2011’s Also Rans: A Review
Nick Condit, Ramblings and Rants

2011’s Also Rans: A Review

As we get ready for the playoffs, 20 NFL teams are dusting off their golf clubs.  For each of those headed for the first tee, a thought:

AFC East – Still Chasing the Patriots

Bills: … MORE ►

One Shot: Heyward-Bey to the House
Oakland Raiders, One Shot, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

One Shot: Heyward-Bey to the House

Darrius Heyward-Bey’s touchdown catch-and-run against the Lions was overshadowed by the Raiders collapse and Detroit’s clutch comeback.

But today you can see it again, as we feature this slow-motion close-up as our One Shot.

Enjoy!… MORE ►

Why the Raiders Will Beat the Packers Sunday
Green Bay Packers, Greg Smith, Oakland Raiders, Ramblings and Rants

Why the Raiders Will Beat the Packers Sunday

Pop the champagne Miami, the undefeated Packers will lose this weekend.

Over the past three seasons, Green Bay has lost just three games at Lambeau Field.  One was Brett Favre’s triumphant Viking return in 2009.  … MORE ►

One Shot: The TD That Never Was
Oakland Raiders, One Shot, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

One Shot: The TD That Never Was

Michael Bush and the Raiders scored another big win on Sunday against the Cutler-less Bears in Oakland.

Bush had a productive day again for the Raiders, scoring the game-clinching touchdown.

Today’s “One Shot” is not … MORE ►

This Day in Football: November 22
San Diego Chargers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: November 22

Chargers’ tight end Kellen Winslow tied the NFL record for most touchdown receptions in a game on this day in 1981, as San Diego blew out the Raiders.

Here’s the highlight as originally presented on … MORE ►

This Day In Football November 17 : The Heidi Bowl
Heidi Bahnck, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Tales from the Vault, This Day in NFL History

This Day In Football November 17 : The Heidi Bowl

The first time I introduced myself to Steve Sabol and told him my name, he responded, “Heidi — Like the Heidi Bowl!”  That’s when I learned that when your name is Heidi and you work … MORE ►

The Raiders and One-Eyed Willie
A Football Life, Behind the Scenes, Heidi Bahnck, Oakland Raiders

The Raiders and One-Eyed Willie

Editor’s Note:  It’s a football pirate’s night at the movies this evening with the NFL Network premiere of the newest “A Football Life.”  But before the curtain rises on his documentary, here’s another take on MORE ►

Hue Hums the Raiders Song
Oakland Raiders, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

Hue Hums the Raiders Song

Before the Oakland Raiders take on the San Diego Chargers tonight at 8:20 pm/ET on NFL Network, we thought we’d let you listen to “The Raiders Song” for some pregame music.

As a bonus, watch … MORE ►

Looking Ahead: Raiders – Chargers
Films Encore, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

Looking Ahead: Raiders – Chargers

Thursday Night Football premieres tonight on NFL Network and the first matchup is between longtime rivals with an affinity for scoring a lot of points.

We look ahead to tonight by looking back to October … MORE ►

Al Davis: Producer’s Notes
A Football Life, Behind the Scenes, Ken Rodgers, Oakland Raiders

Al Davis: Producer’s Notes

When I was growing up, two villains made huge impressions on me:  Darth Vader and Al Davis.

The movies, of course, need villains to move the plot forward.  Screenwriters know that a great antagonist is … MORE ►