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ESPN: McClain fined for body slam

Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain received a $5,000 fine for his body slam of Rams receiver Danny Amendola in a 16-14 win over the St. Louis Rams, according to an ESPN report.

Plays such as the one McClain executed were in the preseason presentation showed to every team as well as media members in the league’s points of emphasis.

McClain was not available for comment this week, offering a quick “Gotta go” when approached Wednesday during his brief appearance in the 45-minute open locker room session.

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  • mac

    Banana,,,26-20 Raiders

  • Kirk

    Gruden drafted Gradkowski in the sixth round, which just shows why Gruden should be our coach today.

    Al Davis is an idiot.

  • Plunketthead

    Firebaby big game today!!

    Battle of the winless: Rebels host New Mexico

    Maybe New Mexico will again provide the relief UNLV so desperately needs.

    The winless Lobos were just the tonic last season when the Rebels visited New Mexico and ended a streak of four straight losses — three by at least 20 points — with a 34-17 victory.

    The Lobos are again winless, but so are the Rebels. Both enter today’s 7 p.m. kickoff at Sam Boyd Stadium with matching overall (0-3) and Mountain West Conference (0-1) records.

    The Rebels used last season’s victory as a minor springboard; they won three of their final five games to finish 5-7.

    “It was most certainly similar to the situation we’re in now,” UNLV running back Channing Trotter said. “We want to go in there and get a win, and hopefully it snowballs for the rest of the season.”

    UNLV needs all the help it can muster, facing games the next two weeks against UNR and at West Virginia.

  • Plunketthead

    Theres more at the link I just pasted some parts
    http://www.lvrj.com/sports/cardinal-s-luck–harbaugh-a-formidable-combination-103697889.html

    At the end of this season, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will have a decision to make.

    It’s doubtful he will announce it during a one-hour special on ESPN.

    It’s also doubtful his coach will try to talk him into staying in school. That’s because Jim Harbaugh will be faced with his own big decision.

    Luck, a redshirt sophomore, is ready for the NFL, and so is Harbaugh.

    If the Oakland Raiders are lucky enough to finish with the league’s worst record, maybe they can keep the Cardinal’s coach and quarterback in the Bay Area.

    Out with Tom Cable and Jason Campbell/Bruce Gradkowski; in with Harbaugh and Luck. There could be hope for the Raiders.

    Harbaugh has become as aggressive as anyone walking the sidelines. He stalks his prey and goes for the kill. He’s on the lunatic fringe. Ask Pete Carroll.

    Remember last year, when Stanford went on the road and crushed Southern California, 55-21? With a 48-21 lead, Harbaugh went for a 2-point conversion. Carroll shouted, “What’s your deal?”

    Carroll, another former run-up-the-score coach, bolted for the Seattle Seahawks. Harbaugh should join him in the NFL soon.

    Harbaugh’s deal is to win big and show no mercy. In Stanford’s 68-24 victory over Wake Forest last week, Harbaugh challenged an incomplete pass late in the fourth quarter. He wanted the play to be ruled a Demon Deacons fumble. After all, he was protecting a 44-point lead.

    We’re about to find out if Stanford, which has a trip to Oregon on deck, can rule the Pac-10. It definitely has the best quarterback.

  • fat kidd

    Jeff Garcia sparks come-from-behind win for Nighthawks
    Posted by Mike Florio on September 25, 2010 12:10 AM ET
    The Omaha Nighthawks, a brand-new UFL team stocked with former NFL players in uniforms that conjure memories of the Mean Machine from the Adam Sandler remake of The Longest Yard, made a big splash in their Friday night debut before more than 23,000 Nebraska fans.

    The record crowd saw quarterback Jeff Garcia throw a 12-yard touchdown pass to receiver Robert Ferguson with only six seconds on the clock. With the extra point, the Nighthawks took their first lead of the game — and erased a 23-10 deficit they faced at the start of the fourth quarter for the 27-26 victory.

    Per Eric Olson of the Associated Press, the game also featured the pro debut of Maurice Clarett, who has returned to football after a failed NFL stint and a successful incarceration. Clarett returned a kickoff and nearly blocked a punt.

    Garcia, who completed 23 of 39 passes for 226 yards, threw three touchdown passes on the night, outdueling Josh McCown of the Colonials, who connected on 22 of 25 passes for 264 yards and two scores.

