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08:45 AM ET 07.12 | Bo Jackson took the opportunity of a recent interview to cast a different light on Al Davis and why the Raiders left Los Angeles. Everybody stands up and says, 'Al Davis, that crazy SOB.' That isn't so. ... This is my opinion, and my opinion only, but the reason the Raiders left Los Angeles was because of the condition of our place of work. The public just got to see the outside of the stadium, which is beautiful. But after a game we had to stand in line to take a shower. There were 20 or 25 shower heads -- and only four of them had a steady stream of water coming out of them. When you have conditions like that, you've got to go to greener pastures. That's what Mr. Davis did. Mr. Davis tells you exactly what he thinks. That's what I like about him.

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July 12, 2010  08:59 AM ET

Mr. Davis used to tell you exactly what he was thinking, back when he was, you know, thinking.

July 12, 2010  09:07 AM ET

Yeah, like, Bo Jackson's career ended in 1991. Al Davis seemed much less senile 20 years ago than he does today. Why, I bet the guy was actually pretty sharp back in the 1400s when he was born.

July 12, 2010  09:26 AM ET

Al didn't worry about the shower heads. Seeing as he's a-s-s-h-o-l-e he would use the bidet.

July 12, 2010  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mr. Davis used to tell you exactly what he was thinking, back when he was, you know, thinking.

You mean back before he was senile?

July 12, 2010  09:56 AM ET

So, you can give $45 million dollars to a CB over three years but you cannot FIX THE SHOWER HEADS?
How hard is that.

July 12, 2010  10:02 AM ET

You don't hire a plummer to work on a rental house. Got to go with the Crypt Keeper on that one.

July 12, 2010  10:04 AM ET
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You don't hire a plummer to work on a rental house. Got to go with the Crypt Keeper on that one.

OK, but he could have "Jerry rigged it" for one year. Jeesh!

July 12, 2010  10:10 AM ET

Jerry rigged? Do you mean a $1.3 billion dollar shower head.

July 12, 2010  10:24 AM ET
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At one time Davis was regarded a s a great football mind.

I can't believe that. After all he hired Madden. He may have been a good coach, but can you imagine setting through meetings with him every week. That would make anyone senile.

July 12, 2010  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah, like, Bo Jackson's career ended in 1991. Al Davis seemed much less senile 20 years ago than he does today. Why, I bet the guy was actually pretty sharp back in the 1400s when he was born.

ROFLMAO!!

July 12, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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At one time Davis was regarded a s a great football mind.

That's unfortunately been far outshadowed by his recent destruction of the Raiders via trades, drafts, and hirings over the last decade and a half. I hope he keeps up the good work...

July 12, 2010  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yeah, like, Bo Jackson's career ended in 1991. Al Davis seemed much less senile 20 years ago than he does today. Why, I bet the guy was actually pretty sharp back in the 1400s when he was born.

He must be wily to have evaded Dr. Van Helsing for this long.

July 12, 2010  11:28 AM ET
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Bo Jackson is a stand up guy...Heard he banged a guy on here's Mother... Twice.

ahahahahahaha...

July 12, 2010  11:29 AM ET

Those comments are less about Al Davis than they are about Bo Jackson. Jackson has always been a class act, polite and a true gentleman. I don't think he's ever said anything nasty about anyone, and he remains true to form - it's one of the things that made him so popular beyond athletics. And Davis was pretty shrewd in drafting Jackson even after he had signed to play MLB with KC. Those were the good old days for the Raiders.

July 12, 2010  11:42 AM ET
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Bo even gives autographs to the underpriveledged.... Some of them.

Ahahahahaha

July 12, 2010  11:48 AM ET
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Jerry rigged? Do you mean a $1.3 billion dollar shower head.

No, just the shower part. Not the whole building. Why have pros sharing four shower heads. thats all.

July 12, 2010  11:48 AM ET

Bo don't know Diddly.

July 12, 2010  11:49 AM ET
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So, you can give $45 million dollars to a CB over three years but you cannot FIX THE SHOWER HEADS?How hard is that.

The coliseum is actually run by the USC council and an LA co-op. ALL renovations or alterations have to go through them and all their red tape. That exact fact has kept the Coliseuim out of ANY talks about bringing a team back to LA. It's actually a big giant sh#% hole, that just so happens to have landmark status. Many have tried to fight the power... most just move on.

July 12, 2010  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

The coliseum is actually run by the USC council and an LA co-op. ALL renovations or alterations have to go through them and all their red tape. That exact fact has kept the Coliseuim out of ANY talks about bringing a team back to LA. It's actually a big giant sh#% hole, that just so happens to have landmark status. Many have tried to fight the power... most just move on.

Yep Grovers right on that one and I do know a thing or 2 about poop and Al Davis.

 
July 12, 2010  01:40 PM ET

So Bo Jackson can speak with the dead?

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