ALAMEDA – Whether it's the mice in the soda machine or unstable turf or unreliable x-ray machine, the Oakland Coliseum has it's issues.
Derek Carr might call them quirks.
The Raiders quarterback has played most of his professional home games there over nearly five seasons, and he has a tough time pondering Christmas Eve could be his last game played there.
"That is crazy. To me, that just seems weird," Carr said. "It just seems different to even think that way. I've spent five years playing in the stadium and we have people talking trash about it, but I love it. It's ours. It has been fun, and the fact that it could be the last (game) is crazy. When that time comes, we'll enjoy it."
That isn't official yet, but it's in the realm of possibility after the City of Oakland file a federal antitrust and breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL on Tuesday.
The Raiders haven't ruled out Oakland Coliseum remaining home base, but they are exploring other places to play the 2019 season.
That makes it very real the Dec. 24 game against Denver could be the last Raiders game played there. That wasn't the case Monday, but Tuesday's legal action changed things
"It's always something every day here, isn't it? I enjoy seeing you guys here asking all these questions," head coach Jon Gruden said. "I want to play in Oakland. I'm really sensitive to it, as you would expect. That's where I want to play. We'll see what happens."