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Dead Man Walking – Kiffin OUT This Afternoon?

NFLN’s Adam Shefter is reporting that the Raiders have called a news conference for this afternoon. ESPN’s Chris Mortenson is reporting that Lane Kiffin will be fired there. When I return from my work out of the office today I am sure this will all be clear and make sense. Cause Mort’s been right every week on this, right?

In all seriousness the writing has been o nthe wall for weeks and interviewing folks while the guy you are replacing is still there is a sign that ESPN will be proven right on this. But with Crazy Al Davis, who knows?

Somehow Al will claim ‘insubordination’ and not pay Kiff and I hope Kiffin sues him because Davis has been about as classy as a fifty cent hooker on this one.

Fire the man or don’t but enough with making up lame lies to not have to pay him. Anyone who works for this franchise has been warned what a badly managed, run and cheap franchise it is. Good luck to the next sucker – I mean coach.

Raiders Official John Herrera Gets Jumpy

I’ll have a follow up post in a mintue but this is brialliant TV.

So yesterday when NFLN interrupted it’s loop of the NFL Sunday postgame show for the Kiffin Raiders conference I stopped what I was doing to watch. I’ll admit it – I was rubbernecking. How could I not? It was an awkward presser – Kiffin looked like he didn’t expect to have been there and might not be any moment. I half expected Davis to come rocketing into frame, fist extended (and bouncing off Kiffin’s chin cause let’s face it, Davis isn’t decking anyone) colliding with Kiffin yelling ‘YOU’RE FIRED BIATCH’.

But it didn’t happen and my fantasies go unfulfilled.

What happened after the cameras were off – or at least network coverage – is almist as good though.

Read here and here for accounts from writers involved and watching. But this is what Oakland has come to. Verbally assaulting (not so innocent) writers?

Tim Kawakami asked Kiff near the end of the press conference if he felt isolated in the franchise, citing the alleged memo of an ESPN article critical of Kiffin (a rumor from last week during THAT ‘Kiff will be fired soon’ period).

The best part? Rumor has it Herrera is the one who leaked the ESPN article Kawakami asked Kiffin about. Interesting he took such umbridge no? Anyone here a Telltale Heart?