Nnamdi: Raiders didnt try

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Nnamdi: Raiders didnt try

Nnamdi Asomugha is firmly entrenched on a Super Bowl contending team this season. Hes removed from his Oakland days and now the Raiders are left with a major hole in their secondary.Today on ESPN, the former Raiders All-Pro cornerback said it wasnt his decision to leave to Oakland because he was never offered a deal to return. Theres a lot that went into it. It was bigger than it seemed, Asomugha told the panel.He was peppered about his decision to fly East to Philadelphia to collect a mega-deal from the Eagles. It wasnt necessarily my decision to leave, he said when asked about the move. Once the doors opened (after the lockout) they werent around so I didnt have a choice to make. In order to give a hometown discount you have to be offered something.Asomugha has one interception so far this season in an all-star secondary. Meanwhile, the Raiders were torched by Ryan Fitzpatrick as he threw for five touchdown passes in the second half on Sunday. So did they Raiders really not want him back in the fold?If you want a car at a dealership and you dont have enough money you cant get it. That doesnt mean you dont want it, Asomugha said.
He also says he has not spoken to Al Davis directly since he signed on in Philadelphia.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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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

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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.