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Raiders in the community, activities for Sunday’s game

As always, the Raiders are as active in the community as any professional sports team. Here is a sampling of what they have been doing of late and what they have planned in the coming days.

– The Raiders are hosting a Halloween costume contest in the Raider Rookie Kids Zone before this Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Coliseum.

Children ages 14 years old and younger—with a signature by a parent/guardian—are encouraged to have their picture taken in the Raider Rookie Kids Zone between 11:25 a.m.-1:00 p.m., while dressed in costume. Prizes will be awarded to the contest winners.

– The Raiders breast cancer awareness game is this Sunday. A pink ribbon flag will be unfurled during the pregame celebration. The Raiders will honor six breast cancer survivors and their families from The Susan G. Komen Foundation during an on-field recognition prior to kickoff.
Representatives from The Susan G. Komen Foundation will distribute breast cancer literature and pink ribbons to all fans. The Raiderettes, who will be celebrating their 50th Raiderette Reunion, will perform with pink poms and a special pink vest throughout the game.

– On Sunday, Raiderettes representing six decades will reunite for a 50th Celebration of Football’s Fabulous Females.
Raiderettes who served on the prestigious pom-pom and public relations unit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990, 2000s and this new decade, including the latest edition, will gather for a weekend that will culminate with a pre-game and halftime performance during the Raiders vs. Jaguars game.
Raiderette Reunion weekend will also include a gala dinner/dance where members of past and present will gather to recapture old times and share moments with new and old friends. On display at the event will be old uniforms and collages of pictures furnished by the Raiderettes.
“Only those who have had the opportunity to be a Raiderette know the excitement, friendship and hard work that are all a part of being a member of this team,” said Raiderette Director Jeanette Thompson, a one-time member of the squad. “Having the chance to reunite and celebrate that with six decades of women is phenomenal. It’s like a family reunion!”

– Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor led a Gatorade Junior Training Camp on Tuesday.
The event featured a free youth football clinic facilitated by the Raiders and geared towards boys and girls ages 7-12.
Junior Training Camp features the educational and recreational benefits of football presented in a safe and fun environment. The camp’s curriculum is very safe and was developed by Gatorade so that any student can participate regardless of age, gender, ability, or experience.

– Also this past Tuesday, running back Taiwan Jones visited the East Bay Youth Warriors Pop Warner football team and delivered a message about maintaining excellence in the areas of personal leadership, academics, citizenship and sportsmanship. Taiwan led the players through various team drills during their practice session.

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  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    We don’t care.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    We still don’t care.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    We really don’t care.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    We really, really don’t care.

  • Dakota

    Too bad the community doesn’t give the Raiders the Stadium they need to stay in Oakland.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    Meanwhile…..the football side of the building is 1-4

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    “That Steve Young guy was pretty good for a Mormon…..another Mormon is going to get a shot come January.”

    I thought that was Nov 6th?

  • Dakota

    666, he takes office in January, not November.

  • Raidergil650

    RAIDERS BEATING THAT CAT TAIL.OFF THEM JAGS!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    guest123 Says: Is there a go/no-go date for this week to activate him?===========Wondering about that, also. Something like 3 days before practicing in pads, but I guess that’s IR. For all I know, they can activate him and demote somebody else at any time. Don’t they have to let the league know who’s active for a game in advance. That might be the go/no go point.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    guest123 Says: I wish they would decide to activate him now if he’s a full practice participant.===You can’t fully participate in practice while on the practice squad? If true, need to rename that group of players. All 8 of them playing amongst themselves ain’t gonna accomplish much.

  • guest123

    Imagine how much of the Nat’l debt we could pay off if the BUSINESS of politics didn’t exist? All that money instead sent to the treasury to pay it off. I know it’s utopia to think that could happen. But think about how much filthy money is spent on reelecting politicians and how much of a enterprise it is and a general boondoggle for tertiary business that crop up out of nowhere.

    I dont care anymore. Just want it all to be over and the money wasted better used to spur our economy than fatten politico’s wallets. SMH

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    What RG111 is doing this year and what Cam Newton did last year is no different than what Teblow did. A coach SIMPLIFIED or dummyed down the offense to an almost college level and teams are having and have had a hard time adjusting to it.

