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October 6, 1990
There is a popular bumper sticker that reads: "Instant Jerk, Just Add Alcohol." I feel this bumper sticker explains the problems rowdy Raider fans are causing. Alcohol has a tendency to make people uninhibited. When you put this uninhibitedness together with the change that occurs in a large crowd, you are going to have problems. Solution? First, try ending alcohol sales at the end of the first half. If that doesn't work, cut off all sales of alcohol at the Coliseum completely.
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November 25, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A man who was injured trying to catch a woman who jumped 50 feet from a ledge at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday -- probably saving her life -- is a 61-year-old former Marine, officials said. The woman, who jumped from a third-floor seating area onto a second-floor concourse about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, was hospitalized in intensive care Sunday night, said Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson. As of Monday morning, she was in critical condition, Nelson told NBC San Francisco.
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SPORTS
August 9, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Sacramento bank robber who said he made two dozen heists in part to finance trips to Raider football games, was sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison. Claude Jones, 32, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge David F. Levi, who also fined him $8,593. Federal agents said Jones, arrested in January at a Sacramento motel, was the most prolific bank robber in the city's history. He netted about $25,000 during a 10-week spree.
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December 6, 2003 | Mike Penner
An unlikely source stepped up this week to stem the dumbing down of U.S. television. Channel 2, finally paying mind to the will of the intelligent football fan, has decided to bump "the dumbest team in America" -- Bill Callahan's assessment of the Oakland Raiders; hey, it's his team -- in order to bring local viewers Indianapolis at Tennessee this Sunday morning. Bravo, Channel 2!
SPORTS
June 10, 1995
Mike Downey, you can make that one loyal Ram fan going to Raider games [June 7]. This Ram fan will be rooting for the St. Louis Rams. If Al Davis and the Raiders think loyal Ram fans, who outnumber loyal Raider fans in Southern California two to one, will be going to Raider games, think again. This new Hollywood Park stadium will draw the usual 35,000 to 40,000 bikers, bangers and thugs. J.R. RODRIGUEZ West Los Angeles Mike, give me a break. The Raiders should leave L.A. as soon as possible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1994 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 20 football fans arrested Sunday during the rumble between the Rams and Raiders at Anaheim Stadium represented just another day in the stands wherever the boys in silver and black play, authorities said Monday. "Every time the Raiders come to town, we beef up security," said Patrick Curran, business manager of the San Diego Chargers. "The Raider fans bring more excitement and more violence than the average crowd."
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October 9, 1995 | LONNIE WHITE
For 13 years, Jack Beasley reserved the press box elevator for owner Al Davis on days the Raiders played at the Coliseum. This season, Beasley's Sundays are spent watching televised football games, thanks to the Raiders' move back to Oakland. "I really enjoyed doing Raider games on Sundays," said Beasley, who still checks press box credentials for USC games at the Coliseum. "I spend my Sundays now relaxing, watching games at home."
SPORTS
December 31, 1994
Marcus, the deposed Raider, changed to clothes of white and red. But memories of Big Al's prison never left the runner's head. Big Al, the Raider owner, used to laugh and call him names. He wouldn't let poor Marcus play in any Raider games. Then one smoggy Christmas Eve K.C. came to play. Marcus with his trademark flight led his team and won that night. Then how the fans adored him and they shouted, "Hey, Big Al, Marcus the deposed Raider Got the vengeful last laugh, pal!"
SPORTS
September 9, 1995
I decided to check out the Oakland Raiders over the weekend. It was easy taking a flight to Oakland, driving three minutes to the stadium and finding out what "Oakland Raider mania" was all about. The good times started around 9 a.m. The crowd was enjoying barbecued chicken in the parking lot. Walking into the stadium was a mind-blowing experience. The volume of the crowd was turned up as loud as they could go. It was easy for the Raiders to beat San Diego. They had the crowd behind them the entire game.
