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Lakers, Asomugha, bowl over Celtics, Cable

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 12:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.

A few notes during the lull before the Raiders begin to sign their draft picks and in between filing stories and preparing for the Allan Green-Andre Ward WBA super middleweight title fight Saturday night at Orcale Arena:

– According to EGA Sports, Raiders cornerback and avid Lakers fan Nnamdi Asomugha won a bet with coach and longtime Celtics fan Tom Cable after Los Angeles beat Boston in seven games Thursday night.

As the loser, Cable will treat the entire team to dinner and bowling at some point during training camp.

– Had the Raiders opened their final organized team activity to the public, sentiment among the players probably would have been similar to that of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the latest team to be docked a couple of OTA sessions.

“We’re looking to push the envelope,” safety Sean Considine said. “If you do that, you’re going to come close to breaking those (OTA) rules. If we pushed it too far, then we’re going to suffer the consequences. I don’t think anybody’s worried about who called the (player) union or turned us in.

“Losing those last two OTAs isn’t going to have anything to do with how we do this season. There’s a message behind that (NFL ruling) that you can find a positive out of it.”

Baltimore and Detroit were the other two teams besides Oakland and Jacksonville to lose OTA time.

It’s no coincidence that player complaints appear to be on the rise given the status of negotiations between the union and ownership for a new collective bargaining agreement.

– The Web site “Cold, Hard Football Facts” analyzes the stunning decline of the Raiders passing game since Super Bowl XXXVII.

Their conclusions? Part of JaMarcus Russell’s problems was the organization he played for and that Al Davis has clearly lost his fastball.

– Profootballtalk.com is reporting Russell could end up in the UFL with the new Omaha franchise. And then later reported Russell woudln’t be going to the UFL after all, instead staying in Arizona to get in shape and refine his mechanics.

Too bad. Raiders fans wishing to relive the good ol’ days with Russell could have traveled to Sacramento to see him Nov. 13 against Daunte Culpepper, Dennis Green and the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

– The wheels of NFL justice are turning regarding Vince Young. A one-game suspension for Young means he won’t face the Raiders in the regular season opener.

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  • Nnamdi21

    raideredoutL.A. Says:
    June 18th, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Nnamdi 21, so what is cable buying u guys 4 dinner?

    =================

    I’m eating sensibly this off season with a diet including lots of ORGANIC tomatoes (not the ones ripened with ethylene gas) because tomatoes cut down on lactic acid build up in muscles that can cause cramping.

    Getting ready for the hot weather!

  • Nnamdi21

    200. Don’t buy in kidd. She’ll say what ever she thinks her baying morons want to hear and then do what evers best for oil execs and multi national corps just like the rest of the Repubs “rogue” or not.

    Government the last decade + hasn’t had the best interests of its people at heart and it shows.

    They’re cow towing to massive corporate monopolies to our detriment has to stop.

    F the 2 party system!

    Vote em all out and start OVER!!!

  • fat kidd

    Republicans Joe Barton and Michele Bachmann defend BP on oil spill catastrophe ‘slush fund’

    Republican Joe Barton (R-TX) apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward for being strong-armed into putting 20 billion dollars in an esrow account he called a ‘slush fund’ to help compensate victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

    Barton’s remarks came in the opening statements of Thursdays hearings by the House Energy Committee. He said, “I am ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday” because a ‘private corporation was subjected to what amounts to a 20 billion dollar shake down.”

    Yet Barton is not alone in his open-mouth support of oil giant BP. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) inferred that the oil spill victims escrow account was yet another Obama socialist plot.

    Bachmann called the escrow account a “redistribution of wealth fund,” according to TPM.

    Barton was quickly reprimanded by House Minority leader John Boehner (R-OH), under threat of being removed from his committee position. Barton’s public apology soon followed with the hope that his remarks would not be ‘misconstrued.’

    With or without an appology, the underlying message is clear. These Republicans do not believe that corporations should be held accountable for their actions.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Palin’s taking a soft position on pot because she knows it’s only a matter of time before one of her white trash ilk gets busted for it.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    There was nothing wrong with your third goal yesterday.You were robbed.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    The Euro teams from this blog (England,Denmark,Spain)are doing crap in the World cup.

    Good luck to Denmark tonight.

  • http://www.safc.com/page/StadiumofLightDetail/0,,10281~1706060,00.html neilb

    Free Jhill and his peas!!

