 5 years ago 2,452 reads 15 comments