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Al Davis Dies

Oakland Raiders Press Conference

Raider Nation Mourns Loss Of Al Davis

Fans dressed in Oakland Raiders jerseys quickly made their way to team headquarters in Alameda on Saturday, where a black flag with the team logo flew at half-staff and a makeshift memorial formed at the base of the flag pole in rememberance of Al Davis.

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Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis (C) greets his play

Al Davis’ Imprint On NFL Indelible

He was about the game and its purity, its integrity. A cartoonish figure perhaps to this generation of NFL fanatics, it should be recalled that Al Davis’ brilliant legacy to the league is anything but trivial.

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Al Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, smiles

Davis Remembered As Fiesty AFL Leader During NFL Merger

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.

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Roger Goodell Selected To Become New NFL Commissioner

NFL Commisioner Calls Raiders’ Davis ‘True Legend’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell considers longtime Oakland Raiders owner and Hall of Famer Al Davis a “true legend” of the game.

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Oakland Raiders Promote Hue Jackson to Head Coach - Press Conference

Reaction From Around NFL To Al Davis’ Death

Reaction from around the NFL to Saturday’s death of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis at the age of 82.

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Oakland Raiders Press Conference

NFL Loses Good Football Man With Davis’ Death

Yes, he had his faults. And, yes, there are still questions about how he finagled ownership of the Oakland Raiders, but Al Davis was a football man turned owner.

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NFL - Owner's Meeting - August 7, 2006

With Davis Gone, What’s Next For Raiders?

What is clear is that, no matter the successor, there will be a void. There was no owner who was more involved in the day-to-day decisions of the club than Al Davis.

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Notable Deaths 2011

Analysis: Al Davis Helped Make The NFL Great

He modernized the passing game. He made marketing a part of being an owner. He hired minorities to be coaches when other owners refused. Al Davis was, in short, a brilliant man.

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