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Roethlisberger lends helping hand to Oakland Police Dept.

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 10:36 am in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders fans would just as soon Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hand out interceptions to the Raiders on Sunday, the way he did the last time he played here, in 2006, when he was intercepted four times.
For now, they will have to make do with Roethlisberger’s generosity in the form of handing out a grant to the Oakland Police Department.
Here’s the release, from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation:

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl Quarterback and Findlay, OH native, Ben Roethlisberger, announced the second grant of the 2012-13 season from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund. The Foundation will be distributing a grant to the Oakland Police Department in Oakland, CA where the Steelers will play the Raiders this Sunday, September 23.

The Oakland PD K-9 unit currently consists of 14 dog teams, 12 of which are used on patrol. All are used to search and apprehend criminal suspects and two are cross trained for narcotics detection. The department is seeking financial assistance to purchase equipment that will be used by their K9 unit both in training and during deployment of the canines.

During the 2012-13 NFL season, The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will be distributing grants to K-9 units of police and fire departments in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers. The Foundation will also distribute several grants to the Pittsburgh area and will consider grants to any two non-NFL market cities in the United States if the Steelers make the playoffs. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation invited police and fire departments across the country to submit proposals detailing their needs.

This marks the sixth season that the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation has distributed grants to K-9 units. The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA and to support other charitable organizations, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Oakland Chief of Police Howard Jordan said, “The Oakland Police Department is grateful for the generous donation for such a vital program.”

In commenting on why the mission of the foundation is so important to him, Roethlisberger said, “We’re very fortunate to be in the position that we are able to help these K-9 units. The work that is performed by the dogs and their handlers as well as the bond that is formed is incredible. We’re just thrilled to do our small part.”

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  • AmysInCharge

    Not a loser like you babe. GRUDEN 2013

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    Which media’ outlets “power rankings” determines who gets in the playoffs?

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Yo, all you blog dorks get set for some hella cool new jams by the Beeeech Diggity’s island-cool reggae band Rasta Ganja

    We’re rehearsing pretty soon for our huge show this weekend at an upscale seafood restaurant in San Diego

    You know the party will be POPPIN’ after we get our free after-show scampi appetizer and teriyaki glazed mahi mahi

    Then its back to the suite for a mad smoke out session and then finger bang whatever groupies are lucky enough to get invited

    THAT’S JUST HOW THEM BIG DAWGS BARK, MEOW

  • hwnrdr

    AmysInCharge Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    Darth Raider at every game,..section 127,…his name is Charles.

    That’s right! I was thinking of Dark Raider!

  • AmysInCharge

    Oh who cares Duckie,…I say theyre ranked 32nd,..that is good enough for you.

  • hwnrdr

    And the Gorilla still goes! Even on the road!
    But yes, the vast majority of us are jeans, jersey/shirts, hats crew…

  • beechams gay lover

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  • AmysInCharge

    Gotcha Hawaiin bro,.my bad,..I know that old dude too,..he stayed away recently cause his wife died,..but hes remarried and back,..he sells his old original dark raider shirts in the parking lots.

  • VanHeathen30

    Since our OLine is leaking like a sieve, ow out we run some traps, misdirections, or even a pitch to the edge?
    I saw the pitch left against SD early on, and it gained good yards.
    Seems like it’s disappeared since…
    Got to use the Pitt D aggressiveness against them early, but to sure if we will.

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  • guest123

    hwnrdr Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    And the Gorilla still goes! Even on the road!
    But yes, the vast majority of us are jeans, jersey/shirts, hats crew…

    **********

    Hwnrdr,

    That’s great to know. I don’t doubt it. But it’s not what the TV cameras focus in on. Did you see the replay of the Charger game when late in the 4th quarter and camera pans to idiot Raider fans mugging for the camera and smiling while we are getting our butts kicked? Those fools made Raider fans in general look like clowns. I know that’s a miniscule % of the fanbase, but on TV that’s all we see.

  • AmysInCharge

    Gotta roll,..lunch at the Arbys on Sunrise/White Rock today,…cya peeps. #HorseySauce

  • http://raiders.com Klas Tjorborn

    AmysInCharge Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Gotta roll,..lunch at the Arbys on Sunrise/White Rock today,…cya peeps. #HorseySauce
    —-
    Choke on your sandwich and die.

  • hwnrdr

    AmysInCharge Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    Gotcha Hawaiin bro,.my bad,..I know that old dude too,..he stayed away recently cause his wife died,..but hes remarried and back,..he sells his old original dark raider shirts in the parking lots.

    Yup. Haven’t seen him in a couple years though! Good to know he’s back!

  • xHOWIE75x

    Back to the team…our WR depth right now is sorely lacking. Trading Murphy might not have been the smartest thing to do.

    IMO…after Moore and DHB the talent drop off is steep. Streater and Criner are still learning the pro game.

    And speaking of WRs…do any of you remember the year that James Jett had like 12 of 13 TDs? I think that was the year we had George as our QB.

  • hwnrdr

    guest123 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    hwnrdr Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    And the Gorilla still goes! Even on the road!
    But yes, the vast majority of us are jeans, jersey/shirts, hats crew…

    **********

    Hwnrdr,

    That’s great to know. I don’t doubt it. But it’s not what the TV cameras focus in on. Did you see the replay of the Charger game when late in the 4th quarter and camera pans to idiot Raider fans mugging for the camera and smiling while we are getting our butts kicked? Those fools made Raider fans in general look like clowns. I know that’s a miniscule % of the fanbase, but on TV that’s all we see.

    That’s always though! :)

  • The Beeech Dawg

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    SHOUT OUT TO SNOOP LION< RASTA BRAH 4 LIFE

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Guest123 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Raider fans I knew back then (I was just a kid), would stick together and show great love and respect to their team. It was common for them to meet players like Sistrunk and Hendricks at the local bar and buy them beers. It was truly Oakland’s community team. That was before they went Hollywood.
    —————————
    That was before Free Agency when players lived in the neighborhood.

  • beechams gay lover

    amy is choking on horsey sauce. that happens all the time with her especially with the bigger guys

  • RaidingTexas

    L.A. Raider Dave Says:

    I remember Raider Gorrilla, Darth Raider, and the dude with the bandana and shoulder pads. That was it. I dont even see those guys anymore.

    ———————————

    Probably drank themselves to death after the 2006 season. That or in San Quentin.

  • Marks hair

    Ive finally stopped vomiting from the miami fückfest……no wait..

  • DJ Johnny

    694.VanHeathen30 Says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:34 am
    The ads we are running right now make me ill….
    Hearing ‘Mumbles’ and the ‘Boy Wonder’ speak makes me cringe.

    Neither ofmthesentwo have done Jack squat and hearing the phrase,
    “get us to where we want to be” sounds so vague and hallow…

    Loser BS all the way…

    That is explained away as “coach speak” and everyone does it i’ve been told.

    Some coaches actually do say something that means something…

    It seems that DA has memorized every lame azz cliche that can possibly said…so utterly meaningless.

    “Uhhhh we’re just trying to get better every day and grow as a football team”. “Uhhh… we’ll look at the film and see where we can improve and make some adjustments”.

    Really? Wow! That’s awesome. Now I feel better.

    Instead of memorizing the “Coach’s Hanbook of Meaningless Mind Numbing Cliches for Every Occassion”, he should be thinking of realistic ways he can win football games…Not ways of demoralizing the fan base by defiantly adhering to some “system” that has created nothing but shameful and embarrassing football on the filed.

    The cliche’s would be tolerable if he wasn’t trotting out the worst football team in the NFL.