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  1. A rare glimpse inside the Raiders’ Equipment Room

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:20 PM PDT

    The average length of an NFL player’s career is between three to six years. In a league where rosters are constantly manipulated, and career-threatening injuries can be right around the corner, there has always been one constant with the Oakland Raiders — the Romanski family. In the entire history of the franchise, there have only…

  2. Case of the Mondays: Flipping birds, Kaepernicking, and walkoff weirdness

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:40 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – Tarver flips the bird: War Pigeon used to…

  3. Raiders tuneup for Steelers against Middle School kids

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:36 PM PDT

    Fresh off a bye week, the Oakland Raiders needed a little tuneup for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so they stopped by Westlake Middle School in Oakland on Tuesday and competed with some youngsters. To make things interesting, fullback Marcel Reece and running back Darren McFadden each captained a team of students and started at quarterback for their…

  4. What does Raider Nation sound like?

    Oct 17, 2013, 3:48 PM PDT

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what Raider Nation sounds like, you’re in luck. The Oakland Raiders recently teamed up with the music streaming site, Pandora, to create a custom channel just for Raiders fans. Several Raiders players even visited Pandora’s headquarters in downtown Oakland to help capture the essence of Raider Nation. After touring…

  5. A case of the Mondays: 49ers fans make waves, Pryor is talking playoffs and more

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:19 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – Making waves: There really should be no acceptable…

  6. Field of Links: A’s get Verlander’d, Smith ‘pumped’ to play the Raiders, Hertl starts a trend

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM PDT

    After ending another Oakland Athletics season, Justin Verlander explained his shutout effort by simply saying, “I’m pitching the way I am supposed to.” He also admitted that he saw the posters of his ex-girlfriend, Kate Upton, in the crowd. How good is it to be Verlander? The worst thing people can do to him is…

  7. Heat maps provide an interesting look at A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders territories

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:11 PM PDT

    The Bay Area features a few very divided fan bases. The A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders share parts of the Bay Area, but these heat maps based on Facebook likes paint an interesting picture about their actual territory. The maps were created by monitoring the cumulative number of people who like the respective pages of the Oakland…

  8. Oakland Coliseum’s MLB to NFL conversion in one time-lapse video

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:39 PM PDT

    The specific details of the work were shared in a release from O.co Coliseum director of marketing, Kate Girotti: At 9:31 PM a crew of more than 400 workers began the task of reconfiguring O.co Coliseum from back to back baseball games to an NFL ready stadium.  The conversion was deemed “complete” at 3:00 PM and…

  9. GIF: Sio Moore is choke slammed by Chargers’ D.J. Fluker

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:10 PM PDT

    There’s no love lost when the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders do battle. That was evident late Sunday night, when the Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17 at the Oakland Coliseum. The game slightly resembled a wrestling match during the third quarter when Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker received an unnecessary roughness penalty for choke slamming…

  10. Which Bay Area football team charges the most for beer?

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:20 PM PDT

    People in the Bay Area pretty much accept that cost of living will be higher. But what about the cost of beer? According to a list from The Street, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers games are two of the most expensive places to buy beer in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders ranked fourth-highest on…

  11. TBT: Rating the signature songs of our Bay Area sports teams

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:45 PM PDT

    The Bay Area is rich in culture. Musical acts like Metallica, Green Day, Huey Lewis and the News, Grateful Dead, Journey and many more have local ties. In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’re throwing it back to some songs from Bay Area sports history that we may not hold as high in regard. In…

  12. Why Raider Rusher is a good idea

    Sep 25, 2013, 5:09 PM PDT

    Whether you agree with it or not, Raider Rusher is here. The goofy mascot emerged straight from the frames of NFL RUSH ZONE, a kids cartoon co-produced by the NFL and Nickelodeon, to make its official debut at Raiders headquarters on Tuesday. When an image of the mascot first leaked online, the Raiders fan base was…

  13. Field of Links: Did the Broncos take the Raiders seriously?

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:05 AM PDT

    Much like a cat paws at an injured mouse before taking a bite, the Denver Broncos might have been playing games on the sideline before finishing off the Oakland Raiders. During the fourth quarter of the Broncos 37-21 victory, the running backs were reportedly playing rock-paper-scissors to determine which player would get the ball on…

