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September 12, 1992
The Raider coaching staff (including Al Davis) must be the worst decision makers in the NFL. Napoleon displayed better judgment at Waterloo than the Raiders did in the Denver debacle. First, they decide to start Jay Schroeder over Todd Marinovich. Compounding the error, they elect to keep the sputtering, bungling Schroeder in the entire game. And to prove their poor judgment isn't limited to personnel decisions, they continually run the ball up the middle every time they are in the I-formation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Cindy Chang
A lifelong Raiders fan is crediting his training as a Marine for his life-saving reaction to a woman who jumped from a ledge at Oakland Coliseum over the weekend. Out of the hospital and recovering, Donnie Navidad, 61, told local media he felt obligated to try and catch the woman after she leapt from third-floor seating onto a second-floor concourse about 45 feet down. “When you react to something you react without any hesitation at all and you just do what you got to do,” Navidad told KTVU.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Oakland authorities have issued dozens of citations to Oakland Raider fans for fraudulently using handicap placards to park closer to the Network Associates Coliseum. "So many people were coming in with these things, it was like shooting ducks in a pond--the abuse was outrageous," Oakland Police Lt. Dave Kozicki said Monday. Officers issued 66 citations at the last three home games. Alameda County Sheriff's deputies handed out 94 citations.
SPORTS
November 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
A man broke the fall of a woman who was apparently trying to commit suicide by jumping from the third-level deck at O.co Coliseum following the Oakland Raiders' loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The man, identified by the San Jose Mercury News as a 61-year-old Marine Corps veteran and lifelong Raiders fan from Stockton, called out to the unidentified woman from the concourse area, repeatedly shouting, "Don't do it!" When she didn't listen, he stepped underneath the falling woman in an attempt to catch her and was seriously injured himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two Oakland Raiders fans convicted of beating a Clovis couple before a November game have been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to stay away from the Oakland Coliseum for five years. An Alameda County Superior Court judge last week sentenced Nash Rodriguez and Jorge Perales, both 23, to serve the full allowable time behind bars, and then spend five years on probation. The Clovis man was using a portable toilet in the parking lot when a group of people pushed over an adjacent one.
SPORTS
September 15, 1990 | TED BROCK
Raider fans! Are you running low on Bronco-bashing ammunition? Find yourself wishing you could be as abusive as the screaming guy 20 rows behind you? If so, what you need is "The Bronco Haters Handbook." The author, Rick Edward Richards of Minturn, Colo., calls himself America's No. 1 Bronco Hater.
SPORTS
January 14, 2001 | T.J. SIMERS
When your assignment is to go to hell, you'd like to know you can leave at day's end. I checked--Avis does not rent tanks. So in plotting my escape route on foot from the celebration or riot that will take place at the Network Associates Coliseum after today's AFC championship game, I took a tour of the parking lot Saturday.
SPORTS
November 13, 2001 | Mal Florence and \f7
Skip Bayless of the San Jose Mercury News, on the new conservative image of the Raiders: "Fans who attend Raider games dressed as 'Road Warrior' meets 'Rocky Horror' are now misrepresenting their team. "These days, they should go as math professors, computer geeks and efficiency experts.... "Once, these would have been laughable oxymorons: Careful Raiders. Efficient Raiders. Precise Raiders. Complex Raiders. Now these adjectives are the fanatical essence of Jon Gruden's ball-control offense.
SPORTS
September 17, 1994
Whew! It's starting to look as if I can relax a little. During the NFL exhibition season, I was worried that all of the Raider Super Bowl tickets would be gone before I got mine. DON MOERY Irvine Pathetic. The only word to describe the Raiders. RON LAMBERT Westchester "Just win, baby" was never correct. "Just win my way and don't talk back," was always Al Davis' philosophy. Which, by the way, is the reason Art Shell is still coach. MICHAEL VALENTE San Juan Capistrano It's not the talent that is overrated, it's the coaching.
SPORTS
May 23, 2001 | T.J. SIMERS
Now that 12 of our finest citizens have punched the bully in the nose, I believe it's time to escort all remaining Raider fans out of Los Angeles. We have been annoyed enough. Does anyone have the phone number for City Councilman Nate Holden? We can kill two birds with one stone here: Clipper owner Donald Sterling is a Raider fan who has been urging Al Davis to return to L.A. I'll miss James Garner, but he has to go. Let's clean up this city and there cannot be any exceptions . . .
