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Rich Langford

  • joined May 14, 2009
  • last login Apr 22, 2012
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*Blogger formerly known as noontide
I find meaning, in this meandering life of mine, by finding things to care about. Finding things that arise passion and deliver me into the now. For whatever reason sports has always done this. Playing or watching, it is easy for me to get lost in the black and white boundaries of the action.

I want to root for athletes that care more than I do—teams that play together. Where their sum is greater than the parts. Enjoyment comes from success and success is measured by expectations.

On this note, let me leave you with a quote from the Bard, "If all the year were playing holiday to sport would be as tedious as to work, but when they seldom come they wish for come.... Nothing pleaseth but the rare accident" W.S.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Seattle Mariners
  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL Oakland Raiders
  • NCAAF Washington Huskies
  • NCAAB Washington Huskies
  • NHL Vancouver Canucks
  • Soccer Seattle Sounders FC
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Raiders vs. Vikings: Final Thoughts on Defense as Clock Ticks Down

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This game isn't a must win. Even if they lose they will still be tied for first place. But this is a game they should win. And the Raiders need to prove they can take care of business when they are...

Raiders vs. Vikings Injury Report: Captain Seymour is Still Ailing

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The Raiders' defense may be without its heart on Sunday. Richard Seymour did not practice on Friday. His absence on Friday surprised Hue Jackson. Here is Jackson following Friday's practice, as...

Raiders vs. Vikings: Much Will be Determined by Veldheer vs. Allen

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The matchup of this game is without question Jared Veldheer vs. Jared Allen.

Raiders vs. Vikings: Carson Palmer's Arm Will Be Golden Ticket

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Carson Palmer and the Raiders' passing offense will be the key to victory against the Vikings. The reason is simple: The Vikings are tough against the run and sublimely awful against the pass.

Raiders vs. Vikings: Ground and Pound Will Be Tough Going in This One

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The Vikings are not going to make it easy on the Raiders this week. Oakland loves to establish the run and pass off of that. And establishing the run may not be easy this week.

Oakland Raiders Power Play of the Week

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Aaron Curry got his bully on and blew up Marcus McNeill. And for that he gets the esteemed honor of winning this week's power play.

Thursday Night Football Open Thread

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This is a little late, seeing as how the game is in the second quarter, but I thought I'd throw it up anyway. The Jets and Broncos are tied 3-3 right now. Go Jets! I'll root against the AFC West...

Oakland Raiders: A Look at New CB Bryan McCann

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Bryan McCann is as good as the Raiders could hope for when adding a corner at this point.

Oakland Raiders Won't Miss Chimdi Chekwa

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The Raiders aren't going to miss Chekwa because he hasn't been around long enough to create a presence worth missing.

Vote for Oakland Raiders Game Ball of the Week

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There isn't likely to be another week where it is harder to decide who gets the game ball than this one.

Vote for Denarius Moore and Michael Bush to Win Deserved Honors

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Michael Bush and Denarius Moore were human highlight reals against the Chargers, and both are up for awards on NFL.com.

Carson Palmer Has One Less Thing to Worry About This Weekend

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Carson Palmer isn't going to have to worry about Antoine Winfield stopping any of his passes on Sunday.

Oakland Raiders' Darren McFadden is Getting Closer

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Raiders' running back Darren McFadden has ditched the boot...kind of.

AFC West Loses Another QB

22

It is time for the Kansas City Chiefs to call it a season.

AFC West is the Oakland Raiders to Lose

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It's hard to believe, but the Raiders are in solo possession of first place in the AFC West. And they are only one game behind in the loss column from the best record in the AFC.

Oakland Raiders' Jacoby Ford's Injury Not as Bad as Feared

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Jacoby Ford's ankle injury may not be as bad as feared.

Oakland Raiders Destroy Wimpy Chargers' D and Big Stats Ensue

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There are some pretty amazing stats emerging under the Raiders new offense with Carson Palmer. There are also just some nice stats that emerged from destroying a soft Chargers' defense.

Oakland Raiders' Denarius Moore Can Do Undoable

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Denarius Moore can catch anything. You just can't teach the kind of hands and instincts that this kid has.

Oakland Raiders' Jacoby Ford's Injury Plauged Season Limps On

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Jacoby Ford's body is not doing him any favors this season. This time is especially troubling as Ford was really hitting his stride and displaying dynamic chemistry with Carson Palmer.

Raiders vs. Chargers: Oakland Abuses San Diego with a Bullytastic 1st Half Performance

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The Raiders make no sense. For the past season and a half (and longer, but especially then) the games where they seemed to be their most doomed end up being their most dominant.

GameThread

Raiders at Chargers Open Thread

Well, as it turns out the Raiders will only have three corners active for this game, and Michael Huff—who also plays corner—is out. Wow! The good news about this is that the first time the Raiders...

Raiders vs. Chargers: Oakland Must Blitz Through Injuries

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The Raiders have some crippling injuries in the secondary. It has reached the level that the recently signed from his living room Lito Sheppard will be starting at corner.

Raiders vs. Chargers: Injury Situation Paints Grim Picture

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Unless the Raiders get healthy fast it is hard to see them putting together a solid effort. 11 players missed Tuesday's practice. And almost all of them are starters.

Oakland Raiders Power Play of the Week

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How do you pick a power play when your team was humiliated and gave up 300 yards rushing? It is not easy. All the power was with the Broncos. At least in the second half.

Broncos vs. Raiders: Bewilderment Reigns in Transition Phase

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Hue Jackson forgot DHB and Kevin Boss were on the team.

GameThread

Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Open Thread

Talk about the Raiders game with the rest of Raider Nation!

Broncos vs. Raiders Injury Report: Darren McFadden is Out and Ankles Have Still Not Healed

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The Raiders are the team coming off of the bye in their matchup with Denver, but you'd never know it by looking at the injury report. The Raiders injury report is as long as it was before they went...

Oakland Raiders New Look Offense is a Potential Beast

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The Raiders offense is going to be completely unrecognizable this Sunday. It is both thrilling and frightening at the same time. This has the potential to be an absolute disaster. Carson Palmer...

Oakland Raiders Axe Derek Hagan and IR Chris Johnson

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Derek Hagan is no longer a Raider. He has been replaced by TJ Houshmandzadeh. Chris Johnson was also put on the IR for what must be the worst hamstring pull in the history of humanity. These moves...

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