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Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders

Posted on: September 23, 2011 1:15 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2011 1:16 pm
Are the Raiders using Mark Sanchez's eating habits as bulletin board material? (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Remember back in the mid-2000s, when Rodney Harrison would invent flimsily constructed reasons for why no one in the league respected the Patriots? It was an absurd notion, and surely Harrison knew this. But by saying it into a microphone somehow made it true, at least long enough for the New England locker room to buy into the idea and take it out on their next opponent.

The predictability (it seemed to happen almost every week) and lack of originality ("We get no respect!" has been done a time or two) quickly made it annoying. Well, there are no such concerns with the 2011 Oakland Raiders, who face the Jets this Sunday.

Apparently, they're still smarting from the 38-0 whuppin' New York put on them back in 2009. And while getting shutout at home is one thing, the idea that a rookie quarterback would come into their house and enjoy a delicious hot dog while the game was still being played is, well, unconscionable.

That's right: the Raiders are using Mark Sanchez's in-game snacking habits as motivation this week.

"Coach showed that to us," defensive tackle Tommy Kelly said, according to the Oakland Tribune. "It was just a reminder. We're going to remind him of that during the game."

Kelly's kidding (we think). And even if he isn't, head coach Hue Jackson seemed unconcerned.

"I hope we can make it more interesting for him so he doesn't have to eat hot dogs," Jackson said. "Hopefully we can take the mustard and the relish and the onions and all that and put it away and play a little football." Asked if he would use the issue as motivation, Jackson said, "I can't let all my secrets out. The guy had a hot dog. Was it Der Wienerschnitzel? I don't know. It looked to be pretty good the way he was eating it. So I'm sure we'll have some fun this week."

No word yet on what Jets head coach Rex Ryan thinks about all this but we'll venture a guess (naughty language alert).

The New York Jets are in search for their third win as they prepare to take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Who will come out on top?'s Pat Kirwan and Jason Horowitz preview this upcoming game. Watch the game on CBS at 4:05 PM ET.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:15 am

Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders

Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 10:17 am

Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders

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Posted on: November 28, 2011 4:52 pm
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Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:19 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2011 5:35 pm

Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders

     Ilcapo, good point.  Sometimes, a player needs an energy boost during a game.  There are players in pro sports who are diabetic and at times they may need juice or a snack to keep their sugar level in balance.  I guess it is a big deal because it was a hot dog and not fruit or an energy bar, lol.  Bottom line is the Jets the Jets won so it's really a non-issue.

      I remember in the early 80's Ezra Johnson, a former Packer defensive lineman,  was caught eating a hot dog during a preseason game.  I think Green Bay must have lost that game because Johnson made headlines for weeks afterward.  


Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 3:08 pm

Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders

OK dude ate a hotdog!!! Mark Sanchez is super fit how does anyone know he wasn't feeling dizzy  and needed some energy so he ate something easy to scarf down like a hotdog.  Can't exactly tear up a filet or a plate of pasta on the bench, hotdog is pretty quick and easy. 

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 23, 2011 2:38 pm

Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders

Strange motivational tool but whatever works I guess. In the original story Sanchez apologized for the incident saying that he didn't feel well and meant no disrespect. Whether or not there is any truth to his statement, I think that this is just another article to stir debate (which it obviously has). Oh well though...

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 23, 2011 2:20 pm

Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders


Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: September 23, 2011 1:53 pm

Sanchez's love of hot dogs motivate Raiders

Hasn't any other player eaten anything during a football game?  I don't see why this is a big deal. 

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