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Al Davis dead at 82, Raiders' site says
ESPN.com ^ | October 8, 2011 | ESPN.com news services

Posted on 10/08/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT by John W

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died at 82, with the team's website posting a simple tribute with his name in large silver letters, saying "the Raider family will issue a statement later today."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aldavis; davis; justwinbaby; nfl; oakland; obituary; raidernation; raiders; silverandblack
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1 posted on 10/08/2011 7:45:16 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

They are moving the funeral to L A.


2 posted on 10/08/2011 7:47:22 AM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: John W

Now there goes a REAL character! RIP, Mr. Davis.


3 posted on 10/08/2011 7:47:43 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: John W

RIP Al.


4 posted on 10/08/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: John W

in before the “they all die in threes, who is next?” zap


5 posted on 10/08/2011 7:49:01 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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To: John W

Met him at a Dolphins game back in 2000 for a corporate event...he walked into our suite at Joe Robbie Stadium...the man was quite the presence when he walked in a room...commanded a ton of attention.

With that said...expect the Raiders to now win about 15 Super Bowls in the next 30 years. Same thing will likely happen when Jerry Jones goes.

RIP Al.


6 posted on 10/08/2011 7:50:44 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: John W

R.I.P.


7 posted on 10/08/2011 7:52:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: chesty_puller
Is it too early to pop the bubbly???

Sorry, I hope his heart was right.

8 posted on 10/08/2011 7:52:34 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: John W

A couple years ago, I told my friend (sarcastically) that the only way the Raiders can win is if Al Davis dies. He said that Al Davis already died and he just forgot to lay down.

Rest in Peace AL.


9 posted on 10/08/2011 7:53:31 AM PDT by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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To: chesty_puller
They are moving the funeral to L A.

with a potential stop in Irwindale?

10 posted on 10/08/2011 7:54:43 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: chesty_puller

Well played, good sir.


11 posted on 10/08/2011 7:55:11 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: John W

RIP


12 posted on 10/08/2011 7:55:33 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: John W

Just win Baby !!!


13 posted on 10/08/2011 8:04:14 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: John W

I’m old. I feel older. I remember when the AFL began. Yep. Feeling old.


14 posted on 10/08/2011 8:10:43 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Sadder than that, losing someone who had what many so-called men of today sorely lack. Don’t think I even need to type the word.


15 posted on 10/08/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: My Favorite Headache

GOOD points. He is definitely iconic, but some owners have ruined their teams and their teams will never be great until they are gone. Jones for sure and Snyder. Talk about a man who ruined a franchise ... Dan Snyder. He is concrete proof that rich doesn’t have anything to do with being smart.


16 posted on 10/08/2011 8:12:25 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: John W

Indeed, indeed, indeed,


17 posted on 10/08/2011 8:13:11 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; Americanwolf; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
18 posted on 10/08/2011 8:14:04 AM PDT by Perdogg (I would vote for Pawnstar Chumlee, before I would vote for 0bama)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Well you got Steve Jobs, now Al Davis.....one more to go very soon to those who say they go in 3’s

With all do respect to family and friends of the departed


19 posted on 10/08/2011 8:16:17 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: RIghtwardHo

Didn’t Dan Snyder make his money in marketing?

I figure he was a smart guy to make millions in the business world. But, he’s too arrogant as a football owner. Snyder was a life long Redskins fan before he bought the team, but, just because he was a fan didn’t mean he knows how to run the business end of an NFL franchise.


20 posted on 10/08/2011 8:17:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Now the Raisers may actually get and retain good, modern management. Al singlehandedly kept the franchise in the 1970s mode of play and kept them from winning. It used to be the winningest franchise of all professional sports, but has been largely irrelevant for the last 20 years. That said, Davis still was/is not the worst thing about the Raiders. That distinction goes to the lowlifes who sit in the stands. Raider fans are the worst class of people, and just when NorCal had been nearly rid of them, Davis moved the team back and the fans came wriggling out of the trash and filth like cockroaches.


21 posted on 10/08/2011 8:18:55 AM PDT by Iron Balls McGinty
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To: Iron Balls McGinty

They did win division titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and a conference championship and Super Bowl berth in 2002.


22 posted on 10/08/2011 8:25:52 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: John W

As a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan, I’ve always detested Davis. But, in his passing, I cannot say anything bad about him.

I wish him well in the afterlife and pray for comfort for his loved ones.

RIP, Mr. Davis.


23 posted on 10/08/2011 8:32:50 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Daryle Lamonica (#3) and Jim Otto (#00), from the 1967 AFL Championship game:


24 posted on 10/08/2011 8:33:05 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Years later congress got involved. The NFL(and Davis) benefitted big time.

Let's see if I understand this correctly--you are pleased because the U.S. Congress stuck their noses into private industry decisions? Furthermore, you posted this as a reply to yourself on a public thread in a conservative forum. Small blessings the duplicate thread was pulled.

25 posted on 10/08/2011 8:36:48 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Rick Perry's 2012 campaign is Fred Thompson v2.0)
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To: Deo volente

YES!!!!!!!!

Ah. Those were the days, weren’t they??


26 posted on 10/08/2011 8:44:43 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: All
Bay area the Grim Reaper is lurking, Will it be: Di Fi or Babs Boxer?
27 posted on 10/08/2011 8:46:38 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: Perdogg

Interesting exchange on Twitter within the past hour:

Jim Irsay Al Davis was a wild card maverick,the NFL Brando!His litigious ways against his partners did tarnish,but his visionary ways still shine/RIP

Richie Field @JimIrsay Al’s litigious ways paved the way for your pops to pack up the Mayflower and head to Indy.


