Lincoln Kennedy

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  1. NIPS

    NIPS Well-Hung Member

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    My band does alot of gigs at the Ice Palace.. (NHL lightning arena), anyways, we get free passes to the game after our shows. So yesterday its the playoffs for the Arena footbal Storm.. So after breaking down on the main stage I go to the club seats, grab a beer and dig who I see

    Fuckin Lincoln Kennedy bro's

    I had a chance to meet him at the Raiders HQ's and get a couple of shots with him and our 3 SB trophies 2 years ago

    He's playing RT for a arena football team, yeah i know its arena football... but its a fast game, and they rotate dudes alot..

    This guy couldnt cut the Bucs I quess and just drove down the street to the Arena football office and tossed in an application

    I gotta admit... He dominated at RT. one on one with anybody they thre at him. He looked to have very fast feet. Although he looked to be limping through most of the game.

    This guy wants to play bad, he still loves the game

    I wouldnt mind seeing Al at least bring him back home... With Gallery at guard, Big Linc might do pretty good at RT at least for a year
     
  2. Angry Pope

    Angry Pope All Raider

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    He was always one of my favorites. After the games, he would do the post game show in studio and always had good things to say...and he was smooth.
     
  3. CrossBones

    CrossBones The Black Pearl

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    I ran in to Big Linc art the Raider Image store by the HOT two years ago...

    Dude is friggin' HUGE. He made Bones look like a toothpick. :)
     
  4. BigTron

    BigTron Well-Known Member

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    That is mad cool. Linc seems like a great guy. iM not sure if he should ever play for us again, but stranger things have happened. Thats a sweet gig for you guys. My band actually just got a call from the Ravens corp. office to play some shows at a few games this year. There not Raider games, but its free football tickets. Free shit is always good.
     
  5. NIPS

    NIPS Well-Hung Member

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    Bro, drop me an e-mail at erice73@tampabay.rr.com

    Got a agency outta California that books all the bands at most of the Arenas and Stadiums around the country

    Whether they do the Baltimore area, not sure.. But I could definately hook you up with them

    They are great, we get these Hockey games on big stages, full PA provided and it pays 500 bucks a gig for like 1 1/2 hours of music

    Sure beats the fuck outta playing at some club from 9-1 am and by the time you break things down your laying your head in your bed at 4am

    Nips is to old for that shit... Not 20 like I use to be...

    Drop me an e-mail and I'll see if they book bands for the Baltimore area.....

    They are cool, they call us for all kind of gigs that pay 400-500 bones and we turn down half of them
     
  6. BigTron

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    Awesome man thanks. Yeah i had one of those 4 a.m nights last night. Im getting to old for this shit myself. I can barely type right now. Thanks though i will send you an e-mail with all my stuff sometime tonight. Mixing sports and music together is always a good thing in my book.
     
  7. Madturk

    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    First off it's the St Pete Times Forum now Nips, where the hell ya been? Secondly, what are you doing playing gigs with a little nippled one at home?;) Are you the cats that do all the cover tunes before games?

    I actually went to a club a few years back here where the lead singer was this big strapping dude. I noticed what appeared to be a SB ring on his finger. I didn't immediately recognize him so I asked one of the women I was with that evening (becuase that's how I rolled back then ;) ) to go up to him and ask him about the ring. It was non other than Henry Lawrence. Fugger was in great shape and could sing some serious blues. Real nice guy, came over to our table between sets. I believe he's one of a handful of Raiders who actually have all three SB rings.
     
  8. NIPS

    NIPS Well-Hung Member

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    The litttle ladies great man... I love little Zach, he's great... They come to the gigs... being that its outdoors... does'nt fuck with the little guys ears...

    Yeah, my original music days are over... I do this for entertainment purposes only

    We do southern/classic rock stuff

    Mountain, Moly Hatchet, Balckfoot, Skynryd, Creem, Queen shit like that...

    But our stuff isnt the main stream shit you hear on the radio from those bands

    For instance, we do Aerosmith, but not the *** shit like love in a elevator.. but the badass stuff like ...

    Nobodys Fault from their "Rocks" album

    So Turk, come ride to the Miami game this year, My bands palying at Landlubbers the night before, Ted Hendricks benefit.. He'll be there with JT the Brick and some other HOF and ex Raider players...

    It's the big Raider club in South Florida

    They got a package for like $90 bones.. ticket to the game with 200-300 other Raider fans, bus ride to and from the game.. beer, food, all for like 90 bones

    Good times bro....

    Check it out...
     
  9. NIPS

    NIPS Well-Hung Member

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    Right on man, drop me a couple taps on the keyboard bro...
     
