The Las Vegas Raiders are back in it after another victory, this time against the Los Angeles Chargers and their mouthy, disrespectful wide receiver, Keenan Allen. However, that’s not what’s dominating social media right now. Instead, owner Mark Davis, whom we can only assume was pictured with a friend thanks to a CBS camera angle, is the talk of the town. Additionally, it’s now official: The Raiders have been flexed from primetime.
Raiders Notes: Mark Davis has been taking it on the chin this year, but he’s having the last laugh.
You may recall that Davis has been in the news quite a bit this year. That’s not a good sign for your team as an owner when you’re grabbing more headlines than your product. Prior to turning things around, the Raiders were struggling mightily. Rumors were rampant surrounding the future of head coach Josh McDaniels. Conversely, you had national media talking heads claim that Davis was “too poor” to fire his beleaguered coach. Davis was on the receiving end of backlash from fans due to his postgame meetings with McDaniels, which became a regular occurrence. At least now, Davis is having the last laugh. Visibly in a happy mood this past Sunday in his owner’s box with some company, we can agree he must be smiling right now.
Davis, a lifelong bachelor, often draws the ire of the media and Raider Nation, which is putting it lightly. Nevertheless, the Raiders are winning, and that’s all that matters. As far as his companionship goes, we won’t speculate further. But hey, at least social media is having fun with Davis rather than at his expense.
Mark Davis is an absolute DAWWG ðŸ˜®â€ðŸ’¨ pic.twitter.com/FEHH1twGD7
— Jonathan Rizk (@OfficialRizk) December 4, 2022
Raiders Notes: Team has been flexed from Sunday Night Football
The second story making waves surrounds one of the Raiders’ upcoming opponents. On December 18, McDaniels welcomes his old team and boss to the confines of Allegiant Stadium. The game between the Raiders and the New England Patriots has been officially flexed, getting moved to the early afternoon instead. Perhaps, on a grander scale, it makes sense to flex this muscle. Both teams have largely been disappointing. Yes, the Raiders have been winning but are still under .500; even if they win this Thursday, that’ll still be the case for the Patriots game. Meanwhile, McDaniels’ old employers aren’t faring that much better with a 6-6 record. Hey, at least East Coast fans don’t have to worry about going to bed late.
*Top Photo: CBS Sports