INDIANAPOLIS Ė Itís nice and cold in these parts. Iíve settled in at my hotel, grabbed a delicious salad at Vitoís and enjoyed the Lakers beating the Suns again.
Iíve seen billboards advertising the NFL Combine, so it truly is a big deal locally that the NFL is in town, even if there are no games.
The NFL Combineís media portion gets underway later today (itís 2 a.m., local time) and assuming Lane Kiffin is available, there are a lot of questions to ask him.
1. Has the team held out on naming Nnamdi Asomugha itís franchise player because a deal is close to being done? The Raiders have until 4 p.m. EST to do what we all expect them to do?
2. Whatís up with Dominic Rhodes? Will the team renegotiate his contract or cut him.
3. When will the Raiders cut LaMont Jordan?
Thereís plenty to go over with Kiffin this weekend. Iím sure heíll feign ignorance to any reports of his inevitable departure as head coach. But Iíd love it if Kiffin were open and honest about the situation as heís been so many times this season.
And believe it or not, Kiffin does have a sense of humor, as Iím sure some of you have seen a couple of minutes into this clip:
Poor Andrew Walter. He went from quarterback of the future to butt of Kiffinís jokes.
But Kiffin has nothing on this guy, who made me laugh in Oakland (and I even found a clip with no profanity).
*I havenít seen much new on Fabian Washingtonís arrest, except the detail that he was released on $2,000 bail.
I guess thatís something else to ask Kiffin about, even though I know he can say very little about it.
But who knows, Kiffin could go standup comic and make me laugh about something.
And no I donít mean Washingtonís situation.
*By the way, Iím having trouble accessing the questions portion of the blog, so send your questions while Iím out here to firstname.lastname@example.org until I figure out whatís going on with my laptop.
Iíll be back in a few hours.