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10:45 AM ET 10.09 | The fact that Al Davis operated the Raiders with scant information disclosed publicly regarding the ownership structure of the organization invites speculation as to the future of the team. Some, for example, already are predicting a flurry of lawsuits aimed at sorting out the various rights of the minority owners who allowed Davis to control the team. The reality is far less intriguing. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, thorough and detailed estate and succession planning ensures that the team will be owned by the wife and son of Al Davis: Carol Davis and Mark Davis. They can???t be forced to sell by their partners, by the league, or by operation of law.

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October 9, 2011  10:52 AM ET

What the hell is the matter with this site?

October 9, 2011  10:55 AM ET

49% ownership of anything is worth exactly the cost of the ink on the paper.

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October 9, 2011  11:12 AM ET
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What the hell is the matter with this site?

Do you mean other than them trying to shove 75K of useless flash and **** nobody want to see through the pipeline every time you click on any link or are you referring to the mindless drivel that is the content of T&R?

October 9, 2011  11:15 AM ET

it would be best to sell the Raiders to one owner, like Mark Cuban if he has the dough

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October 9, 2011  11:55 AM ET

What scares me is the average age of the 31 NFL owners is 69. That means Jerry Jones is in the young half of the bunch. He could last another 2 decades. Since wealthy people outlive commoners I may never get to wiz on his grave.

October 9, 2011  12:22 PM ET
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This picture scares me!

Years of smoking did that, its a pity.
Al Davis will be missed R.I.P.

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October 9, 2011  12:37 PM ET
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This picture scares me!

Can't help it - this picture always reminds me of a starving condor chick.

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October 9, 2011  01:01 PM ET

I was watching the NFL Network and one of the commentator said it best--"Al is far removed from his greatness." That is, it's been so long since he was doing incredible, positive things with the Raiders. It seems like a generation of younger fans don't realize what an impact he had on the game.

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October 9, 2011  01:02 PM ET

But would they rather have their team in Oakland or LA?

October 9, 2011  01:03 PM ET

I grew up in an era when you had an NFL team and an AFL team to root for. For me, those two teams were the Cowboys and the Raiders.

The NFL lost a true giant.



And that picture is still disturbing.

October 9, 2011  01:13 PM ET

He was indeed a good looking man in his youth, but hey, most are.

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