Saturday, April 25, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

The Buccaneers brought back suppressed memories

tony wade column sports

By
From page B1 | November 08, 2012 |

Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer was a passin’ fool  in Sunday’s game against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and while his late interception took the wind out the Raiders’ sails after they had mounted yet another mighty comeback, the game’s final outcome wasn’t his fault.

No. 22 for the Bucs is running back Doug Martin and many of the Raiders defenders know that because they got good looks at the back of his jersey most of the game. The rookie left cleat marks all over the Raiders defense and the maddening thing was it wasn’t like they used some sort of trickeration. For the most part it was football 101 – run the ball straight down their throats.

The Buccaneers were the doormats of the league for many years and their emergence from cellar status coincided with a change of their logo from an Errol Flynn tribute to a rip-off of the Raiders pirate theme. To add insult to injury, they then acquired the Raiders coach who’d helped return the Silver and Black to glory . . . and then . . . and then . . . well, I still can’t talk about it.

It was bad enough to have the Bucs in town triggering memories I’d mostly suppressed of The Day Which Must Never Be Spoken of Again, but the Top Secret Raider Hater Media Cartel (stop laughing, it’s real) also arranged for former Bucs safety John Lynch to be in the broadcasting booth flashing his jewelry to twist the knife a little.

As in the Atlanta game, the Raiders showed heart, grit and dogged determination in the fourth quarter to battle back and put themselves in a position to win the game. If there was an “almost won” category in the NFL standings, I might clear my throat and sing that famous Queen victory song, but there isn’t.

I hadn’t missed a home game in years and was thus doubly bummed when, because of illness, I was not able to make the trek to Raider Mecca, but instead suffered in more ways than one in my man cave.

Now heading into Sunday’s contest against the Baltimore Ravens, a team that also triggers suppressed memories, both starting running back Darren McFadden and backup Mike Goodson have high ankle sprains. While I have to admit a post I saw that said Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie will be sure not to draft any running backs with high ankles was mildly amusing, the situation truly ain’t funny.

What do you want to bet the Top Secret Raider Hater Media Cartel will have that pork chop Tony “Gannon Cruncher” Siragusa on the sideline Sunday?

Reach Fairfield Raider fanalist, part fan, part journalist, Tony Wade at [email protected]

Tony Wade

Tony Wade

Tony Wade is the slightly older yet infinitely more handsome brother of long-time DR columnist Kelvin Wade
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

 
House of Floyd gears up for Vacaville show

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Spring band festival gets new life in Fairfield

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1, 4 Comments

 
Students showcase artistic talents at annual show

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Groups offer ‘The Raising of America’ sneak peek

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: B2

 
Muslim women in post 9/11 world topic of play

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B2

Durst will perform at Children’s Network benefit

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B2

 
 
 
 
Dixon May Fair offers sneak peek

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

 
Fairfield police log: April 22, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: April 22, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1, 3 Comments | Gallery

 
Pentagon eyes possible use of cyberwarfare in the future

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

San Diego man arrested in terror case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Google CEO compensation tops $100M

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Judge denies parole to former Manson Family member

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Evidence building of fracking-caused earthquakes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Wife of slain mayor accused of manslaughter

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Cesar Chavez gets full military honors

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
 
Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Armenians mark 100-year anniversary of massacres

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Thousands evacuated following Chilean eruption

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
European leaders rally to solve migrant ship issue

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

.

Living

Community Calendar: April 24, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in history: Friday, April 24, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

My late husband’s brother still has drum set meant for my son

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

 
Horoscopes: April 24, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

.

Entertainment

Week in preview April 24-30, 2015

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
American Indian actors quit Adam Sandler movie over names

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Basses discuss being black opera singers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Entertainment Calendar: April 24, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: B4

 
Facing the second album challenge with Alabama Shakes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
.

Sports

Vanden girls soccer rally late for 3-3 tie with American Canyon

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Warriors erase 20-point hole, beat Pelicans 123-119 in OT

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Maxwell hits winning single in 10th, Giants sweep Dodgers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
 
Prep track: Indians boys roll to win in four-way meet

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B7

Tyrone Wallace to stay at Cal for senior season

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
BALCO & Biogenesis may be over, but steroids cloud remains

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Toyota to provide 1st hydrogen-fueled pace car

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
6 Hall of Famers to announce picks at NFL draft

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

A’s take hard-luck 2-0 loss despite allowing 1 hit to Angels

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Home run king Barry Bonds’ legacy might always be tarnished

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Sleek new plans released for Los Angeles-area NFL stadium

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Aaron Hernandez moved to new prison after murder conviction

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
New track announcer taking the mike at Churchill Downs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

WNBA’s Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
 
This date in sports history for April 24

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

 
Champ Lydia Ko takes first-round lead in Swinging Skirts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

Michael Crabtree joins Raiders with something to prove

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

 
.

Business

 
5 things to know about GM’s revamped Chevy Malibu

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2 | Gallery

Ford unveils new Taurus influenced by China

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Nasdaq closes at record high

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

China fines Mercedes after price-fixing probe

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Agriculture officials look to curtail emissions from farming

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Toyota tops in 1Q global vehicle sales

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Unemployment numbers point to improved job security

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Home sales off to slow start

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
.

Obituaries

Kim Nguyen

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Gladys Speaks

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

Vernell Stewart

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9