Skip to comments.Al Davis dead at 82, Raiders' site says
Posted on 10/08/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT by John W
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The Mad Bomber! That has got to be one of the best nicknames of all time!
Ralph Wilson sent $200,000 to Oakland to save the franchise when it was about to go under in the early days of the AFL. So it stayed in Oakland until the grass looked greener in LA. When the grass turned brown Al moved back to Oakland. The Buffalo Bills are still in Buffalo and Wilson is 92 years old. Wilson has been faithful to the league whether it was the AFL or the NFL and kept his team in a small market. I will go with Wilson as one of the best owners ever in Professional football. Al Davis was, um, just colorful. Black is a color after all.
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