Now if I told you a quarterback was caught eating an McAfee Coliseum hot dog during yesterday’s Raiders/Jets game, and that quarterback WASN’T JaMarcus Russell, you’d be shocked, right? Well, Mark Sanchez was caught doing what I did four times during one of those Wednesday A’s games a few months ago, when a bored CBS cameraman caught the rook scarfing down a frankfurter on the sidelines. (Video after the jump)
Oh, he tried to cover it up. Watch as he stealthily applies the mustard, and uses the bill of his cap to hide the evidence as he enjoys the salty goodness. But the only thing that kept local fans from seeing Sanchez satisfy his craving for protein and nitrates was the local blackout, which shielded the community from witnessing the worst Raiders home loss ever. Apparently the guys wearing silver and black weren’t as excited by the Napa DA’s announcement that Tom Cable would face no criminal charges as Al Davis and Greg Papa probably hoped they’d be.
And to anybody who takes offense to Sanchez’s late-game snack, lighten up. There’s nothing wrong with polishing off a blowout of a marginal NFL franchise with something from their concessions; the only mistake Sanchez made was food choice. Sure, hot dogs are readily available and portable, but everyone knows the best food at the Coliseum is either in nacho or chicken strip form. You know what they say, if you’re going to get caught, you might as well enjoy a little cheez sauce or ranch dressing in the process.
By the way, if you’re counting….
Darrius Heyward-Bey: 4 receptions, 64 yards (7 games)
Michael Crabtree: 5 receptions, 56 yards (1 game)