AL DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Raiders Running Back Pete Banaszak Lights The Torch

Former Oakland Raiders running back Pete Banaszak honored Al Davis on Sunday by lighting the memorial torch before the game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Via Raiders.com
2 days ago

3 stars, 1 decision have daunting Raiders making guarantees

They were rebels, some of them without a cause, so many of them misfits or vagabonds or both. They marched out of Al Davis’ Home For Wayward Raiders to the beat of their own drummer, and raised hell on the field and off. They were bad boys, committed to both intimidation and excellence, merchants of...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

Ken Stabler was the Oakland Raiders Autumn Wind

"The Autumn Wind is a Stabler,” is how the Oakland Raiders theme song should begin. We always talk about ‘glory years’ with a sense of nostalgia, a sense of better times, a sense of purity. The glory years for the Raiders, however, are always about how they created a culture appreciated by past and present generations alike. There is nothing nostalgic about the idea of The...
Via Yardbarker
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardiff City owner tells team to shoot more, because ugly men can marry beautiful women

In a strange bit of wisdom, Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan told his players he wanted them to shoot as many times as possible — at least 30 times per game — because scoring goals is like finding a wife. Tan’s logic essentially boils down to this: The more shots you take, the more times you will score. And just like a marriage proposal, if you ask a woman to marry you 50 times...
Via The Comeback
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders to announce lease extension in Oakland as reports come out owners don’t want them in LA

All signs point to the Oakland Raiders remaining in Oakland, though not really by their own free will. The Raiders and the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. Pacific Time, presumably to announce an extension of the team’s lease at O.co Coliseum.   Presser today for JPA/Raiders announcement. Short-term lease w/O.co...
Via The Comeback
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL owners reportedly concerned with Raiders-gang connections in LA

The Oakland Raiders are the odd team out for now in the race to move to Los Angeles, and it sounds like that is something pleasing to the NFL owners. Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. have a feature in ESPN the Magazine that takes an in-depth look at the process that led to the Rams being approved by the league to move back to LA. The piece goes into detail discussing the struggle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders refusing NFL orders to paint 50-yard line numbers in gold

Is there a more lovable outlaw organization in sports than the Raiders? Probably not. The team that is notorious for not cooperating with the NFL is once again in the crosshairs of the league, this time for reportedly refusing to follow league directions to paint the 50-yard line numbers at O.co Coliseum in gold for its home games. The league directed teams to have the 50-yard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL legend Ken Stabler has passed away at 69

By Vincent Frank Despite a premature report earlier in the day that led to confusion surrounding the status of former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler, his family has confirmed that the all-time great passed away on Thursday at the age of 69. Here’s part of the statement confirming Stabler’s death: “He was a kind, generous and unselfish man, never turning down an autograph...
Via Sportsnaut
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Davis Will be Directly Involved in Raiders Coaching Search

The Oakland Raiders next major decision as a franchise will be who to hire as the organization’s next head coach. And it appears that enigmatic Raiders owner Mark Davis will directly involve himself in the process. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News summed up his brief conversation with Davis in a recent report.  Davis is making it clear that he’s going to be involved...
Via Sportsnaut
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Davis and the Raider way lives on in Mark Davis

The Oakland Raiders and Al Davis were synonymous for many years. The owner and former coach ran almost every aspect of the football operations and was the face of the franchise like no other owner ever has been or ever will be. Even Jerry Jones is not the same type of figurehead as Davis was. So when he passed away, many began preparing themselves for what were expected to be some...
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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