Sports briefs: Now the weather's real

Ever want to re-create the atmosphere of the college football game you are watching? Well, EA Sports in Redwood City has teamed up with the Weather Channel to provide real-time weather conditions for “NCAA Football 08.” The video game allows users playing online to to click on an option to replicate the weather at that stadium.

Davis wants award for Walsh

Say what you will about Al Davis — just know that he is very loyal to those around him. The Raiders’ owner said he would like an award to be created in honor of late 49ers and Stanford coach Bill Walsh, one given to quarterbacks in a Bay Area ceremony. “What he represented to professional football, and what stands out there today, is just unparalleled, whether it be George Halas or Paul Brown, whoever it may be,” Davis said. “He did a magnificent job and we here on the West Coast have to wake up and realize that not everything happens at the Heisman, the Maxwell Award and all these awards that are given back East to great contemporaries and great people.” Davis gave Walsh his start in pro football, hiring him as an assistant in 1966. While Walsh only spent one season in Oakland, the two developed a friendship — one that overcame rivalries wherever Walsh coached (Cincinnati, San Diego and San Francisco). Davis visited Walsh on Saturday, two days before he died.

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