Saturday, October 8, 2011
Raiders owner Al Davis passed away today at 82. Fans can just remember now and past decade of Raiders futility. But look back when he arrived in the 60s making the success through the 70s and 80s. His visionary ideas brought not only championships to the team but contributions to the league itself. He's George Steinbrenner before Steinbrenner took over the Yankees. He would do anything to win at all costs. He battled and fought against the league that would benefit his along bucking the trends and do it his own way. His rebel attitude and leadership took every officials, owners, players, and fans by storm that some have embraced. Call him crazy but the man bleed black and sliver all the way and is true face of Raiders. Whether its his dealings of AFL/NFL merger to Super Bowl victories to crazy draft moments to battling the coaches and players his rule with an iron fist making sure its his way to win or the highway. When I hear Frank Sinatra "I Did It My Way" one people I would think of is him. Rest in peace Al.