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Intense breakdown of locker room Halftime from a former NFL lineman (and StOnEy, too!)

Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Some of what this guy says is true, but it's definitely an old school point of view. Some of you know that I've worked the visiting locker room and sideline of some games in oakland. I've seen first hand what does and doesn't go on. First off, there isn't the crazy amount of security that's "packin", like he says there is. Nobody is packing. Not even the guys outside the door checking credentials. I wouldn't doubt that there could be somebody with the organization that could be, but it's not like he says there is. Out of all the teams I've worked with, the 49ers actually have the most security in the locker room and on the sideline. The main dude is a real ball buster. I've seen him at training camp too, and he's a real dick.


Teams have people in the locker room the whole game, so they sorta just keep an eye on there own stuff. Nobody is allowed in without the big daddy credential, which is what I would have. That gets you in the locker room and on the inner sideline (on the tarp). The people watching these credentials are familiar with you because we've been there all morning.

The kickers aren't the last people to leave the locker room. They're the first. They really don't have much to hear at halftime, so they leave early to go warm up. I'd say about halfway through halftime they're back out on the field.


There's definitely guys getting the needle in the locker room. And I've even heard guys screaming their ass off in pain. Not always, but I've heard it. Not all locker rooms are set up like he described, but it's pretty much like he said. They don't separate the offense and defense for some mentality, blah blah blah. It's so that the individual teams can be told different stuff and hear what's said. Some teams have 2 white boards on either side of the room. Some have one in the middle with the different teams on each side of it. I've never really noticed teams screaming at each other and arguing. For the most part, it's pretty quiet. Except maybe from the HC, that I've seen giving the team a lashing for f**king up.


As far as the energy drinks and packets and stuff, that s**t is everywhere. The most ridiculous team I've seen was the bears, who had so much s**t, they were begging us to take it home because they didn't want to have to pack it and take it with them. lol


The colts were pretty hardcore when they got in. They had guys with high tech equipment looking into vents and s**t for spy equipment that the raiders might be using. We sorta just laughed and told them that the raiders were too cheap for anything like that. They said Dungy was crazy about that stuff.


One thing that's funny is there's always b***hing from the visiting teams in oakland because I guess there's usually a gift package for every single player and coach from the home team. Usually it's from a sponsor. They've said that there is usually like cellphones, jewelry, watches, and all sorts of electronic toys like portable game devices and stuff. Oakland doesn't do anything like that. lol I've never once seen anything like that passed out in that locker room. It would pretty much be my job to pass that stuff out, too. Nothing. The players talk mad s**t about the raiders organization for stiffing them on that stuff. I guess it's pretty much the norm around the league. Even for the really small market teams.



Holy s**t lol awesome stories. What's the craziest thing you ever heard a Head Coach say/do to their team?
Good stuff! I watched all the videos too. Good to hear your side of it Stoney; I thought some of that stuff he was saying was overly dramatic.
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Holy s**t lol awesome stories. What's the craziest thing you ever heard a Head Coach say/do to their team?

Hmm. Nothing too crazy. Just some "wtf is going on out there" and "let's go, god dammit" type stuff. It's the assistant coaches that go really ape s**t. Funniest thing I've ever seen out of any game I've worked is from the Niner sideline. Jerry f**king Sullivan. Absolutely ripping into Zeigler. Cursing up a motha f**king storm, like he just dropped a baby, or something. "Z!!!! YOU GOD DAMN MOTHER f**kING STUPID PIECE OF SHIIIIIIIIITTTT!!! WHAT THE f**k ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE??!!! YOU'VE GOT TO BE THE DUMBEST PIECE OF s**t I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!! I SHOULD KICK YOUR ASS AND MAKE YOU WALK HOME!!!" ect ect ect. This was a f**king preseason game, too.


