Al davis just win baby
Just Win, Baby: The Al Davis Story by Murray OldermanRevealing how an obscure young assistant coach, in less than a decade, progressed to become a head coach, general manager, league commissioner, and controlling partner of the Oakland Raiders franchise, this biography pays tribute to the late Al Davis. Contrary to Davis’s notoriously quirky and reclusive reputation, this account is based on the inside scoop he personally gave the author, lending his full cooperation to relate the account of his life and career. With a treasure trove of previously untold anecdotes, personal reminiscences, and highlights of Davis’s leadership of the Raiders as professional football became America’s premier spectator sport, this chronicle details the major impact this maverick owner had—not only on professional football but also on America’s sports scene as a whole. The subject’s influence on the merger of the American and National Football Leagues into the greater NFL is also reviewed as is his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Al Davis and the Raiders: Time
Oakland Raiders Bringing True Meaning to “Just Win, Baby”
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The Raiders defeated the Panthers Those words would go on to become the war cry of Raider Nation and its beloved Oakland Raiders. But since this franchise last fielded a competitive product in , those words have really been only that — words. This stretch includes zero winning records, zero postseason appearances. There was always hope that this team would return to its once winning ways. With Derek Carr at the helm and Khalil Mack striking fear into opposing QBs, the Raiders are and have clinched their first winning season since Perhaps with one more win, a playoff drought that has lasted that same length will also come to an end.
Al Davis was born in Plymouth County, Mass. From that day until his passing on Saturday, Oct. But his impact went beyond the field. There was no element of the game of professional football for which Al did not enjoy a thorough and complete level of knowledge and passion. I could just hear him saying that to me the whole time. Controversial Davis draft picks like wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey 99 yards, TD and kicker Sebastian Janikowski three plus-yard FGs came through in the clutch for the man whose fierce, familial loyalty permeated the franchise during his 48 years of service. In the end, the players Davis believed in made plays.