SPORTS
March 15, 2013 | By Chris Foster
LAS VEGAS -- It's Arizona in a rout at the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament. That's not a prediction for tonight's semifinal game against UCLA. It's based on a highly unscientific poll to determine the conference's best fans. The Wildcats have 60% of the fans at the tournament, judging by the gear people were wearing as they passed the Starbucks at the MGM Grand from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Friday. The breakdown of the 176 shirts: Arizona, 105: Either the Wildcats' fans really love their team or they really love gambling.
SPORTS
December 10, 2008 | Mike Penner
What do Oakland Raiders fans eat during home games? The stereotype ranges everywhere from nails to raw, just-sacrificed animal flesh, but according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Raiders fans are served the second-most vegetarian-friendly stadium food in the NFL. PETA praised the Raiders for a menu that includes veggie dogs and burgers, baked potatoes, peanuts, popcorn and pretzels.
SPORTS
September 10, 2007 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
OAKLAND -- If the Raiders thought the excitement of opening day might offer a reprieve from their festering quarterback drama, they were wrong. All weekend, rumors swirled around negotiations with top draft pick JaMarcus Russell. Maybe the former Louisiana State quarterback was close to signing. Maybe he wasn't. At the same time, debate rumbled over who should start for now, Josh McCown or Daunte Culpepper. A banner unfurled along the railing at McAfee Coliseum summed up the situation. "QB?"
SPORTS
June 19, 2004
The road these Lakers took this season was full of twists, turns, bumps and detours. It's no wonder they now find themselves at a dead end and out of gas. Adi Rhone Santa Monica The scouting report on the Pistons was even less accurate than the prewar intelligence. Jeff Drandell Manhattan Beach The Pistons had the better shooters, better rebounders, better playmakers, better defenders, better bench, better coaching and a hungrier attitude.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Two Oakland Raiders fans convicted of beating a Clovis couple before a November game have been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to stay away from the Oakland Coliseum for five years. An Alameda County Superior Court judge last week sentenced Nash Rodriguez and Jorge Perales, both 23, to serve the full allowable time behind bars, and then spend five years on probation. The Clovis man was using a portable toilet in the parking lot when a group of people pushed over an adjacent one.
OPINION
June 5, 2003
Re "Backers Bet on 2nd Tier of Sports," June 1: With the opening of Home Depot Center in Carson, some residents are concerned that hooligans will invade their neighborhoods wreaking havoc? Fat chance. Of all the reports of soccer hooliganism The Times has dwelt on in the past, how many incidents occurred in the United States? Galaxy supporters are not European hoolies. Cheer, drink and sing we will. But fear not, for we are nothing like those lovable, car-burning Laker fans -- themselves nothing more than frustrated Raider fans in disguise.
SPORTS
August 31, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Rocket Ismail of the Oakland Raiders witnessed what he believed was a life-sparing scene last Friday night at Stanford Stadium, where the Raiders and New England Patriots played an exhibition game. "I turned around and saw this New England fan wearing all this New England stuff, and he was in a sea of Raider fans," Ismail told Victor Chi of the San Jose Mercury News. "They were all booing and everything. But in L.A. a guy dressed like that would have been close to dead.
SPORTS
January 12, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON
Michael Wilbon of the Washington Post came away from Sunday's Raider game at the Coliseum with this candid look at our city: "Whatever happened to the California sports fan as a laid-back, tofu burger and bean-sprout eating, Valley-speaking, surfer dude? They ain't here at Raider games, I promise you. A Sunday afternoon at a Raiders' game is unlike an afternoon anywhere else in the NFL, NBA, NHL, major league baseball or college anything.
SPORTS
February 1, 2003
Hey, Al Davis, I'm sure you heard of the "Curse of the Bambino" and the Red Sox have never won another championship since Babe Ruth was traded. What you have is the "Curse of Marcus Allen." Never bench a hall-of-fame running back. I hope you learned your lesson. Jeff Calzada Montebello The only thing that looked good in silver and black at the Super Bowl was Shania Twain. Chris Agrella Chino Wow, Tampa Bay won the Super Bowl, 48-21. Even in Florida they can't mess up counting the outcome of that contest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scores of Oakland Raider fans went on an ugly rampage Sunday night after their team's loss in the Super Bowl, setting cars on fire and throwing rocks and bottles at passing vehicles. About 500 police officers in riot gear responded by using tear gas in running skirmishes with crowds in downtown, East Oakland and other areas. By 11 p.m., officers said the violence had subsided significantly. Thirty-two people were arrested, mostly for public intoxication.
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