Richie Incognito wants to be an Oakland Raider, thinks his ‘personality’ would be a good fit

Richie Incognito wants to be an Oakland Raider, thinks his 'personality' would be a good fit
Former Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, the psychotic, racist bully who harassed fellow former Dolphin teammate Jonathan Martin so relentlessly that Martin felt the need to quit football, believes that his personality would make him a good fit for the Oakland Raiders.

If a horrible person like Richie Incognito thinks his personally would make a good fit for your organization, your organization has a problem.

Jonathan Martin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers where he will be reunited with head coach Jim Harbaugh. Martin played for Harbaugh at Stanford. Incognito will turn 31 in July, and it’s an established fact that the Raiders like to acquire washed-up players in their thirties. It’s unclear if Incognito will ever be allowed to play again in the NFL. He’s free to sign a contract with any team, but must first undergo a comprehensive evaluation before he’s allowed back in the league.

Incognito recently spent time in an Arizona psychiatric care unit after he took a baseball bat to his own Ferrari. I don’t know what I find more surprising: that Incognito owns a baseball bat or that he owns a Ferrari. He doesn’t look like he plays baseball. He doesn’t look like he would even fit in a Ferrari.

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Could the Oakland Raiders move to Portland?

Bent Corner - Could the Oakland Raiders move to Portland?
A group in Oregon is trying to lure the Oakland Raiders away from Oakland and move to Portland. They even have a petition. I have signed it and you should too.

In a perfect world, the Raiders would leave Oakland and return to Los Angeles, but since the world isn’t perfect, I’d love to see my once beloved team move to Portland. Anywhere would be better than Oakland. If you’ve watched an MLS Portland Timbers home game, you already know the city has some incredible sports fans. Nobody is dressed up like Gene Simmons from 1978, like some fans in Oakland are known to do. Sometimes I watch Raiders games, and I cringe when I see some of these weirdos in the stands. People didn’t dress up like that when the Raiders played in Los Angeles. In LA, when people want to cosplay, they go to a comic book or anime convention, they don’t go to a sporting event.

With that said, I’ve never understood the fascination these dress-up Oakland fans have with skulls. The Raiders logo features a pirate with a leather football helmet, an eyepatch, and two crossed swords. That’s it. No skull. The current Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo has a skull, the Oakland Raiders logo does not. If you insist on turning a sporting event into a cosplay event, make sure you aren’t dressed up using another team’s imagery.

Portland is a cool, eclectic place. Oakland, not so much.

Oakland is one of the worst cities in North America, and that includes Mexico. It’s one of the most dangerous places in the United States.

The stadium the Raiders play in, the Coliseum, is a hellhole. It’s the only stadium in professional sports that hosts both a football team and a baseball team. Early home games for the Raiders are played on a partial dirt field. Not even high school teams have to do this. The aging, poorly maintained plumbing system often results in raw sewage backing up and seeping into places it shouldn’t be, including the locker rooms and offices.

The stadium the Raiders play in is an awful place. The city the Raiders play in is an awful place. At least some of the fans the Raiders play in front of are truly awful people. Could the Oakland Raiders move to Portland?

I sure hope so.

Did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go to the Arena Football League and someone forgot to tell me?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new ugly uniforms Monday and coupled with their new helmets with the fancy chrome facemask, are sure to be the worst looking team in the NFL. Seriously, these new uniforms look hideous.

Though there may be times when insignia red and creamsicle orange look good together, this is not one of those times. Sometimes a uniform is so ugly that it looks kind of cool, this too is not one of those times. This new Tampa Bay Buccaneer uni is so ugly, that it’s just ugly.

How does a team’s ugly uniform effect its ability to sign free agents? Most players like to look good, and if you play for the Bucs, you’re guaranteed not to look good. All things being equal, I wouldn’t be surprised if a player chose to play elsewhere if given the opportunity.

I feel sorry for Buccaneers fans. Almost. At least they don’t have to play their home games on a dirt baseball infield.

Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos last night 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII. It’s the first championship for the Seahawks. It’s the fifth Super Bowl loss for the Broncos.

The game was never close. The Seahawks were dominant from the beginning and never allowed the Broncos to even pretend they had a chance. If anything, the final score doesn’t show how lopsided this game really was. The Seahawks were better and the Broncos were worse than the score of 43-8 reflects.

Payton Manning is now 1 for 3 in Super Bowls.

The most confusing part of last night’s game, at least for me, was when the Vince Lombardi Trophy was brought out to be presented to the Seahawks. The NFL chose Marcus Allen to bring out the trophy. The public address announcer identified him as a Marcus Allen, MVP of Super Bowl XVIII when he was a member of the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders didn’t play in Super Bowl XVIII, the Los Angeles Raiders did. Furthermore, Marcus Allen never played for the Oakland Raiders, he was drafted into the NFL in 1982 by the Los Angeles Raiders. To say Marcus Allen played for the Oakland Raiders is like saying Ray Lewis played for the Cleveland Browns.

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Chargers-Raiders game pushed back to late Sunday night

Chargers-Raiders game pushed back to late Sunday night
This Sunday’s game between the San Diago Chargers and the Oakland Raiders is getting pushed back from the scheduled 4:25 P.M. ET kickoff to 11:35 P.M. ET. The reason? So ground crews will have time to convert the field from baseball to football. The Raiders share a stadium with the Oakland Athletics and the A’s are hosting a playoff game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Who knew a lot needed to be done to make the field ready for football? It sure doesn’t look like it on TV. Half the field is dirt.

This is what happens when a National Football League team doesn’t have a real football stadium to play in. Even high school football teams get their own field, they don’t have to play football games on a baseball diamond. If a team is going to be in the NFL, at a bare minimum, it should play in a stadium with an actual football field.

This is the NFL, not a medium-security prison in Texas.

The Raiders’ situation in Oakland is a joke. Things like this only accentuate that fact. They never should have left Los Angeles.

Baseball shifts Chargers-Raiders game to Sunday night [NFL]