There's important news out of the Oakland Raiders' training camp today. Head coach Tom Cable took the team bowling in Napa Valley. Why would he do such a thing? Because he stupidly bet against the Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee blew the lid off this breaking story:
Call it a bonding experience. It was also the payoff of a bet between Cable and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Cable picked the Boston Celtics to beat the Lakers in the NBA finals. Asomugha had the Lakers. As such, Cable had to take the entire team out bowling in Napa Wednesday night. And Asomugha’s team of Daniel Loper, John Owens and receivers coach Sanjay Lal won.
"It was huge (for team morale)," Asomugha said. "I had never spoken to Loper or Owens, didn’t know anything about them, and now we’re rooting for each other. We’re on the same team, high-fiving. It was great."
Said defensive end Jay Richardson: "Somehow, Nnamdi just keeps on getting money. The rich just get richer, huh?"
Do they ever. Like defensive end Jay Richardson, I've learned some very important lessons from this incident.
First, if you're dumb enough to bet against the Lakers, your life will turn out horrible. Specifically, you'll end up being head coach of the Raiders.
Second, there are apparently bowling alleys in Napa Valley.
Third, I'm glad Nnamdi Asomugha doesn't play for the Lakers because his name is really hard to type out and I'd always be having to look it up. I don't have all day here, man. This is a blog, not a spelling bee.
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