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Raiders extend lease

Raiders announced they extended lease at the Coliseum one year with team options for two more. They have hired someone to explore their situation in Oakland. I’ve said all along, don’t hold your breath waiting for the Raiders to leave. I expect them to be in Oakland a long time in an old or new stadium.

Where Raiders stand

Link to my Thursday column. Text below: In an early edition of its Wednesday paper, the SF Chron referred to Raiders owner Mark Davis as Mike. It was in the Chron’s article on how the Raiders got banned from moving to LA. No knock on the Chron. These things happen in the fast-edited journalism world, and Mike is a perfectly fine name. In this case, it’s the wrong name. Just shows some writer and some editor didn’t know Mark Davis… Read More »

Raiders statement

“The Raiders congratulate Stan Kroenke and the Rams on their successful bid for relocation to Los Angeles. The Raiders will now turn our attention to exploring all options to find a permanent stadium solution. We thank fans throughout the Raider Nation for their unrivaled passion and support.” Understandably vague on their next step.

Raiders could be odd team out in LA

Link to my Tuesday column. Full text below: LOWELL COHN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 11, 2016, 8:53PM The Raiders flopped once in Los Angeles. They’re about to flop again — before they even go there. This according to the Los Angeles Times. In a lengthy article, the Times reports a growing consensus among NFL owners to pair the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers in an Inglewood Stadium. That means ixnay on a Carson stadium shared by the… Read More »

Taking stock of Raiders

Link to my Monday Raiders column. Text below: OAKLAND Here are five notable takeaways from the Raiders season which ended with Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Packers. Well, their season didn’t officially end. They have two games to play, but they are mathematically eliminated from the postseason and cannot have a winning record. Kind of an ending. Time to reflect. So, here are five notable takeaways, mostly good but not entirely good. Derek Carr: Against the Packers, the Raiders made… Read More »

Chiefs beat Raiders

Link to my Monday Raiders column. Full text below:   Link to my Monday Raiders column. Full text below: NEXT GAME Sunday, Dec. 13 Oakland Raiders (5-7) at Denver Broncos (10-2) Time: 1:05 p.m. TV: CBS Radio: 95.7 FM OAKLAND “Screw you.” The Chiefs coaches were screaming. Except they didn’t use the word “screw.” It was right after Chiefs linebacker Josh Mauga intercepted Derek Carr early in the fourth quarter and rumbled 66 yards down the field like a runaway… Read More »

Big test for Raiders

Here’s a link to my Sunday Raiders column. The full text runs below: by Lowell Cohn The Press Democrat | December 5, 2015 | Updated 1 hour ago. Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on email Lowell Cohn’s Cohn Zohn blog The Chiefs are hard to figure. That simple declarative statement is relevant to the Raiders and their fans because the hard-to-figure Chiefs are playing the Raiders Sunday over by Hegenberger Road in Oakland. The Chiefs are hard to figure because they… Read More »

Critical moment for Raiders

Here’s a link to my Tuesday Raiders column. The full text runs below: ALAMEDA The Raiders are almost on the point of almost being a playoff team — wild card to be precise. They have played 11 games and usually, at the 11-game mark of a season, are out of contention. The players have contacted Bekins for the move back home and the team is playing out the string. Whatever the string is. Not this season. The Raiders have a… Read More »

Raiders do slow fade

A link to my column on Raiders-Vikes. Full text runs below: OAKLAND You’re flying a beautiful kite on a beautiful day. Sonoma Coast near Sea Ranch. The wind is strong and forces your kite higher and higher. You love the feel of kite tugging hand. When, suddenly, the wind yanks the string out of your hand. Disaster. The kite pulls free, flees from you, and you stand there with that helpless feeling, seeing it sail away, sail into the horizon,… Read More »


Here’s a link to my column previewing the Raiders-Vikings game. The full text runs below: Another test for the Oakland Raiders. The Minnesota Vikings are in town, the 6-2 Vikings who have won four in a row and are tied for first place in the NFC North. Those Minnesota Vikings. Sure, this is a test for the Raiders. And they should pass — win. They better pass. Get that straight. The Vikings are overrated, have a good defense but a… Read More »