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Oakland still needs more defenders

Oakland still needs more defenders
May 24, 2018

The NFL draft concluded on April 28, and the Oakland Raiders came out with an average draft. There is a lot more they could have done, and they made some moves that made fans scratch their heads. Oakland...

49ers need young talent on offense through draft

49ers need young talent on offense through draft
April 2, 2018

It's the offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. This is the time for the team to rest, practice and start recruiting new talent. The 49ers finished their 2017 season with a record of 6-10 which is not...

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?

Fantasy football culture in america: Loophole in illegal gambling or game of skill?
October 19, 2017

Fifty-nine point three American and Canadians participate in fantasy sports each year making it a $7.22 billion industry, according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association. With a 17 week NFL regular season...

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency

Golden State Warriors future depends on free agency
June 28, 2017

Last Thursday’s NBA Draft proved once again that owner Joe Lacob wasn’t far off when he declared that the Warriors front office was lightyears ahead of everyone else in the NBA. As arrogant as that...

‘Beastmode’ returning to Oakland

'Beastmode' returning to Oakland
April 26, 2017

According to multiple NFL and Oakland Raiders sources, the team agreed to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday that will bring Oakland native and retired running back Marshawn Lynch back...

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players
March 15, 2017

Every year a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL enters a part of the season called free agency. Free agency is where players who are not under contract with their former team, either released or not resigned,...

Strength in numbers or superstars?

Strength in numbers or superstars?
July 13, 2016

When the Golden State Warriors lost game seven of the NBA finals to the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers last month, I was devastated. I deactivated my twitter account and avoided all sports-related...

49ers draft class full of potential: Chip Kelly era begins

49ers draft class full of potential: Chip Kelly era begins
May 11, 2016

With all that they have endured as of late, the San Francisco 49ers needed this year’s draft to go as smoothly as possible. Hiring a new head coach and having a quarterback demand a trade has turned...

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Draft day crucial for Raiders
April 30, 2015

Tonight’s NFL draft won’t be more important for any single team in the league than the Oakland Raiders. After last season’s 3-13 finish, the Raiders go into the draft with the fourth overall selection...

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