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Why the Raiders abstained

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08:00 AM ET 07.22 | When one sees that an NFL vote went 31-0, it's reasonable to wonder just what happened to No. 32. All but one of the NFL's teams voted Thursday to support the new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players. That the Raiders failed to make it unanimous is no surprise. Oakland was the only team that did not participate in the CBA ratification vote. Raiders CEO Amy Trask, in exclusive correspondence with Comcast SportsNet Insider Paul Gutierrez explained the abstention thusly: "We have profound philosophical differences on a number of issues -- both of a football and economic nature," Trask said in an email. "We have consistently expressed our views on these matters to the league." The Raiders and the NFL have been involved in several lawsuits over the years.

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July 22, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Al Davis was doing bong hits in the men's room.

July 22, 2011  08:16 AM ET

This wouldn't have happened if Al Davis were still alive.

July 22, 2011  08:18 AM ET

"The Crypt Keeper commanded us to be difficult, and we did because we bow to the undead," said this broad.

July 22, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Maybe he was taking a nap like Grandpa Simpson.

July 22, 2011  08:24 AM ET

He was drinking the blood of a fine young place kicker. Kickers have no souls.

July 22, 2011  08:24 AM ET

Al Davis thought it was a presidential election, and he was tired of voting for Eisenhower.

July 22, 2011  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He was drinking the blood of a fine young place kicker. Kickers have no souls.

How did he bite with no teeth? haha makes me shudder

July 22, 2011  08:51 AM ET

You guys can say all you want, but there are two basic facts at play...The owners' vote was a sham *and* Al Davis is more pro-player than any owner in the league. Of course more than anything else he is "pro-Al Davis", but you get the point.

July 22, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You guys can say all you want, but there are two basic facts at play...The owners' vote was a sham *and* Al Davis is more pro-player than any owner in the league. Of course more than anything else he is "pro-Al Davis", but you get the point.

You have a point. I hate to ever give credit to the Raiders, and they didn't say why the abstained, but they will be able tell any prospective free agent that they were the team that did not approve the altered deal.

Of course, that assumes any Raider exec speaks any language other than Al's native Zombie.

July 22, 2011  09:05 AM ET

Al must have bitten her too, she looks like the undead in that photo

July 22, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Al must have bitten her too, she looks like the undead in that photo

Stone cold....___________!

July 22, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Grampa Al didn't make this decision?

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July 22, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Uncle-Al WAS in flight to the owner's meeting , but forgot his depends and turned the plane back to oakland .

Plane? Usually, he flies himself, lands on the ledge, and hangs from the chandelier.

July 22, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Al must have bitten her too, she looks like the undead in that photo

Does she wear her hair long to cover up the bite marks on her neck?

July 22, 2011  09:21 AM ET

RE: Trask - is it the sunglasses? The outfit? Makeup? Can't quite place my finger on it...

July 22, 2011  09:23 AM ET

How 'bout that shirt?

July 22, 2011  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Does she wear her hair long to cover up the bite marks on her neck?

I wonder how much she charges to haunt a house?

July 22, 2011  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I wonder how much she charges to haunt a house?

No takers for her in the Bay area. Nancy Pelosi has cornered the market.

 
July 22, 2011  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

RE: Trask - is it the sunglasses? The outfit? Makeup? Can't quite place my finger on it...

Get Tebow to try his finger, then.

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