Tony Kart

21 Jun 19
WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Norwegian Cruise Line announced they will hold an annual gala that supports the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade on board its newest ship. The 13th Annual Wild About Kids Gala will take place on Nov. 16 and 17 on board the Norwegian Encore, a yet-to-launch, $1 billion cruise ship. During the gala, attendees will […]

21 Jun 19
Tourism News | eTN.travel

At a festive, kid-friendly event held today at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club, longtime supporter Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it will donate its yet-to-launch billion-dollar ship, Norwegian Encore, for the non-profit organization’s 13th annual “Wild About Kids” Gala. Taking place on November 16–17, 2019, the overnight affair will include access […]

20 Jun 19
The Chestnut Post

MIAMI, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — At a festive, kid-friendly event held today at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club, longtime supporter Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it will donate its yet-to-launch billion-dollar ship, Norwegian Encore, for the non-profit organization’s 13th annual “Wild About Kids” Gala. Continue Reading Boys & Girls Clubs […]

20 Jun 19
Working On My Redneck ™

Daniel Suárez and the No. 41 Ruckus Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) head all the way out to Northern California for this Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway. The event located in the heart of Wine Country marks the 16th this season. For the third time in 2019, the […]

18 Jun 19
AF1@F1

Tęsiant tradiciją, vėl kalbinu lenktynių pasaulio atstovą. Šiandien svečiuose Lietuvos kartingo bei 1000km lenktynių vicečempionas, Europos „Renault Clio“ čempionato lenktynininkas Jonas Karklys. Jonai, pabandykime išsiaiškinti – esi verslininkas, lenktynininkas, IT profesionalas ar dar kažkas, ko nežinau? J.K.: Priklausomai, kuriuo paros metu 🙂 Pirmiausia turbūt reikėtų pasakyti, kad esu gan kūrybiškas ir veiklus žmogus, dėl to […]

15 Jun 19
Things That Keep Me Awake At Night

This is the second time I’m writing this blog, because for some reason the last time I wrote two thousand words on this I DIDN’T BOTHER HITTING SAVE. Adulthood is stumbling from one mistake into tripping into another mistake; life is torment, existence is meaningless, etc. In 2019 Disney released Captain Marvel, a film that […]

13 Jun 19
Cruise Travel Experts

Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Joy just recently completed a $50-plus million refurbishment, debuting a handful of firsts at-sea that cruise passengers won’t want to miss.

Experience the first race track at sea on the Norwegian Joy Speedway. That’s right, the newly-renovated Breakaway Plus-class ship features a two-level go-kart race track in the middle of the ocean.

“We thought the race track would be cool. It’s obviously highly innovative in addition to that it’s something that’s very much about thrills,” Vice President, Guest Experiences and Innovation at Norwegian, Simon Murray told TravelPulse in 2016. “It’s something a lot of people can do. So, we wanted something that was really going to gather a lot of attention to the vessel.”

A thrilling race on the 19th deck high above the ocean will only set you back $15 per person.

Go-Kart Race Track aboard Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line
PHOTO: Go-Kart Race Track aboard Norwegian Joy. (photo via Norwegian Cruise Line)

Norwegian Joy is also the first to offer guests outdoor laser tag, allowing passengers to battle their friends and family on a course resembling an abandoned space station under the stars from the 20th deck. Purchase a 10-minute session for $9.95 or buy an unlimited pass for $199 and play as much as you want over the course of a one-week sailing.

Meanwhile, one-of-a-kind virtual experiences await guests at the Galaxy Pavilion, where highlights include a cutting-edge racing simulator and a 3D animated, interactive video screen known as the Wonder Wall.

Galaxy Pavilion onboard Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line
PHOTO: Galaxy Pavilion onboard Norwegian Joy. (photo via Norwegian Cruise Line)

Guests sailing Norwegian Joy can also experience the Tony Award-nominated musical Footloose for the first time at sea. Based on the hit 80s movie, the show follows the story of a Chicago teen with a passion for dancing who moves to a small town with a ban on Rock n’ Roll.

The complimentary feel-good musical features the hit music of Grammy Award-winning artist Kenny Loggins and is performed at the Social Comedy and Night Club, with wine available to guests aged 21 and up.

Norwegian Joy made her debut in Alaska last month and will cruise year-round to the Last Frontier from the West Coast as well as to the Mexican Riviera and the Panama Canal from Miami and Los Angeles.

For more information on Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Cruise Line, contact your travel agent or visit NCL.com.

