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Raiders offseason off to great start

Raiders offseason off to great start
July 3, 2018

The Oakland Raiders had a disappointing season last season and failed to make the playoffs. Now that we are in the offseason, the Raiders have their chance to gain some ground in the AFC West. So far,...

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...

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire

Raiders go old school with Jon Gruden hire
April 11, 2018

Jon Gruden is the coach the Oakland Raiders have long waited for to return and lead them back to success. Since joining the team in January, he’s been making headlines with his comments. That's the...

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...

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop

Domestic violence in the NFL needs to stop
March 14, 2018

The biggest problem in football right now is not concussions. It’s domestic violence and the lack of accountability within the NFL. It is not only affecting players and teams, but also affecting people...

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league

Blake Bortles: The most hated quarterback in the league
January 17, 2018

Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars is one of the most talked about quarterbacks this season. No, it’s not because he is a powerhouse like Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers before his injury. If you...

The citizen we need is Colin Kaepernick, GQ’s “Citizen of the Year”

The citizen we need is Colin Kaepernick, GQ’s “Citizen of the Year”
January 4, 2018

The NFL preseason is not the most interesting thing of the NFL season. There are position battles, rookies playing for the first time and some other storylines trying to keep us interested in the game....

NBA and NFL unsportsmanlike conduct enforcement

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January 3, 2018

When it comes to professional sports many players routinely break the rules. The two sports, in particular are the NFL and the NBA. The NFL and the NBA commissioners need to enforce the unsportsmanlike...

Combating capitalism through social justice

Combating capitalism through social justice
January 3, 2018

The issue of racial inequality is nothing new but contributions such as the civil rights movements have influenced each generation to date. The rising discomfort for people of color has unmasked itself...

Live streaming sports caters to millennials

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December 8, 2017

Enter the world of live streaming sports, now a billion-dollar industry. It has opened another dimension into the world of how many are starting to access the teams and sports that are so loved. Last year...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana
November 16, 2017

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding...

The Raiders avoid a black hole

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is pushed out of bounds by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) after making a catch in the first quarter at the Coliseum in Oakland on Thursday, Oct. 19.
November 3, 2017

The Week 2 game against the New York Jets put an exclamation point on what should have been a breakout, exciting season for the Oakland Raiders. Hometown hero Marshawn Lynch danced on the sideline after...

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