1. AFC West: Do You Smell That?

    This is not an article about predictions. It is not an article about fantasy. This is an article about fact and current NFL reality in the AFC West...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about 4 years ago 431 reads 25 comments

  2. Raider Fan? Here's Some Theraputic Ways to Recover From The Russell Era

    As a Raider fan I feel cheated, abused and violated. "Why" you ask. Ahhh come on, you know the reason. The Jamarcus Russell era (I prefer to call it the Jafuctus Russell era) has left myself and the Raider Nation feeling that way...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about 4 years ago 101 reads 16 comments

  3. Oakland Raiders: 10 Amazingly Instant Benefits To Hiring Jon Gruden

    As the sports world sits in limbo, listening to the rumors of who is meeting with Al Davis these days, lets look at 10 reasons Al Davis should do whatever it takes to bring Jon Gruden back as head coach of the Oakland Raiders...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 4 years ago 469 reads 9 comments

  4. Rob "Me Of a Win" Ryan's Conversation With Davis To Coach The Raiders

    On a chilly night in Oakland at the Raiders headquarters, Al Davis and Rob Ryan meet to discuss Ryans' desire to be the head coach of the Raiders...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 4 years ago 298 reads 10 comments

  5. Oakland Raiders: WAIT! It Can Get Worse

    As the Oakland Raiders season ends, let the speculation begin. Questions of who will be the head coach, what players will be retained, who will they pick up in the draft are all the topic of fans' conversations...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 4 years ago 115 reads 7 comments

  6. Oakland Raiders: Where Common Sense Seems a Mystery

    Losing games is not what athletes and fans want from their teams, period. I myself am an Oakland Raiders fan and I feel the need to share some of my frustrations and observations with you...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 4 years ago 217 reads 28 comments

  7. Oakland Raiders: Isn't It Obvious?

    As a Raider fan, I watch my team with much scrutiny. Watching individual players on each play, seeing who is performing well, being an asset and doing their job on the field...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 4 years ago 637 reads 13 comments

  8. Oakland Raiders: 10 Of The Nfl's Unwritten Rules

    Being a Raider fan all of my life, I have seen our team be victim to the dreaded yellow flag. Wait, isn't "Yellow Flag" and Raiders synonimous? It would seem so...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 4 years ago 1,110 reads 22 comments

  9. Oakland Raiders: A Rockin' Holiday Poem

    T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the stadium, Not a creature was stirring, not even McFadden. The stockings were hung by the goal posts with care, In hopes that our Great One, soon would be there...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 4 years ago 419 reads 6 comments

  10. Oakland Raiders: How It Should Be, and Just a Few Things I Want

    I hope the sleeping giant that is the Oakland Raiders wakes up from its six-year nap and attacks the rest of the AFC West. I mean, I want them to destroy clubs. I want them to treat their opponents like Pop Warner teams...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 2,444 reads 7 comments

  11. Tim Tebow: The Real American Idol

    Calling all sports heroes, calling all sports heroes. In this day and age, so much media attention is focused on professional and collegiate athletes. Everywhere you look, these athletes are in the news, making headlines...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 122 reads 1 comments

  12. "Eight Steps to Great" for the 2009 Oakland Raiders, In Chronological Order

    Ahhhh..........leaned back in my chair, watching sport channel news flashes on the tube. There seems to be so much media babble and so little concrete information regarding the Raiders...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 632 reads 7 comments

  13. Oakland Raiders: Turn Up the Circus Music, Al Davis Is Coach Hunting Again

    Well here we are in such familiar territory as a Raider fan. The search for a head coach...AGAIN! Although it seems that we have a head coach currently, Mr. Al Davis is finding it necessary to scour the earth for a new one...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 621 reads 6 comments

  14. Memo to Al Davis: How To Save the Oakland Raiders in Six Easy Steps

    After this crazy season of ups and downs for the NFL teams, there is one team that is poised to make a huge turnaround for 2009. Yes folks I am (as usual) talking about the Oakland Raiders...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 2,638 reads 29 comments

  15. Oakland Raiders: Tom Cable Named Next Year's Head Coach!

    The Oakland Raiders have named Tom Cable next year's head coach. So what do you think of that idea? Well it hasn't been announced by the Raiders, but it is a highly probable result for next year's coaching need...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 921 reads 9 comments

  16. Oakland Raiders: A Crazed Assortment of Scary Scenarios

    As the season winds down for the Oakland Raiders, I contemplate and ask myself a HUGE question. What will Al Davis do in regards to the coaching staff of the Raiders? The answer to ...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 2,466 reads 20 comments

  17. Oakland Raiders: The Short Version of What You Know, But Coaching Staff Doesn't

    This is beginning to sound like a CD on "auto replay." I chat daily with many Raider fans about each and every Raider game. It seems that every week we talk about how the Raiders could win and what it would take to accomplish that...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 924 reads 9 comments

  18. Can The Oakland Raiders' Al Davis "Get 'er Done?"

    Ahhhhh, reality and the Raiders future. Such a mystical question is, "What will Al Davis do now?" Well, one of the well known facts about the Raiders is that Al Davis hasn't relinquished total control EVER, and it is not likely that he will anytime soon..

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 250 reads 2 comments

  19. Oakland Raiders: Hey Al Davis, It's Trigger Time, Baby!

    It is trigger time in the Raiders’ organization. Never before has it been so obvious, so needed and so clear to see, that the Raiders need a new Head Coach. Wait a minute...Let me rephrase that...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 1,768 reads 8 comments

  20. Oakland Raiders Rob Ryan: What Is the Problem?

    Hello Raider fans and football fans alike...A word for this season is "frustrating"...But I will tell you what pumps this team up...A great defensive stand and three-'n-outs...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about over 5 years ago 372 reads 4 comments

  21. Oakland Raiders' Al Davis Orders New Coach

    Here is the scene: Al Davis in the "Coaches Diner" drive thru in his big wing, '70s Cadillac, hanging out the window with his glasses and neck chain.....

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about almost 6 years ago 683 reads 1 comments

  22. Star Trek and the Raiders

    kirk: Spock, what the hell is in that thing your looking into?? Is that a mini tv or somethin?spock: No captain, I am looking at my Fantasy Football team and trying to figure out who to play...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about almost 6 years ago 317 reads 0 comments

  23. AFC West, The Raider, Bronco, Charger, Chief smoothie

    Ahhhhh, the AFC West. The division that during the off-season had only one outcome for its inhabitants. The Chargers: Picked by all the media and generally thought to win the division hands down and running away with it...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about almost 6 years ago 232 reads 1 comments

  24. Is Kiffin a genious?

    Oh my what a bunch of media crap!!!... As of now Lane Kiffin is the coach and he is the best one in years. The reality is that our Raider team is nothing like it has been over the last 5 years and it gives us hope...

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about almost 6 years ago 164 reads 1 comments

  25. The Kiffin Factor

    The Kiffin factor is still moving forward and upward. Look, we all (at lease I was) were very excited at Kiffins arrival, he came from USC and was used to winning......

    Mike Sommers Written by Mike Sommers about almost 6 years ago 87 reads 0 comments