Right in the middle of all that swearing, he looks up at me (I'm like 6 steps away from all this), and gives me a "WTF are you looking/laughing at????" look. I tried to hold it in, but I really couldn't, so I just walked away. The defense that was on the other side of the tarp was cracking up. They were saying s**t like "god damn!! I'm glad he's not coaching us!" lol
[ Edited by StOnEy333 on Jan 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM ]
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Hmm. Nothing too crazy. Just some "wtf is going on out there" and "let's go, god dammit" type stuff. It's the assistant coaches that go really ape s**t. Funniest thing I've ever seen out of any game I've worked is from the Niner sideline. Jerry f**king Sullivan. Absolutely ripping into Zeigler. Cursing up a motha f**king storm, like he just dropped a baby, or something. "Z!!!! YOU GOD DAMN MOTHER f**kING STUPID PIECE OF SHIIIIIIIIITTTT!!! WHAT THE f**k ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE??!!! YOU'VE GOT TO BE THE DUMBEST PIECE OF s**t I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!! I SHOULD KICK YOUR ASS AND MAKE YOU WALK HOME!!!" ect ect ect. This was a f**king preseason game, too.


Right in the middle of all that swearing, he looks up at me (I'm like 6 steps away from all this), and gives me a "WTF are you looking/laughing at????" look. I tried to hold it in, but I really couldn't, so I just walked away. The defense that was on the other side of the tarp was cracking up. They were saying s**t like "god damn!! I'm glad he's not coaching us!" lol

Thanks for sharing stoney. Funny thing is it should have been the other coaches/fans yelling at Sullivan that way because despite his rep he did s**t for our WRs.

As for the offensive and defensive players fighting I can see if it's a really bad team but I bet it isn't like it use to be. Especially with a winning team and a team oriented group of guys that get along like our current squad. I bet a lot of this stuff was back in the 70's and then the 80s when he played. I would think players overall are a lot more friendly or they seem like it then they use to be. You see a lot of them laughing it up after the game... guys they are friends with, went to college with, etc. Also, sad truth but it's probably hard for some to be mad when they realize they just made 10,000s of thousands to 100,000s of thousands if not a million plus for the past three hours.


Edit: Here's a question... so the guys in the booth all come into the locker room or do they stay up in the booth and communicate wirelessly/phones, etc? If they do come down do they have escorts... are their private elevators because you would think the stairs would take too long. Also, goes without saying but you can see why the coaches don't want to p***yfoot around with the worthless sideline reporters and their usually dumb questions.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Jan 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM ]
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Dayum - episode #9 about guys getting into that "dark place" - remember that uncle that watched you and your sister and raped you as a child

I remember back in the day I think it was Chris Spielman who said he would envision the other team's players raping his wife to get extra angry.
Stoney....what is your job? How did you get the gig working the Oakland visitor locker room?
Originally posted by Gore_21:


Edit: Here's a question... so the guys in the booth all come into the locker room or do they stay up in the booth and communicate wirelessly/phones, etc? If they do come down do they have escorts... are their private elevators because you would think the stairs would take too long. Also, goes without saying but you can see why the coaches don't want to p***yfoot around with the worthless sideline reporters and their usually dumb questions.

It all depends on the stadium. In Oakland there is an elevator that brings the coaches through the back tunnels. At Candlestick, all the coaches literally run down the lower section aisle and down onto the field, then run across the field and into the locker room. I believe they are escorted through the areas where they are in contact with the fans. Every game I see them do it, and it just makes me go
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Stoney....what is your job? How did you get the gig working the Oakland visitor locker room?

My buddy's dad has worked for the raiders since before they left to LA. He's in charge of their locker room and sideline. When they came back to Oakland, my buddy was put in charge of the visiting locker room and sideline. We basically are in charge of helping them set up the locker room and sideline, run around getting the team anything they might need (white boards, equipment, whatever), shagging balls for the kickers before the game and at halftime, running the gatorade/water table on the sideline, and keeping the sideline organized. We all take about a half an hour manning the table during the game. Other than that, we can go anywhere on the entire sidelines, so long as we stay off the white stripe. I usually stand on the goal line whenever there is action on one end. There's a dedicated crew of guys that do it. Whenever one of them can't make it, sometimes I get the call to help. I haven't done it in a while, though.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Holy s**t lol awesome stories. What's the craziest thing you ever heard a Head Coach say/do to their team?

