The Bay Area football teams are set to officially start training camp this week. The San Francisco 49ers head to Santa Clara to begin on Friday, while the Oakland Raiders report to Napa on Sunday.
Players went to Twitter to talk about their feelings about getting back to camp to prepare for the upcoming season. What did they say? Read on...
Defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is ready for his fourth season with the Niners and is exuding positive vibes about the 2012 season.
Former Raiders Rock Cartwright will be starting his first season with San Francisco and he plans on showing up ready.
Anthony Dixon will be returning for his third season with San Francisco and is excited for training camp to start. The running back is keeping the playbook close.
Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke will be returning to the Raiders for his second year and is going shopping for essentials for training camp.
Free safety Michael Huff of Oakland is most excited about not having to worry about his fashion and getting to wear the same thing every day.
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.
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.