Raiderland Drama, Darth Vader Vs Luke Skywalker, Just Adhere Baby?
Things are permanently lost in translation when there coming out of Raiderland. This Tuesday was no exception. A few well whipped member of the Raiders press corp witness an unmasked Darth Vader grab a young blonde haired Skywalker by the bones of his emaciated throat and pitch the young JEDI off the side of the Death Star.
The role of Darth Vader was played by rusting bucket of bolts and Raiders enigmatic owner Al Davis. It wasn’t a pretty sight, Al is ugly and deformed, attributes most of the great defender of Raidernation will claim is due to Al’s advanced age (79) but the truth is...Al Davis has always been ugly.
As for the role of the young Skywalker, Lane Kiffin Raiders protege, the youngest (31) coach in NFL history and apparently good friend of ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was the lucky bastard who got chucked off the Death Star.
It seems odd going against Al Davis, former coach, commissioner and a thirty-five year veteran of the NFL’s murky, leech infested waters but young Lane it seems is obviously on a crash coarse with destiny. A bright future that may or may not include recruiting his own father to manage the defensive side of the ball.
O.K. I confess Lane Kiffin’s from Minnesota not Tatooine, he knows who his father is, former NFL Head Coach Monte Kiffin and honestly the only thing Kiffin and Skywalker have in common is the hair.
This time Lord Vader has prevailed and the young Skywalker has been expelled from the Death Star but unlike the world renouned Lucas film this is just the beginning for our young Skywalker. Good luck Lane and see you in the funny pages.
On a more serious note Al Davis has stated that he is firing Lane Kiffin "with cause" and therefore will with hold the remainder of the young coaches contract, fallout too follow....
Davis, the heartless cadaver that he is released a letter which was "sent" to Lane following the Denver game earlier this season. http://www.ibabuzz.com/raidersblog/2008/09/30/letter-from-davis-to-kiffin/
Davis is trying to establish motive for not honouring Little Kiff’s contract. One of the Reporters present at the conference Phil Barber of the Santa Rosa pressdemocrat questioned weather the teams moniker of "just win baby" hasn’t always implied that the organization would over look personality traits and past history if it meant producing a winning team on the field. Phil was right, Al has overlooked a long lost pact made to the rabid raider nation to produce winners at any cost, sure Lane’s 5-10 record was less then stellar but a fifteen game sample just isn’t enough.