Originally Posted by A Perfect Score
When did you become a mod? Im sure if they want it moved, merged, or deleted, they will handle it.
Anyways, this is unfortunate. The Raiders looked great in their preseason opener, and it seemed as though Cable had them on the right track. They looked focused and like they were making progress. Its a shame to hear this well all be undone, by the looks of things.
Big Thank You to APS here. I gave this its own thread b/c the situation was escalated by several degrees of magnitude when the Thursday story broke, it wasn't just a sucker punch, hell-oooo, it resulted in a freaking fractured jaw
. And reported to the police as reqd. by CA law which = an assault charge
if the complaint is preferred.
And lots of forthcoming civil suits litigation. And more Raider employees fired. And as APS says, it will affect the fortunes of the franchise going into this season as it affects their locker room, I don't think it can't help help but further undermine the least stable team in the NFL.
About Tim Kawakami, I was told by a former MercNews sportswriter who now works for the SF Chronicle that he was hired to appeal to their large Asian readership here, & he has has ridden the horse of the Token Asian Sportswriter covering the Raiders for a lot of local fame, gets meaningless awards annually from the Asian community for it, etc.
Coming from the Deep South I have an acute radar for racism & ethnic preferential treatment, &, you're right, it really irks me in Kawakami's case b/c he doesn't know jack about most pro sports -- any J-school college freshman could cover the Raiders self-implosion over the past 5-6 seasons & 3-4 HCs in a tongue-in-cheek manner ridiculing them. It's not a well kept secret what's wrong with this cracked-at-the-core team. Kawakami, whose overall sports reporting is amateurish as you say, just plays to the crowd while wrapped in his teflon minority status, attack him & the response is always all the Asians screaming Racism, & that's just plain bullcrap.
I'm surprised anyone takes the Raiders of 2009 seriously anymore, even Raider homers. And I didn't put this thread on their team page b/c I knew I would get vilified by the homers there who have skins way too thin for their clownishly managed, completely inept tyrannical dictatorship front office. We're going to see more & more juvenile acts coming from this team as long as Al Davis insists on team employees being loyal to him personally 1st & the team 2nd & runs his team like Don Vito Corleone ran his Mob family.