Oakland’s gotta stop being Oakland

Tony Sparano came into halftime tied with San Diego, 14-all. He told CBS’ sideline reporter “Oakland’s gotta stop being Oakland.”
I know some Raiders fans didn’t like that.  It would never be said if Big Al were still around. But Oakland being a bad joke is common around the league. Mistakes, penalties and drops continue to plague the team. They could be winning this game if they weren’t busy being Oakland. If the ball is in your hands it should be a catch.
In the last 20 years, Oakland has been to the playoffs three times. That’s not an accident. That’s a trend where you’ve actively been at work being horrible.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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