Las Vegas NFL stadium proposal may cost taxpayers $750 million

Days after Las Vegas was awarded the 31st NHL franchise, the focus has now shifted over to the NFL’s dance with Sin City, particularly its quest for a suitable pro football stadium. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the chief exec of Las Vegas Sands Corp., has come together with Majestic Realty Co. to design and propose a 65,000 seat domed stadium, which is now being reviewed. The...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' proposed Vegas stadium would cost taxpayers $750 million

If the NFL is to follow the NHL to Las Vegas, it's going to cost the taxpayers.The stadium proposal by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, which is being used to woo the Oakland Raiders, would cost taxpayers a record $750 million, Bloomberg reports. That would exceed the $620 million in public funds used to build Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, according to the Taxpayers Protection...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL owners got $222.6M each in '15 revenue share

The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a whopping $222.6 million. JUST IN: Each NFL owner received $222.6 million this past...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders’ Aldon Smith violated probation

While serving his one-year NFL suspension, Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith will reportedly be arraigned on Friday for violating the terms of his parole. “The Raiders edge rusher will argue a motion to suppress evidence relating to misdemeanor charges of DUI with a prior conviction, hit and run and vandalism from an Aug. 2015 incident that prompted his release from the...
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Expectations for Raiders third round pick Shilique Calhoun

We have already discussed the expectations for the first and second round picks for the Oakland Raiders, Karl Joseph and Jihad Ward. Now, on to third round pick Shilique Calhoun. When the Raiders drafted Calhoun, right after drafting Ward, people were a bit confused about drafting defensive ends in back to back picks. But after the draft, head coach Jack Del Rio explained that the...
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Former Miami OL says Golden made QB play through Achilles injury

Al Golden was let go from Miami during the 2015 season, after an embarrassing 58-0 loss to Clemson. Some of his former Hurricane players are not very broken up about it. Jon Feliciano, who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders after starring at Miami from 2010-2014, hopped on the Big O Show on WQAM in Miami, and shared some pretty damning stories from his time playing for Golden...
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Oakland Raiders: 2016 rookie impact

The Oakland Raiders have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the upcoming months leading up to the 2016 NFL season.  As of June 17th, the Raiders have their full and complete roster under contract.  The last signing came in the form of rookie linebacker Shilique Calhoun, and now all rookies are under contract.  The focus now shifts to next month, where the Raiders will officially...
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Oakland Raiders could be heading to Las Vegas

Perhaps Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ talk of moving the Raiders to Las Vegas might not be just talk for long.  The Las Vegas Raiders does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s no secret that Davis has been looking to move the team.  He didn’t take kindly to the city of Oakland rejecting his request for a new stadium and has been in talks with a few cities this offseason...
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Expectations for Raiders second round pick, Jihad Ward

This is the second year in a row that the Oakland Raiders spent their second round draft pick on a developmental defensive lineman in Jihad Ward. In 2015, it was Mario Edwards, Jr., a guy most fans were livid the Raiders selected. Flash forward a year and those same fans spent the offseason hoping against hope that Edwards would be healthy and able to play this season. Ward is similar...
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Why Roy Helu, Jr. has a chance of making the Raiders

Last year, the Oakland Raiders signed running back Roy Helu, Jr. to add depth and a pass catching element to the run game. Though not a bell cow back, Helu impressed early in his career with great pass catching ability and a surprisingly strong record running the ball as well. After his signing, fans were dreaming about the third down conversions Helu would rack up. Then, we basically...
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Report: Nevada tourism committee to recommend Raiders stadium

Fueling the already rampant speculation that the Oakland Raiders will soon be the Las Vegas Raiders, the SNTIC (Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee) will reportedly recommend a stadium for the NFL franchise, per Jason Cole of Bleacher Report. Cole notes that MGM could fight this through legislative measures, which is hardly surprising. After all, Las Vegas casinos...
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Oakland Raiders: Why Latavius Murray needs to improve

Last season, the Oakland Raiders had a decent offensive line. They were capable of giving Derek Carr time to throw, but for some reason weren’t able to be a formidable unit when it came to rushing the football. That isn’t to say that this is all on the offensive line. A lot has to do with the running back which, for most of the season, was Latavius Murray. Murray had himself...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders sign third-round pick Shilique Calhoun

