Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’
Busted Coverage is reporting that a 37-year-old grandmother has made the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad.
FORMER DETROIT QB JON KITNA ONCE DRESSED UP AS JOE CULLEN AT A LIONS HALLOWEEN PARTY
Last night, on his Profootball Talk website, Mike Florio broke the news that Joe Cullen is one of two finalists up for the job as Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator.
Hmmm…Joe Cullen. Joe Cullen, where have I heard that name before?
THAT’S RIGHT! The Naked Drivethrough Guy!
Not only was Cullen a member of the famously inept Detroit Lions 0-16 coaching staff, he’s also the guy who was caught driving drunk and NAKED at a Wendy’s drivethrough in 2006.
Cullen was such a laughingstock in Detroit that his own quarterback, Jon Kitna, dressed up as the drunken positions coach at a Lions Halloween party. It was perhaps the most famous moment of Kitna’s mediocre career.
WALKING DEAD RAIDERS OWNER AL DAVIS
TODD MARINOVICH PAINTINGS
Former NFL first round pick and Raiders bust Todd Marinovich has started a new career. Marinovich is now an artist with paintings, drawings and sculptures available for sale on his website toddmarinovich.com.
Marinovich was a record-setting high school quarterback in Southern California. He became USC’s first starting freshman quarterback since World War II and led the Trojans to a 9-2-1 season and a Rose Bowl win over Michigan. Then came a 1988 Sports Illustrated article which helped ruin Marinovich’s life.
Entitled “Bred to be a Superstar,” the SI article opened with the line, “He has never eaten a Big Mac or an Oreo or a Ding Dong.” The article portrayed Marinovich as a freak and the creation of a Nazi-like father who followed “Eastern bloc” training methods in creating “the perfect quarterback.” The senior Marinovich literally started training Todd in the crib to be a quarterback and imposed incredibly prohibative dietary restrictions on his child (no sugar, salt, processed dairy products or red meat with hormones.)
As a result, Marinovich never had a piece of birthday cake in his life. He rebelled when he got to USC and entering his second college season began using drugs. Nicknamed “Marijuana-vich” for smoking pot in high school, Marinovich was arrested for cocaine possession right before the NFL Draft.
Never the less, idiot Raiders owner Al Davis picked Marinovich in the first round of the 1991 draft – AHEAD OF BRETT FAVRE. Despite a quick start (he once threw for 395 yards in an NFL game), Marinovich increased his drug use, played erratically and failed thre NFL drug tests. He was out of the National Football League by the age of 23 and never played in the NFL again.
Marinovich then flopped in the Canadian Football League (where he once cut his hand on a crack pipe at halftime) before starring in the Arena Football league as late as 2000. He once threw 10 touchdowns in an AFL game. Unfortunately, Marinovich was arrested buying heroin the day he received his signing bonus from the Los Angeles Avengers.
MARINOVICH “TROJAN HEAD” SCULPTURE MADE OUT OF REDWOOD
FORMER RAIDERS QB JAMARCUS RUSSELL IS A FAN OF THE PURPLE DRANK
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell basically admitted in court Thursday that he had codeine syrup based “Purple Drank” in his house when he was arrested last month. However, he did find a buddy to take the fall for it.
Russell also told ESPN that he tested positive for codeine following the 2007 NFL Draft. Russell admits he would have tested positive for codeine before the draft but was holding out of training camp with the Raiders and therefore was not drug tested.
RUSSELL FACES HIS DAY IN COURT ON CODEINE CHARGES
Former Pro Bowl safety Jack Tatum, one of the most colorful and controversial players in Oakland Raiders history, died Tuesday. He was 61. Tatum was also a football legend at Ohio State University.
Tatum was renowned as one of the hardest hitting db’s in NFL history. Nicknamed “The Assassin,” his hit on Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sammy White during the Raiders victory in Super Bowl XI is an NFL Films classic. However, Tatum was most known for his hit on New England Patriots receiver Darryl Stingley. In August of 1978, in an NFL preseason game, Tatum nailed Stingley head-on aas he was extending for a pass catch. As a result, Stingley was paralyzed and remained a quadriplegic for the rest of his life. When he died in 2007, doctors attributed Stingley’s death to lingering injuries from Tatum’s hit.
Although several Raiders (including coach John Madden) visited Stingley in the hospital, he and Tatum never reconciled. Tatum never saw him spoke with Stingley after the hit.
Ok, this is probably officially going to move former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell ahead of Ryan Leaf for the title “Biggest Bust in NFL Draft History.” Russell has been arrested in Alabama as part of an undercover narcotics investigation. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance-codeine syrup. Obviously, Russell needs another career since there are currently 111 quarterbacks on the rosters of National Football League teams and he isn’t good enough to be one of them. However, “codeine syrup dealer” may not have been a wise choice. Even with a limited LSU education.
Russell was the first pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. After a terrible three years with the Raiders, Russell was cut this offseason.