12 Jun 19
Redwood Times
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding time if practices go well. Past years have included go-karts, bowling and target shooting as a possible diversions before everyone heads in opposite directions. [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/13/bang_4525dc5e-5399-422e-a64f-43c74d61841d”] Five takeaways from Tuesday’s first practice, which took place in 90-degree-plus heat that exceeds most anything they’ll see in Napa when the film crews roll in to document Gruden and Co. in Year No. 2: 1. Bring on the cameras The “Hard Knocks” news was not initially welcomed by Gruden. He didn’t want it, nor did owner Mark Davis. But let’s face it, they were the landslide choice and for good reason. Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito, Vontaze Burfict . . . all well and good. They’ll take a back seat to Gruden. You may have mixed feelings about him as a coach, but he was great on anything produced by NFL Films before he went to ESPN and now he’s got nine years of TV experience. He’ll turn it up, too. Gruden is always great to watch during practice. But it was no accident that the day Peyton Manning showed up in Napa and Gruden wore a microphone for sound that he seemed to have a little extra in terms of enthusiasm. If that’s even possible. Kind of a pain for the rank and file media that cover the Raiders every day? Probably, but it should make for great television. 2. Antonio Brown . . . again Yes, this is getting redundant, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is about as good a practice player as you’ll ever see. He was running past most everyone Tuesday, and considering there’s no contact or legit pass rush, it’s what he’s supposed to do. But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s a great player steps it up at practice. Brown is extreme in that regard. At one point he left briefly into the field house, but wasn’t done for the day. He was quickly back on the field, making another big play before most anyone noticed he had returned. Defensive backs have grown used to seeing Brown breaking into a sprint during a 7-on-7 drills when it’s really not necessary except to prove a point about out-working the opposition. Cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown even arrived having scouted the cornerbacks on his new team, the better to tell them how to get better during practice. “He’s definitely been able to give us feedback on where he feels as though we can improve or what he felt as though he has seen that we covered it well,” Worley said. Typical of Antonio Brown in even most routine drills. Carry it to extreme. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/etHEj60wB8 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 The best training camp performers I’ve ever seen are quarterback Jeff George and running back Darren McFadden, both in large part because they couldn’t be hit or tackled. The same goes for Brown, but his impact will be more far-reaching than either of those two gifted players. 3. Waller poised to seize Jared Cook’s role Darren Waller, claimed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad last year, is being given every opportunity to be the main receiving tight end this season. He’s looked very good in practice. More important, he’s saying all the right things in terms of continuing to embrace his sobriety day by day, determined to leave alcohol and drug problems behind. In a way, Waller believes his past helps to reduce any pressure about his role in the present. Tight end Darren Waller (83) will be given chance to fill Jared Cook role come training camp. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/tYZcDgpGH6 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 “That gives me a place to feel good about myself and respect myself when I look the mirror because before I couldn’t really do that,” Waller said. “Those things translate to the field . . . you may think, `oh, I don’t know, you’re not too sure of yourself.’ But now it’s like I wake up and I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life.” For complete Giants coverage follow us on Flipboard. Veteran Luke Willson and fourth-round draft pick Foster Moreau look to be the favorites to fill out the 53-man when it comes to tight ends. And Gruden loves utilizing tight ends,. He could even keep four. 4. Present and accounted for The most conspicuous absences on the field Tuesday were cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Brandon Marshall. Gruden didn’t go into specifics and didn’t name either by name, only to say neither absence was a concern. Attendance appears to be in the high 90s in terms of percentage for the off-season, although it’s impossible to tell for sure. Most important, other than running back Isaiah Crowell, who had an Achilles’ tear in a non-contact drill early on, the Raiders have gotten through the off-season in good shape. They hope to get to Napa with most everyone ready to go. “Everybody is here,” Gruden said. “We’ll have a couple of guys that won’t participate much (Tuesday) for various reasons, nothing serious, but we’ve had an unbelievable attendance in every day of our off-season program. This is just an exclamation point on that.” 5. Rodney Hudson . . . master of his domain One of the coolest stories of the Raiders off-season was center Rodney Hudson, the first (and best) major signing by previous general manager Reggie McKenzie, receiving his masters degree in business from Nova Southeastern University. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Not just his degree, his masters. Hudson has been a mainstay along the offensive line since the day he arrived. He’s played hurt — even with kidney stones — and Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Gruden have all sung his praises. “He’s graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he’s got his masters in business,” Gruden said. “And that just certifies what kind of guy you are dealing with here.” Is there any wonder Gruden was coveted by “Hard Knocks?” Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.
12 Jun 19
Times-Standard
