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    Re: RIP al davis



    Quote Originally Posted by BleedPurple92 View Post
    Wow. What a scum comment
    I don't think he meant it like that, bleed.




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    Re: RIP al davis

    Quote Originally Posted by ballhawk View Post
    I don't think he meant it like that, bleed.
    Me neither. I think he meant that to say that it sucks that Davis passes away just as the Raiders were turning things around and becoming good again (becoming the Raiders again)
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    Re: RIP al davis

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    espn has it.

    I shouldn't be, but i'm shocked. The raiders were just starting to turn themselves around.
    Maybe this is what the Raiders need, Al Davis to be a martyr for the Raiders for the rest of the season.


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    Re: RIP al davis

    Quote Originally Posted by BleedPurple92 View Post
    Wow. What a scum comment
    Chill
    I think you've misread this, no offence was intended

    RIP Al
    A real innovator of the game




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    Re: RIP Al Davis (merged discussions)

    Al Davis had as much to do with shaping the modern day NFL as any one. From being the AFL commissioner and contributing heavily to the eventual merger to being the first hire a hispanic coach (Tom Flores), African American coach (Art Shell) and female team CEO (Amy Trask) Al was a trailblazer.

    Many fans particularly younger ones may only know Davis as the kooky owner that we have all come to know over the past 20yrs or so. If you read about what the man accomplished in his lifetime, what he believed in and how applied those principles to his life and business, its hard to not have a ton of respect for him. He was a guy who right or wrong left it all hanging out there for everyone to see. He will be missed.

    RIP Al
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    Re: RIP Al Davis (merged discussions)

    R.I.P Al Davis




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    Re: RIP Al Davis (merged discussions)

    It's a shame, but I remember the last big press conference he did he had a band aid on his face and he had this skeleton thing going on with his hands as he was pointing them at the camera. You could kind of tell that he was on his way out. He didn't look well.
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    Ot - al davis dead @ 82

    Well, I have mixed emotions about Big Al. The NFL is talking about his
    legacy and all but he's the guy who turned it into a nomad league with
    all the moving he did leaving Oakland for LA and then returning to OAK.
    He also imposed PSLs and a lot more expensive than ours upon returning
    to OAK and raised ticket prices.


    They went to court and as always Al won. It paved the way for Irsay to
    move the Colts. the NFL was powerless to stop Irsay after the Davis case,
    so I always disliked him. NFL commish Pete Rozelle called him a friendly
    rogue and he countered calling him Nixon's PR man.

    He literally and physically made the old AFL into a force to compete with
    the NFL for the best college players and later its stars and when guys
    like Roman Gabriel flirted with him it was time for the NFL to cave in but
    it was Al but the money of two young playboy billionaires - Lamar Hunt,
    owner of the Chiefs and Bud Adams owner of the Titans that spent all
    the money for those players. Davis just orchestrated things.

    While winning 3 SB trophies his organization became a joke the last decade
    or so as he grew old but was still a control freak. Colts coach Weeb Ewbank
    gave him one of his first jobs in football as an assistant and he drove Weeb
    nuts always asking questions and picking his brain. Unitas once said Al
    would steal from his own grandmother if given the chace. He went from
    being commish of the old AFL to owning the Raiders.

    There were also rumors of his mob connections, the same connections Namath
    allegidly had with his Bachelors 3 bar. Rozelle suspended Namath until he sold out.
    Articles have been written
    about them. One reporter did a show about them saying billions were made
    by the mob when the Jets won the SB vs the Colts. A few months later
    she turned up dead in a ditch when her car crashed but like the reporter said,
    nobody made more from that game than Big Al.

    Sorry but like with Steinbrenner's and Irsay's deaths, I just cant say RIP because Big Al
    was a big prick and hope the old devil is sticking his pitch fork in his ass right now.

    His son will take over the franchise.


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    Re: Ot - al davis dead @ 82

    There's a weird little half-reported story on Yahoo about how new owner Steve Bisciotti wanted to learn from Al but apparently never did get to talk to him in-depth, or in any case the story abruptly ends and doesn't go there.




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    Re: RIP Al Davis (merged discussions)

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    It's a shame, but I remember the last big press conference he did he had a band aid on his face and he had this skeleton thing going on with his hands as he was pointing them at the camera. You could kind of tell that he was on his way out. He didn't look well.
    Al was sick for a long time. He was so stubborn that he probably waited until Yom Kippur just to achieve complete atonement. Always interesting philisophical debates about a Jew who dies on the holiest of days. Al was also born on the 4th of July so apparently he was destined to be a true Jewish American. That's Al all over. He never did anything without a big splash.
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