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Raiders MLB Nick Roach back on field

Middle linebacker Nick Roach was on the field Wednesday for the first time since leaving the Green Bay game with a concussion on Aug. 22

Although cornerback Chimdi Chekwa remains out with a knee injury _ he was working with the athletic training staff _ the Raiders look as if they’ll go in to the regular season opener Sunday against the New York Jets in good health.

Coach Dennis Allen and coordinators Greg Olson and Jason Tarver will address the media following practice.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • _Mista_

    No he will not.

  • scinfidel

    Aus starts this weekend and shows us what we’ve been waiting for…

  • Blackholepriest

    It’s going to be Ausberry. Or Moore.

  • _Mista_

    Once is enough.

  • r8ter4evr

    New post Coolio’s

  • Blackholepriest

    Is this true or speculation?

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yea. It’s mostly WWE now. Promoters ruined the sport.

  • plunkhead

    Iron Mike had plenty of men scared to death until he went to Tokyo and meet Buster. I really enjoyed that fight live on cable
    I miss those good fights like hearns/hagler

  • 0ak R8rs

    Both.

  • Howard Benner

    That was such a waste; took off early from work that night; in the middle of a snowstorm. . .got some brews on the way & it was over waay too early. . .

    I wanted that time frame back. . .never happened. . .

    So we just move along, staying away from the boxing world. . the days of Sugar Ray, Marvelous Marvin, the Motor city Hitman, hands of Stone (no mas; no mas), Ali, Holmes, et al. . .were my boxing heyday. . .

    My first paying gig as a journalist were provided covering a fight (ironically his first as a pro) by heavyweight Pinklon Thomas. . .covered a Sugar Ray Seals bout as well. . .guy memorized the eye chart just to pass the exam. . .fought for a long time with double detached retinas. . .

    Don’t get much WWE. . .or MMA. . .it’s all for the present generation. . .

    Oh, well. . .enough just paying attention to football, basketball, track, car racing (F-1 & NASCAR) & baseball. . .

  • Howard Benner

    You would LIKE the Raiders to get to the tournament. . .

    But a 225% increase in wins would do the trick. . .regardless of playoff participation. . .

  • Howard Benner

    Yeah, especially if Coliseum City becomes reality & the Raiders host Super Bowls down the pike. . .

    Wouldn’t you want to leave that? Lay the foundatin for the “change of culture” the Raiders have been seeking for 11 seasons & on your way to another “miracle working ” project?

    Does DA have completion issues/!

    Uh huh. . .LOL

  • 24

    That’s what she said!

  • 24

    What is your thoughts on the issues of hosting a Superbowl? I know Arizona had a problem with it (though that’s probably because the people in Arizona are idiots) but with California taxes and all, does it put a strain on hosting one? What are the benefits and non benefits?

  • Howard Benner

    Good question. . .

    There hasn’t been a California Super Bowl in quite some time; the last one was in San Diego; Donks vs. Pack. . .

    Yes, the exponentially high tax rate would effect the profit margin but remember where the Az. Super Bowl was held; the Cardinals stadium in Glendale.

    While there are good amenities for fans, fine hotels & the like the allure of the Bay area adds elements that cannot be touched in AZ. . .the environment is more conducive to a better fan experience. . .much better entertainment possibilities; superior theater, winter sports, music scene, etc. . .

    I would think a larger metropolitan area would be a factor; nothing against AZ. but I think their culture is somewhat stilted. . .

    Think the cultural benefits of the New York area over, say, Boston. . .Boston does present good theater, music & the like, but New York offers much more than Boston. . .there is nothing that can compare to Broadway. . .the Bay Area would hold a similar advantage to Glendale/Phoenix/Tempe. &, promoters definitely would load up on world class acts as there is plenty of time to do so after a super Bowl is awarded. . .. .

    The turnout can only be as large as the available seating, but as Dallas proved extreme weather, which usually doesn’t accompany early February activities in the East Bay & should not prove to be a deterrent. . .&, of course some people will venture to the Bay Area merely because of the proximity of such an event. . .again, the only thing that would limit fan participation, regardless if they attended the game or watched it in a sports bar; are available hotel rooms. . .

    Let’s say Oakland does score this prospective $900 mil to $ q.2 Bil stadium & receives a coveted Super Bowl bid; then Levis Stadium could be staged as a site to watch the event from. . .Santa Clara is going to build their own “entertainment city,” complete with mega hotel availability as well. . .

    The entire bay Area would go nuts. . .if staged properly this event would be a major boon to the local economy & if successful would no doubt attract more bids. . .&, as I stated before an Olympic or World cup bid would almost be assured. . .

    Non benefits; a gigantic logistics problem, traffic, a considerable slow down to local day to day activities; the locals would have to refrain from their own entertainment apparatus for the time period as prices would be a huge deterrent. . .but this hasn’t halted larger NFL cities from clamoring for their own Super Bowl. . .

    A two week event such as the Super Bowl would definitely boost the local economy. . .prices for hotel rooms, rental cars, restaurants & just about anything you can name skyrocket. . .that’s just the price of doing business. . .

    If I were in the power broker apparatus of the Bay Area I would hire a team of consultants to help organize the proposal for the Super bowl & organize the event. . .First & foremost on that list I would hire Peter Uberroth. . .he has operated airlines, so he would understand transportation & housing concerns; he was the commissioner of baseball, so he understands the implications of hosting major sports events & the importance of rendering such an event as a positive for league officials. . .

    He was instrumental in planning & staging the 1984 Summer Olympics. . .he also was head of the United States Olympic committed until 2008. . .he understands all the nuances of forming an effective management team, acommodating the media & television, promoting such a world class event & would serve as a great ambassador for a world class sporting event. . .he no doubt has myriad connections in the sporting, media & travel & transportation industries & is savvy in the ad industry. . .

  • 24

    Great answer!

  • M.Shorter

    Dead serious

  • Howard Benner

    Thank yoiu. . .have a great day. .off to a kickoff barbecue later today. . .gonna commiserate with Seaslug fans once again. . .

  • 909RaiderLifer

    mic check…

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