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Derek Carr enlists Frank Caliendo's Jon Gruden for funny family video

Derek Carr enlists Frank Caliendo's Jon Gruden for funny family video

It helps to have friends in high places. Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's family "Madden" league is just the latest example of why.

Carr enlisted comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo to impersonate various NFL talking heads for a "preview" the Carrs' "Madden" league. Caliendo paid homage to ESPN's Chris Berman, Adam Schefter and Mel Kiper Jr., shockingly saving (arguably) his most famous impression for last.

I'll tell ya what, that's a lot of restraint from Caliendo, man.

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Caliendo has impersonated Gruden for years, appearing alongside the coach in parodies of "Jon Gruden's QB Camp." The comedian even broke out the impression last year at the Raiders' training camp, and HBO's "Hard Knocks" cameras filmed Caliendo addressing the team as Gruden in the third episode.

If Carr ever finds himself missing his supposed next-door neighbor, he can at least call Caliendo for some Gruden-isms.

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Maxx Crosby gets Raiders logo tattoo after breakout 2019 rookie season

Maxx Crosby gets Raiders logo tattoo after breakout 2019 rookie season

Another member of the Raiders' 2019 NFL draft class is committing himself to the team.

Defensive lineman Maxx Crosby showed off his new Raiders logo tattoo Monday, a week after running back Josh Jacobs and defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell did the same.

While Jacobs and Ferrell were first-round draft picks, Crosby was a fourth-round pick and put together an impressive rookie campaign.

In 16 games, Crosby had 47 total tackles, 10 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and 14 quarterback hits.

With Crosby, Jacobs and Ferrell, Las Vegas' newest tenant has the building blocks to be very successful over the next decade.

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It's way too early to tell what the future holds for the trio, but based on the new ink, Crosby, Jacobs and Ferrell want to stay with the Raiders ... permanently.

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Why Raiders' iconic logo should never be listed among worst in NFL

Why Raiders' iconic logo should never be listed among worst in NFL

How do you determine what is, and what isn’t, a good NFL logo?

NBC Sports Philadelphia devised a list of the 10 worst logos in the game with Raiders listed at the No. 7 spot.

Here’s what they said:

“They may have moved from Oakland to Las Vegas, but for some reason, stuck with this thing. It’s too busy and the colors aren’t anything special. Perhaps if the shield and “Raiders” were removed to showcase the swords and the male figure, it could simplify it. Or get rid of the head altogether. Anything is better than this.”

So, I get what they were saying, but when I think of the Raiders, I like the fact that they’re staying true to the OG logo we’re used to -- it’s iconic. People fear change. After all, they’re now called the Las Vegas Raiders.

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They have one of the most unique color schemes in the game and it doesn’t seem too busy despite the detail and reminds me of how fierce the fans are. Despite a few, subtle changes over the years, the logo has stood the test of time. 

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The San Diego Los Angeles Chargers continued to update their logo and the sports world had a field day with it. 

You don’t mess with the classics.