Aug. 23, 2011
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Raiders linebacker Travis Goethel is expected to miss the entire 2011 season after tearing a ligament in his knee, Hue Jackson announced after the team's practice on Tuesday.Goethel, 24, was competing for the starting weak-side linebacker position in his second NFL season. He was also listed as the team's second-string middle linebacker.In his rookie campaign last season, the six-round pick also competed for the teams' weak-side linebacker position, but an undisclosed preseason back injury forced him out of the competition, and left Quentin Groves as the weak-side starter.
Goethel appeared in eight games last season, recording five tackles.
The injury leaves the Raiders' already-thin backer corps a player short. Reports have indicated that the Raiders might show interest in Lofa Tatupu or former-Raider Kirk Morrison in Goethel's absence.
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.