A great Christmas Eve game in Oakland tonight, with the Oakland Raiders winning 23-20 in overtime against the San Diego Chargers; possibly in the final game played by the franchise in Oakland at the Coliseum.
Things really looked in doubt for a while. But I knew in my heart that the scene would play out with the Raiders sending the legend Charles Woodson out a winner.
With the Chargers up 17-12 and the Raiders completely stagnant, linebacker Malcom Smith forced a fumble; about as I was ready to turn this game off and give up. The Raiders then scored on the first play with a Derek Carr touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree. The Raiders hit the two-point conversion to make it 20-17. In overtime, they took it down the field and got a true field goal from Sebastian Janikowski. The Raiders defense held and the Raiders were Christmas winners just after midnight.
And Santa has visited my parents home.
My first real Christmas with my kid was absolutely amazing.