28 posted on 10/08/2011 8:50:33 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah, that’s what I understand (made it in marketing). He’s not someone whose career I’ve followed but I think his sister was the “brains” of the Operation. But, I’m just not sure.


29 posted on 10/08/2011 8:57:33 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: chesty_puller

That just right or very wrong you are bad ROFL


30 posted on 10/08/2011 9:01:28 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: John W

Always hated the Raiders but admired Al Davis.

This is a loss to the NFL.


31 posted on 10/08/2011 9:14:31 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Proud to be a RINO.)
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To: chesty_puller

That was funny!


32 posted on 10/08/2011 9:16:04 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: Bender2

PING A ROO Bender


33 posted on 10/08/2011 9:21:18 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: chesty_puller
I admit my first response to reading that Al Davis was dead was..
‘Who did it?’
RIP, Mr. Davis
And thanks for the vivid memories. Especially of 2002, where I lost my ass, but that is for another thread.
Now there are not many around of his stature.
TWB
34 posted on 10/08/2011 9:28:06 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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RIP Al Davis

Silver & Black 4 Life

35 posted on 10/08/2011 9:32:27 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: John W

RIP. Fan or not Davis’ Raiders have provided tons of entertainment over the years.


36 posted on 10/08/2011 9:37:50 AM PDT by South40 (I will vote for Perry if he's the last man standing against Romney. ~ Jim Robinson 10/5/2011)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Marketing for AOL I think - he had a load of stock options and cashed out at the height of the Internet bubble when AOL stock would run up to 70 and then split twice a year


37 posted on 10/08/2011 9:48:29 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Iron Balls McGinty

Mister, I don’t know where you’re from but you sure don’t sound you’re a Raiders fan. I don’t think you know much about Raiders’ fans... or Oakland for that matter. So, I say blow-it-out-your-ass!


38 posted on 10/08/2011 9:49:40 AM PDT by old school
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I disagreed with some of Al Davis’ recent decisions, particularly when he used his #1 pick for Jamarcus Russell, then stuck with him for three years when it was obvious Russell that was fat, dumb, and lazy.

But some of Al’s decisions were great: Getting Daryle Lamonica from the Buffalo Bills; Picking John Madden as a head coach in 1969; picking Tom Flores to replace Madden. One of his best decisions wasn’t obvious at the time: Getting Jim Plunkett as a backup. When Dan Pastorini was injured early in the 1980 season, Plunkett took over, and the team won two Super Bowls with Flores as the coach and Plunkett as the starting quarterback.

I got frustrated sometimes as a Raider fan, but almost everybody admits that Al Davis knew a lot about football, and helped shape the AFL/NFL into what it is today.


39 posted on 10/08/2011 9:53:34 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: chesty_puller

40 posted on 10/08/2011 10:11:16 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: John W

RIP - just win, baby...


41 posted on 10/08/2011 10:12:53 AM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. Get on the Cain Train!)
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To: chesty_puller; Perdogg

Expect the funeral to be blacked out.


42 posted on 10/08/2011 10:12:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: chesty_puller

For all the people who lambaste him as having been an “interfering” owner, it’s interesting that the Raiders went to Super Bowls in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s, missing only one decade. The Giants can’t say that; the Jets can’t say that; the Bucs, Bears, Vikes, Chargers, Patriot’s can’t say that (and so far, neither can the Cowboys or Packers). So it is a remarkable record, despite an often dismal performance recently.


43 posted on 10/08/2011 10:17:27 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
with a potential stop in Irwindale?

Maybe they will bury him in a gravel pit.

44 posted on 10/08/2011 10:18:06 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: Bigtigermike

Roger Williams, the piano player who made “Autumn Leaves” famous, passed away today at 87.


45 posted on 10/08/2011 10:47:25 AM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Iron Balls McGinty
That said, Davis still was/is not the worst thing about the Raiders. That distinction goes to the lowlifes who sit in the stands. Raider fans are the worst class of people

Gee, thanks a lot, buddy. This is me at a Raider game several years ago.

Photobucket

46 posted on 10/08/2011 11:52:13 AM PDT by America_Right (Beat 0bama With a CAIN 2012)
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To: Iron Balls McGinty

Well how nice of you to brand me a low life, guess I just don’t know who you are Mr. Importent


47 posted on 10/08/2011 12:37:45 PM PDT by Dstorm (Palin 2012)
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To: Iron Balls McGinty

Sorry, but I have to disagree.
The worst lowlifes in all NFL fan-dom are the fans of the Philadelphia Eagles.
I will NEVER forget the lowlifes of Philly jeering and calling out the name of Joe Jurevicious son, just a few days after that infant son died. They are DIRT.


48 posted on 10/08/2011 1:21:05 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (For God and country - Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

I’m a patriots fan, and in the lead up to last weeks game, somebody was relating the story about how crazy the Raiders fans were… He said when they entered the parking lot. There was a little old lady in the wheelchair flipping the bird with both hands… The other announcer said that was no little lady that was Al Davis!


49 posted on 10/08/2011 2:14:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: America_Right

Ha ha, so you’re one of THOSE people!

Spice of life, I say!

Well, I’m sure there’s a bit of a mixed feelings there because I’ve always thought it is true that Al Davis sometimes wasn’t making the best decisions, but that said… His teams were always a blast to watch and have a lot of character. I absolutely enjoyed having the Raiders in the league when they had people like Kenny Stabler, Bilitnikoff and even George Blanda. Ah well, passing of an era.


50 posted on 10/08/2011 2:22:01 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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