Bud Adams, the owner of the Tennessee Titans who helped establish the American Football League to compete with the NFL, has died at age 90.
Al Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died.
Forty-five years ago, Al Davis wanted blood. He wanted revenge. He wanted to take the National Football League for all its worth and engulf it.
In his daily chat with the KCBS morning crew, Madden recalled when the 49ers-Raiders preseason match-up was the most important game of the year, at least for Raiders fans.
When longtime Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram passed away a few years ago, John Madden shared stories of his NFL colleague with the KCBS morning crew.
“He was a great coach and a great innovator, and he loved the practical joke,” said Madden.
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