  10. hawaiianboy

    hawaiianboy Unfuckupable

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    He sure is... As much as he probably wanted to, I bet he didn't even make fun of Nip's Zubaz pants and feather earrings....




    ::frames hands:: The Nips in "The Wedding Singer 2"
     
  11. Whistle

    Whistle Well-Known Member

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    "He sure is... As much as he probably wanted to, I bet he didn't even make fun of Nip's Zubaz pants and feather earrings...."

    I don't post much...

    But damn Zubaz pants?! That's old.......

    Almost as bad as parachute pants....... And yes I had a "few" pair!!!!!!!! Hate to admit it now. Ahh, the days........
     
  12. Whistle

    Whistle Well-Known Member

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    Goes right along with the black and white checkerd Vans....
     
  13. NIPS

    NIPS Well-Hung Member

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    Spicoli bro...............

    Notin wrong with Vans
     
  14. jatfly

    jatfly AKA:Burgraider

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    amen nips, was just looking a pair of these the other day and was thinking I remember being in HS and thinking how comfy they were.....I may have to go and pick up a pair.
     
  15. RF34

    RF34 Habitual Line Stepper

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    Lincoln Kennedy took a big-picture road to the Raiders
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    Former Oakland Raiders player Lincoln Kennedy, left, poses for photos with a fan at O.co Coliseum before an NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Minnesota Vikings in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    By Vincent Bonsignore Las Vegas Review-Journal
    July 25, 2020 - 3:10 pm

    The road that ultimately led former Pro Bowl right tackle Lincoln Kennedy to the Raiders was paved by foresight and an understanding of the importance of flexibility even at the expense of short-term financial gain.

    The ninth overall pick in the 1993 draft by the Atlanta Falcons, Kennedy was uneasy from the get-go about his fit in head coach June Jones’ run-and-shoot offense. When it came time to negotiate his rookie contract, Kennedy and his agent structured the deal in a way that gave the former University of Washington star the flexibility to move on as quickly as possible if things didn’t work in Atlanta.

    “My first contract was three years, $3 million,” Kennedy said. “We took less money because we needed the leverage to get out in case I didn’t like the run and shoot.”

    Kennedy’s instincts were on point. His skill set was not a fit for the scheme Jones preferred. By his third year Kennedy was second string to a player he knew was not the offensive lineman he was.

    At the conclusion of the 1995 season, now a restricted free agent, Kennedy was perfectly positioned to roll into Falcons general manager Ken Herock’s office and make the following demand:

    “Either cut me or trade me,” Lincoln recalls telling Herock. “Or I’ll never play another day in the NFL.”

    Not long after, Kennedy was traded to the Raiders for a fifth-round pick. The 6-foot-6, 335-pounder was a perfect fit in then-offensive line coach Joe Bugel’s system. Over the next six seasons, Kennedy made 109 starts while appearing in three Pro Bowls. In the process, a lifelong relationship began with the Raiders that continues to this day with Kennedy serving as the color analyst on their radio broadcasts.

    None of which might have happened had Kennedy not had the foresight to think big picture when negotiating his first contract.

    Kennedy is reminded about that kind of maturity as he ponders an NFL season that will unfold under the heavy cloud of COVID-19. It’s one that will demand an open mind, responsibility, flexibility and trust between everyone from players to coaches to the equipment staff.

    To stay safe, Kennedy said it will require everybody being smart and responsible when they go home at the end of each workday to protect themselves, their families and the co-workers they return to each day.

    ”I’m hoping the true leaders of the teams will stand up and say that, because it needs to be said,” Kennedy said.

    If not, Kennedy worries how feasible it is to maintain the necessary level of health without a bubble-like protection, such as the one employed by the NBA.

    “When you talk about an 80-man roster and coaches and trainers, you’re talking about 130 people. You’re talking about the people who bring the food and support staff. That’s a lot of people and exposure,” Kennedy said. “And then you’re going to tell me a 21- or 22-year-old that just got drafted in the first round is going to go home to his apartment or condo and house and sit on his hands the rest of the night?

    ”That’s not being realistic. And it’s not being practical.”

    That said, Kennedy believes the season will happen. He’s just not sure how similar teams will look in November compared to September.

    “You’re going to have notable names (get) the virus. But it’s almost like a Broadway play, the show must go on,” Kennedy said. “They’re just gonna plug and play other people. But because of the demand of the general public for a return to normalcy of some sense, people will still watch it. It will still get the ratings.”
     
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  16. raiderfreak7

    raiderfreak7 Well-Known Member

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    Big Linc is a boss. Love his clips on the official site and glad he still works for the team.
     
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