LOTS OF SHOUTING...Lots of "experts" who are just guessing --I too have guessed in the past to lampoon "Insiders", most of whom are just professional guessers on TV and radio.
The Raiders news on Monday made it on the national domain because the LA Market and NFL are BIG news. BIG business.
The elite guessers have all guessed conflicting opinions about the Raiders' next home, but I'm guessing Oakland for the foreseeable future. All the amateur guessers have thrown out Sacramento, San Antonio; hell, don't stop there, why not Emeryville too?
*I love KTVU sending that well-known, sports authority, Heather Holmes to Houston for the NFL meetings; ditto, KGO-TV, for sending that sports journalism pantheon, Laura Anthony. I must be missing something.
*Jason Cole, from Bleacher Report, on KCBS this morning, had the most apt, concise and accurate account of why the NFL was non-gung-ho on Mark Davis' Raiders getting LA: "The NFL doesn't want a franchise that has gang-branded images associated with it." I'm paraphrasing Cole but he hit it right on the head. It's politically-incorrect el mucho but it's a major factor you probably have never heard on any other outlets including the Sports Bleeder, KNBR.
*Mark Ibanez has covered the Raiders since 1979 therefore whatever reports is just plain true. He said so.
Meanwhile, how was breakfast?