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R.i.p. Al Davis

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Hype, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Hype

    Hype Cheesehead

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    Legend he was

    eventhough he was a bit crazy in the last 10 years.....
     
  2. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Wow...

    He was a good guy from what I have heard..He took care of his players with separate retirement plans
     
  3. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    The sad thing is when I tried to google this is how many fake deaths there were on this.

    Hope things go well Raider Nation

    Rest in Peace.
     
  4. Hype

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    .... this is a sad day. It doesn’t matter which team you follow. This man has done a lot for professional football
     
  5. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers for his loved ones and fans. :(
     
  6. cheesehurdler

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    He did a lot for the NFL. He helped a lot with the AFL-NFL merger, and he took very good care of his players. Rest in peace, Al Davis, and my condolences go to his fans and Raider Nation.
     
  7. AmishMafia

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    RIP

    Most young fans will only think of him a bat sh1t crazy fool. But at one time he was the Belichik of his era. And I mean football genius, not cheater.
     
  8. PackersRS

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    One of the greatest contributors to the modern NFL.

    Was surprised to know he was 82...
     
  9. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    He was crazy ever since he took a dislike to Marcus Allen and benched him for two years. But he sure helped get the AFL up to NFL standard.
     
  10. ivo610

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    That was extremely personal. I think most would have done that in Al's position. Thats the only time it was "just win baby"
     
  11. ivo610

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    Willie Wood wouldnt be in the NFL without Al Davis.
     
  12. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    I dunno anything about him so I'm in no position to judge.

    RIP Al.
     
  13. ivo610

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    Anyone else ever own a team and have the swagger like Al did? Oakland was 1 of 2 franchise you always knew it wasnt about the $. It was about the winning. (The other is in Wi)
     
  14. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    I suppose the Raiders will have some kind of memorial on their helmets?
     
  15. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    Here's a really good slideshow with text about Al Davis.
    It may be helpful for those, like me, who didn't know about him too well.
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/aldavis/
     
  16. Bogart

    Bogart Duke Mantee

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    I was shocked hearing he passed away today, and I really hate it for the Raiders fans.

    Davis was often criticized over the last decade on how he was running the Oakland organization, you can say what you want about him but the man lived 80 years, and I believe he deserved respect just for that.
     
  17. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Wow..Jerry Jones on NFLN now talking about it and he is very very emotional

    I knew Al did a lot for the league, but to hear Jones get very emotional really shows how important and how well he was liked
     
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    Croak Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Packers owe him a debt of gratitude as well. Didn't Ron Wolf come from there and dare I say; Charles Woodson? Thanks Al.
     
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  19. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    Al Davis, Felt that all of the owners double crossed him when he was the comish of the AFL. They went behind his back and agreed to the merger. He was of the opinion that the AFL had met the NFL in popularity and was going to become the more popular league because of the style of play in the AFL. He was probably right and this is why Pete Rozelle was so keen on the merger. On all three of the Raiders Superbowl rings is the AFL logo. He was one of the pioneers of modern football. Something will get named for him. Maybe the Superbowl MVP trophy?
     
  20. Bogart

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    Also I think all the Raiders' rings said "AFL Pride" on them.

    Hate that he died, but at least he got to see his team win, not one, but three Super Bowls in his liftetime.

    Some owners are still waiting.
     
  21. pluto

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    it's a sad day for football fans, davis was great for the game.
     
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    Hey wait a minute, I thought the raiders were known for gettin' some "advantages" during their hayday. :cool:

    RIP Al. Good Luck to Raider Nation, Keep up the Commitment to Excellence
     
  23. Forget Favre

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    I was thinkin the same thing.
    The Al Davis coach of the year award.
    Or maybe they will invent an award just to have it named for Al.
    Owner of the year?
     
  24. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    They should at least honor him in some way during the opening ceremonies of the Superbowl. A moment of silence or some kind of dedication. Or as you guys said, maybe an announcement of an award in his name. That would be a nice way for the league to show tribute for all he has done.
     
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    Willie Wood wouldnt be in the NFL without Al. Then again we could blame Al for John Madden...
     

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