Olive Branch: Raiders WR’s latest HOF bid snapped again

Before Deion Sanders, there was Cliff Branch. Long before “Neon Deion” dazzled sporting No. 21, “Speed Kills” was the “OG” 21 lighting up the NFL. “He said it verbally: “You’re not going to cover me,’” Ronnie Lott said of Branch … Continue reading Olive Branch: Raiders WR’s latest HOF bid snapped again

A Son’s Retrospect: A look at a Raiders’ Legend

Having grown up a Los Angeles Raiders fan in a family that bled “Silver and Black,” I was always familiar with the names that came to define the particular era; Marcus Allen, Howie Long, and of course, Todd Christensen. Lately, there’s been a lot of discussions and justifiably so, of when Cliff Branch will be enshrined in the NFL Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio but what about Christensen? A tight end that to his credit helped revolutionize the position also merits discussion.  Continue reading A Son’s Retrospect: A look at a Raiders’ Legend