The Raiders Are Not Fans Of Rich Gannon , The Analyst

Monday, September 28, 2009

At one point in time, The Oakland Raiders were an awfully good Football team. Current CBS analyst Rich Gannon was the team's quarterback then, and they even made it to a Super Bowl. I know it's hard to believe. Well, fast forward to today. The Raiders are dreadful, and Rich Gannon hasn't held back his feelings when it comes to his former team. Which is why....they've banned him. Via the San Francisco Gate....

"Rich Gannon is not welcome here," Raiders executive John Herrera said Friday when asked about the ban. "We told CBS we did not want him in our building, we did not want him to be part of our production meeting, and that's where it sits."

The Raiders also asked CBS to remove Gannon from Sunday's broadcast crew but the network declined. The team had previously asked CBS to remove Gannon from working their Nov. 30 game against the Chiefs last season to no avail.

"He's attacked us on a regular basis since becoming a member of the media," Herrera said. "After affording him the opportunity to establish a career here, he has since gone on to attack us in a way that's totally unacceptable."

Herrera quoted Gannon as saying in several interviews they should just "blow up the building and start over" in Oakland. Team officials took that as literally as they did figuratively, and told Gannon as much before last season's home game against the Chiefs.

"We think in a post 9/11 world, that's not a very proper thing to say," Herrera said. "It's uncalled for. He seems to be a guy who can't get over the fact that he played the worst Super Bowl game in the history of the game and he wants to blame everybody but himself.

"I guess it's our fault he threw five interceptions."
Good lord this team is petty. How team's think they can operate like this, and succeed, is completely beyond me. Kudos for Gannon to speak the truth, and that he's not letting this nonsense affect his work.

Gannon not welcome in Alameda (SF Gate)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 11:09 AM


They haven't succeeded! And yes this team is that petty.

49er16 said...
Sep 28, 2009, 11:32:00 AM  

they have been paranoid quite awhile now

Sep 28, 2009, 12:25:00 PM  

Actually, comparing the Raiders to 9/11 is not that much of a stretch.

GMoney said...
Sep 28, 2009, 1:26:00 PM  

Sure it's not the Raiders fault that they Gannon threw 5 INTs in the Super Bowl, but it's not Gannon's fault that the Raiders suck beyond belief and are an embarrassment to football.

Justin F. said...
Sep 28, 2009, 1:54:00 PM  

John Herrera is the Davis flack that cussed out SJ Mercury News reporter Tim Kawakami last year during that Lane Kiffin press conference.

And Raiders fans wonder why everyone laughes at their team.

49er16 said...
Sep 28, 2009, 2:20:00 PM  

yes, Gannon threw 5 interceptions in that Super Bowl...but it is still the coaches fault...Tampa knew all the plays and all the terminology and sat on every play..remember Bill Callahan calling his Raider team stupid? Callahan is the idiot for not realizing his old boss was coaching on the other sideline and that he would know the ins and outs of the Raider offense and yeah, Herrera, it is the coaches fault that Gannon had an ugly game, because they didn't plan correctly...

...not a Raider fan

questionmark said...
Sep 29, 2009, 5:40:00 PM  

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