    Eventually teams figure it out which is why you are seeing Cam Newton have such a bad year…when you take the training wheels off he cant ride the bike anymore….same thing will happen to RG111 next year.

    We have seen running QB’s since Fran Tarkington to Randell Cunningham to Kordel Stewart to what we see today and the one thing they all have in common is they don’t win super bowls and they get hurt a lot from all the running they do..so much for your new wave of QB’s.
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    why does it bother you so much?

    1. tebow did not do what cam did last year or what rgIII are doing this year, he didnt and cant ever pass the ball the way these two have. Cam set all time passing numbers as a rookie, and rgIII is leading the nfl in passing completion percentage. tebow will never sniff that kind of passing acumen.

    2.The offense has not been “dummied down” in fact the wco that shanahan used with elway young and montana has now been bolsterd by ADDING some of baylors playbook. griffin runs a no huddle is free to call his own plays even in two minute and like peyton manning he often has complete freedom to over rule the play form the sideline based on what he sees when he reads the defense pres-nap.

    3. the nfl has not “cuaght up to cam” cam has been too greedy. he is forcing the ball down field and trying to do too much. he has already stated he will be far more patient gong forward this season. in 5 games cam has had 2 bad games and 2 good games with one up and down. Too early to write him off, and in the games he was good in, the defense had no answers.

    4. only kordell and cuningham fit the athletic mold of rgIII and cam, but neither of them had the benefit of rgIII’s or cams raw passing talent, even cam doesnt compare in that category. yet cam is far better passer out f the gate than either randall or kordell were.

    Your other comparisons of Tarkenton and Staubach are laughable, not elway, not you, noon has the package of speed and passing prowess that these two do. it has never been seen in profootball. but again you dont have to take my word

    try john madden

    “I mean, go down the sideline? I have never, in the history of football, I have never seen a quarterback ever run that fast. “If he gets away from you on any type of scramble, he can just outrun anyone that you have on your team, and that is very, very scary,” Madden said. I think that’s gonna be the pro quarterback style, I really do. If you go back and look at high school football, the way they play, and college football, the way they play, that’s the type of quarterback that we’re developing. And that’s the type of quarterback that’s gonna come into the league, and I think eventually that’s gonna be the pro-type quarterback.”..

    madden agrees with me, they are revolutionizing football and changing the qb position for ever, and the gifts they bring to the dance have never been seen on sundays in the nfl.

    sorry but i think madden is much better source of opinion on qb than you

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Mormon’s are disciples of the Anti Christ.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Albert, when are you bringing your sock puppet Klas back to the blog for a visit?

    Last time your muppet was here he was begging to play sax on my Wrecks N Effect Tour, which is pretty funny because horns in hip-hop are wack

    If you fire him up, keep that in mind.

    HOLLA

  • RockyMountainRaider

    Anybody watching OTL on espn, no wonder we cant get a stadium with all the violence that supposedly goes down at the O. My supervisor said we went out to watch the chargers game and he said he saw some event staff push a chargers fan on the bathroom to get jumped. Dont know how true that is…

  • Dakota

    “Mitt Romney picked up two points overnight among likely voters and now holds a 6-percentage point lead nationally over President Ob@ma, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

    Romney takes 51 percent support against 45 percent for Ob@ma in the Gallup poll of likely voters, and also leads 48 to 46 among registered voters.”

    Ouch.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    hmm so names like tp6, rgIII wilson and newton really ruffle feathers here. Any mention of thier talent is met with swift charges of reverse racism (which doesnt even exist), and venom.

    Even post about palmer or eli manning will have you labled a racist here, be they postive or negative.

    This is a weird place sometimes.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Albert, when are you bringing your sock puppet Klas back to the blog for a visit?

    Last time your muppet was here he was begging to play sax on my Wrecks N Effect Tour, which is pretty funny because horns in hip-hop are wack

    If you fire him up, keep that in mind.

    HOLLA
    ——-
    Horns and Hip Hop is whack, huh? Maybe you should take that up with the real Wrecks N Effect:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKONgfNONU

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dakota Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Too bad the community doesn’t give the Raiders the Stadium they need to stay in Oakland.
    ———————–
    You’re a Socialist/Marxist?