  • El Tato

    The Euro teams from this blog (England,Denmark,Spain)are doing crap in the World cup.
    ——————————————

    Thats true, and sucks when you are waiting for 4 years.

    A lot of “favourite” teams failing, add Germany, France and Italy to that list

  • ZIMZAM

    The only reason that Cable made that bet to take them out to dinner is he knew that JaEatyououtofhouseandhome was in Arizona and not a threat to cost him his entire seasons salary for dinner.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    Hey Neil..

    thanks we need the luck, its a very poor World Cup, but as I said many times before the Euro Cup is sports-wise more interesting than the World-cup

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    christ, Van Persie should have got TWO yellow cards against us, and he should have ha a red card in this one..

  • Rhino
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  • El Tato

    Japan deserves better in their game, another keeper-influenced score

  • El Tato

    Milicia, I am watching the game on danish tv, the only game on national tv is the game played at 20:30, today we all be watching Denmark against Etoo’o & Company

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    El Tato..

    I certainly dont need Japan t score, if we should have any chance as runner up’s japan must lose and cameroun as well..

    that said, I in fact like how Japan plays

  • El Tato

    I certainly dont need Japan t score, if we should have any chance as runner up’s japan must lose and cameroun as well..

    ———————————

    yes, I understand, but score like that just sucks. Too many goalkeepers becoming main figures in their games

  • edward teach

    fat kidd Says:
    June 18th, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    (June 18) — Sarah Palin says recreational pot smoking is “relatively speaking a minimal problem” in America.

    In an otherwise uneventful appearance on the Fox Business Network with Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Palin said that while she doesn’t believe marijuana should be legalized, the country has bigger fish to fry.

    “I think we need to prioritize our law enforcement efforts,” she said. “If somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems we have in society.”

    ********************************************************

    This may be the only intelligent thing I’ve ever heard this woman say.

    Which means somebody probably put her up to it, or as MaddenRaider said, one of her brood is likely to get busted someday and she won’t have to contradict herself later. Kinda like Dick Cheney being handcuffed on the gay issue.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    El Tato,

    yup. I simply dont understand why we have a new ball for each cup, it truly suck, the best football ever used was ‘Select’

    btw, just read some interviews and saw some on tv, with Etoo, he apparently have great Respect of Denmark, so maybe we still have chance for the runner up spot…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Any of you ideologues ever think that maybe Palin’s belief on the subject is based upon actually being a mother of a bunch of teenagers and probably dealing with the pot-smoking issue inside her own house, and realizing the real non-issue it is?

    All these conspiracy theories, yikes!!! What if she doesn’t run for office (very likely) and nobody from her “ilk” gets caught (somewhat likely)?

    Than what will you say?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Legalize it!!!!!!
    Palin is hot!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Japan barely missed that goal at the end.

    Pretty entertaining last 10 minutes there. I think the reason soccer doesn’t take in the states is that we aren’t emotionally invested in it. We try these leagues, but there is no history of a bitter rival, no stories of players from the past and the like.

    I say this, because I have serious World Cup fever!!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Ole!!!! Ole! Ole! Ole!!!!!!!!
    Ole!!!!
    Ole!!!!!

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    LMN, sorry about the Dutch….Viel gluck Heute. You guys need a win…

    USA got hosed yesterday on our 3rd point…the referees have not impressed me so far..

    Can’t believe ENgland and Algeria tied….unbelieveable…

  • Just Fire Baby

    England is your classic example of the individuals are better than the team.

    Don’t know why it is, but to tie the Algerians would be like the Lakers having to go to a game 7 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    My indefference to basketball aside, I catch your drift JFB.
    Just Tie Baby!!!!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    I know some in here get mad at the non-football talk at times in here, but seriously, debating the D-line rotation for 4 weeks straight might get a tad stale.

    Jerry needs comments to pay the bills and keep getting big names like McDonalds, Levi’s and others to advertise.

    So…….soccer it is!!!

  • M Lonetree

    Humorous to read LMN comment that it is a poor World Cup.

    South American teams have not lost any games to date, and those teams, especially os Brasileiros, don’t seem to be having any trouble with jabulani.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Let’s go USA!!!
    Let’s Go Mexico!!!
    Let’s go Italia!!!
    Let’s go Argentina!!!

    OLE…….Ole…..