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November 15, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Raider defensive end Anthony Smith was leaving Sunday's game against the Rams at Anaheim Stadium, he spotted a departing fan who had been placed in a holding cell for unruly behavior. "Hey," Smith said, "if you've got all that energy, why don't you become a linebacker for us?" That sounded great to the fan. "All right, be at Raider camp for practice tomorrow," Smith told him.
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March 14, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "tuck rule" will be a subject of discussion at next week's NFL meetings, although that's of little consolation to the Oakland Raiders. Their playoff loss at New England hinged on a play that was initially ruled a fumble by quarterback Tom Brady, then was overturned after a replay review. Brady was saved by the tuck rule, which says a quarterback who stops in the act of throwing can only be said to have fumbled if the ball is completely tucked into his body.
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November 5, 1999 | Associated Press
The NFL is suing 14 Northern California sports bars for allegedly showing "blacked out" broadcasts of Oakland Raider games. Nine of the sports bars were in the Sacramento area and the rest were in the San Francisco Bay area. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, claims the bars violated the NFL's rights under the Federal Copyright Act.
SPORTS
October 23, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vince Evans never had a day like this. Not with the Chicago Bears. Not with the Chicago Blitz. Not with the Denver Gold. Not with the Los Angeles Raiders. Not with the Oakland Raiders.
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October 9, 1995 | LONNIE WHITE
For 13 years, Jack Beasley reserved the press box elevator for owner Al Davis on days the Raiders played at the Coliseum. This season, Beasley's Sundays are spent watching televised football games, thanks to the Raiders' move back to Oakland. "I really enjoyed doing Raider games on Sundays," said Beasley, who still checks press box credentials for USC games at the Coliseum. "I spend my Sundays now relaxing, watching games at home."
SPORTS
September 9, 1995
I decided to check out the Oakland Raiders over the weekend. It was easy taking a flight to Oakland, driving three minutes to the stadium and finding out what "Oakland Raider mania" was all about. The good times started around 9 a.m. The crowd was enjoying barbecued chicken in the parking lot. Walking into the stadium was a mind-blowing experience. The volume of the crowd was turned up as loud as they could go. It was easy for the Raiders to beat San Diego. They had the crowd behind them the entire game.
SPORTS
June 10, 1995
Mike Downey, you can make that one loyal Ram fan going to Raider games [June 7]. This Ram fan will be rooting for the St. Louis Rams. If Al Davis and the Raiders think loyal Ram fans, who outnumber loyal Raider fans in Southern California two to one, will be going to Raider games, think again. This new Hollywood Park stadium will draw the usual 35,000 to 40,000 bikers, bangers and thugs. J.R. RODRIGUEZ West Los Angeles Mike, give me a break. The Raiders should leave L.A. as soon as possible.
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January 11, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
Of course there are more important problems in the world these days, but it sure would be nice to have a few hours of enjoyment Sunday afternoon. Please, Al Davis. Please, NFL. Do the right thing, and lift the blackout on the Raiders' playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Coliseum, even if it does fall short of a sellout by the extended deadline of 6 p.m. today. Playoff games simply should not be blacked out. Sure, the Raiders are in business to make money.
SPORTS
December 31, 1994
Marcus, the deposed Raider, changed to clothes of white and red. But memories of Big Al's prison never left the runner's head. Big Al, the Raider owner, used to laugh and call him names. He wouldn't let poor Marcus play in any Raider games. Then one smoggy Christmas Eve K.C. came to play. Marcus with his trademark flight led his team and won that night. Then how the fans adored him and they shouted, "Hey, Big Al, Marcus the deposed Raider Got the vengeful last laugh, pal!"
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November 15, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Raider defensive end Anthony Smith was leaving Sunday's game against the Rams at Anaheim Stadium, he spotted a departing fan who had been placed in a holding cell for unruly behavior. "Hey," Smith said, "if you've got all that energy, why don't you become a linebacker for us?" That sounded great to the fan. "All right, be at Raider camp for practice tomorrow," Smith told him.
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