Raiders Chiefs May Be "Difficult to Watch"

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    Howie Long describes this year's Oakland Raiders as "difficult to watch."

    Oakland Raiders fans have gotten used to barbs, jabs, and Raider-badgering wisecracks from the likes of ex-Raiders Warren Sapp and Rich Gannon this season. Now 13-year Raiders Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long may be joining that list.

    On Thursday morning's Dan Patrick Show, Long said this year's Raiders are "difficult to watch".

    Long appeared on Dan Patrick's radio show in a segment available online. Patrick asked Long about this weekend Raiders-Chiefs game right off the bat.

    "Is that the best thing we have to cover?," Long asked him back.

    "I played there for 13 years," Long said, getting a little more conciliatory. "That's my team. It's been difficult to watch over the last number of years. You keep thinking they're going to start to pull out of it, they've had some moments, but those moments inevitably go back to the same old thing, which is disappointing."

    He has a point, some of these Raiders games are difficult to watch. But Howie, that FOX pregame show you do with Terry Bradshaw isn't so easy to watch either. And don't even get me started on your stupid Chevy truck ads.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who would point out that this Sunday's blacked-out game isn't just difficult to watch, it's actually almost impossible to watch in the Bay Area television market.