Monday, October 10, 2011

Al Davis Owner of the Oakland Raiders

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The Autumn Wind is a Raider and on Saturday it whisked the owner of our team to the heavens.

Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, died at his home Saturday, Oct. 8th. He was 82.

Mr. Davis was a great man who had a great love for football and its players. He was the first NFL owner who hired a black quarterback, a black coach, a latino coach and a woman as CEO.

He had vision for the game and as he told Coach Jackson "believe in the players not in the play" sums up how he looked at football.

Al Davis had a big heart and he will be missed. My husband (who has been a Raider fan since his teens)
and I send out our condolences to Al's wife, Carol and her son, Mark.

A Light has gone out in Oakland but the Flame lives on. Rest in Peace Al and thank you for giving us the greatest football memories of all time.

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