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding time if practices go well. Past years have included go-karts, bowling and target shooting as a possible diversions before everyone heads in opposite directions. [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/13/bang_4525dc5e-5399-422e-a64f-43c74d61841d”] Five takeaways from Tuesday’s first practice, which took place in 90-degree-plus heat that exceeds most anything they’ll see in Napa when the film crews roll in to document Gruden and Co. in Year No. 2: 1. Bring on the cameras The “Hard Knocks” news was not initially welcomed by Gruden. He didn’t want it, nor did owner Mark Davis. But let’s face it, they were the landslide choice and for good reason. Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito, Vontaze Burfict . . . all well and good. They’ll take a back seat to Gruden. You may have mixed feelings about him as a coach, but he was great on anything produced by NFL Films before he went to ESPN and now he’s got nine years of TV experience. He’ll turn it up, too. Gruden is always great to watch during practice. But it was no accident that the day Peyton Manning showed up in Napa and Gruden wore a microphone for sound that he seemed to have a little extra in terms of enthusiasm. If that’s even possible. Kind of a pain for the rank and file media that cover the Raiders every day? Probably, but it should make for great television. 2. Antonio Brown . . . again Yes, this is getting redundant, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is about as good a practice player as you’ll ever see. He was running past most everyone Tuesday, and considering there’s no contact or legit pass rush, it’s what he’s supposed to do. But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s a great player steps it up at practice. Brown is extreme in that regard. At one point he left briefly into the field house, but wasn’t done for the day. He was quickly back on the field, making another big play before most anyone noticed he had returned. Defensive backs have grown used to seeing Brown breaking into a sprint during a 7-on-7 drills when it’s really not necessary except to prove a point about out-working the opposition. Cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown even arrived having scouted the cornerbacks on his new team, the better to tell them how to get better during practice. “He’s definitely been able to give us feedback on where he feels as though we can improve or what he felt as though he has seen that we covered it well,” Worley said. Typical of Antonio Brown in even most routine drills. Carry it to extreme. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/etHEj60wB8 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 The best training camp performers I’ve ever seen are quarterback Jeff George and running back Darren McFadden, both in large part because they couldn’t be hit or tackled. The same goes for Brown, but his impact will be more far-reaching than either of those two gifted players. 3. Waller poised to seize Jared Cook’s role Darren Waller, claimed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad last year, is being given every opportunity to be the main receiving tight end this season. He’s looked very good in practice. More important, he’s saying all the right things in terms of continuing to embrace his sobriety day by day, determined to leave alcohol and drug problems behind. In a way, Waller believes his past helps to reduce any pressure about his role in the present. Tight end Darren Waller (83) will be given chance to fill Jared Cook role come training camp. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/tYZcDgpGH6 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 “That gives me a place to feel good about myself and respect myself when I look the mirror because before I couldn’t really do that,” Waller said. “Those things translate to the field . . . you may think, `oh, I don’t know, you’re not too sure of yourself.’ But now it’s like I wake up and I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life.” For complete Giants coverage follow us on Flipboard. Veteran Luke Willson and fourth-round draft pick Foster Moreau look to be the favorites to fill out the 53-man when it comes to tight ends. And Gruden loves utilizing tight ends,. He could even keep four. 4. Present and accounted for The most conspicuous absences on the field Tuesday were cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Brandon Marshall. Gruden didn’t go into specifics and didn’t name either by name, only to say neither absence was a concern. Attendance appears to be in the high 90s in terms of percentage for the off-season, although it’s impossible to tell for sure. Most important, other than running back Isaiah Crowell, who had an Achilles’ tear in a non-contact drill early on, the Raiders have gotten through the off-season in good shape. They hope to get to Napa with most everyone ready to go. “Everybody is here,” Gruden said. “We’ll have a couple of guys that won’t participate much (Tuesday) for various reasons, nothing serious, but we’ve had an unbelievable attendance in every day of our off-season program. This is just an exclamation point on that.” 5. Rodney Hudson . . . master of his domain One of the coolest stories of the Raiders off-season was center Rodney Hudson, the first (and best) major signing by previous general manager Reggie McKenzie, receiving his masters degree in business from Nova Southeastern University. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Not just his degree, his masters. Hudson has been a mainstay along the offensive line since the day he arrived. He’s played hurt — even with kidney stones — and Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Gruden have all sung his praises. “He’s graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he’s got his masters in business,” Gruden said. “And that just certifies what kind of guy you are dealing with here.” Is there any wonder Gruden was coveted by “Hard Knocks?” Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.
