November 19, 2005
The rest of the country will be watching Cincinnati vs. Indianapolis in the NFL game of the year Sunday after Southern California football fans are force-fed yet another dose of the underachieving, dysfunctional, hopelessly out of contention Oakland Raiders. Who schedules these games, Jim Hill? MIKE GAMBOA Buena Park
February 7, 1990
Lew Erber Jr., an assistant coach with the Rams in 1985-86, died from an undiagnosed illness. Erber was an assistant with the New England Patriots from 1982-84 and was with the Oakland Raiders from 1976-81. He was 55.
September 7, 1996
Last weekend, the Oakland Raiders (who used to be the Los Angeles Raiders, who used to be the Oakland Raiders) played the Baltimore Ravens (who used to be the Cleveland Browns), and the Indianapolis Colts (who used to be the Baltimore Colts) played the Arizona Cardinals (who used to be the St. Louis Cardinals, who used to be the Chicago Cardinals), and the St. Louis Rams (who used to be Los Angeles Rams or the Anaheim Rams, who used to be the Cleveland Rams) played a home game, but I was busy rooting for the Houston Oilers (soon to be the Nashville Oilers)
October 5, 1996 |
Defensive end Anthony Smith reported to the Oakland Raiders, nearly a week after announcing he was leaving the team. Smith was put on reserve and remained suspended without pay, the Raiders said Friday. He would not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. A spokesman for Smith announced last week that Smith would no longer play for the Raiders. He left the team last Thursday for his home in Los Angeles.
May 11, 2010 |
To celebrate its 30th anniversary last year, ESPN mounted "30 for 30," a still-unfolding series of new documentary films about sports over the last three decades. Installments already aired include Barry Levinson's "The Band That Wouldn't Die," about the Baltimore Colts; Peter Berg's "Kings Ransom," about Wayne Gretzky's trade to the Los Angeles Kings; Ron Shelton's "Jordan Rides the Bus," about Michael Jordan's adventures in minor-league baseball. "The Birth of Big Air" ( Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville on BMX rider Mat Hoffman)
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March 7, 1996 |
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis announced Wednesday that the team will not return to train in Oxnard, as he expects to settle on a Northern California site for a training camp as early as next week. Oxnard officials learned last June that the Raiders planned to return to the Bay Area after 12 years of playing in Los Angeles, so Wednesday's news came as no surprise.
August 16, 1996 |
Playing after only four practices, Jeff George completed 17 of 24 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns in the first half Thursday, sparking the Atlanta Falcons to a 27-6 exhibition rout of the Oakland Raiders. George signed a one-year, $3.6-million contract last week. He becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. George connected with Eric Metcalf on an 11-yard scoring and hit Tyrone Brown on a 48-yard scoring play.