McKenzie's 'short list' goes beyond Green Bay


McKenzie's 'short list' goes beyond Green Bay

Last week, after the media conference that introduced Reggie McKenzie as the Raiders' first new general manager since Al Davis in 1963, Mark Davis told me he had seen McKenzie's "short list" for new coaching candidates.

Davis then chuckled.

Because while he was not going to give up any names on said list, Davis did say he did not think McKenzie was simply going to raid his old Green Bay stomping grounds for coaches to replace the fired Hue Jackson.

Apparently not. So add three more names to the Raiders' potential coaching candidate hat -- both Denver coordinators in Mike McCoy (offense) and Dennis Allen (defense) and New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr.And while ESPN reported the names, it also claimed that Carmichael had already interviewed for the job this past Friday, when the Saints were in the Bay Area for their playoff game against the 49ers. Thing is, that would have been against NFL protocol as coaches cannot interview for another job until their current team's season is over.So did the Raiders' McKenzie already commit a faux pas in his first week on the job?Not according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, which quoted Saints general manager Mickey Loomis as saying the interview did not happen but added that the Saints had indeed granted the Raiders permission to interview Carmichael.That brings the number to eight for names linked to the Raiders' vacancy, along with a bevy of Packers assistants in clubhouse leader Winston Moss (assistant head coachinside linebackers), Dom Capers (defensive coordinator), Darren Perry (secondarysafeties) and Joe Philbin (offensive coordinator), as well as former Miami Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles.

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.