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And you neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed a helping hand. . .

You can always thank God or Allah or Chuck Norris or whatever it is you believe in that you don't cheer for the Oakland Raiders.  Check out the most recent development from the City by the City by the Bay.

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has been pushing for coach Lane Kiffin to resign and is considering Dennis Green as a potential replacement, sources close to Kiffin and the team said.

Davis has gone so far as to draft a letter of resignation for Kiffin to sign, a source said. Kiffin has refused to do so but has dared Davis to fire him instead. The letter, the source said, was sent to Kiffin two weeks ago.

Amazing. . .the guy's considering making Enny Green his next head coach, and that's not even the craziest part of this story.  Let me repeat part of the above so that it sinks in. . .

Al Davis drafted a letter of resignation for his head coach, who has been on the job for one year, to sign.

Now, I've never resigned from a job before. . .but I'm of the understanding that if you ARE going to resign from a job, writing a letter of resignation is something that you generally DO YOURSELF.  If I'm wrong on this, please feel free to correct me.

To put it mildly, Al Davis is guano loco (or "batshit insane" for our non-Spanish speaking friends out there).  He's looking to fire his fourth head coach in five seasons, his team hasn't had more than 5 victories since they went to the Super Bowl in 2002. . .hell, the Vikings have had it bad, but in that same time span, the fewest wins they've had in a year has been 6. . .and his team is abysmal.  With all due respect to saint and the folks over at Silver and Black Pride, I can't possibly imagine anyone wanting to play for that team, and if Davis somehow gets away with this, I can't imagine anyone wanting to coach there, either.

Well, except for Enny Green, of course.  His ego needs fueling, I guess.  Heck, he can get Brian Billick to be his offensive coordinator, and they can both go back to being geniuses again.  All they'll have to do is somehow manage to acquire Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Robert Smith, Randall Cunningham, and four All-Pro offensive linemen.  After all, that's all it took for them to be geniuses the first time around.

To borrow a phrase from one of those songs that all the kids were listening to a year or so ago. . .this stuff is bananas.  B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Oh, and there's another little caveat to this whole thing. . .much like another guano loco entertainment type, Davis is asking Kiffin to resign and he say, "No, no, no."

(By the by, from the article linked above. . .what the hell happened to Amy Winehouse, anyway?  She actually looked pretty damn good until all the blow got to her.  I guess cocaine really IS a hell of a drug.)

Seriously, this whole situation is just weird. . .but there's no other owner in the NFL I'd expect it from.