  • Dakota

    20.KoolKell Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    Dakota Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Too bad the community doesn’t give the Raiders the Stadium they need to stay in Oakland.
    ———————–
    You’re a Socialist/Marxist?

    ++++++++++++++++

    Lol, you know I am just giving you Oakland guys grief. What do you think of that latest poll KK?

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Albert Klas, thanks for clearly proving my point

    Brahs, my amazing back up hip hop dance krew The Mo Fly Girlz are limbering up in the shower for a big day of kicking that beat

    They’ll be dancing all day to the entire Wrecks N Effect song list, and you know those coochies will be hella moist

    Try to keep it pro, Beeech Diggity. Try to keep it pro.

  • big pep

    RG111 is gonna change the Q.B. position because M.vick did it and oh yeah V.young also did it.

  • R8ER MIKE

    Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure HAPPY FUKIN BIRTHDAY,YA BIG DUMMY !!! lol lol lol
    and HAPPY CARSON PALMER DAY !!!!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    why does it bother you so much?

    1. tebow did not do what cam did last year or what rgIII are doing this year,
    =========================================

    Mistic with all due respects you keep going back to wins and losses. Teblows got his team in the playoffs and won a plaoff game. Cam newton is 1-6 in his last 6 starts. That is not very good.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    This is the Poll/Model I watch:

    fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    big pep Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    RG111 is gonna change the Q.B. position because M.vick did it and oh yeah V.young also did it.
    ==============

    another ill informed and lazy comparison.

    eagle 7 and young were not on the same planet as rgIII passing the ball oas a college qb.

    Eagle 7 and vy ran run heavy option schemes in collge, rgIII ran a pass first spread.

    he is far more polished than the other two, like madden said

    the likes of which has never been seen in the pros passing ability and athletic talent

  • Dakota

    KK,

    I can’t open that link….what does that poll say?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell
  • The Beeech Dawg

    KrappyRat, that dumb link doesn’t work

    Got a link for the link?

    FIZZLE

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Damm Dakota, that doesnt work either. They have 0bama with a 65.9% chance.

    Intrade has him at 62.8

    http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=743474

    Post Round 2 Polls arent available yet.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    why does it bother you so much?

    1. tebow did not do what cam did last year or what rgIII are doing this year,
    =========================================

    Mistic with all due respects you keep going back to wins and losses. Teblows got his team in the playoffs and won a plaoff game. Cam newton is 1-6 in his last 6 starts. That is not very good.
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    if you remember i was very impressed by how tebow became the catalyst for wins and thought the coaching staff did a great job using his particular talent. i commented that it was good for guys like tp6 and newton and rgIII proving that option can win at the pro level.

    Cam is only 23 and in his second year, as they continue to build the team around him his win loss record will improve. cam won back to back national championships ( blinn and auburn)in college and posted back to back unbeaten seasons while doing so. Cam is a winner, and it will get better in carolina over the next year or so.

    i could name of a bunch of qb that struggled to win early i thier craeers but went on to have major success.

    try steve young for instance. we are not talking about an aging 10 year vet that has struggled to win for most of thier pro life.

  • big pep

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    big pep Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    RG111 is gonna change the Q.B. position because M.vick did it and oh yeah V.young also did it.
    ==============

    another ill informed and lazy comparison.

    eagle 7 and young were not on the same planet as rgIII passing the ball oas a college qb.

    Eagle 7 and vy ran run heavy option schemes in collge, rgIII ran a pass first spread.

    he is far more polished than the other two, like madden said

    the likes of which has never been seen in the pros passing ability and athletic talent
    ————————————————–
    I hear you Mistic, I also like RG111 but comparing him to the likes of all the rest of the black running Q.Bs is just not fair. dude went to Baylor not your everyday pro football stocking schools like the S.E.C.

