Oakland Raider Greg Townsend in Modesto

Just a heads up to any readers who are in the Central Valley, Oakland Raider all time sacks leader Greg Townsend is at the Vintage Fare Mall today and tomorrow signing autographs from 12-4.30. If you can, stop by get his signature and talk with him. He is a really cool guy, and a Raider for life.�� You can get your picture taken with him, or he will sign photographs such as the one above.

I got to take a few minutes and to talk to him, and he still loves the Raiders. I asked him what he thought the current Raiders needed, and his reply was, “We need more bad-ass defensive ends.”

I asked him of the Kilmba Edwards signing. He didn’t recognize the name, but when I told Townsend that Edwards was a DE, he said, “Then it was a good signing.”
He was talking about his last year playing being ’97, and we talked about the Denver game that year. He said something about that being their Super Bowl year, and I made a joke about John Elway needing him out of the league to get a ring. Townsend laughed and said, “Elway, man I sacked him forty-something times.”

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