    Former NFL tailback Ahman Green, 33, gained 49 yards on 12 carries for Omaha.

    The game could have gone to overtime if Hartford kicker Taylor Melhaff hadn’t missed an extra point in the second quarter. Instead, the game generated the smallest margin of victory in UFL history — a record that will stand at least until the UFL incorporates the extremely rare 1/2-point play.

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    If we have to own the worst record in the leaugue to end up with luck,than f$$$ k that.
    We need to win now an keep winning as something that’s a standard around here.

  • http://Www.bullycains.com r8dercain

    Mornin nation

    go mich state!!!
    Go raiders all day everyday

  • fat kidd

    Free Budweiser For 500,000 People
    Posted: September 24, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Print Email Subscribe Follow us on Twitter Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to give out 500,000 free samples of Budweiser beer over the next few weeks. The offer will target upscale bars and restaurants. According to Reuters, “In addition to the free samples, which Anheuser hopes will attract new drinkers, the company plans to reallocate most of its media spending to the Budweiser brand, which has been declining domestically for over 20 years.”

    According to the new Interbrand study of the worlds most valuable brands, Budweiser is worth $12.3 billion. Part of the reason is traditional marketing, part is due to the brand’s success over decades, and part is due to its success with social media.

    The “sample” school of marketing has created a multitude of programs over the years. Food stores often give away free samples. Large consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) offer free samples of detergent through the mail. There are dozens of “free sample” sites listed in a Google search of the term. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has a website that offers product samples without cost ranging from music to mouthwash to over-the-counter medicines.

    Anheuser-Busch is taking very little risk with its program. Although shipments of the beer are down, it still holds more than 50% of the US market. Regular drinkers of Bud may get a day’s free beer, but they will have to pay to get more.

    Attracting upscale beer consumers is a challenge for Anheuser Busch. Heineken and Corona have corned much of the high-end of the market. Free samples are not likely to change that.

    Douglas A. McIntyre

  • Just Fire Baby

    Plunk,

    Sadly, the viewpoint in Lobo-land is that if they lose today, they might not win once all year, which would be good so they can fire coach Locksley and bring in Mike Leach.

    That’s the rumor.

    I expect UNLV to run the ball and score more points, UNM will probably play a true freshman at QB, which should be a turnover or two.

    UNLV 32-UNM 21

    Are you heading out here? And is where you live as hot as this joint? It was 106 yesterday!!!!

  • Plunketthead

    Harbough on college game day
    talking about what Bo Schembechler said when Jim got his first head coaching job

    He asked me if I had a hard hitting fullback and a tight end that will put three fingers on the ground and deliver bone jarring hits

  • morilla

    Raiders – 27
    Cards- 16

  • Plunketthead

    Leach would be a great fit, almost anywhere.
    That poor fella from Wyoming didnt know what he was getting into at UNLV. I remember going to some great games when Cunningham was playing. Then I thought for sure the great John Robinson would do for Football what the Tark did for BB.
    But nothing at all.
    I will take a miracle to make Rebs a contender in football

    I am in the mts. 76 right now. 106 is one reason I doubt if I will get off my lazy butt and ride down there.

  • Just Fire Baby

    From Bill Simmons week 3 picks:

    CHIEFS (+2.5) over Niners
    Did you know we’re living in a world in which Darrius Heyward-Bey has twice as many catches and receiving yards as Michael Crabtree? Take a bow, Al Davis!

    (Hold on, I’ll help you up.)

    (That’s it, hold on to my shoulder, you can push off me, that’s fine.)

    (Wait a second, why aren’t you moving?)

    (Al?)

    (Al?)

    (AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • morilla

    I don’t see the Chiefs winning that one. The Niners have a much stronger team.

  • Plunketthead

    The last ten minutes of College game day has become must watch TV.

  • Plunketthead

    More must watch TV
    Michigan and this years Heisman Trophy winner Denard Robinson

  • kidseven

    I thought McClain’s “body slam” was embarrassing. Several reasons:

    1. It was a certain and costly penalty.

    2. It was a move that any LB would be able to inflict on a little WR like that any time they wanted.

    3. Much like a late hit or any other obvious roughing penalty, they don’t typically fire up the defense. If they do then it must be a totally undisciplined group. On the contrary they often fire up the offense because they perceive it as a cheap shot.

