Let's see what is cookin' in the world of Oakland Raiders news this morning. Well, surprise, surprise it is more of the same. We got a little bit o' Nnam, and a little bit o' lockout, and a little bit o' writers scrambling to justify their jobs. Let's get right into this. We'll start with the best article on the state CBA negotiations that I have found:
In Wake of Ruling, Possibility of Progress in N.F.L. Lockout - NYTimes.com
A judge told N.F.L. owners and players he wanted new proposals next week that would narrow the differences that remained when talks broke off March 11 (quoted from source).
I'll probably have more on the lockout later, but if you can't wait to get into the exciting news the above article should do you just fine. This next one gives us a likely timeline if the lockout is lifted after the expedited appeal and the ramifications for the AFC West teams
Check out how the Raiders propose their employees don't lose any income during the lockout
More on this in a bit, but feel free to indulge early.
Jump over for Nnam rumors and other assorted goodies....
Jerry McDonald cites a source that believes Houston is not the spot for Nnam. Jerry is a little skeptical, and so am I. Let's check the article originally citing the source....
Is Asomughalf a nickname I don't understand, or the worst butchering of his name in print I have seen. Let's see Aso mugs half the field maybe? Or maybe they are trying to infer Nnam is magic like his cousin Gandalf?
Anyway, this dude says he hears Nnam is not a big fan of Houston. That doesn't sound like information Nnam would let get out. They thing about saying you hear something is I can tell myself that and then report it.
For instance, I hear Nnam loves Oakland and feels indebted to them, and that he plans on returning for free. I hear it in my dreams every night.
Moving along to places people think Nnam won't go.
Now, let's take a look at a Raider that won't be going anywhere, except maybe the record books, in 2011.
Darren McFadden : Elite Running Back | isportsweb
At the young age of 23 years old Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has proven to be an elite NFL player (quoted from this Run-DMC loving source).
Gotta give a little love to the Raiders putting in work even though they aren't being paid.
Oakland Raiders' fantastic five for 2011
Taking a closer look at five youngster that will have an impact for the Raiders in 2011 (quoted from source).
Then we go to the group of sportswriters with way too much time on their hands.
The Raiders check in at No. 3, which is two spots too low if you ask me. I stare at pictures of the Raiders helmet like my friends stare at their computer while watching internet "movies."
Speaking of that, how did they get around to ranking the looks of helmets before cheerleading squads?
Previously on Silver and Black Pride:
Oakland Raiders Have the Best D-Line in the AFC West, ESPN Says So - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders defensive line is the class of the AFC West, and it is only getting better.
Oakland Raiders: It's a Hard Knocks Life...Hopefully - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders on Hard Knocks may appeal to Al Davis
To quote my friend Oz, "sellout."