  • Plunketthead

    POTD
    Jerry gives us a lot of latitude here and thats a good thing

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 7:47 am
    I know some in here get mad at the non-football talk at times in here, but seriously, debating the D-line rotation for 4 weeks straight might get a tad stale.

    Jerry needs comments to pay the bills and keep getting big names like McDonalds, Levi’s and others to advertise.

    So…….soccer it is!!!

  • Plunketthead

    This is my third WC and I enjoy the heck out of them, however yesterdays game took some wind out of my sails.

    A little too blatent for me, proof that USA will get hosed harder and faster, the closer they get to the finals, which means they wont get close to the final 4

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Morning Raider Nation! It took me 2 days to recover from the Laker Victory.

    Most disliked people in sports
    The “top” five:
    1. Michael Vick
    2. Al Davis
    3. Ben Roethlisberger
    4. Tiger Woods
    5. Jerry Jones
    http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ys-forbesdisliked061810

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AgRsVqybLTVRZK2yq0RAUk5DubYF?slug=jc-olinerankings061810

    Best Offensive Lines in football:

    32. Oakland Raiders: Wow, this is bad. Mario Henderson and Cornell Green shouldn’t be the answers to: “Name the Raiders starting offensive tackles from 2009.” Yikes. It doesn’t get much better in the middle and the sad part is that the Raiders didn’t do much to upgrade the personnel this offseason. Say a prayer for Jason Campbell. He’s going to need it.

  • Jonesy941

    i have no beef with Tiger the others however do belong on that list, can’t hate a guy for having a crazy wife!

  • M Lonetree

    live shots equaling recent Raider O-line play (BP as line coordinator)

    http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/spill_cam/

  • Just Fire Baby

    I’m sure whatever women were polled for that list, Tiger and Ben were 1-2 on just about every one of them.

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Looks like BP has it under control! LMFAO and mad at the same time.

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    # exlaraiderseasonticketholder Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Morning Raider Nation! It took me 2 days to recover from the Laker Victory.

    Most disliked people in sports
    The “top” five:
    1. Michael Vick
    2. Al Davis
    3. Ben Roethlisberger
    4. Tiger Woods
    5. Jerry Jones
    http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ys-forbesdisliked061810
    ========================
    wouldn’t have it any other way, All hail the king.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I doubt any Eagles or Cowboys voted for Vick and Jones.

    But I am sure Raiders and some Steelers fans voted for Al and Ben.

  • Just Fire Baby

    My list would be:

    1-Jamarcus Russell
    2-Smellway
    3-Kobe
    4-Jamarcus Russell
    5-A-Fraud

  • Jonesy941

    of those five people al davis is my least liked person on that list

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    My list would be:

    1-Jamarcus Russell
    2-Jamarcus Russell
    3-Jamarcus Russell
    4-Jamarcus Russell
    5-Jamarcus Russell

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    6-Jamarcus Russell
    7-Jamarcus Russell
    8-Jamarcus Russell
    9-Jamarcus Russell
    10-Jamarcus Russell

  • Just Fire Baby

    Going to be a great 30 for 30 next week.

    Pablo Escobar and the dude who was offed when he screwed up in the World Cup for Columbia.

    Kudos to ESPN for taking on some serious topics.

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Have a great Father’s Day Raider Nation!

  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    # Jonesy941 Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 9:04 am

    of those five people al davis is my least liked person on that list
    ———————
    I’m sure Al Davis is crushed you disapprove of his character.

  • Snoopy

    247th YEAH!!!!!!!!

    I’m da man!!!

    Yes I AM!!!!!!!

    thank you thank you thank you i am oficially a STUD!!!!!!!

    How many can claim 247th here huh!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Snoopy

    248th YEAS!!! I mean i just keep beating you dudes hahahahahahaha

    Sorry, but talk about soccer on the Raiders blog makes me crazy.

    Get this soccer fans.

    your game is FRICKEN FIXED!!!!

    We have corruption everywhere, even here in football, TUCK Rule anyone???

    but soccer is sooooo obvious it is sickening how many out there rationalize it away…

    The USA won that game fair and square… it was one of the greatest comebacks in your games history and it should have been allowed and given back to the USA after the game but thats not gonna happen

    so STOP-IT PLEASE>>>

    Stop diluting yourselves that its real… the World Cup is an ILLUSION!

    You’d have a better chance betting on fantasy football…

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