12 Jun 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding time if practices go well. Past years have included go-karts, bowling and target shooting as a possible diversions before everyone heads in opposite directions. Five takeaways from Tuesday’s first practice, which took place in 90-degree-plus heat that exceeds most anything they’ll see in Napa when the film crews roll in to document Gruden and Co. in Year No. 2: 1. Bring on the cameras The “Hard Knocks” news was not initially welcomed by Gruden. He didn’t want it, nor did owner Mark Davis. But let’s face it, they were the landslide choice and for good reason. Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito, Vontaze Burfict . . . all well and good. They’ll take a back seat to Gruden. You may have mixed feelings about him as a coach, but he was great on anything produced by NFL Films before he went to ESPN and now he’s got nine years of TV experience. He’ll turn it up, too. Gruden is always great to watch during practice. But it was no accident that the day Peyton Manning showed up in Napa and Gruden wore a microphone for sound that he seemed to have a little extra in terms of enthusiasm. If that’s even possible. Kind of a pain for the rank and file media that cover the Raiders every day? Probably, but it should make for great television. 2. Antonio Brown . . . again Yes, this is getting redundant, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is about as good a practice player as you’ll ever see. He was running past most everyone Tuesday, and considering there’s no contact or legit pass rush, it’s what he’s supposed to do. But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s a great player steps it up at practice. Brown is extreme in that regard. At one point he left briefly into the field house, but wasn’t done for the day. He was quickly back on the field, making another big play before most anyone noticed he had returned. Defensive backs have grown used to seeing Brown breaking into a sprint during a 7-on-7 drills when it’s really not necessary except to prove a point about out-working the opposition. Cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown even arrived having scouted the cornerbacks on his new team, the better to tell them how to get better during practice. “He’s definitely been able to give us feedback on where he feels as though we can improve or what he felt as though he has seen that we covered it well,” Worley said. Typical of Antonio Brown in even most routine drills. Carry it to extreme. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/etHEj60wB8 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 The best training camp performers I’ve ever seen are quarterback Jeff George and running back Darren McFadden, both in large part because they couldn’t be hit or tackled. The same goes for Brown, but his impact will be more far-reaching than either of those two gifted players. 3. Waller poised to seize Jared Cook’s role Darren Waller, claimed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad last year, is being given every opportunity to be the main receiving tight end this season. He’s looked very good in practice. More important, he’s saying all the right things in terms of continuing to embrace his sobriety day by day, determined to leave alcohol and drug problems behind. In a way, Waller believes his past helps to reduce any pressure about his role in the present. Tight end Darren Waller (83) will be given chance to fill Jared Cook role come training camp. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/tYZcDgpGH6 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 “That gives me a place to feel good about myself and respect myself when I look the mirror because before I couldn’t really do that,” Waller said. “Those things translate to the field . . . you may think, `oh, I don’t know, you’re not too sure of yourself.’ But now it’s like I wake up and I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life.” For complete Giants coverage follow us on Flipboard. Veteran Luke Willson and fourth-round draft pick Foster Moreau look to be the favorites to fill out the 53-man when it comes to tight ends. And Gruden loves utilizing tight ends,. He could even keep four. 4. Present and accounted for The most conspicuous absences on the field Tuesday were cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Brandon Marshall. Gruden didn’t go into specifics and didn’t name either by name, only to say neither absence was a concern. Attendance appears to be in the high 90s in terms of percentage for the off-season, although it’s impossible to tell for sure. Most important, other than running back Isaiah Crowell, who had an Achilles’ tear in a non-contact drill early on, the Raiders have gotten through the off-season in good shape. They hope to get to Napa with most everyone ready to go. “Everybody is here,” Gruden said. “We’ll have a couple of guys that won’t participate much (Tuesday) for various reasons, nothing serious, but we’ve had an unbelievable attendance in every day of our off-season program. This is just an exclamation point on that.” 5. Rodney Hudson . . . master of his domain One of the coolest stories of the Raiders off-season was center Rodney Hudson, the first (and best) major signing by previous general manager Reggie McKenzie, receiving his masters degree in business from Nova Southeastern University. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Not just his degree, his masters. Hudson has been a mainstay along the offensive line since the day he arrived. He’s played hurt — even with kidney stones — and Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Gruden have all sung his praises. “He’s graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he’s got his masters in business,” Gruden said. “And that just certifies what kind of guy you are dealing with here.” Is there any wonder Gruden was coveted by “Hard Knocks?” Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.
12 Jun 19
Daily Democrat
