Raiders notebook: McClain too sore to play

Raiders notebook: McClain too sore to play

Dec. 12, 2010GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com

JACKSONVILLE Rookie middle linebacker Rolando McClain was inactiveSunday, purportedly because the tendinitis in his left foot made it toosore to play."I dont know whats wrong with me, McClain said. Coach (Tom) Cable will tell you at the end of the press conference.Told Cable said it was sore, a sheepish McClain obliged.Sounds good to me, McClain said. If he said it, its real.Kirk Morrison spent his first five seasons in the NFL with the Raiders,led them in tackles four years running and downplayed the connectionthis week.He kept it up after the game, when asked if he felt at all for thedefense he ran being shredded by so many big plays in the second half.Nah, man, the Oakland native said with a laugh. You know what, Iwasnt even thinking about them. Its all about us, man. We went outand played our game.Now that its over, Im just happy we got the win. Its all about theJaguars. I wish that team (the Raiders) the best of luck. Theyve beenplaying good football but theyre on the other side right now.Morrison, who had a game-high seven tackles and also made a beeline topay his respects to Raiders owner Al Davis as he was on his way to theteam bus.We gift-wrapped 17 points at the beginning of the game and the second half, we just played our game, Morrison said.The Raiders entered the day tied for the league lead in sacks (38) withPittsburgh but had only one against Jacksonville. It was shared by MattShaughnessy and Kamerion Wimbley.

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.