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There were many conflicting views of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis when he lived -- some called him crazy while others applauded his football genius. After Davis' death, it didn't take long for football players and personalities to bombard Twitter with tweets commemorating him. "RIP Al Davis 1929-2011...When everyone wrote me off he saw something in me...For tht I'm forever thankful," Raiders linebacker Quentin Groves tweeted. In addition to Groves, a few other Raiders -- including running back Michael Bush and fullback Marcel Reece -- thanked Davis for giving them a chance in the NFL. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued...
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Longtime Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died, the team announced Saturday on its website. He was 82.Cause of death wasn't immediately known. The website said the Raiders would release a statement later Saturday.
Davis was part or principal owner of the Raiders franchise for more than 40 years, and also served as the team's head coach and general manager in the 1960s...
The Oakland Raiders say longtime owner and Hall of Famer Al Davis has died. He was 82.
Davis, one of the most important figures in NFL history, is best known as a rebel, a man who established a team whose silver-and-black colors and pirate logo symbolized his attitude toward authority, both on the field and off.
It was Davis' rebellious spirit, that willingness to buck the...
I spoke to several members of the Oakland Raiders organization, who said coach Hue Jackson delivered an emotional address to the team Saturday morning. Jackson first informed the team captains of Davis' passing Saturday morning at the team hotel in Houston as they prepare to face the Texans on Sunday. Jackson gathered the entire team following a special teams meeting that took...
Al Davis, the Oakland Raiders owner who was one of the towering figures of professional football over the last half century, has died. The Raiders’ 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…
Al Davis and his Oakland Raiders stumbled and bumbled through the NFL over the past decade. So it’s easy to forget that Davis was a revolutionary figure in the history of the game and largely responsible for four straight decades of consistent success.....
The Oakland Raiders paid tribute to former owner Al Davis, who died on Saturday, by winning one for him in Houston Sunday. The Silver and Black came back from a 14-6 second quarter deficit to win 25-20. Safety Michael Huff sealed the win with an interception on the game’s final play, and said afterwards that [...]
OAKLAND, Calif.—Al Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died.
A marquee matchup between two of the top talented running backs in the NFL today comes to your television this Sunday. When the 3-1 Houston Texans host the 2-2 Oakland Raiders from Reliant stadium. Running back Darren McFadden leads the way the Raiders and for Texans running back Arian Foster will be the flashy stars but [...]
Davis was hired as coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders at the age of 33 and later became principal owner.
To a man, the Oakland Raiders made it clear who they were playing for on Sunday: the late Al Davis.
The team pulled off a dramatic victory in Texas the day after their beloved owner passed away.
The Raiders beat the Texans 25-20. Michael Huff intercepted Texas QB Matt Schaub's pass in the end zone on the final play to lock down the win.
The phrase "Just Win Baby"...
They said that Darrius Heyward-Bey (seventh overall in 2009) was a terrible pick that early in the draft (and so far, "they" have been right) … but this time, he caught a touchdown pass when his team needed it.
They said that Sebastian Janikowski (17th overall in 2000) was a crazy first-round pick — who "wastes" a first-rounder on a kicker? — but he kicked...
The Oakland Raiders won the day after their maverick owner Al
Davis died, beating the Houston Texans 25-20 on Sunday behind Jason
Campbell's two touchdown passes.
Al Davis was 82. He was the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit.
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders will have to replace much more than an owner now following Al Davis' death. He was the general manager who hand-picked many of the current members of the Raiders. He was the master technician whose football philosophies are still adhered to by the team more ...