I don't know how many fans will be in the stands on Sunday when the Raiders take on New England, but one person who will be in attendance is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who earlier this week accepted an invite from the team to take in some Oakland Raiders football.
According to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, it's the first time an NFL commissioner has attended a game in Oakland since the team returned to the bay area prior to the 1995 season. I'm guessing they've stayed away because owner Al Davis has tried to sue the league multiple times, and is, generally, crazy. It's a love-hate relationship, mostly hate.
Of course, as McDonald points out, it wasn't Davis who extended the invite, it was actually Amy Trask, who is the Raiders' CEO. So, there you go.
Oh, and Ben Watson, try not to take part in any playful celebrations this week because the boss is in the house, and he might just come out of his private box to fine you on the field. Everyone, please, be on your best behavior. That includes you, Mr. Davis.
Roger Goodell Will Be Attending Raiders-Patriots Game on Sunday originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.