Northern California fans hoping for an up-close look this year at the Raiders team that abandoned them for a shiny, new stadium in Las Vegas will have to settle for buying an expensive ticket for an exhibition game in Santa Clara. On Tuesday, the Raiders and the league’s 31 other teams were informed by NFL
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."