Whether it’s athletes or community all-stars, he honors the underdog. This week’s Jefferson Award winner believes there are some people, famous or not, who are not getting the recognition or encouragement they deserve. So he does it himself.
“It’s easy to say would you put Steve Young in there,” John said. But the picks are limited to four, and adding one means removing another. “I’d put Steve Young in there. I may put guys like Hugh McElhenney in there. I may put a guy like Joe Perry in there. I may put a guy like John Henry Johnson from that million dollar backfield (in there). I may throw a Y.A. Tittle in there. Those were guys that were really a big part of the 49ers also, although in a different era. They’re all in the Hall of Fame too.”
Around the Coliseum parking lots, you’ll feel lots of character – the character of Raider Nation. Here’s a look at several of the “cities” within the Raider Nation of tailgating.
For the second time, a jury has found a man guilty of murdering the daughter of Oakland Raider Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff.