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Oakland Raiders helmet, uniform, logo concepts

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Did you know the Oakland Raiders were once named the Oakland Señors? Not as scary as Raider Nation would like, but a “name the team” contest held by the Oakland Tribune produced the winner. The team name became such a joke they changed their name just nine days after.  Over the years a number of devoted fans and designers have taken their shot at redesigning the Oakland Raiders helmets, uniforms and logos. Could you imagine Darren McFadden or Derek Carr in one of these 53 different images? Featured are a number of Oakland Raiders helmets, uniforms, and logo designs. Some are interesting options that fans may like and others may strike  a nerve with some fans. Images are by multiple authors including, Charles Sollers, a photographer from Missouri for Rivals.com. By now you have probably seen some of Sollers work as he also has provided numerous images of college helmets and...

Oakland Raiders draft the most NFL-ready quarterback

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Derek Carr, the brother of David Carr, once was one of the top prospects of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now he’s ready to take the Oakland Raiders to the promise land.  The complete opposite of Johnny Manziel, he’s married with a child and has no questions surrounding the drama he’s been involved with. Carr was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons. In 2013 he completed 453 passes for an astonishing 5,082 yards and 50 touchdowns in 13 starts. He’s only the fourth quarterback in college history to throw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. Playing in a pass-happy, shotgun offense like Fresno state did nothing but help him prepare for the NFL. While many focus on his throwing skills, according to CBSSportsline.com, “The most underrated element of Carr’s game is his athleticism. Good vision, lateral agility and...

Hue Jackson screwed the Oakland Raiders

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Mike Brown worked one of the best deals in Cincinnati  Bengals history when he traded quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders for their 2013 first round draft pick. With that pick the Bengals addressed a specific need on defense by picking up Dre Kirkpatrick. In addition, they also picked up a second round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hue Jackson screwed the Oakland Raiders by advising the Raiders front office to make the trade for Carson Palmer.  Now, the Bengals have said thank you buy making him their offensive coordinator. At the time of the trade he was the head coach of the Raiders but was fired in 2012 after only one season.  In his lone season as head coach, the Raiders finished the season with a record of 8–8 and missed the playoffs, after starting the season 7–4 Like Hue Jackson, Carson Palmer never panned out for the Oakland Raiders. When asked about the...

Oakland Raiderettes are suing the Raiders

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After being taken to school by most of the NFL, the Oakland Raiders are being taken to court by their own cheerleaders. You can disappoint your fans. You can waste your draft picks. You can fire your head coach so he can beat you in the Super Bowl. You can disrespect Al Davis’ ghost in any number of ways (although I think he’s been dead for centuries) but at least pay your cheerleaders. So former Oakland Raiderettes are suing the team for unfair employment practices including unpaid salary and unpaid overtime. By contract, the cheerleaders are paid $125 for 10 home games (including preseason) and are not paid until the end of the year. They are not paid for rehearsal or other team events, adding up to less than $5 per hour. California minimum wage was $8 hourly in 2013. Allegedly the team has not paid them that much. “I love the Raiders and I love being a Raiderette,” said...