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ACCORDING TO PLAYER POLL, RAIDERS ARE LEAST DESIRABLE NFL TEAM TO PLAY FOR
The Oakland Raiders have been voted the least desirable team to play for in the NFL, according to a confidential survey posed to 100-plus NFL players.
The survey posed the question as: “The only way I’d play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary.”
Of the 82 players who answered, 23 percent named the Raiders, followed by the Buffalo Bills (19 percent), Cleveland Browns (16 percent), Jacksonville Jaguars (9 percent) and Green Bay Packers (6 percent).
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PACKERS WIN BACK TO BACK SUPER BOWLS AFTER CRUSHING THE RAIDERS IN SUPER BOWL II 33-14, LOMBARDI STEPS DOWN AS HEAD COACH AFTER THE VICTORY:
1967 marked Vince Lombardi’s final triumph. The Packers team was visibly aging, and they finished 9-4-1. However, they still proved all-but-invincible at home as they beat the 11-1-2 Los Angeles Rams 28-7 in Milwaukee to again contest theleague championship with Dallas. This game at Lambeau Field became known as the "Ice Bowl" due to the frigid weather conditions. But once again, Green Bay prevailed with a score of 21-17. They now had to face the AFL champions (this time the Oakland Raiders) in Miami’s Orange Bowl. By this point, Lombardi and the team were much more confident of victory as they easily beat Oakland 33-14. Again, Starr was named the Super Bowl MVP.
After the game was over, Vince Lombardi announced that he was stepping down as head coach, although he would retain the title of general manager. Phil Bengtson took his place.
The Second AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professionalfootball, known as Super Bowl II, was played on January 14, 1968 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The National Football League (NFL) champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League(AFL) champion Oakland Raiders by the score of 33–14.
Coming into this game, like during the first Super Bowl, many sports writers and fans believed that any team in the NFL was vastly superior to any club in the AFL. The Packers, the defending Super Bowl I champions, posted a 9–4–1 record during the 1967 NFL season before defeating the Dallas Cowboys, 21–17, in the 1967 NFL Championship Game (also popularly known as the Ice Bowl). The Raiders finished the1967 AFL season at 13–1, and defeated the Houston Oilers, 40–7, in the 1967 AFL Championship Game.
As expected, Green Bay dominated Oakland throughout most of Super Bowl II. The Raiders could only score two touchdown passes from quarterback Daryle Lamonica. Meanwhile, Packers kicker Don Chandler made four field goals, including three in the first half, while defensive back Herb Adderley had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr was named the Super Bowl MVP for the second time for his 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown.
The infamous Cleveland Browns QB jersey gets an update.
The reaction of a Jags fan on Twitter.
Khalil Mack has joined The Black Hole in Oakland with the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft - I’ve heard nothing but good things about this kid from all the experts - I’m excited to see what he can do in the black and silver. Go Raiders!
AWESOME quote by Seahawks CB Richard Sherman.
TERRELL OWENS NEW WIFE WANTS DIVORCE AFTER TWO WEEKS
Former NFL receiver Terrell Owens married 33-year-old postal worker Rachel Snider two weeks ago in a secret ceremony in Newell, California.
But according to a TMZ Sports report, the marriage is over after only 2 weeks – shattering the Kim Kardashian, Chris Humphries record of 72-days – because Snider said she thinks T.O. married her only for her money and claims he did so to secure a loan for a $2 million home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Owens is reportedly broke after 15 seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals.
"I felt in love and now I feel betrayed and heartbroken," Snider told TMZ. "I really valued his love and friendship for 5 years. Out of the love in my heart, I tried to help him. We had a secret relationship for 5 years and I married him for love."
Despite the breakup, Snider remained loyal to Owens on her Twitter account. She tweeted, “My husband is a great man, an amazing athlete, father, and friend. He will succeed in all he does. His future is full of golden opportunities”. (Photo: Matt York/Associated Press)
CHIEFS RELEASE DB DUNTA ROBINSON, SIGN CFL WR WESTON DRESSLER
The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with veteran defensive back Dunta Robinson on Friday, The Kansas City Star reports. Robinson never quite lived up to expectations last season. The team also announced the signing of CFL wide receiver Weston Dressler on Friday.
Robinson was just one year into a $13.75 million, three-year deal that the Chiefs hoped would provide a veteran presence in what became a vastly retooled defensive backfield.
Instead, Robinson was slowed by a series of nagging injuries and appeared in only nine games, making 14 tackles and defending just two passes. He was also part of a defense that was torched by Indianapolis wide receivers in a loss that knocked Kansas City out of the playoffs.
The move was widely expected not only because the 31-year-old Robinson struggled most of the season, gradually losing playing time to undrafted free agent Marcus Cooper, but also because the cash-strapped Chiefs would save more than $3 million.
The Chiefs were just below the salary cap at the beginning of the week, and they’re expected to make more moves — perhaps restructuring some of the long-term contracts signed by the previous regime — so that they can sign their draft class and be active in free agency.
According to the Star, the Chiefs are expected to lose Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert, who was franchised last season, though there are several in-house candidates to replace him. Offensive linemen Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz are also hitting free agency, as are defensive tackle Tyson Jackson, safety Kendrick Lewis and Pro Bowl punt returner Dexter McCluster.
The move to sign Dressler, who spent the past six years in the CFL, could be in response to McCluster likely demanding a contract far more lucrative than the Chiefs are willing to pay.