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding time if practices go well. Past years have included go-karts, bowling and target shooting as a possible diversions before everyone heads in opposite directions. [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/13/bang_4525dc5e-5399-422e-a64f-43c74d61841d”] Five takeaways from Tuesday’s first practice, which took place in 90-degree-plus heat that exceeds most anything they’ll see in Napa when the film crews roll in to document Gruden and Co. in Year No. 2: 1. Bring on the cameras The “Hard Knocks” news was not initially welcomed by Gruden. He didn’t want it, nor did owner Mark Davis. But let’s face it, they were the landslide choice and for good reason. Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito, Vontaze Burfict . . . all well and good. They’ll take a back seat to Gruden. You may have mixed feelings about him as a coach, but he was great on anything produced by NFL Films before he went to ESPN and now he’s got nine years of TV experience. He’ll turn it up, too. Gruden is always great to watch during practice. But it was no accident that the day Peyton Manning showed up in Napa and Gruden wore a microphone for sound that he seemed to have a little extra in terms of enthusiasm. If that’s even possible. Kind of a pain for the rank and file media that cover the Raiders every day? Probably, but it should make for great television. 2. Antonio Brown . . . again Yes, this is getting redundant, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is about as good a practice player as you’ll ever see. He was running past most everyone Tuesday, and considering there’s no contact or legit pass rush, it’s what he’s supposed to do. But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s a great player steps it up at practice. Brown is extreme in that regard. At one point he left briefly into the field house, but wasn’t done for the day. He was quickly back on the field, making another big play before most anyone noticed he had returned. Defensive backs have grown used to seeing Brown breaking into a sprint during a 7-on-7 drills when it’s really not necessary except to prove a point about out-working the opposition. Cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown even arrived having scouted the cornerbacks on his new team, the better to tell them how to get better during practice. “He’s definitely been able to give us feedback on where he feels as though we can improve or what he felt as though he has seen that we covered it well,” Worley said. Typical of Antonio Brown in even most routine drills. Carry it to extreme. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/etHEj60wB8 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 The best training camp performers I’ve ever seen are quarterback Jeff George and running back Darren McFadden, both in large part because they couldn’t be hit or tackled. The same goes for Brown, but his impact will be more far-reaching than either of those two gifted players. 3. Waller poised to seize Jared Cook’s role Darren Waller, claimed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad last year, is being given every opportunity to be the main receiving tight end this season. He’s looked very good in practice. More important, he’s saying all the right things in terms of continuing to embrace his sobriety day by day, determined to leave alcohol and drug problems behind. In a way, Waller believes his past helps to reduce any pressure about his role in the present. Tight end Darren Waller (83) will be given chance to fill Jared Cook role come training camp. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/tYZcDgpGH6 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 “That gives me a place to feel good about myself and respect myself when I look the mirror because before I couldn’t really do that,” Waller said. “Those things translate to the field . . . you may think, `oh, I don’t know, you’re not too sure of yourself.’ But now it’s like I wake up and I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life.” For complete Giants coverage follow us on Flipboard. Veteran Luke Willson and fourth-round draft pick Foster Moreau look to be the favorites to fill out the 53-man when it comes to tight ends. And Gruden loves utilizing tight ends,. He could even keep four. 4. Present and accounted for The most conspicuous absences on the field Tuesday were cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Brandon Marshall. Gruden didn’t go into specifics and didn’t name either by name, only to say neither absence was a concern. Attendance appears to be in the high 90s in terms of percentage for the off-season, although it’s impossible to tell for sure. Most important, other than running back Isaiah Crowell, who had an Achilles’ tear in a non-contact drill early on, the Raiders have gotten through the off-season in good shape. They hope to get to Napa with most everyone ready to go. “Everybody is here,” Gruden said. “We’ll have a couple of guys that won’t participate much (Tuesday) for various reasons, nothing serious, but we’ve had an unbelievable attendance in every day of our off-season program. This is just an exclamation point on that.” 5. Rodney Hudson . . . master of his domain One of the coolest stories of the Raiders off-season was center Rodney Hudson, the first (and best) major signing by previous general manager Reggie McKenzie, receiving his masters degree in business from Nova Southeastern University. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Not just his degree, his masters. Hudson has been a mainstay along the offensive line since the day he arrived. He’s played hurt — even with kidney stones — and Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Gruden have all sung his praises. “He’s graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he’s got his masters in business,” Gruden said. “And that just certifies what kind of guy you are dealing with here.” Is there any wonder Gruden was coveted by “Hard Knocks?” Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.
12 Jun 19
Red Bluff Daily News
