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Cable still in limbo

I made a guest appearance (well… my voice did) on ESPN News on Saturday to discuss that network’s report about Al Davis deciding to retain Tom Cable for another season. The only thing the host didn’t ask: Is the report true? Is Cable staying? On that one, I would have preached caution.… Read More »

Porter wuz robbed

News out of Oakland says that Jerry Porter, the moody wide receiver who played for the Raiders from 2000 to 2007 before falling off the NFL map, had $312,000 worth of jewelry stolen out of his BMW while he was “inside an Oakland salon getting a facial.” Leading to several questions…
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Jon Condo, Pro Bowler

The NFL announced yesterday that Jon Condo had been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster as a “need player.” That spot now generally goes to a long snapper, which has become a highly specialized position in the league, and Condo is one of the best.
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Where JaMarcus is king

It isn’t the whole world that views JaMarcus Russell as an anchor pulling the Raiders’ offense (and perhaps their future) below the waves. In Russell’s hometown of Mobile, Ala., the local Mardi Gras committee has selected the QB as its 2010 king. He will officially be known as King Elexis I Can’t blame the kid for accepting what is probably a big honor down in Mobile. But it’s sort of a bizarre image following one of the worst years ever… Read More »

Lane Kiffin + USC = perfect

When the news broke that Pete Carroll was heading from USC to the Seattle Seahawks, the first name that surfaced as a possible replacement was Oregon State’s Mike Riley. Oh, no, I thought. Not Riley. That’s all wrong. Well, Mike Riley isn’t going to South-Central L.A. Lane Kiffin is. And all is right with the universe.… Read More »