Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

  • [X]Oakland Raiders
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

News, The Snitch Bill Will Require California Sports Teams to Stop Treating Cheerleaders Like Worthless Fembots

Bill Will Require California Sports Teams to Stop Treating Cheerleaders Like Worthless Fembots

Cheerleaders are employees. That’s the message of AB202, which passed the state senate yesterday with a vote of 26-8. The bill would require professional sports teams to compensate cheerleaders with at least minimum wage, as well as provide them…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , ,
News, The Snitch Oakland Raiderettes Settle Wage-and-Hour Suit for $1.25 Million

Oakland Raiderettes Settle Wage-and-Hour Suit for $1.25 Million

The Oakland Raiderettes will finally earn a little more than minimum wage for the estimated 350 hours of work they each put into the city's famed football franchise every year, executing rigorous cheer routines and appearing at charity events —…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Donald Rumsfeld Calls Oakland Raiders 'Evil'

Donald Rumsfeld Calls Oakland Raiders 'Evil'

In a recent interview that just so happened to take place on Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Rumsfeld -- who was notoriously regarded as callous during his term as Defense Secretary during George W. Bush's Iraq War -- dropped another "evildoer"…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch Bruce Gradkowski Is Raiders Starting QB. But He Isn't a 'Member of the Tribe.'

Bruce Gradkowski Is Raiders Starting QB. But He Isn't a 'Member of the Tribe.'

​Moments after the Oakland Raiders tabbed journeyman Bruce Gradkowski their starting quarterback, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Even people who despise the Raiders or can't tell a football from a matzo ball were suddenly delighted that the team's…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , ,
News, The Snitch JaMarcus Russell Lawyers Up

JaMarcus Russell Lawyers Up

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, busted last week for allegedly stocking up on codeine, has hired a blue-chip lawyer to handle his "purple drank" case. And attorney Donald Briskman talks a good game. "I think at the end of…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch JaMarcus Russell: Big Bust or Biggest Bust?

JaMarcus Russell: Big Bust or Biggest Bust?

The proper monument to Oakland's just-concluded JaMarcus Russell era would be a hole in the ground. Perhaps it would be a hole large enough to accommodate the $39 million the Oakland Raiders squandered on the historically underachieving quarterback. Perhaps there…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , ,
News, The Snitch It's Your Raiders Season Opener Drinking Game -- And You Might Need It

It's Your Raiders Season Opener Drinking Game -- And You Might Need It

Tonight at 7:15, an Oakland Raiders team that has found ways to embarrass its home city in ways violent crime rates and a reputation for danger and lawlessness could not, host the San Diego Chargers in a Monday Night Football…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch 'Economic Revitalization' Plan Pushed by Raiders, Oakland Officials Is Delusional -- And Should Not Be Reported on Uncritically

'Economic Revitalization' Plan Pushed by Raiders, Oakland Officials Is Delusional -- And Should Not Be Reported on Uncritically

If Oakland politicos and Raiders officials earnestly reported that the sun rotates around the earth or that the world is shaped like a yam, we would expect something other than a cursory retelling in the next day's papers. So why,…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , , ,
News, The Snitch The City of Industry 49ers? Don't Laugh -- The Team has Done Stranger Things (See: Smith, Alex)

The City of Industry 49ers? Don't Laugh -- The Team has Done Stranger Things (See: Smith, Alex)

Most San Franciscans know City of Industry as the oddly named Los Angeles suburb where we send the monthly checks for our Capital One cards. But, in the near future, we may be sending them something else -- the 49ers.…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , ,
News, The Snitch RaidersSuckNinersSuck — Week 14 —"Get in there, Hill!"

RaidersSuckNinersSuck — Week 14 —"Get in there, Hill!"

By the GPC Raiders LOSE to Green Bay Packers. All you fan boys from last week got your medicine. It was like watching four-year-olds trying to play flag football and then wetting themselves and dropping the ball. Passing was…
@The Snitch  Tags: , ,
News, The Snitch RaidersSuckNinersSuck Week 8: <em>Bay Area Football - So Bad We&rsquo;re Looking Forward to the Warriors</em>

RaidersSuckNinersSuck Week 8: Bay Area Football - So Bad We’re Looking Forward to the Warriors

Raiders at the Tennessee Titans "Please God, remove me from this hell called Raiders football." That was my first thought upon completion of a 13 – 9 Titans victory.…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , ,
News, The Snitch RaidersSuckNinersSuck: Week 7

RaidersSuckNinersSuck: Week 7

By The Wook Sunday, October 21, 2007: KC def. Oak 12 – 10 NY def. SF 33 – 15 Chiefs at the Raiders – The Agony of Defense The crushingly mind-numbing madness that constitutes a 12 – 10 game…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , ,
News, The Snitch RaidersSuckNinersSuck: Week 6 -- LaDainian Tomlinson Thighmasters Oakland

RaidersSuckNinersSuck: Week 6 -- LaDainian Tomlinson Thighmasters Oakland

By the Wook Every Monday this football season the SF Weekly news blog 'The Snitch' features "RaidersSuckNinersSuck", because let's face it, they do. Let us continue with a charged Week 6. Raiders at the Chargers With so much sucking…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , , ,
News, The Snitch RaidersSuckNinersSuck: Week 5

RaidersSuckNinersSuck: Week 5

Every Monday this football season the SF Weekly news blog 'The Snitch' features "RaidersSuckNinersSuck", because let's face it, they do. Let us continue with a lame Week 5. -By The GPC Raiders vs Bye Raiders Suckages 1.Don’t worry, if…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , ,
Music, Dream Girl

Dream Girl

Less than two years after working as a Budweiser model at Oakland Raiders games, Malika Ubaka was hanging with Diddy on MTV. The aspiring entertainer, who has since dropped her surname, was angling for a part in the all-girl group…
Tags: , , , , ,
Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Gridiron Wild Child

Randy Moss Oakland Raiders First, you notice the hair, a towering rebel 'fro tamed for formal interviews by dapper cornrows. Next, you notice the hands, giant sticky mitts designed to lock onto pigskin missiles. Then, of course, you notice the…
Tags: , , , , ,
Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Most Candid Athlete

As the Raiders spiraled (comically) out of control last season, scores of Bay Area sports fans and pundits were left scratching their heads, wondering what in the name of Al Davis was going on over there. Lawsuits, injuries, suspensions, BALCO…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music, Pop Philosophy

Rubb You the Wrong Way

Loud and obnoxious aren't just for bands anymore "The latest rage for kids is driving parents and entire neighborhoods crazy," KRON-TV anchor Pam Moore said on a recent broadcast. This time around, however, we're not talking about rock 'n' roll…
Tags: , , , , ,
Music,

The Big O

The Luniz's "I Got Five on It" is the quintessential summer jam. It's the kind of song that blankets the city, seeming to pump out of every car stereo, apartment window, or street corner boombox, the kind of song that…
Tags: , , , ,
Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

The Color of Comedy Comedy once was king in San Francisco: Jonathan Winters recorded live albums here, as did Lenny Bruce, Tom Lehrer, Phyllis Diller, and Steve Martin. The rim-shot '50s burlesque houses gave way to the political satire of…
Tags: , , , ,