Hmm. Nothing too crazy. Just some "wtf is going on out there" and "let's go, god dammit" type stuff. It's the assistant coaches that go really ape s**t. Funniest thing I've ever seen out of any game I've worked is from the Niner sideline. Jerry f**king Sullivan. Absolutely ripping into Zeigler. Cursing up a motha f**king storm, like he just dropped a baby, or something. "Z!!!! YOU GOD DAMN MOTHER f**kING STUPID PIECE OF SHIIIIIIIIITTTT!!! WHAT THE f**k ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE??!!! YOU'VE GOT TO BE THE DUMBEST PIECE OF s**t I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!! I SHOULD KICK YOUR ASS AND MAKE YOU WALK HOME!!!" ect ect ect. This was a f**king preseason game, too.


Right in the middle of all that swearing, he looks up at me (I'm like 6 steps away from all this), and gives me a "WTF are you looking/laughing at????" look. I tried to hold it in, but I really couldn't, so I just walked away. The defense that was on the other side of the tarp was cracking up. They were saying s**t like "god damn!! I'm glad he's not coaching us!" lol

That's some funny ass s**t

Originally posted by StOnEy333:
It all depends on the stadium. In Oakland there is an elevator that brings the coaches through the back tunnels. At Candlestick, all the coaches literally run down the lower section aisle and down onto the field, then run across the field and into the locker room. I believe they are escorted through the areas where they are in contact with the fans. Every game I see them do it, and it just makes me go

Thanks for the answer. I am sure the new stadium will take care of that problem.

Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Holy s**t lol awesome stories. What's the craziest thing you ever heard a Head Coach say/do to their team?

Hmm. Nothing too crazy. Just some "wtf is going on out there" and "let's go, god dammit" type stuff. It's the assistant coaches that go really ape s**t. Funniest thing I've ever seen out of any game I've worked is from the Niner sideline. Jerry f**king Sullivan. Absolutely ripping into Zeigler. Cursing up a motha f**king storm, like he just dropped a baby, or something. "Z!!!! YOU GOD DAMN MOTHER f**kING STUPID PIECE OF SHIIIIIIIIITTTT!!! WHAT THE f**k ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE??!!! YOU'VE GOT TO BE THE DUMBEST PIECE OF s**t I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!! I SHOULD KICK YOUR ASS AND MAKE YOU WALK HOME!!!" ect ect ect. This was a f**king preseason game, too.


Right in the middle of all that swearing, he looks up at me (I'm like 6 steps away from all this), and gives me a "WTF are you looking/laughing at????" look. I tried to hold it in, but I really couldn't, so I just walked away. The defense that was on the other side of the tarp was cracking up. They were saying s**t like "god damn!! I'm glad he's not coaching us!" lol

Zeig phfu*kin up.
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So, players can pick out single persons (extortionists) from a crowd of 50,000+... but Ted Ginn can't locate the ball on a fly pattern?

And right before they go back to the game, they think about their Dads raping them?
Originally posted by Ether:
So, players can pick out single persons (extortionists) from a crowd of 50,000+... but Ted Ginn can't locate the ball on a fly pattern?

And right before they go back to the game, they think about their Dads raping them?



Don't pay the man to catch passes lol, just kicks
Originally posted by Ether:
So, players can pick out single persons (extortionists) from a crowd of 50,000+... but Ted Ginn can't locate the ball on a fly pattern?

And right before they go back to the game, they think about their Dads raping them?

Ya. That guy dramatized it a little much.