Sixteen years ago, today, I walked into Foxboro Stadium for an AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Raiders and an upstart New England Patriots team led by an unknown quarterback named Tom Brady. I had no idea that I was about to witness one of the most memorable, controversial games in NFL history. The game
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."