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Old 10-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #16
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Re: Raider's owner Al Davis dead at age 82

Always remember the Oct.2, 1983 (37-35 Redskins win over the Raiders) in RFK as one of best football games I had ever watched.
Davis' teams good or bad have always been fast. Cliff Branch, Calvin Muhammad type track guys. Today he's got Denarious Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Some things never changed. Now they will.
Born on the 4th of July, IN his first year as Raiders HC he took a 1-15 team and in one year made them 10-6. He didn't f-around.

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Old 10-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #17
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RIP Al, the NFL's #1 maverick character.

God bless and goodnight .
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:10 PM   #18
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As much as people hated Al he truly was a cool dude. I mean what other owner would hang out with Ice Cube and Snoop? One of the first owners who bulked up his team with Black players. The first owner to hire a Latino and Black head coach. The man was stubborn at times but he was one of the instrumental pieces that made the NFL what it is today.

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Old 10-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #19
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rip ... one of the major influences on the NFL AFL merger .... great body of work, a life well spent.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:48 PM   #20
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Watch a west coast version of Dan Snyder come in and buy the team from Al's son (I assume his son is now in operating control).

Still with Al gone the NFL will probably target the Raiders for a move back to LA.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:10 PM   #21
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Rip Al Davis. Unfortunately, for many of us, some of his most recent actions will overshadow the major and many accomplishments he made in his service and advancement of pro football. He will be missed. Rip
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:22 PM   #22
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As much as people hated Al he truly was a cool dude. I mean what other owner would hang out with Ice Cube and Snoop? One of the first owners who bulked up his team with Black players. The first owner to hire a Latino and Black head coach. The man was stubborn at times but he was one of the instrumental pieces that made the NFL what it is today.
great points
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:40 PM   #23
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He will be missed by family and friends, and the media who no longer has an easy target to nail. He built a franchise, won 3 titles, and helped usher in the modern day NFL. It is too bad he couldn't see another title. I think it is sort of hypocritical though by a lot of thes sports writers to be bending over backwards to sing the praises of a guy that they demonized unfairly for the better part of the decade.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:47 PM   #24
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As much as my lasting memory of Al Davis was the recent years, there's no doubt he left a legacy on this league. R.I.P. Al Davis.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #25
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Rest in peace Al.

I will remember him for his many contributions to the league, a true visionary who built himself up by working hard and doing things the right way. He also fielded very capable teams and I feel he was one of the only guys who could not only own a team but coach it as well. Of course that was a long time ago, but I will think of Al and remember what he did before, not all these "crypt keeper" antics of the past couple years when he was starting to slip.

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Old 10-08-2011, 05:54 PM   #26
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its sad but true.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #27
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Watch a west coast version of Dan Snyder come in and buy the team from Al's son (I assume his son is now in operating control).

Still with Al gone the NFL will probably target the Raiders for a move back to LA.
Don't be surprised Oracle's Larry Ellison makes a play ( that is if Al's sells it). He tried to buy the Warriors but got shot down by the previous owner due to Larry being an
Arrogant A-hole.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #28
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Sad to hear, his passion for the game and his beloved team are close to immeasurable-RIP A.D. and maybe Jason Campbell and Co. can do Sunday exactly what he would want and..."just win, baby"
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #29
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Wow. Just saw this thread, I have not watched TV all day. R.I.P. Mr. Davis, as others have said thanks for what you have done for this game, the merger with the AFL, and for owning one of the most recognizable franchises in the world. True visionary. He will be missed.
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Wonder if shanny, along with all of the other coaches, will finally get paid now?
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