  • inonewordraider

    hmm so names like tp6, rgIII wilson and newton really ruffle feathers here. Any mention of thier talent is met with swift charges of reverse racism (which doesnt even exist), and venom.
    _______________________
    i think most everyone thinks RGIII is a phenomenal talent. Most think Cam is a talent as well but doubts are creeping in based on his sophomore performance. Many doubt TP, including myself, as being ready for the NFL and as ever becoming a good qb. It’s just that many of us believe you’re biased when judging the talent of a black qb which can be perceived as a form of racism itself. I personally understand and don’t have a problem with you rooting for them as I myself root for the mexican or mexican american in a boxing match because that’s really the only sport we’re elite at. But i’m not gonna tell you Chavez JR is better than Mayweather. In fact the two best fighters i’ve seen in my opinion are Mayweather and Roy Jones, both non Mexicans.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    ODB, thank you, and same to you(CP Day).

  • lefty12

    So Taiwan went through drills with a pop warner team.Someone must have hit him too hard and that is how he injured his knee.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    For you, Mistic, on Carson Palmer Day.“At one time, before he got hurt, I thought Carson Palmer was one of the best quarterbacks in football” said Madden. ”He’s a good guy, and he was a top player.”

  • inonewordraider

    Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    ODB, thank you, and same to you(CP Day).
    ________________
    happy bday bro, hope you get buzzed get laid and the raiders win sunday!

  • Dakota

    KK,

    That is interesting.

    Although Romney is beating the Prez in national polls, he still isn’t leading in places like Mich, Penn, CO and Ohio, but it is much closer than the Prez would like to see.

    It will all depend on which side is motivated to get out and vote. All that “hope and change” crap got people going last time…..will “forget the past four years and give me another shot” work or the Prez in 2012? Will young people and minorities break from their normal voting percentages for the Prez like they did in 2008?

    Should be an exciting election night.

    Who would have thought that only 4 years after he was ordained the second coming that the Prez would be in a nail biter of an election? That in and of itself is the most damning indictment of his Presidency.

  • inonewordraider

    .“At one time, before he got hurt, I thought Carson Palmer was one of the best quarterbacks in football” said Madden. ”He’s a good guy, and he was a top player.”
    ______________
    NICE! he’ll find a way to disclaim it

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Silverandblack666

    1. tebow did not do what cam did last year or what rgIII are doing this year, he didnt and cant ever pass the ball the way these two have.

    Yeah but he won a playoff game which your guys clearly have not so point proven the name of the game is winning not stats as you so clearly point out every day in here while hating on Palmer.

    2.The offense has not been “dummied down” in fact the wco that shanahan used with elway young and montana has now been bolsterd by ADDING some of baylors playbook.

    You just admitted it yourself you said they added plays from a college playbook read what you wrote you proved my point again!

    3. the nfl has not “cuaght up to cam” cam has been too greedy.

    Yes it has the training wheels are off and he is falling off the bike sure he is a good runner even Madden was enamored with his running skills but that does not translate into playing QB in this league just ask Michael Vick who has under 50% completion percentage and 13 turnovers this short season already.

    4. only kordell and cuningham fit the athletic mold of rgIII and cam,

    Cam ins not even the beginning of a pimple on Randall Cunningham’s ass.

    No one is upset as you claim just trying to educate you as to the history of the game..there have always been running QB’s and there probably always will but one thing we all know is that they will never win a Super Bowl so keep on tooting your horn about this new era of athletes that is nothing new to most of us.

  • theghostronin79

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    hmm so names like tp6, rgIII wilson and newton really ruffle feathers here. Any mention of thier talent is met with swift charges of reverse racism (which doesnt even exist), and venom.

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

    Probably because RGIII, Wilson, and Newton have nothing to do with the Raiders…and Pryor CLEARLY won’t be given a shot to show a damn thing any time soon. Comparisons are moot. ALL 3 guys were killer in college, and 2 are showing skills in the pros right now so YEAH, theoretically Pryor should be a Baller too. However, he’s not on a team that’s going to groom him very well – if at all. So this whole discussion is a “Well, if – and he could – and but the other guys – and maybe…”

    It’s just ALL speculation and really pointless as it pertains to the Raiders, right here right now…….

    I dunno, I’m just throwing it out there.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    RockyMountainRaider Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Anybody watching OTL on espn, no wonder we cant get a stadium with all the violence that supposedly goes down at the O. My supervisor said we went out to watch the chargers game and he said he saw some event staff push a chargers fan on the bathroom to get jumped. Dont know how true that is…
    ============================================

    If you want fights, stabbings and killings go to a SF Whiner game. Or SF Giant game. Those have much more problems than the Oakland Coliseum.

