Al Davis Dead at 82

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finishim 80 heat pts80
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Al Davis Dead at 82
 

 

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Al Davis, the Oakland Raiders owner who was one of the towering figures of professional football over the last half century, has died.

The Raidersí web site has confirmed that Davis passed away this morning. He was 82.

In 1963, the Raiders, at the time a struggling franchise in the upstart American Football League, hired the 33-year-old Davis to be their head coach and general manager. He instantly reversed the teamís fortunes and was named the AFLís Coach of the Year in their first season.

After three seasons as the teamís head coach, Davis briefly left to become commissioner of the AFL, and his aggressive approach in competing head to head with the NFL was one of the reasons that the NFLís owners agreed to merge with their rival league. With that mission accomplished, Davis settled into a new role as managing general partner of the Raiders, a role he would stay in for the rest of his life.

On Davisís watch, the Raiders won Super Bowls XI, XV and XVIII. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992 and is the only person to serve as a personnel a.ssistant, scout, a.ssistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner and team owner.

Davis will be remembered as one of the greatest contributors to the game of football that the sport has ever seen.

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 MikeFreeman said:
The first time I met Al Davis was the early 1990s. I had just started covering the NFL and asked for an interview. He had refused for months and then granted a brief one. Some of the first words out of his mouth were these: "Don't believe every lie the league office says about me."

For much of his brilliant, chaotic and unreal life, Al Davis was at war. He fought commissioners. He fought other owners. He fought cities. He tussled with mayors and politicians and his own players. He earned a reputation as a crazy man.

But for those of you who don't know, do not let that deter from what Davis did. The NFL you see today? The multi-billion dollar league? The great league? The biggest, the baddest? Al Davis helped to build it. In many ways, it can be argued, few were bigger at making the sport what it is now.

He modernized the passing game. He made marketing a part of being an owner. He hired minorities to be coaches when other owners refused.

Al Davis was, in short, a brilliant man.

Never forget that. Never, ever forget that.

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RIP to a sports legend


Last edited by finishim; 10-08-2011 at 09:05 AM..

269 comments for "Al Davis Dead at 82"

 7 years ago '04        #2
wheezyfbaby 9 heat pts
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R.I.P Al Davis
 7 years ago '08        #3
Eagles All Day 97 heat pts97
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RIP to a legend
 7 years ago '11        #4
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Riparadise Al Davis
 7 years ago '09        #5
McmasterlockPt2 42 heat pts42
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Oh sh*t,not my n*ggaz! RIP King Davis!
 7 years ago '07        #6
st21 1376 heat pts1376
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:wow: RIP al
 7 years ago '10        #7
Fly Elroy 321 heat pts321
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RIP al davis
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r.i.p.

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KURUPTION!!! 541 heat pts541
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He did a lot for this league, RIP
 10-08-2011, 08:38 AM         #10
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R.I.P to Davis. He loved football like crazy.

But I was wondering when he was going to kick the bucket. Dude been looking like death for a minute now

But that's a bit fu*ked up to say now so
 7 years ago '06        #11
ThaShark316 86 heat pts86
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RIP...

Raiders are going to play with a ton of emotion tomorrow and for the rest of the season.
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R.I.P. to the OG Al Davis

So much history.
 10-08-2011, 08:40 AM         #13
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NFL icon RIP
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R.I.P.

to a legendary Al Davis.
 7 years ago '09        #15
MOTM 72 heat pts72
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They run 4.3's in heaven?
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Just win baby
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 MOTM said:
They run 4.3's in heaven?
Hell yea they hit ghost
 7 years ago '10        #18
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Steve jobbs and al davis in the same week ? Rip
 10-08-2011, 08:47 AM         #19
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Damn just saw this on college gameday


RIP to the man, i know he caught alot of sh*t the past decade or so but hopefully people remember the 3 super bowls he brought to that city
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In honor of Al Davis we should retire that AL Davis smiley on BX.
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