Chiefs vs. Raiders scene-setter


Chiefs vs. Raiders scene-setter

OAKLAND -- A gorgeous day here at the Coliseum some two hours before kickoff and newly-acquired quarterback Carson Palmer was getting in some heavy work, in shorts and T-shirt, with practice squad receiver Eddie McGee, and under the watchful eye of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Al Saunders.Still no official word on if Palmer will suit up, let alone play or even start against Kansas City today.

Interesting to see, though, middle linebacker Rolando McClain playing catch with outside linebacker Quentin Groves and throwing 20-yard spirals.As a colleague wondered with a smile, is RoMac a frustrated quarterback at heart?No sign, yet, of newly-signed placekicker Dave Rayner, who will take the place of the injured Sebastian Janikowski today as SeaBass has a strained left hamstring.Rookie QB Terrelle Pryor, though, has taken the field to warm up.An early prediction on the seven Raiders inactives: QB Jason Campbell, CB Chris Johnson, PK Janikowski, FB Marcel Reece, OL Bruce Campbell, TE David Ausberry and WR Louis Murphy.

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.