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding time if practices go well. Past years have included go-karts, bowling and target shooting as a possible diversions before everyone heads in opposite directions. [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/13/bang_4525dc5e-5399-422e-a64f-43c74d61841d”] Five takeaways from Tuesday’s first practice, which took place in 90-degree-plus heat that exceeds most anything they’ll see in Napa when the film crews roll in to document Gruden and Co. in Year No. 2: 1. Bring on the cameras The “Hard Knocks” news was not initially welcomed by Gruden. He didn’t want it, nor did owner Mark Davis. But let’s face it, they were the landslide choice and for good reason. Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito, Vontaze Burfict . . . all well and good. They’ll take a back seat to Gruden. You may have mixed feelings about him as a coach, but he was great on anything produced by NFL Films before he went to ESPN and now he’s got nine years of TV experience. He’ll turn it up, too. Gruden is always great to watch during practice. But it was no accident that the day Peyton Manning showed up in Napa and Gruden wore a microphone for sound that he seemed to have a little extra in terms of enthusiasm. If that’s even possible. Kind of a pain for the rank and file media that cover the Raiders every day? Probably, but it should make for great television. 2. Antonio Brown . . . again Yes, this is getting redundant, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is about as good a practice player as you’ll ever see. He was running past most everyone Tuesday, and considering there’s no contact or legit pass rush, it’s what he’s supposed to do. But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s a great player steps it up at practice. Brown is extreme in that regard. At one point he left briefly into the field house, but wasn’t done for the day. He was quickly back on the field, making another big play before most anyone noticed he had returned. Defensive backs have grown used to seeing Brown breaking into a sprint during a 7-on-7 drills when it’s really not necessary except to prove a point about out-working the opposition. Cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown even arrived having scouted the cornerbacks on his new team, the better to tell them how to get better during practice. “He’s definitely been able to give us feedback on where he feels as though we can improve or what he felt as though he has seen that we covered it well,” Worley said. Typical of Antonio Brown in even most routine drills. Carry it to extreme. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/etHEj60wB8 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 The best training camp performers I’ve ever seen are quarterback Jeff George and running back Darren McFadden, both in large part because they couldn’t be hit or tackled. The same goes for Brown, but his impact will be more far-reaching than either of those two gifted players. 3. Waller poised to seize Jared Cook’s role Darren Waller, claimed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad last year, is being given every opportunity to be the main receiving tight end this season. He’s looked very good in practice. More important, he’s saying all the right things in terms of continuing to embrace his sobriety day by day, determined to leave alcohol and drug problems behind. In a way, Waller believes his past helps to reduce any pressure about his role in the present. Tight end Darren Waller (83) will be given chance to fill Jared Cook role come training camp. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/tYZcDgpGH6 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 “That gives me a place to feel good about myself and respect myself when I look the mirror because before I couldn’t really do that,” Waller said. “Those things translate to the field . . . you may think, `oh, I don’t know, you’re not too sure of yourself.’ But now it’s like I wake up and I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life.” For complete Giants coverage follow us on Flipboard. Veteran Luke Willson and fourth-round draft pick Foster Moreau look to be the favorites to fill out the 53-man when it comes to tight ends. And Gruden loves utilizing tight ends,. He could even keep four. 4. Present and accounted for The most conspicuous absences on the field Tuesday were cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Brandon Marshall. Gruden didn’t go into specifics and didn’t name either by name, only to say neither absence was a concern. Attendance appears to be in the high 90s in terms of percentage for the off-season, although it’s impossible to tell for sure. Most important, other than running back Isaiah Crowell, who had an Achilles’ tear in a non-contact drill early on, the Raiders have gotten through the off-season in good shape. They hope to get to Napa with most everyone ready to go. “Everybody is here,” Gruden said. “We’ll have a couple of guys that won’t participate much (Tuesday) for various reasons, nothing serious, but we’ve had an unbelievable attendance in every day of our off-season program. This is just an exclamation point on that.” 5. Rodney Hudson . . . master of his domain One of the coolest stories of the Raiders off-season was center Rodney Hudson, the first (and best) major signing by previous general manager Reggie McKenzie, receiving his masters degree in business from Nova Southeastern University. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Not just his degree, his masters. Hudson has been a mainstay along the offensive line since the day he arrived. He’s played hurt — even with kidney stones — and Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Gruden have all sung his praises. “He’s graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he’s got his masters in business,” Gruden said. “And that just certifies what kind of guy you are dealing with here.” Is there any wonder Gruden was coveted by “Hard Knocks?” Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.
12 Jun 19
The Reporter
