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.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell considers longtime Oakland Raiders owner and Hall of Famer Al Davis a “true legend” of the game.
Reaction from around the NFL to Saturday’s death of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis at the age of 82.
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.
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.
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.
Former California state treasurer Matt Fong, a Republican who lost a challenge to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, died Wednesday after a four-year battle with skin cancer.
Actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79. She had recently been hospitalized in Los Angeles, where she was being treated for symptoms of congestive heart failure.
Bill Alhouse, a longtime assistant baseball coach at Stanford and a member of the college baseball coaches’ Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85.
Chuck Tanner managed the White Sox, Athletics, Pirates and Braves to a record of 1,352-1,381 from 1970-88.