The Raiders and Broncos engaged in a Monday Night Football contest between AFC West sides with no playoff plans, but there was a far more significant narrative inside the rickety structure known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
While there is unquestionably a growing appetite for the NFL in parts of the United Kingdom, the idea of placing one’s hard earned pounds on the outcome of a Sunday game still seems more rubbish than anything to many making bets.
On Tuesday, the Raiders joined forces with Taylor Elementary School in Henderson so students don’t have to go to school hungry and can brush their teeth.
As the final seconds of their inaugural season filtered through the hourglass and the clock around Flavor Flav’s neck, it occurred that the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces had lasted longer than the Las Vegas Posse of the Canadian Football League.
If anger among Raiders fans about the relocation to Southern Nevada was a central theme at last year’s training camp, such a sentiment has now seemed to move toward more of an acceptance.
Green Valley High’s Tyrell Crosby is one of the top offensive tackles in the NFL draft, but has interests outside of football.
He was the greatest quarterback Las Vegas has produced, so David Humm’s life was celebrated Friday afternoon in a sports arena with pep talks and a tailgate party. Which is how he would have wanted it.
It was 2 p.m. on the eve of Super Bowl Eve. In a little while, Brent Musburger would be ensconced in the VSiN broadcast booth at the South Point sports book, counting down the hours to the 52nd installment of The Big Game.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick can talk for hours about the influence his father had on what is the pre-eminent coaching resume in NFL history, having grown up around those practices and meetings at Navy.
Brady will try on Sunday to win a sixth Super Bowl title with the Patriots, a feat that assuredly places the quarterback among the greatest sport champions in American history.