Ron Fitzwater

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Why the post-antibiotic world is the real-life version of the zombie apocalypse

Right now, humanity is engaged in an epic battle against fast-adapting and merciless predators. No, zombies are not beating down doors to tear chunks …

NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show

The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to track the movements of individuals — and map their relationships — in …

Steve Young Will Make $1 Million in 2014 from USFL Deal Signed in 1984

Before Steve Young became a member of the San Francisco 49ers, before he won three Super Bowls and before he established himself as one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all-time with a Hall of Fame career, he played in the USFL.<p>You're probably either thinking A) What is the USFL? or B) How in …

Football (U.S.)

Charles Woodson practices with no number

One of the big questions this week with regard to Charles Woodson was what number he would don as a Raider. He said he was determined to get his old …

Tyler Wilson continues to look better than Matt Flynn in Oakland

Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, agrees with the consensus that rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson looks better than Matt Flynn.<p>Interesting …

Fantasy Football

D.J. Hayden Injury: Updates on Raiders Rookie's Abdomen

The inspiring story of Oakland Raiders first-round pick D.J. Hayden's return to the football field has taken an unfortunate turn.<p>According to a report from ESPN's NFL Twitter feed, Hayden will miss the remainder of organized team activities after being sent to the hospital with an abdominal</b> …

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Does Tyler Wilson Have a Real Shot at Winning the Raiders' Starting QB Job?

For the second time in two seasons, quarterback Matt Flynn finds himself on a new team, and for a second straight year, Flynn is in danger of having his role as starter usurped by a rookie signal-caller.<p>Last year, it was Russell Wilson who vaulted past Flynn and into the starting job for the …

Early Projections for the Raiders' Final 53 Man Roster

Now that the Raiders have added players in the 2013 NFL draft, as well as the undrafted free agents which followed, we can begin to project what their final 53-man roster may look like heading into the regular season.<p>Of course, those who are now on the roster are not the only candidates. With some …

Oakland Raiders: 3 Needs They Failed to Address During the 2013 NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders filled some holes in the NFL draft, but their draft wasn't perfect.<p>Oakland selected D.J. Hayden with the 12th pick in the draft, and they got some potential stars in Sio Moore and Menelik Watson. However, they also failed to address some major needs, which will cost the team in …

Pump the brakes: Raiders' trade for Carson Palmer wasn't nearly as bad as some claim

He sat at a podium and called it "the greatest trade in football," a calculated burst of hyperbole that would haunt him like a silver-and-black …

2013 Oakland Raiders Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info & Analysis

We already knew which teams the Oakland Raiders would play in 2013, but sometimes the order is just as important. Travel to the east coast, home games, division games, cold weather, bye weeks and the unknowns of teams with new coaching staffs all have the potential to impact Oakland’s win-loss …

Great Long-Form Journalism, Just Clicks Away

In the age of hundreds of cable channels, millions of 140-character bulletins and an untold number of cat videos, a fear has been growing among journalists and readers that long-form storytelling may be getting lost.<p>People typically sort long-form journalism into two categories — there's …