  14. The Raider Rusher is very real, will debut Tuesday

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:33 PM PDT

    He’s big, powerful, and speaks with a raspy voice. He’s the Raider Rusher. The Oakland Raiders will be introducing a new member of the team on Tuesday. No, he won’t be threatening anyone’s playing time, but he is expected to be an effective player in community relations. The Twitterverse was up in arms over the…

  15. A case of the Mondays: A’s clinch, Giants see ‘Exit Sandman’, 49ers a hot mess

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:14 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – A’s celebrate in style: There was something…

  16. Field of Links: Dodgers’ disrespectful dunk, Coco’s many handshakes, Giants rookies strip down

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:40 AM PDT

    On Thursday, baseball got its first playoff participant, the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the Diamondbacks asked the Dodgers not to celebrate on their field in a clinching scenario, they did the classy thing expected of a history-rich franchise and obliged by dunking themselves in their pool instead. By acting like a bunch of boys trying to…

  17. Field of Links: Coliseum sewage strikes again

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:02 AM PDT

    The sewage at the Oakland Coliseum is sort of like the White Walkers in Game of Thrones. Repulsive, deadly, and resurfacing only at convenient moments to drive the storyline.

    On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics defeated the Angels 2-1 in walk-off fashion to drop their magic number to six. They did so while avoiding certain areas of the dugout after sewage bubbled up through the drains.

  18. Kaepernick jersey sales drop to 10th in NFL

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:01 PM PDT

    Sales of the San Francisco 49ers’ no. 7 jersey have dropped to 10th in the NFL. According to Dick’s Sporting Goods and their jersey report, Colin Kaepernick’s jersey accounts for two percent of all jersey sales at their national sporting goods chain after the second week of the NFL season. As recently as September 2,…

  19. A Case of the Mondays: Tummy trouble can’t stop the A’s, Kap’s trademark stolen, Raiders drive Jags to a dark place

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:41 AM PDT

    Tummy trouble can’t stop the A’s from toppling Texas, Kaepernicking hijacked by Johnny Football, the Raiders drive the Jaguars to a dark place, and find out which Bay Area star had the best play of the weekend. Click now to relieve your Case of the Mondays.

  20. Field of Links: A’s-Rangers set to collide with huge implications

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:40 AM PDT

    It sort of feels like this is it. If the Oakland Athletics can win this road series against the Texas Rangers, odds are they will once again don the American League West crown. The Rangers’ last stand will be on their turf. They won’t go down easy. This tough Texas team will be playing with…

  21. Analyzing NFL’s social media standings after Week 1

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:05 PM PDT

    The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers played in the most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February. But according to a study by ViralHeat.com, the matchup didn’t make as big of an impact on the social media landscape. The 49ers-Packers game didn’t crack the top-three most mentioned games in social…

  22. Field of Links: Are the A’s a lock to make the postseason?

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:54 AM PDT

    Last year, baseball fans learned that anything can happen in a playoff chase, but according to Baseball Prospectus’ playoff probability charts, the Oakland Athletics currently have a 100 percent chance to make the postseason. That hardly seems foolproof, but it’s a good sign. The A’s made a statement on Wednesday by clobbering the Twins 18-3 at Target Field in…

  23. A case of the Mondays: Flying clotheslines, raccoons and funny faces. Football is back!

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:07 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here.

  24. Field of Links: No. 24 remains priceless in the Bay Area

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:56 AM PDT

    What’s in a number? For a professional athlete, numbers mean a lot of things. Numbers get you paid. They determine your job performance. A number can be something they’re superstitious about. For many guys, they have a number they’ve used since high school, or even earlier. That jersey number is in their Twitter handles. It’s…

  25. A case of the Tuesdays: Raiders running with Pryor, A’s / BART win the weekend

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:40 AM PDT

    The Raiders are hoping Terrelle Pryor can run away with the starting quarterback job. How the A’s got a huge assist this holiday weekend, the Warriors show off their shoes, and 49ers great Ronnie Lott falls off a postgame set. Plus, much more. Click for a special edition of ‘A case of the Mondays.’

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