  • theghostronin79

    Plus, I personally just don’t “GET” the race thing. Never subscribed to it. Never played into it. Don’t give a good damn to be honest. I was a military brat who joined the Corps when I grew up so, it’s never been my thang to even care.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    inonewordraider Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    hmm so names like tp6, rgIII wilson and newton really ruffle feathers here. Any mention of thier talent is met with swift charges of reverse racism (which doesnt even exist), and venom.
    _______________________
    i think most everyone thinks RGIII is a phenomenal talent. Most think Cam is a talent as well but doubts are creeping in based on his sophomore performance. Many doubt TP, including myself, as being ready for the NFL and as ever becoming a good qb. It’s just that many of us believe you’re biased when judging the talent of a black qb which can be perceived as a form of racism itself. I personally understand and don’t have a problem with you rooting for them as I myself root for the mexican or mexican american in a boxing match because that’s really the only sport we’re elite at. But i’m not gonna tell you Chavez JR is better than Mayweather. In fact the two best fighters i’ve seen in my opinion are Mayweather and Roy Jones, both non Mexicans.
    ===============

    what you do and who you root for or why you do so is up to you, i dont view things the way you do.

    I dont care what you or anybody else thinks, saying its “bias” is an easy escape from the reality slapping you in the face. cam and rgIII are doing what has never been done and it bothers you and many other that their skin is black.

    Their skin color isnt my fault

    Yous see things base don race i do not. look at what you just wrote

    “It’s just that many of us believe you’re biased when judging the talent of a black qb”

    I dont break qbs down into racial groups and then evaluate them. i simply evaluate. ther is no separate evaluation process based on skin color as you are trying to say there is.

    Get over it bra, only you and some of these other fools look for race first.

    oh and no, most here did not think very highly of rgIII until he was seen as the front runner for the heisman last year, and even then most didnt think he would be a good pro. i clearly remember going back and fourth on this some of these now foolish looking blog clowns.

    Same for cam. save your revisionist history and race baiting for someone else

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Should be an exciting election night.

    Who would have thought that only 4 years after he was ordained the second coming that the Prez would be in a nail biter of an election? That in and of itself is the most damning indictment of his Presidency.
    ————————-
    Not surprising considering he’s actually a Kenyan. Lol

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Two best running QBs I’ve ever seen were Randall Cunningham and Steve Young. RGIII may be faster, but he’s not better.

  • inonewordraider

    Who would have thought that only 4 years after he was ordained the second coming that the Prez would be in a nail biter of an election? That in and of itself is the most damning indictment of his Presidency.
    ______________________________________________
    the economy’s bad is why it’s a nail biter, and the polls have yet to be affected by the last debate. Jesus couldn’t have bring the economy back to what it was in the Clinton era. 31 months of growth and the lowest unemployment since elected pres is pretty impressive. If you prefer a 5 point plan that is yet to be unveiled, ending tax deductions for the middle class (mortgage deduction, child tax credit, education credit), a voucher system for social security, and a continuation of tax breaks for people making over 250K than Romney’s your man

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/ Full Disclosure

    By the way, Mistic, I hope Pryor does work out for us. And if you offered me RGIII for Palmer, I’d be torn, mostly because of the age difference, although, unlike some, I see no reason Palmer doesn’t have at least 4 years left. Wouldn’t be as old as Peyton is now and we won’t even talk about Favre or Peete. I wouldn’t make the switch right now, but at the end of the year I would love to revisit it.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    1. tebow did not do what cam did last year or what rgIII are doing this year, he didnt and cant ever pass the ball the way these two have.

    Yeah but he won a playoff game which your guys clearly have not so point proven the name of the game is winning not stats as you so clearly point out every day in here while hating on Palmer.
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    dont try to escape your asinine comment

    You said tebow did what cam and rgIII have done, and it isnt close to being true.

    Now you are making a different argument, but i agree tebow has woon a playoff, and he deserves credit. RGIII and cam are playing catch up so far win it comes to winning.

    i believe they will