Tony Daysog 
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Re: “Berkeley Reconsiders Controversial Twitter Tactic

Just curious: what is the etymology of the word "doxxing"? What other word is it referencing, and\or building off of? Without proper context, I can't tell if "doxxing" is good or if it is bad -- or both depending on the context. So, dear EBX editors: please keep in mind that there are 50+ y.o. readers like me who aren't up to speed on all these new phrases and terminologies that have come into use especially after November 2016. (Example: I'm still trying to figure out the curious use of the word "woke" especially via social media. Gramatically, it doesn't seem right: "I am 'woke'). Thank you!

Posted by Tony Daysog on 09/17/2018 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Former Tribune Tower Owner Settles Fraud Case

Dear editor: this was very hard to read. Too many sprawling pieces.

Posted by Tony Daysog on 09/12/2018 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Gruden’s Honeymoon Is Already Over

It's possible that Gruden let go Mack for the draft choices because he has a ten-year view of things that begins, first and foremost, by rebuilding the team the way **he** wants. You get several high drafts from the Mack decision, then, because the Oakland-based team is so-so to sub-par, you get decent draft for having consecutive 6 and 10 seasons in 2018 and 2019. So, maybe, Gruden asked himself, can I win one or two Super Bowls over the next ten years (say, in 2023 or 2025), and, if so, what does it take me to do that -- and then retire a happy camper in 2027? Looked at it this way, the GM and Gruden recent signings of so-so free agents who won't take you anywhere n-o-w makes sense, however diabolical. So, maybe Gruden is really planning for his time in Las Vegas and the fans and team in Oakland are just cannon fodder for that bigger picture Gruden has in mind.

Posted by Tony Daysog on 09/06/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Gruden’s Honeymoon Is Already Over

Any way you look at it, letting Khlalil Mack go made no sense. The most reasonable thing to have done -- had the impasse continued -- was to declare Mack a franchise player, making him play one (maybe even TWO) more years at the his current salary. Even if he played under that cloud this year, the Raiders could STILL have then traded him next year. So, pulling the trigger like the Raiders did NOW had no up-side to the team. Sorry, but the PALTRY drafts that the Raiders got from Chicago (yes, two #1 drafts **is** paltry) does not make up for the fact that Mack was and is a once-in-a-generation player.

Gruden's non-sensical Mack decision-making notwithstanding, there **is** sense to what he says about the GM's recent free agent hiring decisions. They've been absolutely terrible. The GM has been signing players who are ranked sub-par at the positions (ie defensive back signees) or are on the down-side of their careers. Jordy Nelcon? The guy is practically 40 years old!

Posted by Tony Daysog on 09/06/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Oakland's BayTech Charter School Violated Multiple State Laws

Wow . . in reading this from start to finish, I didn't see the last bit coming, i.e. the part about possible connections to someone interested in Turkish affairs. I mean this has "intrigue" at all possible levels, including international! To think, I thought this was just about paying $10 to attend a charter school graduation ceremony!

Posted by Tony Daysog on 08/10/2018 at 3:25 PM

Re: “As Mack Holds Out, Raiders Play with Fire

Without Mack, the Raider defense will simply be AWFUL. Case in point: last year (and the year before), the defensive backfield was simply . . . AWFUL. So, what do the Raider top brass do in the past months? Release those awful players . . and go around and sign two AWFUL CBs in Shareece Wright and Rashaan Melvin. How awful are these guys? Look them up yourself:… It's pretty clear that McKenzie is (and has been ) in over his head as GM.

On offense, the Raiders appear to be aiming to build their offense around #89 -- the problem is that this guy is too small and opposing defenses have figured out that all they have to do is physically take him out, and he goes quiet -- as he did for several games at a time. Even worse: the Raider release their own offensive weapons in Crabtree and the emerging Corderelle Patterson. Maybe Gruden will have schemes to have #89 avoid getting physically taken-out -- I dont think that'll happen because that's what they tried to do last year -- he was still taken out. As for Carr: it appears that after his injury he's become gun shy and worried mostly about getting hit.

I think the Raiders will go 9 and 7 by the sheer force of GRUDEN -- but they could fall to 8 and 8, or worse 7 and 9. Maybe even 6 and 10 -- the defense is STILL awful, and the Raiders need new top management. On offense, the Raiders lack weapons to fully implement whatever schemes Gruden et al implement.

As for Papa: this might be the outlier point of view, but: at many times, I found him unnecessarily MEAN-SPIRITED in his tone with Tom Flores and Lincoln Kennedy. I do NOT think that he was THAT much of a Raider treasure trove SLASH historian deserving of a special place in Raiders land. Insightful, quick-tongued, yes; but, for my taste, too mean-spirited at times.

Posted by Tony Daysog on 07/27/2018 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Did Race Play a Role in a Willard School Incident?

As an aside, I think the gentle hands and eyes of a good editor needs to be applied to this article. It was really hard to follow, especially the first three paragraphs.

Posted by Tony Daysog on 06/21/2018 at 11:08 AM

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