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The Oakland Raiders (as opposed to the Poughkeepsie Raiders) a<a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=news&cd=1&ved=0CC0QqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportingnews.com%2Fnfl%2Ffeed%2F2011-01%2Fnfl-coaches%2Fstory%2Fraiders-jackson-one-new-coach-likely-to-lead-quick-turnaround&ei=CQI3TaucC4O0lQeEq5X_Ag&usg=AFQjCNF_CzzaLhkgN9Maqt6DQPnMdZ4wjg&sig2=cLUZ-78OZAV2InJqUse_6w">nnounced the promotion</a> of offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to head coach, and all anyone can talk about is the disgusting head of Raiders owner Al Davis.
You might be saying, "Who's Nnamdi Asomugha.
Despite amassing a perfect division record and making the Raiders not losers for the first time since they went to the Super Bowl in 2002, Tom Cable was let go yesterday as head coach in Oakland.
Miami Dolphins players and personnel are very upset with the team’s fans after they booed and shouted insults at quarterback Chad Henne as a result of Miami’s 34-27 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
But it's still a fight that happened during the Raiders-Chargers game over the weekend, and it's still awesome.
While the rest of the country was yawning over yesterday’s coma of NFL action (please, only 37 wide receivers with multiple touchdowns.
<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=142516"> Being a NFL defender is a tough gig with a much greater share of shame than glory. Week 7 was the week the defenses turned the table as this week featured defensive touchdowns. Ground zero for the cornerback invasion was Solider’s Field, where D’Angelo Hall almost single-handedly ended Jay Cutler, Mike Martz and Lovie Smith’s careers. Hall intercepted a harassed Cutler 4 times in the second half, returning one for a game-winning 92 yard touchdown. The whole game was a debacle for both offenses, the main difference being that Washington did a better job recovering their own fumbles. Neither of these jokes of teams should make the playoffs. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=142516"> Hall’s bounty wasn’t the only record setting performance of the day. Cleveland’s stunning upset win over New Orleans was keyed by two interception TDs by 157 year old Browns backer David Bowens. A horrible loss for the defending champs, who don’t look like a playoff team at this point. Speaking of former glories, there was a time when the Oakland Raiders were synonymous with championships. Lately the Raiders are known more for cycling through quarterbacks, weird draft picks, trades for washed up players and coaches assaulting each other. For one week though, all the Raiders did was just win baby. Oakland went into Denver and took it to the Broncos, scoring two TDs in 8 seconds and 38 points in all before Denver could crack the scoreboard. At the center of it was Darren McFadden, who appears to be the one high pick who can lead the Raiders back to the promised land. D-Mac dropped four TDs on the Broncos before handing it over to Michael Bush for some garbage time pummeling. It’s doubtful the Raiders can make much noise this year, but the dedicated fans of the silver and black may have hope on the horizon. Enjoy it. NFL controversy took its talents to South Beach in a hard fought game between the AFC leading Steelers and the Dolphins. Miami had a two point lead with two minutes to go, when the White Mamba fumbled the ball into the Dolphins end zone leading 300 pound linemen from both teams to pounce on the pigskin like a loose donut. Under an obscure NFL rule known as the “we have to fucking clue what just happened” edict, the Steelers were awarded the ball from the six inch line. Field goal, ball game, and angry Miami fans will have to console themselves by crying into their new LeBron jerseys. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=142516"> Quick Hits -- Kenny Britt, suspended for the first quarter due to <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/22/police-no-charges-filed-against-kenny-britt-after-club-altercation/">tearin’ the club up</a>, still managed to go for over 200 yards and three touchdowns as the Titans won a statement game against Philadelphia.
ASYLUM POLL: <a href="http://www.asylum.com/2010/09/27/oakland-raiders-sebastian-janikowski-new-orleans-saints-garrett-hartley-field-goals-kickers-football/">Is the kicker over-valued in football?</a> For once, I have taken a side in KSK's debate of the weekly "<a href="http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/tag/sean-taylor-memorial-meast-of-the-week">Meast</a>" and "<a href="http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/tag/jeff-george-memorial-least-of-the-week">Least</a>" awards.
<a href="http://www.sbnation.com/2010/9/19/1698532/rolando-mcclain-suplex-tackle-raiders-rams"> I haven't paid attention to wrestling in well over eight years. WWF (I refuse to refer to it with the 'E' on the end) always ranked as #1 in my book, but after that whole merger with WCW and ECW, I lost interest. Minus the B.S., I still have fond memories of the sport however. One wrestler in particular whose matches I always enjoyed was <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Benoit">Chris Benoit</a>.
Hey, I know Tara hasn't done anything worth mentioning since 2003.
Oakland Raiders fatty JaMarcus Russell looks like he'll be heading out the door, and not to the buffet, even though that sounds really good right now.
<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2010/04/breaking-jamarcus-russell-is-fat/jamarcus-russell-gabourey-sidibe" rel="attachment wp-att-29503"></a>Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell does his job much like you do yours--he's easily distracted, eats too much, and has terrific taste in online sports literature.
Even though placekickers in the NFL have seen their respective values and reputations increase over the last 25 years, one has to wonder why a team would go out of its way to hold onto one.
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Al Davis, that cranky old bastard that still owns the Oakland Raiders, seems more than content to let his head coach twist in the wind.
Here's the Oakland Raiders' Tommy Kelly losing his pants after running down Knowshon Moreno of the Denver Broncos, and if this doesn't get a fine from the NFL's wardrobe police, nothing will.
For the third and fourth time in the last five years, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/indianapolis-colts">Indy</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/new-orleans-saints">New Orleans</a> enter December as unbeatens.