The Snake is headed back to Cali and the Contra Costa Times is there to give the man his proper due. The main story focuses on his connections with the Raiders in general (obviously) and his perspective on former-LSU standout Jamarcus Russell in particular. The paper also has a follow up with additional comments by the Snake on various topics including his take on the much reported DUI arrest (and aquittal) from last year.
And there's this interesting tidbit about where Stabler muses on his legacy when asked about his chances to make the NFL Hall of Fame:
"You think about it when it comes up. I've made every list you can make, down to the last dozen or eight. When you play with the teams I played with, when you play with great players around you, then you're going to make some noise, put up numbers, win games and be recognized. I'm OK with that. "
It's your world, Snake, we're just living in it.