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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...

Jon Gruden will fix the Oakland Raiders

February 14, 2018

The Oakland Raiders have invested an estimated total of $225 million in quarterback Derek Carr and head coach Jon Gruden over the next decade. Last season, Carr signed a five-year contract worth $125 million...

A hometown hero returns: Oakland Raiders land Gruden

26 Dec 1998: Head coach Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 31-24.
February 7, 2018

The Oakland Raiders have finally found the coach they have been waiting for. It’s taken 16 years, but they now have the coach they believe will take them over the hump and will lead them to championships....

NBA and NFL unsportsmanlike conduct enforcement

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
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...

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...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders
October 19, 2017

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The...

‘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...

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’

Raiders could be ‘Just Moving Baby’
January 25, 2017

Two NFL teams have changed cities in the past two years, and now there may be a third; the Oakland Raiders officially submitted the relocation papers to move to Las Vegas on Jan 18th. One obstacle remains:...

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Oakland Raiders just win baby
December 7, 2016

As a lifelong Raider fan, I keep waiting for the bad break. For the past 15 years, Oakland hasn’t posted a winning record and it always seems like something bad happens to the team: a bad call, an injury...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico
November 22, 2016

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may...

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