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding time if practices go well. Past years have included go-karts, bowling and target shooting as a possible diversions before everyone heads in opposite directions. [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/13/bang_4525dc5e-5399-422e-a64f-43c74d61841d”] Five takeaways from Tuesday’s first practice, which took place in 90-degree-plus heat that exceeds most anything they’ll see in Napa when the film crews roll in to document Gruden and Co. in Year No. 2: 1. Bring on the cameras The “Hard Knocks” news was not initially welcomed by Gruden. He didn’t want it, nor did owner Mark Davis. But let’s face it, they were the landslide choice and for good reason. Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito, Vontaze Burfict . . . all well and good. They’ll take a back seat to Gruden. You may have mixed feelings about him as a coach, but he was great on anything produced by NFL Films before he went to ESPN and now he’s got nine years of TV experience. He’ll turn it up, too. Gruden is always great to watch during practice. But it was no accident that the day Peyton Manning showed up in Napa and Gruden wore a microphone for sound that he seemed to have a little extra in terms of enthusiasm. If that’s even possible. Kind of a pain for the rank and file media that cover the Raiders every day? Probably, but it should make for great television. 2. Antonio Brown . . . again Yes, this is getting redundant, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is about as good a practice player as you’ll ever see. He was running past most everyone Tuesday, and considering there’s no contact or legit pass rush, it’s what he’s supposed to do. But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s a great player steps it up at practice. Brown is extreme in that regard. At one point he left briefly into the field house, but wasn’t done for the day. He was quickly back on the field, making another big play before most anyone noticed he had returned. Defensive backs have grown used to seeing Brown breaking into a sprint during a 7-on-7 drills when it’s really not necessary except to prove a point about out-working the opposition. Cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown even arrived having scouted the cornerbacks on his new team, the better to tell them how to get better during practice. “He’s definitely been able to give us feedback on where he feels as though we can improve or what he felt as though he has seen that we covered it well,” Worley said. Typical of Antonio Brown in even most routine drills. Carry it to extreme. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/etHEj60wB8 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 The best training camp performers I’ve ever seen are quarterback Jeff George and running back Darren McFadden, both in large part because they couldn’t be hit or tackled. The same goes for Brown, but his impact will be more far-reaching than either of those two gifted players. 3. Waller poised to seize Jared Cook’s role Darren Waller, claimed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad last year, is being given every opportunity to be the main receiving tight end this season. He’s looked very good in practice. More important, he’s saying all the right things in terms of continuing to embrace his sobriety day by day, determined to leave alcohol and drug problems behind. In a way, Waller believes his past helps to reduce any pressure about his role in the present. Tight end Darren Waller (83) will be given chance to fill Jared Cook role come training camp. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/tYZcDgpGH6 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 “That gives me a place to feel good about myself and respect myself when I look the mirror because before I couldn’t really do that,” Waller said. “Those things translate to the field . . . you may think, `oh, I don’t know, you’re not too sure of yourself.’ But now it’s like I wake up and I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life.” For complete Giants coverage follow us on Flipboard. Veteran Luke Willson and fourth-round draft pick Foster Moreau look to be the favorites to fill out the 53-man when it comes to tight ends. And Gruden loves utilizing tight ends,. He could even keep four. 4. Present and accounted for The most conspicuous absences on the field Tuesday were cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Brandon Marshall. Gruden didn’t go into specifics and didn’t name either by name, only to say neither absence was a concern. Attendance appears to be in the high 90s in terms of percentage for the off-season, although it’s impossible to tell for sure. Most important, other than running back Isaiah Crowell, who had an Achilles’ tear in a non-contact drill early on, the Raiders have gotten through the off-season in good shape. They hope to get to Napa with most everyone ready to go. “Everybody is here,” Gruden said. “We’ll have a couple of guys that won’t participate much (Tuesday) for various reasons, nothing serious, but we’ve had an unbelievable attendance in every day of our off-season program. This is just an exclamation point on that.” 5. Rodney Hudson . . . master of his domain One of the coolest stories of the Raiders off-season was center Rodney Hudson, the first (and best) major signing by previous general manager Reggie McKenzie, receiving his masters degree in business from Nova Southeastern University. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Not just his degree, his masters. Hudson has been a mainstay along the offensive line since the day he arrived. He’s played hurt — even with kidney stones — and Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Gruden have all sung his praises. “He’s graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he’s got his masters in business,” Gruden said. “And that just certifies what kind of guy you are dealing with here.” Is there any wonder Gruden was coveted by “Hard Knocks?” Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.
12 Jun 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
[dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=raiders-hq” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device ALAMEDA — The Raiders are getting ready to go their separate ways until late July, newly minted as big-time entertainment with the news that NFL Films crews will descend upon Napa to film for the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” They practice again Wednesday at their mandatory minicamp and are scheduled again for the following day. Yet it’s entirely possible coach Jon Gruden will excuse the Raiders Thursday for some bonding time if practices go well. Past years have included go-karts, bowling and target shooting as a possible diversions before everyone heads in opposite directions. [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/13/bang_4525dc5e-5399-422e-a64f-43c74d61841d”] Five takeaways from Tuesday’s first practice, which took place in 90-degree-plus heat that exceeds most anything they’ll see in Napa when the film crews roll in to document Gruden and Co. in Year No. 2: 1. Bring on the cameras The “Hard Knocks” news was not initially welcomed by Gruden. He didn’t want it, nor did owner Mark Davis. But let’s face it, they were the landslide choice and for good reason. Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito, Vontaze Burfict . . . all well and good. They’ll take a back seat to Gruden. You may have mixed feelings about him as a coach, but he was great on anything produced by NFL Films before he went to ESPN and now he’s got nine years of TV experience. He’ll turn it up, too. Gruden is always great to watch during practice. But it was no accident that the day Peyton Manning showed up in Napa and Gruden wore a microphone for sound that he seemed to have a little extra in terms of enthusiasm. If that’s even possible. Kind of a pain for the rank and file media that cover the Raiders every day? Probably, but it should make for great television. 2. Antonio Brown . . . again Yes, this is getting redundant, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is about as good a practice player as you’ll ever see. He was running past most everyone Tuesday, and considering there’s no contact or legit pass rush, it’s what he’s supposed to do. But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s a great player steps it up at practice. Brown is extreme in that regard. At one point he left briefly into the field house, but wasn’t done for the day. He was quickly back on the field, making another big play before most anyone noticed he had returned. Defensive backs have grown used to seeing Brown breaking into a sprint during a 7-on-7 drills when it’s really not necessary except to prove a point about out-working the opposition. Cornerback Daryl Worley said Brown even arrived having scouted the cornerbacks on his new team, the better to tell them how to get better during practice. “He’s definitely been able to give us feedback on where he feels as though we can improve or what he felt as though he has seen that we covered it well,” Worley said. Typical of Antonio Brown in even most routine drills. Carry it to extreme. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/etHEj60wB8 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 The best training camp performers I’ve ever seen are quarterback Jeff George and running back Darren McFadden, both in large part because they couldn’t be hit or tackled. The same goes for Brown, but his impact will be more far-reaching than either of those two gifted players. 3. Waller poised to seize Jared Cook’s role Darren Waller, claimed off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad last year, is being given every opportunity to be the main receiving tight end this season. He’s looked very good in practice. More important, he’s saying all the right things in terms of continuing to embrace his sobriety day by day, determined to leave alcohol and drug problems behind. In a way, Waller believes his past helps to reduce any pressure about his role in the present. Tight end Darren Waller (83) will be given chance to fill Jared Cook role come training camp. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/tYZcDgpGH6 — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) June 11, 2019 “That gives me a place to feel good about myself and respect myself when I look the mirror because before I couldn’t really do that,” Waller said. “Those things translate to the field . . . you may think, `oh, I don’t know, you’re not too sure of yourself.’ But now it’s like I wake up and I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in my life.” For complete Giants coverage follow us on Flipboard. Veteran Luke Willson and fourth-round draft pick Foster Moreau look to be the favorites to fill out the 53-man when it comes to tight ends. And Gruden loves utilizing tight ends,. He could even keep four. 4. Present and accounted for The most conspicuous absences on the field Tuesday were cornerback Gareon Conley and linebacker Brandon Marshall. Gruden didn’t go into specifics and didn’t name either by name, only to say neither absence was a concern. Attendance appears to be in the high 90s in terms of percentage for the off-season, although it’s impossible to tell for sure. Most important, other than running back Isaiah Crowell, who had an Achilles’ tear in a non-contact drill early on, the Raiders have gotten through the off-season in good shape. They hope to get to Napa with most everyone ready to go. “Everybody is here,” Gruden said. “We’ll have a couple of guys that won’t participate much (Tuesday) for various reasons, nothing serious, but we’ve had an unbelievable attendance in every day of our off-season program. This is just an exclamation point on that.” 5. Rodney Hudson . . . master of his domain One of the coolest stories of the Raiders off-season was center Rodney Hudson, the first (and best) major signing by previous general manager Reggie McKenzie, receiving his masters degree in business from Nova Southeastern University. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]Not just his degree, his masters. Hudson has been a mainstay along the offensive line since the day he arrived. He’s played hurt — even with kidney stones — and Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Gruden have all sung his praises. “He’s graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he’s got his masters in business,” Gruden said. “And that just certifies what kind of guy you are dealing with here.” Is there any wonder Gruden was coveted by “Hard Knocks?” Like our Oakland Raiders Facebook page for more Raiders news, commentary and conversation.