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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Safety Johnathan Abram #24 and defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins #90 of the Las Vegas Raiders leave the field after warmups before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 41-14. [Ethan Miller] via Getty Images)

Just three short weeks ago the Las Vegas Raiders had a record of 5-2 and were alone in first place in the AFC West. The team had seemingly dealt with the departure of head coach Jon Gruden in a positive manner, winning their first two games under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia to propel them into first place.

Then came the unfortunate incident where former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a car crash that killed a woman, followed by the release of cornerback Damon Arnette after a video surfaced of him making death threats and brandishing firearms.

The Raiders came out of their bye week on Nov. 7 and were beaten by the Giants at the Meadowlands. Then last Sunday at home at Allegiant Stadium, Vegas was dismantled by Kansas City, losing 41-14. Turnovers and miscues returned to stymie the Raiders and gone was the defensive intensity that defined their modest winning streak.

Vegas will have a chance to right the ship but it won’t be easy when Cincinnati comes to town this Sunday for a 1pm game at Allegiant Stadium. After that game the Raiders will travel to Texas to face the Cowboys at 1:30pm on Thanksgiving day.


Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.