    4. He made it worse by acting the fool afterward, waving his hands and calling for the crowd, when he should have realized he’d just cost the team.

    Having said all that, RoMac is a rookie and I don’t hold it against him. Presumably he learns from this and looks to make a big hit or greater impact in a more traditional fashion this week.

  • Plunketthead

    Dam
    Another amazing run for the Heisman judges to view

  • Plunketthead

    Hold up on that trophy
    Boys on the bench, again.

  • http://blackhole@aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore Drexl

    By Ross Tucker
    ESPN.com
    Q: Do players get a cut of jersey sales with their name and number?
    Brad in Adelaide, South Australia

    A: First of all, I had no idea there was a “South” Australia. Interesting. As for your question, yes, players do get a cut of their jersey sales when someone buys it at the team store or orders it online. I got one check for 48 cents during my career, so I hope the one person who ever actually bought a Ross Tucker jersey is enjoying it and realizing what a limited-edition item he or she truly possesses.
    ———————–
    I have wondered about this myself. Am I glad I never bought a Jawalrus jersey.

  • inonewordraider

    A successful team needs respected leaders in the locker room especially a young team like ours. The D has Seymour and Nnamdi. The O doesn’t have proven guys but Gradkowski could fill that void by making the O accountable and continued consistent play

  • http://www.JasonTheSnakeCampbell.com Random Drug Tester

    The Big Banana…

    My pool has Arizona as 4 point favourites so put me down for

    Cardinals 28 – Raiders 24

    Cable gets his 24 and calls off the dogs.

  • RaiderDebo

    Just can’t see how the Cardinals will compete with us on Sunday. Garbage QB, garbage O-Line, injured receivers and no D. In the past, teams like this found a way to get well against us. We’ve got to stomp on their throats early.

  • http://www.JasonTheSnakeCampbell.com Random Drug Tester

    We tend to play down to our opponents…but get up for the good ones.

  • RaiderDebo

    Plunketthead Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 6:41 am
    Theres more at the link I just pasted some parts
    http://www.lvrj.com/sports/cardinal-s-luck–harbaugh-a-formidable-combination-103697889.html

    At the end of this season, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will have a decision to make.

    It’s doubtful he will announce it during a one-hour special on ESPN.

    It’s also doubtful his coach will try to talk him into staying in school. That’s because Jim Harbaugh will be faced with his own big decision.

    Luck, a redshirt sophomore, is ready for the NFL, and so is Harbaugh.

    If the Oakland Raiders are lucky enough to finish with the league’s worst record, maybe they can keep the Cardinal’s coach and quarterback in the Bay Area.

    Out with Tom Cable and Jason Campbell/Bruce Gradkowski; in with Harbaugh and Luck. There could be hope for the Raiders.

    Harbaugh has become as aggressive as anyone walking the sidelines. He stalks his prey and goes for the kill. He’s on the lunatic fringe. Ask Pete Carroll.

    Remember last year, when Stanford went on the road and crushed Southern California, 55-21? With a 48-21 lead, Harbaugh went for a 2-point conversion. Carroll shouted, “What’s your deal?”

    Carroll, another former run-up-the-score coach, bolted for the Seattle Seahawks. Harbaugh should join him in the NFL soon.

    Harbaugh’s deal is to win big and show no mercy. In Stanford’s 68-24 victory over Wake Forest last week, Harbaugh challenged an incomplete pass late in the fourth quarter. He wanted the play to be ruled a Demon Deacons fumble. After all, he was protecting a 44-point lead. We’re about to find out if Stanford, which has a trip to Oregon on deck, can rule the Pac-10. It definitely has the best quarterback.
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    Too bad we don’t pick till the second round.

  • DKnight007

    morilla Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 8:44 am
    I don’t see the Chiefs winning that one. The Niners have a much stronger team.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Niners coming off a physical and emotional game versus Saints on Monday night in a short week going on the road against an improved Chief team in a volatile and loud Chief stadium.

    Not going to be easy for the Niners.

  • inonewordraider

    we need to draft Oline

  • Plunketthead

    “Too bad we don’t pick till the second round.”

    You should email the guy and let him know. Tell him
    Too bad the Pats wont be picking in the top fifteen, let alone top ten

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