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The 7 - Football - R.I.P. Al Davis
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#1 Posted on 8.10.11 0943.33
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http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7074380/oakland-raiders-owner-al-davis-dies-82-team-website-says

R.I.P.

Who owns the Raiders now?
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#2 Posted on 8.10.11 0956.18
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I have two months in the "Raiders to move back to Los Angeles announcement" pool.
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#3 Posted on 8.10.11 1016.22
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I hate to say this but it's a good thing for Raider fans. Clearly, this was a man living in the past who was holding a good team down in the last decade for the most part with very questionable decisions. That said,at his peak as a coach, he created one of the most feared and respected teams during the 70's and 80's. There are few who can say they affected the game of football like he did. RIP.
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#4 Posted on 8.10.11 1037.13
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I always liked the old man, it was his style of football back in the day that got into football. Plus the guy looked like a sleezy badass, did what he wanted, coached his own team, didn't give a fuck how crazy a player was, came up with sweet ass slogans, wore fantastic white jumpsuits, then went slightly crazy, then looked scary, then went more crazy, then fired Lane Kiffin which was probably sane. If anyone was ever going to rise from the dead it's probably Al Davis.

RIP Al
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#5 Posted on 8.10.11 1135.29
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    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    I hate to say this but it's a good thing for Raider fans. Clearly, this was a man living in the past who was holding a good team down in the last decade for the most part with very questionable decisions. That said,at his peak as a coach, he created one of the most feared and respected teams during the 70's and 80's. There are few who can say they affected the game of football like he did. RIP.


Vince McMahon's eulogy
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#6 Posted on 8.10.11 1208.03
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      I hate to say this but it's a good thing for Raider fans. Clearly, this was a man living in the past who was holding a good team down in the last decade for the most part with very questionable decisions. That said,at his peak as a coach, he created one of the most feared and respected teams during the 70's and 80's. There are few who can say they affected the game of football like he did. RIP.


    Vince McMahon's eulogy


"And I'd like to think that maybe [the Oakland Raiders/WWE] will be better after [Al Davis/Vince McMahon]'s dead, but the fact is, it's just gonna get taken over by his idiotic daughter and his doofus son-in-law and the rest of his stupid family."
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#7 Posted on 9.10.11 1433.37
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I will miss the craziness of the Raiders. It was actually refreshing to have an owner who didn't shut his mouth and did things his way. Yeah, he made the team a laughing stock at times, but it was at least interesting. I am sure it won't be as interesting as an LA team that will barely sell out and have Magic Johnson, who I love and who would have thought out lived Al Davis, smiling about everything the NFL is doing while losing millions.
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#8 Posted on 10.10.11 0631.42
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    Originally posted by lotjx
    It was actually refreshing to have an owner who didn't shut his mouth and did things his way. Yeah, he made the team a laughing stock at times, but it was at least interesting.


Jerry Jones?
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#9 Posted on 10.10.11 0848.37
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Jones is an owner who wants to be coach, he isn't as crazy or fun as Al was. I will miss that crazy old bastard.
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#10 Posted on 10.10.11 1505.33
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    Originally posted by CajunMan
    Who owns the Raiders now?


According to what Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk.com said last night on NBC, due to some savvy financial decisions over the years, Al Davis's son Mark is set to own the Raiders "for as long as he wants."

By "own," he means maintain principal control. The Raiders are legally a limited partnership divided 9 ways, with Davis's estate having the biggest slice of the pie at 47%.

However, the Raiders' Wikipedia article says Davis's widow, Carol, will maintain control of the team.

All that said...RIP to the last man who actually thought the AFL could've won the war with the NFL. Thanks for helping bring about the Super Bowl, Al.

(edited by The Thrill on 10.10.11 1506)
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