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders signed third-round linebacker Shilique Calhoun on Friday, the last of their seven draft picks to agree to terms. Calhoun was selected 75th overall in April. In 54 games at Michigan State, he had 131 tackles (74 solo), 44 tackles for loss, 27 sacks, one interception, four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and five passes defensed. He...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carr, Cooper build chemistry in 2nd year together on Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Derek Carr and Amari Cooper had plenty of success their first year together with the Oakland Raiders even as they were still learning each other's tendencies. With an entire offseason to work on finding the exact spot to throw a pass, knowing the perfect spot to break off a pattern, and making slight adjustments at the line of scrimmage to optimize plays, Oakland...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers begin contract talks with David DeCastro

The Steelers have begun contract talk with their All-Pro offensive lineman, David DeCastro.  The 26-year-old offensive guard, taken by Pittsburgh with the No. 24 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, in on the fifth-year of his rookie deal. He’s set to make $8 million this season.  DeCastro, per ESPN, is likely to receive a contract worth close to $60 million over five years. Oakland...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio Screams At Refs During Warriors-Cavs Game

Jack Del Rio got really into Monday night’s NBA Finals game.  The Oakland Raiders’ head coach was sitting courtside for the Game 5 contest between the Cavs and the Warriors.  Del Rio, 53, was caught yelling at someone (a referee, it appears) by ABC’s cameras.  Jack Del Rio was getting after the ref on that Klay Thompson jump ball call. — Scott...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Expectations high for 2016

The Oakland Raiders look like a whole new team heading into the 2016 NFL season, and this time it is a good new look.  2015 for the Raiders proved to be very successful.  They improved vastly from a dismal 2014 season and have found solid players and coaches to help them achieve their full potential.  This may be the year where fans could see the Raiders in the playoffs.  The...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren McFadden suing ex-financial planner for $15 million

Run DMC’s financial advisor apparently took his money and ran. Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has filed a $15 million lawsuit against his longtime business manager, claiming his financial planner mishandled his career earnings. reports McFadden is suing Michael Vick (not the QB) and 10 unknown others. Vick was a family friend of McFadden’s, whom the former...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree compares Derek Carr to Brett Favre

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wears No. 4 in honor of Brett Favre, the soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback who was once Carr’s football hero. One of Carr’s top receivers now believes the third-year quarterback has a little Favre to his game. “A gunslinger? He’s always going to be a gunslinger, and I love that,” Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree said, per ESPN...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas strip club promises Raiders free lap dances if they move

If the prospect of a brand new stadium in a city desperate for a professional sports team was not enough, the Oakland Raiders just got a little more incentive for a Las Vegas relocation. Sapphire, the self-proclaimed “World’s Largest Las Vegas Strip Club,” said it will provide Raiders players with free transportation to the club and lap dances are on the house when they...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas strip club offers Raiders free lap dances for life

The Oakland Raiders are threatening to move their franchise to Las Vegas if they cannot get funding for a new stadium in California, and a Sin City strip club has offered to sweeten the pot if Mark Davis does decide to relocate. Some representatives for the Sapphire gentlemen’s club told TMZ over the weekend that all Raiders players would be entitled to free lap dances and VIP...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr predicts Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t kidding when he said All-Pro teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said, via “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.” The NFL record for sacks in a season belongs to Michael Strahan, who...
Via The Sports Daily
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Fertittas selling UFC to make ownership play for Raiders?

The owners of the UFC are going to have a lot of money to spend if they wind up selling their extremely successful business, and there is already speculation that they could use some of that cash to make an ownership play at an NFL franchise. Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who control the UFC’s parent company Zuffa, LLC, are said to be interested in the Oakland Raiders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Don't look now but the Oakland Raiders are good again

For what seems like the hundredth time in the last 15 years, the Oakland Raiders find themselves at a crossroads. Each of the previous 99 times ended with the Raiders laying face down in the mud with their pants around their ankles. This time, it appears they’ve not only stayed upright, but they’ve managed to hit a full sprint down the path to success. Last time we checked...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Cook’s father Chris may have soured teams on QB

Connor Cook took a surprising tumble down the draft board last weekend and didn’t hear his name called until early in the fourth round, and suddenly we are hearing a lot of rumblings about character concerns. Cook’s father, Chris, may have been one small reason for Connor’s unexpected slip. Over the past several days, various blogs and news outlets have dug up some of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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