1. Make the NFL Draft Al Davis-Proof: A Plea from a Weary Raiders Fan

    The image still burns brightly in my mind. There the frog was, sitting in a putrid swamp, strumming a banjo, and singing about how difficult it was to wear his colors. I thought, "What a weak, pathetic creature...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about over 4 years ago 611 reads 2 comments

  2. The 2010 Oakland Raiders Coaching Staff: Head Coach Need Not Apply

    As former Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable is ushered out of Alameda, owner Al Davis will begin his excruciating, long process of finding the next head coach...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about almost 5 years ago 5,665 reads 12 comments

  3. All But Raiders Share in the NFL Rites of January

    NFL in January. Harkening back to some Celtic yearly rite of fertility passage, the NFL sees an overhaul of coaching staff similar to transmission work on a 2009 Jetta...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about almost 5 years ago 1,320 reads 7 comments

  4. Salvaging the Raiders Season: Are You Listening Al?

    Okay, so I got Al Davis on the line and he is asking me in his strained Brooklyn accent how to salvage his Oakland Raiders...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about 5 years ago 639 reads 24 comments

  5. Jamarcus Struggles;What's In a Name?

    There is a grumbling in the Nation. And no, the source is not Khalif Barnes stomach as he contemplates the best spot for a hamburger instead of focusing on being a starter in the NFL...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about 5 years ago 428 reads 2 comments

  6. NFL Draft Moving To Primetime Is The Offseason Story With The Greatest Impact

    At last the long doldrums between April's draft-day and day one of training camp is over. The NFL season is upon us as training camps spring up across this football nation...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about over 5 years ago 608 reads 1 comments

  7. Oakland Raiders Draft Review: Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder

    Webster's Dictionary defines "reach" as a noun that is "the extent something can reach." During the 2009 NFL Draft, the word "reach" was judiciously used to describe some picks, while the word "potential" was bestowed on other selections with prejudice...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about over 5 years ago 1,455 reads 59 comments

  8. Oakland Raiders GM Al Davis Is No Stranger to Legal Matters

    A boy wonder who turned his back on the commonwealth for control of the kingdom and an egotistic, control freak ruler who is doing everything to destroy a once proud kingdom. Both fight each other's army of legalities in the battlefield of justice...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about over 5 years ago 1,554 reads 1 comments

  9. Oakland Raiders Draft Preview: How Many Wrong Choices Will Al Davis Make?

    'Tis the season for dedicated NFL fans to start combing through pages and pages of NFL mock drafts to find out what type of future prospects will be playing in September for their team...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about over 5 years ago 1,870 reads 28 comments

  10. A Raiders Nation Divided?

    Six years of losing seasons has exacted a toll on long-time Raiders' fans, erupting into a civil war among the Nation...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about almost 6 years ago 245 reads 12 comments

  11. Deciphering Al Davis Talk

    The "Great Annual Raiders' Coach Search" is over and the surprise coaching candidate, Tom Cable, was announced to a shocked world by Raiders' Ruler, Al Davis. I love watching these bizarro press conferences...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about almost 6 years ago 324 reads 24 comments

  12. Is Al Davis a Genius or Crazy Like One?

    In 1998, Al Davis introduced Jon Gruden to coach his Raiders. In response, the league had a collective smirk and numerous media sources questioned Davis’s mental health as to why he would hire a young coach with no NFL head coaching experience...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about almost 6 years ago 399 reads 0 comments

  13. Compiling Raiders Mistakes Entering the Offseason

    The season has mercifully been over for Raiders fans for several weeks now, and despite the basking glow of knocking Jon Gruden's Buccaneers out of the playoffs, several missteps by ...

    Matthew  LaChiusa Written by Matthew LaChiusa about almost 6 years ago 302 reads 9 comments