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Daily Madden: Keeping The Raiders Motivated

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OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 18: An Oakland Raiders fan covers his head with a paper bag during their loss to the New Orleans Saints at O.co Coliseum on November 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

An Oakland Raiders fan covers his head with a paper bag during their loss to the New Orleans Saints at O.co Coliseum on November 18, 2012 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Raiders game against the Cleveland Browns in Oakland Sunday won’t be televised because it’s not a sell-out. How can a 3-8 team like the Raiders stay motivated? “You have to play the rest of the season and there are no playoff implications,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “I think there are other things that they can look forward to or they can do. Just some improvement, just, you know, fix some things. Things that may be pretty easy, like get rid of pre-snap penalties. Just make that a goal or objective. Do better on special teams. Tackle better. Play better against the run.”

The Phoenix Suns are offering a money-back guarantee that fans will have fun at next week’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Win or lose, they said, the fans should have fun. “I think the Warriors are a pretty good indicator of that over the last ten years or so,” Madden said. “They don’t (necessarily) win, but you see some good games, some good teams and some good players. I think there’s something to that. They fill the place, and I think Warrior fans are basically happy.” The Warriors are 9-6 so far this season. “That makes those happy fans happier,” Madden said.

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM. And catch John’s extra report at 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Fridays during the NFL season.
(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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