NFL  > Oakland Raiders  > Raiders owner Al Davis passes away at age 82
October 8, 2011, 12:32 PM
My heartfelt condolences goes out to Davis's family, team and fans as Al passed away today at the age of 82. We will miss him but his legacy lives on.

Al Davis was charming, cantankerous and compassionate, but he was 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.
October 8, 2011  01:08 PM ET

Mark Davis. We really drove your parents crazy at times didn't we?-Narrator.

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October 8, 2011  01:24 PM ET

Al Davis was the only man in history to serve as a scout, assistant coach, head coach, commissioner (AFL), GM, CEO and owner. And I believe he was the only man to sue the NFL and win.

There will never be another like Al Davis.

RIP

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October 8, 2011  02:30 PM ET

My condolences to the family and friends

October 8, 2011  03:08 PM ET
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Al Davis was the only man in history to serve as a scout, assistant coach, head coach, commissioner (AFL), GM, CEO and owner. And I believe he was the only man to sue the NFL and win.There will never be another like Al Davis.RIP

Often they use the phrase " He lived , breathed, and dreamed about football as he slept, and that the game of football ran through his veins" With Al Davis it was true, his blood was Silver and Black and his family was the Raiders and he cared and loved his team more than anything or anyone, besides his beloved mother.

October 8, 2011  03:15 PM ET

The Bay Area, the State of California, the United States and the World has lost 2 of its beloved sons. Both were dynamic thinkers ahead of their time and revolutionized their business professions. Some people hated them, some didn't understand them. But everyone can agree that they made a difference. RIP: Steve Jobs and Al Davis.

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October 8, 2011  04:01 PM ET

Davis will doubtless sue the NFL over his death.

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October 8, 2011  04:54 PM ET
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The Bay Area, the State of California, the United States and the World has lost 2 of its beloved sons. Both were dynamic thinkers ahead of their time and revolutionized their business professions. Some people hated them, some didn't understand them. But everyone can agree that they made a difference. RIP: Steve Jobs and Al Davis.

Well spoken narrator ..
RIP Al Davis and Steve Jobs. Two geniuses that never gave up on their dreams and settled for nothing but the best ... the world needs more people like they were.

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October 8, 2011  07:19 PM ET

DA RAIDUHS!!!]

October 8, 2011  07:22 PM ET

GO RAIDERS!!!

October 8, 2011  07:45 PM ET

A football icon is gone, R.I.P. Al!!! Now maybe a era will dawn in Oakland.

October 8, 2011  07:47 PM ET

Correction, A new era!

 
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