Boller starts at QB for Raiders


Boller starts at QB for Raiders

OAKLAND -- After a week of speculation, Kyle Boller started at quarterback for the Raiders against Kansas City on Sundayas expected.

Several national media outlets, and some local, had newly-acquired Carson Palmer getting the start, even though he had not taken a meaningful snap since January.

But on the the Raiders' third play, a 3rd-and-6 from the Kansas City 48-yard line, Boller threw into double coverage along the left sideline and safety Kendrick Lewis jumped the play and returned the interception 59 yards for a touchdown.

Interesting to note, though, that Terrelle Pryor was in one play earlier, lining up as a receiver and going into motion before setting under center and taking the snap on 3rd-and-1. But he was called for a false start.

Fans began chanting for Palmer after the Boller pick-six.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old


After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.