For the second straight year, the Raiders will kick off their preseason schedule with a home game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Tony Romo and Co. will invade the Black Hole the week of Aug. 8, with an exact time and date to be announced later. It will be the 29th preseason meeting between the two teams.
The Raiders’ other home preseason contest will come the in the third week of preseason action, the week of Aug. 22 against the Chicago Bears. Read More
At times, the NFL preseason should be called the overreaction season. The 49ers were down 17-0 in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos? Someone call Chicken Little because the sky must be falling.
Alex Smith fumbles a snap from under center that Denver recovers? See, Smith’s hands ARE too small after all. Read More
The annual preseason Battle of the Bay starts tonight at AT&T Park, and while in reality it’s merely the final dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season for both teams, it’s more the end of the annual age of innocence and the last chance to enjoy big-league baseball in its most pure form. Read More
With the NBA regular season scheduled to kick off Christmas Day, the Warriors will have only two preseason chances to work out all the kinks thanks to the lockout. The Warriors will host the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and then play the Kings at Power Balance Pavilion on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m., the team announced Thursday.
Tickets are expected to go on sale soon, though an exact timetable was not given. For more information, visit www.warriors.com. Read More
Former Bay Area sportscaster and Detroit Lions linebacker Wayne Walker once joked that it cost him $50 to play in an exhibition game. Walker’s ejection and fine for fighting actually exceeded his $100 game day paycheck.
Today’s players still earn blue-collar wages for preseason games that have become increasingly problematic for the league. Read More
After the offseason began with false rumors of Tom Cable’s imminent firing and then moved along to the release of embattled quarterback JaMarcus Russell, things have settled down in Raiderland — a rarity over the past few seasons. Cable is firmly in control of the team and Russell is out of the picture. While a playoff berth in 2010 is a long shot, the Raiders should have enough pieces in place to show steady improvement on both sides of the ball. Read More
They sure don’t waste any time when it comes to the NFL preseason, do they? Seems like yesterday the teams reported, and today there’s a game. Literally.
In fact, the Hall of Fame game pits the Indianapolis Colts vs. the Washington Redskins tonight in Canton, Ohio. On Friday, the 49ers bus across the Bay to play the Raiders for their exhibition opener. Read More