Oakland Raiders fans react after an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in San Diego. The Raiders secured their first playoff berth since 2002 with a 19-16 victory over the Chargers.
Oakland Raiders fans react after an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in San Diego. The Raiders secured their first playoff berth since 2002 with a 19-16 victory over the Chargers. Denis Poroy The Associated Press
Oakland Raiders fans react after an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in San Diego. The Raiders secured their first playoff berth since 2002 with a 19-16 victory over the Chargers. Denis Poroy The Associated Press
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December 18, 2016 07:57 PM

UPDATED December 19, 2016 06:34 AM

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Andy Furillo has been a reporter with The Sacramento Bee since 1991. He covered mostly crime and punishment until April 2015, when he began writing a sports column. He believes art inspires in many forms: a Jerry Garcia guitar solo, Van Gogh's "Starry Night," and Madison Bumgarner's five innings of masterpiece relief in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. Sport is art, and sport is fun, and it is filled with interesting people. Furillo hopes to bring out the best of it all. Contact Andy Furillo at afurillo@sacbee.com or 916-321-1141. Twitter: @andyfurillo